What you need to know about the coronavirus right now (March 22nd)

Second virus surge grips India on lockdown anniversary;, New Zealand eyes quarantine-free travel with Australia; AstraZeneca vaccine in spotlight; Taiwan premier gets a shot; Miami Beach extends curfew, powers in bid to control crowds,

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic around the world right now:

Second virus surge grips India on lockdown anniversary

India’s richest state, Maharashtra, reported 30,535 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, which could send the country’s overall cases to a multi-month high when national data is released later on Monday.

A year ago, India observed what Prime Minister Narendra Modi called a people’s curfew, marking the start of a chaotic nationwide lockdown in a bid to contain the virus. With 11.6 . . .

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