Gordon Brown says hundreds of thousands of deaths could be prevented. Also: the Grand Mosque at Mecca is back to operating at full capacity; and the Covid-delayed T20 cricket tournament gets underway in Oman and the UAE.
Russia records over 1,000 deaths in 24 hours; US set to welcome vaccinated travellers and New Zealand's ‘Vaxathon’ is underway.
About 2,000 workers are outside Trieste port, angry at a mandatory Covid pass. Also: Sydney is to scrap quarantine for vaccinated Australian travellers, and English health officials warn of a hard winter ahead.