With cases accelerating in many parts of the world due to a post-holiday bump and pushed by more transmissible virus variants in some locations, the world 2 days ago saw its deadliest day of the COVID-19 pandemic so far.

In other developments, China announced dates for an international joint mission to arrive to begin work on investigating the animal source of SARS-CoV-2 and Japan announced the identification of a variant in people who traveled from Brazil.

WHO joint mission cleared for China arrival

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