1. The head of the World Health Organization has called on countries to take part in a framework that would ensure participants fair access to coronavirus vaccines. He said, “Vaccine nationalism only helps the virus.”
  2. Researchers using Japan’s latest supercomputer say they have found that some face masks can help block viral droplets, but thorough room ventilation is still needed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
  3. Japan’s tourism minister Akaba Kazuyoshi says more than 4 million people made use of the government’s “Go To Travel” program over the past month.