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
England sought to defuse a looming row over the awarding of school qualifications during the pandemic by allowing students to use the results of earlier … Read more
Norway is reimposing quarantine on more travellers from foreign countries, the government said on Wednesday, and reiterated its advice that Norwegians should avoid travelling abroad … Read more
The Philippines on Wednesday reported 93 more coronavirus fatalities, the highest daily increase in the Southeast Asian country since July 18, taking its death toll … Read more
Facebook announced it removed 7 million posts in the second quarter for sharing false information about the novel coronavirus, including content that promoted fake preventative … Read more
Russia said on Wednesday the first batch of its Covid-19 vaccine would be ready for some medics within two weeks and rejected as “groundless” safety … Read more
The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday lifted entry restrictions that required foreign residents who are overseas to seek approval before returning to the Gulf state.… Read more
Germany recorded the biggest daily increase in new coronavirus cases in more than three months, data showed on Wednesday, with the health minister warning of … Read more
German Health Minister Jens Spahn on Wednesday said Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine had not been sufficiently tested, adding the aim was to have a safe product … Read more
The United States has entered an agreement with drugmaker Moderna Inc to acquire 100 million doses of its potential COVID-19 vaccine for around $1.5 billion, … Read more
Wearing a face mask became compulsory on Wednesday in all public places in Brussels as the number of COVID-19 infections rose to a government alert … Read more
Colombia topped 400,000 confirmed coronavirus cases on Tuesday, as deaths climb toward 13,500 and intensive care units in the capital Bogota remain near capacity.
The … Read more
Lebanon on Tuesday announced a record daily number of over 300 COVID-19 infections and seven deaths from the virus as the country grapples with the … Read more
More than 20.34 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 741,097 have died, according to a Reuters tally.… Read more
New Zealand officials are investigating the possibility that its first COVID-19 cases in more than three months were imported by freight, as the country’s biggest … Read more
The World Health Organization has not received enough information on the Russian COVID-19 vaccine to evaluate it, the assistant director of its regional branch, the … Read more
Australia recorded its deadliest day of the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday and the biggest daily rise in infections in three days, denting hopes that a … Read more
The United Kingdom reported 1,148 confirmed new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, the highest daily total since June 21.
The cumulative total of UK cases … Read more
Sicily preparing to introduce mandatory swabbing for persons entering Sicily from Malta as Italian island registers highest number of COVID-19 cases in Italy
The Italian health ministry said Tuesday that Italy has registered 412 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours.
That compares to the 259 new … Read more
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Wednesday delayed a key step toward next month’s general election, as the country was plunged back into lockdown … Read more
Germany has extended a partial travel warning for Spain to the capital of Madrid and the Basque region due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the foreign … Read more
Those returning to Puglia from Greece, Malta and Spain will have to stay in mandatory quarantine.
The announcement from the governor of Puglia Michele Emiliano … Read more
The British Government has defended its test and trace programme in England after news that it planned to reduce its contact tracing teams by some … Read more
President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia had become the first country in the world to grant regulatory approval to a COVID-19 vaccine after
It is already back to school in a number of German states, with Berlin, Brandenburg and Schleswig-Holstein ringing their bells as from today. Yet, divisions … Read more
The European Union’s health agency has called on member states that are seeing an increase in cases of coronavirus to reinstate control measures, while it … Read more
Francesco Vaia, the health director of Rome’s Spallanzani infectious-diseases hospital, told ANSA on Monday that over 3,000 people have volunteered to take part in human … Read more
The recent spike in Coronavirus cases presents high risks unless no concrete action is taken – European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
The European Union’s health agency has called on member states that are seeing an increase in cases of coronavirus to reinstate control measures, as it … Read more
Visitors to Greece arriving from Sweden, Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic will need proof they have tested negative for the novel coronavirus … Read more
Bosnia’s tourism sector shrank by 70.6% year-on-year in the first six months of 2020 due to the coronavirus crisis, data from its state statistics agency … Read more
Passengers wear masks on a tram in Aarhus, Denmark, 10 August 2020.
The rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in Aarhus forced the local government to … Read more
Hotel operator Marriott International on Monday reported its first quarterly loss in nearly nine years, as extended travel disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic hammered … Read more
The prospect of starvation looms for carriage horses and other animals normally used in Morocco’s tourist mecca, since visitors have vanished during the coronavirus pandemic.… Read more
Saudi Arabia will soon begin Phase III clinical trials on around 5,000 people for a COVID-19 vaccine developed by China’s CanSino Biologics Inc, a Saudi … Read more
U.S. Health Secretary Alex Azar said on Monday that any U.S. vaccine or treatment for COVID-19 would be shared fairly with the rest of the … Read more
Australia recorded its biggest one-day rise in COVID-19 deaths on Monday although a slowdown in new cases gave hope that a second wave of new … Read more
There is a huge gap between funds needed to fight the coronavirus and funds committed worldwide, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on … Read more
Russian authorities confirmed 5,118 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, pushing the national case tally to 892,654, the fourth largest in the world.… Read more
China reported on Monday 49 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for August 9, compared with 23 cases a day earlier, the health authority said.… Read more
Schools will teach pupils on a “week on-week off” basis if there is a resurgence of coronavirus, the head of a leading teaching union … Read more
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 436 to 216,327, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on … Read more
Around 850 French passengers who were onboard a coronavirus-riddled cruise ship that was turned away from numerous ports in March have filed a collective suit … Read more