Hello, I'm Neil Nunes with the BBC News. There is concern in Brazil that more than half the patients with COVID-19 in intensive care are under 40 years old and the number of cases continues to rise.The Brazilian Association of Intensive Care Medicine said great number of younger patients were arriving with no pre-existing conditions and were developing more severe cases of the virus. Mark Lowen reports.The P1 variant that exploded in the northern Brazilian city of Manaus last November is ravaging the country.Twice as transmissible and infecting younger ages, it partly explains why half the patients in intensive care and are reported to be under 40.Hospitals in most of the country are at 90 % capacity and deaths have surpassed 350,000. Despite accounting for 1/5 of all cases nationwide in the past 7 days, Sao Paulo state is easing restrictions today, allowing take-aways and reopening schools this week.
Coronavirus restrictions have been reintroduced in three Japanese regions.Preventative measures in Tokyo, Kyoto and Okinawa were prompted by rising numbers of infections and it come less than a month after Japan fully lifted a second COVID state of emergency.
An international charity says locust swarms, extreme weather and below average rainfall mean millions of people in Somalia will not have enough food. Mary Harper has the details.Save the Children says crop and vegetable production is expected to drop by up to 80 % this season. Income from livestock sales, a mainstay of the Somali economy, is projected to fall by up to 55 %. The agency says mothers are desperately trying to scrape together just one meal a day for their children. Some of them are already malnourished. Projections say that this year, poor families in southern Somalia will only be able to sort 15 % of their food from their crops.
Israeli public radio says the country has carried out a cyber-attack on an Iranian nuclear facility.Citing on identified intelligence sources, the report and Kan radio said the Mossad spy agency had carried out a cyber operation at the Natanz nuclear plant which is key to Iran's uranium enrichment program. Here's Sebastian Usher.The fact that the Israeli media has been given full rein. It's not just Kan, the public broadcaster, but all the other outlets really have been saying this for some time that they believe that Israel was responsible that it was a cyber-attack.(It) seems to be an implicit nod that they must have had from the Israeli authorities to go ahead and say this without actually the authorities themselves, the government itself having to commit formally to saying that it had done it.BBC news.