Photos: The world closes in on 100 million Covid-19 infections

  • The novel coronavirus continues to spread in various countries, with the total caseload of infections attributed to the pathogen now bordering 100 million. Nations continue to look towards the closures of international borders and imposition of restrictions at various levels of severity to counter variants of the virus alongside efforts to build herd immunity through vaccination.

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 04:26 PM IST 9 Photos
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A doctor checks an x-ray of a Covid-19 patient at a home in Lima, Peru on January 22. Global cases of Covid-19 infection are moving towards the 100 million milestone --a little over a year since the alert was raised by the World Health Organization (WHO) against a novel coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China.(Ernesto Benavides / AFP)

A doctor checks an x-ray of a Covid-19 patient at a home in Lima, Peru on January 22. Global cases of Covid-19 infection are moving towards the 100 million milestone --a little over a year since the alert was raised by the World Health Organization (WHO) against a novel coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China.(Ernesto Benavides / AFP)

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Health workers prepare to enter a neighbourhood during door-to-door Covid-19 testing to control a surge of the virus using PCR and rapid tests on January 23 in Caracas, Venezuela. The virus continues to chart an unyielding path across communities, testing governments and health care systems globally.( Leonardo Fernandez Viloria / Getty Images)

Health workers prepare to enter a neighbourhood during door-to-door Covid-19 testing to control a surge of the virus using PCR and rapid tests on January 23 in Caracas, Venezuela. The virus continues to chart an unyielding path across communities, testing governments and health care systems globally.( Leonardo Fernandez Viloria / Getty Images)

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Moviegoers viewing the film "Days and Nights in Wuhan" at a theatre in Wuhan, China on January 23. China, this weekend, marked the anniversary of the world's first coronavirus lockdown in the central city of Wuhan, and is facing the worst wave of local cases since March last year.(Getty Images)

Moviegoers viewing the film "Days and Nights in Wuhan" at a theatre in Wuhan, China on January 23. China, this weekend, marked the anniversary of the world's first coronavirus lockdown in the central city of Wuhan, and is facing the worst wave of local cases since March last year.(Getty Images)

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A person places candles at a makeshift memorial for Covid-19 victims at Arnswalder Platz on January 24 in Berlin, Germany. Since it emerged in late 2019, Covid-19 has killed more than 2.1 million people, according to an AFP tally from official figures.(Omer Messinger / Getty Images)

A person places candles at a makeshift memorial for Covid-19 victims at Arnswalder Platz on January 24 in Berlin, Germany. Since it emerged in late 2019, Covid-19 has killed more than 2.1 million people, according to an AFP tally from official figures.(Omer Messinger / Getty Images)

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An employee works on an assembly line for manufacturing vials of Covishield, AstraZeneca-Oxford's Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine at India's Serum Institute in Pune on January 22. Scientists say the only way out of the pandemic is large-scale vaccinations, but the roll-out has stuttered in many places due to limited supply or vaccine skepticism.(Punit Paranjpe / AFP)

An employee works on an assembly line for manufacturing vials of Covishield, AstraZeneca-Oxford's Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine at India's Serum Institute in Pune on January 22. Scientists say the only way out of the pandemic is large-scale vaccinations, but the roll-out has stuttered in many places due to limited supply or vaccine skepticism.(Punit Paranjpe / AFP)

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Rosilin Maxwell receives the Moderna coronavirus vaccine as her husband, Jimmy Maxwell, waits for her after also receiving the vaccine during mass vaccination at the New Braunfels Civic Convention Center in New Braunfels, Texas on January 21.(Mikala Compton / Herald-Zeitung via AP)

Rosilin Maxwell receives the Moderna coronavirus vaccine as her husband, Jimmy Maxwell, waits for her after also receiving the vaccine during mass vaccination at the New Braunfels Civic Convention Center in New Braunfels, Texas on January 21.(Mikala Compton / Herald-Zeitung via AP)

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Marcie Meek, 88, poses for a photo with a sign referring to herd immunity after receiving the Covid-19 vaccine at the Brightwater Senior Living community in Highland, California on January 22. Vaccination has become ever more urgent with the recent emergence of several coronavirus variants believed to be more transmissible, and in the case of one strain first detected in Britain, possibly more lethal.(Luck Nicholson / REUTERS)

Marcie Meek, 88, poses for a photo with a sign referring to herd immunity after receiving the Covid-19 vaccine at the Brightwater Senior Living community in Highland, California on January 22. Vaccination has become ever more urgent with the recent emergence of several coronavirus variants believed to be more transmissible, and in the case of one strain first detected in Britain, possibly more lethal.(Luck Nicholson / REUTERS)

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A nurse anesthetist enters a room to care for Covid-19 patients in a makeshift ICU at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center on January 21 in Torrance, California. Health officials worry that a more contagious South African variant may reduce the efficacy of current vaccines and shows resistance to three antibody treatments developed for patients, Reuters reported.(Mario Tama / Getty Images / AFP)

A nurse anesthetist enters a room to care for Covid-19 patients in a makeshift ICU at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center on January 21 in Torrance, California. Health officials worry that a more contagious South African variant may reduce the efficacy of current vaccines and shows resistance to three antibody treatments developed for patients, Reuters reported.(Mario Tama / Getty Images / AFP)

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Nurses lift a Covid-19 patient at the Pasteur hospital resuscitation unit in Colmar, France, on January 22. To monitor changes to the coronavirus, scientists must sequence its genetic code to catalogue mutations as they emerge. But so few countries are conducting and sharing surveillance that experts are as worried about the mutations they cannot see as those they can.(Sebastien Bozon / AFP)

Nurses lift a Covid-19 patient at the Pasteur hospital resuscitation unit in Colmar, France, on January 22. To monitor changes to the coronavirus, scientists must sequence its genetic code to catalogue mutations as they emerge. But so few countries are conducting and sharing surveillance that experts are as worried about the mutations they cannot see as those they can.(Sebastien Bozon / AFP)

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 04:26 PM IST

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