The number of people who have taken their 1st dose of the COVID-19 vaccine stands at 403,251 while second dose recipients stand at 198, 702. In its daily press release, the Ministry of Health also stated that there have been 9 additional COVID related deaths which brings the total number of deaths to 1110. There are currently 11 patients in ICU and 15 in HDU. 182 new COVID cases have been recorded in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of active cases to 5781.
White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients caused quite a stir on Monday when he announced the latest US travel guidelines. Come early November, all foreign adult travellers need to be fully vaccinated to enter the USA by air. The new policy doesn’t apply to land crossings.