The WHO "has implemented a temporary pause... while the safety data is reviewed", its chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, referring to the hydroxychloroquine arm of a global trial of various possible treatments.
The global coronavirus pandemic has affected more than five million people, with some 330,000 deaths. Coronavirus-related updates for May 21:
While the states are slowly reopening despite rising death tolls, the White House continued to attack China over its handling of the virus.
Turkey's foreign minister says the country has so far brought back nearly 70,000 of its nationals from 114 countries and condemns France over its policies in Syria and Libya.
Some 231 million people, or 22 percent (with a range of 16 to 26 percent) of the one billion people in the region were expected to be infected in the 12 month period – most of them showing few or no symptoms, according to a WHO modelling study.
World Health Organization emergencies expert Mike Ryan warns coronavirus could become endemic like HIV while calling for a "massive effort" to counter it.
Healthcare systems worldwide will come under an immense strain as the pandemic coincides with the upcoming flu season.
British society needs to be reshaped in a more egalitarian manner that doesn't set up minorities as lambs to the slaughter.
Hope is on the rise that the worst of the global catastrophe, which has killed more than 270,000 people, has passed, while the US on Friday approved a new at-home saliva test to speed up diagnosis for Covid-19.
The $6.7 billion will fund the UN’s humanitarian response plan to help the world’s most vulnerable people deal with the pandemic now and in the coming months as food supplies falling and prices soaring, and children missing vaccinations and meals.
No one is looking to the US for leadership during the coronavirus crisis. Is this the new normal?
“Europe is experiencing an economic shock without precedent since the Great Depression,” EU Economy Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni says, as output drops more than 7 percent due to coronavirus outbreak.
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