The country of 1.3 billion people has become the latest hotspot of a pandemic with new coronavirus infections hitting a record peak for a fifth day.
Out of 7,000 Gazans who are currently diagnosed with cancer, about 100 await permission to cross into Israel, according to Hamas, the group that has controlled Gaza since 2007.
The last four months have exposed severe gaps in the country's healthcare system, which is poorly funded and has for years lacked enough doctors or hospital beds.
Pakistan has emerged as a Covid-19 hotspot in South Asia with one of the highest numbers of daily new cases. Its strategy to deal with the outbreak has included a full lockdown, a selective lockdown as well as zero restrictions on mobility.
Doctors, nurses and administrative staff marched without incident in the capital and other French cities to demand the government keep its promise to overhaul France's hospital system in response to the coronavirus crisis.
Former US diplomat Matthew Bryza says US President Donald Trump can "learn something" from President Erdogan as Turkey planned ahead for the pandemic.
"Slightest neglect could lead to resuscitation of epidemic," warns Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Healthcare systems worldwide will come under an immense strain as the pandemic coincides with the upcoming flu season.
Across Europe, half of all virus-related deaths have been linked to nursing homes and in New York it amounts to a quarter of the state’s total fatalities.
When the dust from the pandemic settles, there will be a lot of people in developed economies wondering why, their systems failed them.
Amid concerns over the resurgence of coronavirus infections, the German government is committed to lifting the lockdown step by step.
Hundreds of thousands of Syrians migrated to Germany during the Syrian civil war, and many are now helping Germany overcome the deadly pandemic.
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