The total number of coronavirus cases around the world has crossed the 7.5 million mark. Here are pandemic-related updates for June 11:
Hundreds fled quarantine centres in both countries, officials say, with some escapees saying they had bribed police.
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development says developing world needs debt write-off to overcome Covid-19 fallouts since they are already struggling with a rapidly growing debt burden.
Accusations of biological aggression is distracting the region from working together to defeat Covid-19.
The strict social distancing measures, including a near 11-week travel ban, appear to have paid off, and life is slowly getting back to normal in Wuhan, even as the virus devastates Europe and the US.
Various African governments have announced lockdowns or curfews in response to the virus, which was slow to reach many African countries but is now growing exponentially, according to the World Health Organization.
More than 18,500 people have died from Covid-19 globally, according to the Johns Hopkins pandemic tracker.
The WFP pointed out that more than 860 million children, roughly half the world's student population, were having to stay away from schools and universities due to shutdowns aimed at halting the spread of Covid-19.
Clusters of the illness continued to balloon outside mainland China, fueling apprehension across the globe that was reflected in sagging financial markets.
Scores of various countries within the European Union differ markedly, with some of those of the former communist states in Eastern Europe bringing down the average.
The UN agency says conflict is driving millions of children to hunger, disease and death.
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