If you’re looking for something to listen to, the latest edition of Today in Focus is here! In it, our Tokyo correspondent Justin McCurry talks to Anushka Asthana about the widespread opposition to the Olympic Games in Japan and whether the movement to cancel them can overcome huge commercial interests.
Hello, and welcome to today’s coronavirus live news blog with me, Helen Livingstone.
Peru hasrevised its official Covid-19 death toll to 180,764, nearly triple the previous official figure of 69,342, following a government review that shows the severity of the outbreak in the country.
As new coronavirus variants continue to be discovered, the World Health Organisationhas revealed new names, after the letters of the Greek alphabet, to simplify the discussion around the variants and avoid stigma.