Nations across the world are ramping up measures against the spread of the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, in order to prevent a second outbreak. Even though many countries have announced certain relaxations of the COVID-induced lockdown, some restrictions on public gatherings and businesses will remain in place.
The number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases across the globe has surpassed 3.8 million as of 7 May and the virus has claimed nearly 270,000 lives, according to the latest tally by Johns Hopkins University.
The highest number of those infected has been registered in the United States, with over 1,250,000 confirmed cases. In Europe, the UK, Spain, and Italy are viewed as the main hot spots of the outbreak.
Brazil's coronavirus count has grown rapidly in recent weeks, making it the third-largest in the world, overtaking the UK, Italy and Spain. The Trump administration had earlier restricted travel from dozens of countries including China, the European Union, Canada and Mexico.
US President Trump has repeatedly hit out at Joe Biden over the presumptive 2020 Democratic nominee’s slips of the tongue, insisting that he is mentally unfit to hold office.
Owning to its maverick approach to battling COVID-19 with no lockdown, Sweden has been seen as an indicator of whether the so-called herd immunity approach works.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United Kingdom has not presented any proof of Russia's alleged cyberattacks on universities working on a vaccine against the coronavirus, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov said in an interview with Sputnik.
Sweden has been described as having an entirely different COVID-19 situation due to its no-lockdown strategy, which has lead to a further spread of the virus.
In late April, the US Navy said in a statement that crew members from the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt had started returning to the vessel for the first time since they were earlier moved ashore because of the COVID-19 outbreak on board.
Earlier this month, the European Commission forecast that eurozone GDP will see a 7.7 percent decrease in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic, after growing by 1.2 percent in 2019.
Conspiracy theories regarding 5G networks and the coronavirus pandemic have led to multiple attacks on telecommunications towers and incidents of arson across the world, including the United Kingdom and Canada.
Visitors to the tiny North Atlantic island nation, which appears to have passed the COVID-19 ordeal with flying colours, will be allowed if tested upon arrival.
The global pandemic is still ongoing, with more than 4,500,000 infected and over 307,000 fatalities globally, according to Johns Hopkins University.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he has signed an executive order to boost domestic production of crucial supplies needed in response to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States enrolled the first of 2,000 coronavirus positive adults suffering from symptoms of the COVID-19 disease, but not sick enough to be hospitalized in phase 2 clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced in a press release.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Major central and northern areas of New York State will begin the gradual process of reopening from their novel coronavirus lockdown on Friday, but strict precautions will remain in place in the five boroughs of New York City and nearby regions, Governor Andrew Cuomo told reporters.
BERLIN (Sputnik) - The Lufthansa Group aviation company plans to offer 1,800 weekly flights to more than 130 global destinations to customers from the end of June, the group said in a press release on Thursday.
TORONTO (Sputnik) - The Canadian province of Ontario will begin reopening outdoor spaces on Saturday and embarking upon the first step of the province's reopening plan on Tuesday following weeks of a coronavirus-induced lockdown, Premier Doug Ford told reporters on Thursday.
The Russian Embassy to the United States has confirmed sending a letter to the New York Times demanding the retraction of stories claiming that Moscow has underreported COVID-19 deaths.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres highlighted how those most at risk today, were “frontline healthcare workers, older people, adolescents and young people, those with pre-existing mental health conditions and those caught up in conflict and crisis. We must help them and stand by them.”
Health administrators have warned that efficiently reorganising the British NHS in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic could be difficult. Treatment for patients suffering will other serious illnesses such as Cancer and Heart Disease has been severely disrupted in recent months due to the rapid influx of people suffering from сoronavirus.
The coronavirus pandemic is dragging on despite some countries easing lockdown restrictions, and oil procuders are still under immense pressure as prices continue to hover around the break-even point.
Church SOS, the country's largest 24-hour telephone and internet crisis hotline, saw the number of callers voicing suicidal thoughts triple.