The United States, India and Brazil lead in terms of the number of registered coronavirus infections; the largest number of COVID-19-related deaths has been observed in the United States, Brazil, Mexico and India, according to Johns Hopkins University.
On Monday, the Delhi government announced that the Indian capital would enter a week-long lockdown amid a steep rise in coronavirus cases in order to ease the pressure on the healthcare system and curb the spread of the virus. Shortly thereafter, the UK announced that India would be placed on the country's red list of destinations, subject to travel bans, due to the emergence of a new coronavirus variant. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called off his trip to the South Asian country, which had been scheduled for next week.
Meanwhile, the United States will place about 80 percent of countries around the world on its "Do Not Travel" list this week, in line with official health guidance regarding the coronavirus pandemic.
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