While China shows the first signs of recovery from the coronavirus, as the lockdown in Wuhan where the first cases were reported in December 2019 was lifted, most of the rest of the world remains under quarantine.
Over 1.85 million people have been infected with the coronavirus worldwide so far, with over 114,000 fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins University, which collects statistics from various national sources.
The report comes as the United States is seeing a record resurgence of COVID-19 coronavirus cases, with a majority of US states registering unprecedented numbers of daily infections this month. US House Democrats passed a relief bill in late May, but the Republican-controlled Senate has yet to approve the package.
The parties, reportedly held and attended by “unsavory” residents, including gang members, are said to have taken place in Florida’s Osceola County. The allegation comes as a majority of US states, including Florida, witness a record resurgence of infections of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
India has confirmed 34,956 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, with the total number of those who have been infected having reached 1,003,832, the country's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Friday.
The call comes as governors in some US states reject the advice of federal health officials on wearing masks to help slow the nation’s rapid rise of new coronavirus cases, with Georgia Governor Brian Kemp filing a lawsuit on Thursday against the city of Atlanta to block the urban region's COVID-19 face mask mandate.
(Sputnik) - The United Nations expanded its appeal to fund the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic in vulnerable countries and now seeks more than $10 billion, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a statement on Thursday.
As the UK is in lockdown over the COVID-19 pandemic, with many businesses shut down and millions of workers furloughed, concerns have been sparked as Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority warns many companies will not be eligible for insurance payouts.
On 14 April, US President Donald Trump announced that he would withhold US funds from WHO, accusing the organization of poor management in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic and of conspiring with China to hide crucial information about the spread of the virus during the early stages of the outbreak.
In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, beaches in Australia were closed to the public; however, mere days after restrictions were lifted, they became off-limits once again after beachgoers failed to adhere to social distancing orders.
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has prompted travel restrictions and the cancellation of public gatherings across the globe as governments fight to curb the spread of the deadly disease. UFC events were also cancelled.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - London Mayor Sadiq Khan has allotted additional funding worth 4 million pounds ($5 million) to community groups tackling the coronavirus outbreak in the UK capital city, including ethnic and sexual minorities, his press service said on Friday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The COVID-19 situation is much worse than the 2009 outbreak of the H1N1 influenza virus, also known as swine flu, and the economic consequences of the coronavirus crisis on countries could be even more significant than the virus itself, leaving millions of people facing hunger, Abeer Etefa said.
LONDON (Sputnik) - The lawyers of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will ask the court next week to postpone the activist's extradition hearing, a statement by the campaign against Assange's extradition to the United States said Friday.
US President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo previously supported the idea of probing China over allegations that the novel coronavirus originated in a Chinese laboratory studying viruses, despite Beijing and many in the scientific community debunking a theory.
On Friday, Boris Johnson won kudos from US President Donald Trump who said that he was “actually surprised” about the UK prime minister’s swift recovery from the coronavirus.
Several institutions, including the International Monetary Fund (IMF), previously urged London to extend the transition period before for the "economic Brexit" due to the health crisis that has affected both Britain and the bloc, but the conservative government of Boris Johnson refused to do so.
BEIJING (Sputnik) - Doctors of China's Wuhan city that had become an initial epicenter of the coronavirus infection have cured the last patient, who was in critical condition, and thus there are currently only patients with mild symptoms of the disease in the city, Mi Feng, the spokesman for the Chinese National Health Commission, said on Friday.
Last week, President Donald Trump confirmed that the US is investigating whether the COVID-19 pandemic began in a Chinese laboratory, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging Beijing to come clean about the outbreak.
For the fifth Thursday night in a row, my wife, daughter and I stood in our front garden and joined the hundreds of others on our street and the millions across Scotland and the UK to applaud, bang pots and pans and compress car horns for the frontline health and care workers who face the dangerous battle against COVID-19 daily.
While Sweden's Public Health Authority has estimated that up to one-fourth of Stockholmers may be infected with COVID-19 by 1 May, Professor Björn Olsen has argued that this won't be the case.
The death toll from the coronavirus has surpassed 190,000 worldwide and continues to grow. Most nations have introduced severe quarantine and social distancing measures, also tightening border controls in order to curb the pandemic.