Some countries are lifting coronavirus-linked restrictions and opening borders while others are still grappling with high daily case count. But the entire world, recovering and struggling states alike, is living in the shadow of a possible second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Drugmaker Gilead Sciences announced on Monday its antiviral drug remdesivir, touted as a potential treatment for COVID-19, will set patients back by as much as $3,120 for a five-day treatment.
One of the first countries in the world after China to be hit by the novel coronavirus pandemic, Iran has mobilized significant resources to fight the virus, setting up makeshift hospitals and ramping up the production and testing of medical equipment, while temporarily closing down (and then reopening) public places, stores and even mosques.
The Tesla and SpaceX founder has repeatedly downplayed the severity of the pandemic and voiced his discomfort, even dissent, with social distancing guidelines and shelter-in-place orders.
The death toll from the global coronavirus pandemic has reached 501,281 and over 10 million cases of the infection have been detected, according to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, which tracks and compiles data from national and local authorities, the media, and other sources.
Previously, six campaign staffers and two members of the Secret Service who worked in Tulsa, Oklahoma, before Donald Trump’s first presidential campaign rally since the coronavirus outbreak, tested positive for COVID-19.
As numerous celebrities have been posting photos and videos during the COVID-19 - triggered lockdowns and quarantines, seeking to boost people’s morale and encourage hope, pop icon Madonna stirred up controversy with footage of herself naked in a bathtub, adorned with flower petals, claiming the pandemic was a “great equalizer”.
Russian scientists have suggested a computer-based approach to search for pharmacological substances for use in Covid-19 treatment. This was discussed at an online meeting organised by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Scientific Russia portal.
Public houses - or pubs - in the United Kingdom have been closed since March due to the coronavirus outbreak, although some have been allowed to serve beer to takeaway customers. As the government announces a further easing to lockdown, why are pubs ingrained in British culture?
Public houses in the United Kingdom have been closed since 23 March due to the coronavirus outbreak, which has killed 42,000 people in Britain. But Health Secretary Matt Hancock says COVID-19 is now “in retreat”.
The global death toll from COVID-19 is almost 470,000, with over 9 million cases detected globally; almost 4.51 million of those patients have recovered, according to Johns Hopkins University.
The global death toll from the coronavirus infection is now over 474,000, and over 9.1 million cases have been detected in total, according to Baltimore, Maryland's Johns Hopkins University, which tracks and compiles data from national and local authorities, the media and other sources.
TORONTO (Sputnik) - Canada’s largest city, Toronto, and an adjacent municipality will enter the second stage of the province’s three-step reopening plan on Wednesday, the government of Ontario said in a statement.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) on 21 June reported the largest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, with over 183,000 new infections registered in the previous 24 hours, sparking market concerns and diminishing hopes for a swift global economic rebound.
As new infections and fatalities have fallen in many countries that have passed the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, governments have been unwinding some of the rigid lockdown restrictions introduced to stop the spread of the virus, with some health experts voicing concerns regarding a possible second wave of infections in the fall or winter.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson earlier said that the COVID-19 outbreak in the UK was diminishing, as the country’s coronavirus disease alert level was downgraded from four to three.
The global cumulative toll of confirmed coronavirus cases has surpassed 8.7 million; 138,926 new cases were recorded over the past day, the World Health Organisation said in its daily situation report.
Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the US still has a travel ban он those who have visited a number of coronavirus hotbeds over the past 14 days, including the UK, which, in turn, advises its nationals “against all but essential international travel”.
In April, former Prime Minister Tony Blair suggested Boris Johnson's government was "probably slow" in its early response to the coronavirus pandemic, telling Sky News that he "can't see any way out" of the COVID-19 lockdown without mass testing of the public.
UK lawmakers on Tuesday backed a divisive government motion to end online voting, restricting them only to show up in person in the House of Commons. The following day, Business Secretary Alok Sharma looked visibly unwell during his address to Parliament and was forced to self-isolate while awaiting coronavirus test results.