Pandemic is not over yet

Posted : 2021-07-07 14:16 Updated : 2021-07-22 15:00
. Festivalgoers attend the Beautiful Mint Life Music Festival after undergoing COVID-19 coronavirus testing with rapid self-test kits at Olympic Park on June 27 in Seoul. Yonhap

Donna Danish, in costume as an alien lady, and Joe Danish, in costume as a Flux capacitor from the film Back to the Future, attend AlienFest during the UFO Festival on July 2, 2021 in Roswell, New Mexico. - The festival returns during the July 4th holiday weekend following the Covid-19 pandemic. AFP

Repeat female champion Annie Seawright-Newton is lifted into the air after winning the 47th annual Hermosa Beach Ironman competition where participants must run a mile, paddle a surfboard a mile, and chug a six-pack of beer on July 4, 2021 in Hermosa Beach, California. AFP

Billy Klaus, of Hammond, dances during the Light up the Lake Independence Day Celebration at the Mandeville Lakefront in Mandeville, Louisiana, U.S., July 4, 2021. REUTERS

A person with a rainbow colored face mask attends a pride rally for visibility and freedom in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, June 26, 2021. More than one year after the outbreak of the corona pandemic, the community is confronted with a threatening situation for LGBTQIA+ people in Europe, the vanishing of queer safe spaces and an ongoing fight for visibility. AP

People enjoy a ride on a chairoplane at a small fairground in Munich, southern Germany, on July 3, 2021, amid the ongoing novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. - Visitors of the fair are obliged to wear face masks during their visit and on the rides. AFP

People celebrate at the MAD (Moulin a Danse) night club on the first evening after COVID-19 measures were eased enabling the reopening of discotheques at full capacity and without mask upon presentation of COVID certificates in Lausanne, Switzerland, early Saturday, June 26, 2021. AP

Drag queens, wearing protective face masks, take a break during the annual Gay Pride parade in Panama City, Saturday, June 26, 2021. AP

A boy does a back flip at Barcelona's beach, Spain, Sunday, June 27, 2021. Almost a year after face masks became mandatory indoors and outdoors in Spain, people from Saturday are no longer required to wear them outside as long as they can stay at least 1.5 meters (5 feet) apart. AP

A man, wearing a mask to cover his eyes, sleeps as he waits on the street to go to Morrocoy National Park during a "Full Day" trip from Maracay, Venezuela, Saturday, June 26, 2021. "Full Day" packaged trips include transportation, meals and recreational games, which have become popular during the flexible quarantine measures related to the pandemic, permitting certain businesses to operate for a limited period. AP

Indian passengers wearing face masks stand in queue to get tested for COVID-19 detection test after arriving from other states of India to Mumbai, at Dadar railway station in Mumbai, India, 29 June 2021. According to a sero-survey conducted by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) during 01 April 2021, to 15 June 2021 on 2000 kids from Mumbai, revealed that over 51 per cent of children in Mumbai, below 18 years. EPA

An Indian girl wearing face mask gestures as he arrives from other states of India to Mumbai, at Dadar railway station in Mumbai, India, 29 June 2021. According to a sero-survey conducted by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) during 01 April 2021, to 15 June 2021 on 2000 kids from Mumbai, revealed that over 51 per cent of children in Mumbai, below 18 years have developed antibodies for COVID-19. EPA

People wear face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus at a no on-site eating and drinking night market after the COVID-19 alert raise to level 3 in Taipei, Taiwan, Tuesday, June 29, 2021. AP

Impoverished families from different parts of the country protest and wait for an answer by the Costa Rican President, around the Presidential House in San Jose, Costa Rica, 29 June 2021. The families demand from the Government the disbursement of some 45 million dollars destined for social aid and housing bonds that the Ministry of Finance has withheld. EPA

Residents walk past a wall mural depicting a health worker wearing a facemask while holding a vaccine and a shield to spread awareness about the Covid-19 coronavirus, in Mumbai on June 30, 2021. AFP

People wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus line up to receive free food distributed by a volunteer in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, June 30, 2021. AP

A traditional Thai statue wears a face mask as a campaign for travellers to prevent the spread of Covid-19 coronavirus at the departure terminal of Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok on June 30, 2021. AFP