Japan extended on May 7 a state of emergency in Tokyo and three other areas until the end of May to stem a surge in coronavirus cases, but Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga reiterated that it is still possible to host the Tokyo Olympics this summer.

Pfizer Inc. and the company’s German partner BioNTech SE said on May 6 they would donate doses of their Covid-19 vaccine to help vaccinate athletes and their delegations participating in the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

More than 60 U.S. stadiums and other venues are deploying an app from Clear to verify people’s Covid-19 status, placing the New York company known for its airport security fast lanes at the forefront of a national debate over “vaccine passports.”

Japan’s government is considering a state of emergency for Tokyo and Osaka as new Covid-19 case numbers surge, broadcaster NHK reported on Wednesday, a move that would enable prefectural authorities to impose curbs to try to stop infections spreading.

Japanese health authorities are concerned that variants of the coronavirus are driving a nascent fourth wave in the pandemic with just 109 days remaining until the Tokyo Olympics.

Australia’s second most populous state Victoria entered a five-day lockdown on Feb. 13 as authorities raced to prevent a third wave of Covid-19 cases sparked by the highly infections UK variant.

New York state will allow large stadiums and arenas, such as Citi Field and Madison Square Garden, to reopen for sports and concerts in February, with sharply limited capacity and other measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Committed to serving the COPD community, AstraZeneca’s BREZTRI team is unveiling their latest, direct-to-consumer US advertising campaign, “Get Real.”

With the National Football League season in the books, the league offered the use of NFL stadiums for mass Covid-19 vaccinations.

Feb. 5 was a different sort of Opening Day at Yankee Stadium, the legendary home of baseball’s “Bronx Bombers,” as New York ramped up its drive to vaccinate the state’s most vulnerable residents, many who live in the hard-hit Bronx neighborhoods that surround the legendary sports venue.