UK Health Security Agency said the Immensa laboratory in England was found to have misreported around 39,000 tests as negative which should have been positive.
Protests against strict coronavirus measures have spread across cities in China following a deadly fire at a residential building in the country's far west.
Anger has spread in regional capital Urumqi, where protesters blame a strict zero-Covid policy for a blaze that ripped through a residential building, killing ten people.
Zhengzhou authorities order mass testing and an effective lockdown for several districts in the city, affecting at least six million people.
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Foxconn, Apple's principal subcontractor, saw a surge in Covid-19 cases at its Zhengzhou site in recent months, leading the company to shutter the vast complex in a bid to keep the virus in check.
An 87-year-old man was the latest victim of the Covid-19 pandemic in Beijing, authorities say, as the country sees an uptick in cases after months of few infections being reported.
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida says North Korea has "repeated its provocations with unprecedented frequency", while the White House says it will coordinate with regional leaders on the missile test.
The Indonesian Presidency has set the agenda for the summit against a backdrop of a potential global recession, disruptions related to Covid-19 and an energy and food crisis.
The fund is targeted at low to middle-income countries to finance efforts like surveillance, research and better access to vaccines.
Lockdowns in Guangzhou and elsewhere are due to end by Sunday, but authorities have repeatedly extended such restrictions with no explanation.
Last week just over 9,400 deaths linked to the coronavirus were reported to the World Health Organization, says its Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
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