Paris (AFP)

New measures, new reports and highlights: an update on the latest developments in the Covid-19 pandemic around the world.

- More than 3.3 million dead -

The pandemic has killed more than 3.371 million people worldwide since the end of December 2019, according to a report established by AFP from official sources on Sunday at 10 a.m. GMT.

After the United States (585,708 deaths), the countries with the most deaths are Brazil (434,715), India (270,284), Mexico (220,384) and the United Kingdom (127,675).

These figures, which are based on daily reports from national health authorities, are generally underestimated.

- France: 20 million first-time vaccinated -

Since Saturday, more than 20 million French people have received a first injection of vaccine and 8.8 million two doses.

The government, which has set a target of 30 million first-time vaccines in mid-June, has extended vaccination to over 18s, without conditions, for doses available overnight.

- More than 70,000 deaths in Argentina -

Argentina surpassed the threshold of 70,000 deaths from the coronavirus on Saturday, while the average of new daily cases stands at more than 20,000, according to the authorities.

According to the latest report from the Ministry of Health, 400 people have died in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths to 70,253.

- Tourism in Portugal, event in Lisbon -

After the United Kingdom, Portugal will allow tourists from most European countries from Monday, the Portuguese Interior Ministry announced on Saturday.

At the same time, hundreds of people, mostly without a mask, gathered on Saturday in Lisbon to protest against health rules to fight against the spread of the coronavirus and defend "individual freedoms".

- India: confinement in Bengal -

The Indian state of West Bengal, particularly hit by the Covid-19 pandemic after mass electoral rallies in April, imposed a two-week lockdown on Saturday in an attempt to curb contamination.

This state, whose hospitals are overwhelmed, recorded 21,000 new cases of contamination out of the 326,000 reported in India on Saturday.

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