Spain’s north-eastern region of Catalonia enforced a new lockdown on more than 200,000 people on Saturday, after several new outbreaks of the coronavirus were detected.… Read more
Almost 30% of genome sequencing data from samples of the COVID-19 virus collected by the World Health Organization (WHO) have shown signs of mutation, but … Read more
From this week, passengers on Swiss public transport will have to wear face masks, the government has announced.
Switzerland also imposed a quarantine requirement for … Read more
Israel hit another record on Friday evening, as the Health Ministry reported that 1,130 people were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus the day before. The … Read more
The World Health Organization (WHO) should soon get results from clinical trials it is conducting of drugs that might be effective in treating COVID-19 patients, … Read more
Tokyo confirmed about 130 new cases of infections of the coronavirus on Saturday, a third consecutive day with more than 100 new cases, public broadcaster … Read more
Brazil registered 42,223 additional coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry said on Friday, bringing the total tally to 1,539,081, the second-worst … Read more
Australia’s second most-populous state, Victoria, reported its biggest jump in coronavirus cases since late March on Saturday, forcing the expansion of stay-at-home orders to more … Read more
The number of deaths in France from the new coronavirus has risen by 18 over the last day to 29,893, the country’s health department said … Read more
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 422 to 196,096, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on … Read more
The United Arab Emirates will allow both citizens and residents to travel abroad, the state news agency reported on Friday.
In March, the UAE suspended … Read more
Pubs in England reopen on Saturday for the first time since late March, bringing cheer to drinkers and the industry but fears of public disorder … Read more
Cyprus’ beleaguered tourism sector got some good news after the government announced on Friday that travelers from the U.K. will be allowed entry into the … Read more
A fresh state of emergency was declared in the Serbian capital Belgrade, with a number of restrictions restored after a new increase in coronavirus infections … Read more
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon criticised the British government on Friday for “shambolic” decision making on opening up to international travel but said it was … Read more
Alabama and six other U.S. states reported record increases in coronavirus cases on Friday as Florida’s most populous county imposed a curfew ahead of the … Read more
Global coronavirus cases exceeded 11 million on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, marking another milestone in the spread of the disease that has killed … Read more
The World Health Organization says more than 6,000 health workers have been infected with the coronavirus in 38 countries across its Africa region since the … Read more
The historic slump across British businesses levelled off last month as some of the economy reopened following an easing of the coronavirus lockdown, a business … Read more
Greece’s economy performed better than others in the euro zone in the first quarter but the hit from coronavirus restrictions in the second and third … Read more
The Philippines’ health ministry on Friday reported six additional novel coronavirus deaths and 1,531 more infections, its largest single-day increase in confirmed cases.
In a … Read more
Low income Italians are significantly more likely to die of the coronavirus than higher-income groups, the country’s first significant study into the disease’s disproportionate social … Read more
Two Israeli defence contractors will partner with Abu Dhabi-based technology company Group 42 to develop technologies to help fight the new coronavirus, the companies said.… Read more
An initial purchase of the steroid dexamethasone, shown to be effective in treating severe or critical COVID-19 patients, will be made for up to 4.5 … Read more
According to reports in the Thai media, Suvarnabhumi airport is ready to accommodate international passengers under the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand’s latest COVID-19 directives, … Read more
Africa countries have lost almost $55 billion in travel and tourism revenues in three months due to the coronavirus pandemic, the African Union commissioner for … Read more
Zydus has received approval from Indian regulators to begin human studies for its COVID-19 vaccine contender, the drugmaker said on Friday, as the novel coronavirus … Read more
Britons would strongly back a second lockdown if coronavirus cases spike, according to a new poll for Sky News which reveals the country’s ongoing caution … Read more
Travel insurance policies will adapt to include provisions that allow travel overseas to selected countries under newly relaxed quarantine rules, British transport minister Grant Shapps … Read more
The World Health Organization again said there’s ‘very little risk’ that pets can infect their owners with COVID-19.
Soumya Swaminathan, WHO’s chief scientist said “There’s … Read more
Tesla Inc is building mobile molecule printers to help make the potential COVID-19 vaccine being developed by CureVac in Germany, the electric-car maker’s Chief Executive … Read more
Chicago will quarantine for 14 days all arrivals from U.S. states where coronavirus cases are surging, its Public Health Commissioner said late on Thursday, as … Read more
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told a meeting of the politburo of the ruling Workers Party the North had stopped the novel coronavirus from … Read more
Saudi Arabia extended several government initiatives to support the private sector in mitigating the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, state news agency SPA reported, citing … Read more
Boris Johnson has said the UK is “very much through the worst” of the coronavirus pandemic, but warned: “Let’s not blow it now, folks.”
Speaking … Read more
The number of deaths in France from Covid-19 has risen by 14 from the previous day to 29,875, the country’s health department said.
The number … Read more
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 446 to 195,674, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on … Read more
Mexico posted a record daily tally of coronavirus infections on Thursday, as 6,741 cases carried the overall figure to 238,511, according to the health ministry.… Read more
China on Friday reported five new coronavirus cases in the mainland for July 2, compared with three cases a day earlier, the health authority said.… Read more
Britain’s government said it will lift its COVID-19 quarantine requirement for people arriving in England from countries including Germany, France, Spain and Italy from July … Read more
United States reported more than 55,000 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the largest daily increase any country has ever reported, according to a Reuters tally.… Read more
Sweden’s number of confirmed Covid-19 crossed the 70,000 mark on Thursday, while deaths rose by 41 to 5,411, health agency statistics showed.
Sweden recorded 947 … Read more
Travellers to Switzerland from 29 countries will from July 6 have to register with the authorities and go into self-isolation to prevent a resurgence of … Read more
The end of the coronavirus lockdown in Spain failed to bring a surge in employment as government data showed that the 900,000 jobs lost … Read more
Paul McCartney, Ed Sheeran and The Rolling Stones were among some 1,500 musicians who called on Thursday for the British government to help the live … Read more
More people have got immunity to coronavirus than antibody tests suggest, according to new research from Sweden.
Scientists found that those with mild COVID-19 or … Read more