Melbourne's coronavirus lockdown will be lifted late on July 27, as authorities signalled a Delta variant outbreak in Australia's second-biggest city had been contained.
Neighbouring South Australia state will also ease stay-at-home rules, but the country's largest city Sydney was facing a likely extension to a lockdown now in its fifth week.
UK coronavirus variant is still the dominant variant in Bulgaria. The Delta variant is still gaining momentum. At the moment the situation in the country is calm, but in a month and a half the Delta variant is expected to be the dominant one, Prof. Iva Hristova, director of the National Centre for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, told BNT breakfast programme, "The Day Begins" on July 19.
The highly transmissible Delta variant of COVID-19 is spreading fast in Turkey, the country's Health Minister has warned, adding that overall cases are also on the rise.
A surge in cases of the delta variant continued to push the U.K.'s coronavirus infection numbers to levels not seen since the winter, even with most of the adult population now fully vaccinated.
With more than 60 percent of adults in the country having received two shots, there's growing optimism among experts that the vaccine roll-out has broken the link between cases and deaths.
More Contagious Mutation of British Coronavirus Strain Detected in Bulgaria
For the first time in Bulgaria, a UK variant of the coronavirus with a mutation similar to the Brazilian one was detected, the director of the National Center for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases Prof. Todor Kantardzhiev told BNT on May 20.
Romania's National Public Health Institute (INSP) informs that, as of April 11, 863 worrisome COVID-19 cases were confirmed in the country. Of these, 857 cases involved the UK variant (B.1.1.7); four involving the South Africa variant (B.1.351), and two involving the Brazil variant (P.1).