A health worker administers a dose of Covid-19 vaccine to a person in a pachinko arcade in Osaka on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
A health worker administers a dose of Covid-19 vaccine to a person in a pachinko arcade in Osaka on Tuesday. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: Japan overtakes US on first vaccinations; Australia trials face recognition tech to enforce quarantine

  • Japan’s progress means that the US now ranks last among G7 nations by proportion of population who have received at least one vaccine dose
  • Elsewhere, Langkawi became the first Malaysian island to reopen to tourists on Thursday, and Indonesia is easing visa rules for vaccinated foreigners

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A health worker administers a dose of Covid-19 vaccine to a person in a pachinko arcade in Osaka on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
A health worker administers a dose of Covid-19 vaccine to a person in a pachinko arcade in Osaka on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
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