The colour codes for several countries and regions in Belgium’s travel zones system on the Foreign Affairs’ website will be adapted again on Friday afternoon, … Read more
The Philippines imposed a temporary ban on poultry meat imports from Brazil on Friday after two cities in China found traces of the new coronavirus … Read more
Belgian hospitals are stockpiling drugs and protective kits and putting in place contingency plans amid a continuing spike in new COVID-19 infections that has forced … Read more
Peru surpassed half a million coronavirus cases and has the highest fatality rate in Latin America, according to health ministry data, as the government struggles … Read more
The French government on Friday declared Paris and Marseille and its surrounding area high-risk zones for the coronavirus, granting authorities there powers to impose localised … Read more
Britons rushed to get back from summer holidays in France on Friday after their government said it would soon impose a 14-day quarantine on travellers … Read more
A majority of Russian doctors would not feel comfortable being injected with Russia’s new COVID-19 vaccine due to the lack of sufficient data about it … Read more
Two cities in China have found traces of the new coronavirus in cargoes of imported frozen food, local authorities said, although the World Health Organization … Read more
The European Commission said on Friday it had reached a deal with British pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca for the purchase of at least 300 million doses … Read more
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern extended a lockdown in the country’s biggest city on Friday in response to the first national coronavirus outbreak in … Read more
About a quarter of South Korea’s medical clinics closed on Friday for a one-day strike in protest at government plans to train new doctors, as … Read more
UK airline easyJet said it planned to operate its full schedule in the coming days despite last minute changes to quarantine rules for those arriving … Read more
The Portuguese capital and its surrounds will remain under tougher anti-coronavirus restrictions than the rest of the country until at least the end of August, … Read more
Russia reported 5,065 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday, bringing its nationwide tally to 912,823, the fourth highest caseload in the world.
Russia’s … Read more
China reported several cases of frozen food packaging contaminated with the novel coronavirus this week, while New Zealand said it is investigating the possibility … Read more
Musicals composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has volunteered for a coronavirus vaccine trial.
Lloyd Webber announced the move on Twitter on Wednesday and received high praise … Read more
British life insurers paid 90 million pounds ($117.18 million) in claims related to deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic in the three months to end-May, the … Read more
According to data from the Ministry of Health there are 523 new infections and six deaths, two of which in Lombardy, where the new positives … Read more
Nearly 6% of people in England were likely infected with COVID-19 during the peak of the pandemic, researchers studying the prevalence of infections said on … Read more
The Philippines’ health ministry on Thursday reported 4,002 more novel coronavirus infections and 23 additional deaths in the country.
In a bulletin, the ministry said … Read more
TUI, the world’s largest tourism company, sunk to a 1.1 billion euro loss in its third quarter as the COVID-19 pandemic stopped it providing holidays, … Read more
The World Health Organization (WHO) said it had appealed for $76 million in aid for Lebanon after last week’s massive explosion in Beirut destroyed or … Read more
Finland’s government backs public health authorities’ new recommendation to use facemasks on public transport and in other situations where social distancing is not possible, Prime … Read more
Argentina and Mexico will produce the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for most of Latin America, Argentine President Alberto Fernandez announced after a meeting with company executives … Read more
German Health Minister Jens Spahn on Thursday told ZDF television that he expected there would be a COVID-19 vaccine in the coming months and definitely … Read more
At least 800 people died around the world because of coronavirus-related misinformation in the first three months of this year, researchers say.
Many of the … Read more
Vaping may be associated with a five to seven times increased risk of COVID-19 among U.S. teenagers and young adults, a study published this week … Read more
The Philippines plans to start clinical trials for a Russian coronavirus vaccine in October, with President Rodrigo Duterte expected to be inoculated as early as … Read more
Spanish Red Cross members take part in a campaign to raise awareness among young people to avoid further spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 virus in … Read more
German companies expect business to return to normal in an average of 11 months, the Ifo economic institute said on Thursday.
For companies in the … Read more
Australia posted its lowest one-day rise in new COVID-19 cases in more than three weeks on Thursday, stoking hopes that a second wave of new … Read more
India reported another record daily rise in novel coronavirus infections on Thursday, while the death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 47,000.
Infections grew by 66,999 on … Read more
Switzerland will allow events of more than 1,000 people from Oct. 1, provided organizers follow hygiene measures to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, … Read more
The Italian health ministry said Italy registered another rise in the number of new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, with 481 in the last 24 hours.… Read more
Britain’s official death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic was lowered by over 5,000 because the government adopted a new way of counting fatalities after concerns … Read more
Coronavirus cases in Spain jumped by nearly 1,700 on Wednesday, part of a surge that has prompted the construction of a military field hospital in … Read more
Greece reported 262 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, its highest daily tally since the start of the coronavirus outbreak in the country.
The latest … Read more
Germany’s public health agency does not expect a COVID-19 vaccine to be available by the autumn, an agency spokeswoman said, withdrawing a report it issued … Read more
A sample of frozen chicken wings imported into the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen from Brazil has tested positive for coronavirus, the city government said … Read more
Jordan will close its land trade border crossing with Syria for a week after a rise in COVID-19 cases coming from its northern neighbour, officials … Read more
Germany added Bucharest and several other areas of Romania to a list of places considered a high risk for coronavirus infections, forcing a German minister … Read more
New Zealand officials were scrambling to trace the source of an outbreak of the coronavirus, reporting 14 new cases on Thursday, as long queues of … Read more
People in Britain are increasingly worried about losing their jobs as the country’s economy struggles to cope with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, a … Read more
Vir Biotechnology Inc said on Tuesday it plans to start a mid-to-late stage trial of its COVID-19 drug candidate in August, as drugmakers across the … Read more
Singapore on Wednesday reported 42 new COVID-19 cases, its lowest daily count in about four and a half months.
The city-state went into a lockdown … Read more
Armenia on Wednesday extended a state of emergency over the coronavirus outbreak until Sept. 11 despite a decline in number of daily infections.
Prime Minister … Read more
Mexico aims to conduct late-stage clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccines in development by U.S. and Chinese companies, two of which might base some of their … Read more
France will gradually ramp up police checks to ensure people wear face masks where it is mandatory and respect social distancing amidst a new surge … Read more
Japan’s robotic technology company ZMP Inc. has made a test run of DeliRo, a delivery robot to help enforce social distancing in catering establishments.
The … Read more
Bhutan ordered its first nationwide lockdown after a returning resident tested positive for coronavirus after being discharged from quarantine and coming into close contact with … Read more