• Protests against vaccine mandates for healthcare workers continue in France. Source 

• South African President Cyril Ramaphosa loosened restrictions after new infections slowed by 20 percent and vaccination picked up – the country has administered over 6.3 million shots, and eligibility will expand to everyone over age 18 by 1 September. Source 

• Demonstrators gathered in France and Italy to protest against COVID-19 “green passes” which will become a required for entering restaurants, museums and other public places. Source