Journalists in South Africa launch a campaign to oppose possible legislation which may limit freedom of the press.
Thailand reports its first locally transmitted cases of the South African Lineage B.1.351 variant in three test samples from a cluster of infections that could be linked to illegal immigration in the southern portion of the country.
Indonesia reports its first two cases of the Lineage B.1.617 variant, first discovered in India, in two people from Jakarta. The country also reports its first case of the Lineage B.1.351 variant, first discovered in South Africa, in a person from Bali.
Producers on the South African version of the "Big Brother" TV series evict a male housemate who punched a female housemate, bowing to pressure from women's rights activists after initially accepting the physical confrontation.