Severe fuel shortages and power cuts have forced many hospitals in Lebanon to scale back operations. Some $4 million of the total is for water stations and facilities that serve more than two-thirds of the country’s population.
Research in Canada, Singapore and Scotland shows people, mainly those who are unvaccinated, infected with Delta variant are more likely to be hospitalised than patients earlier during the pandemic.
Mosques, restaurants and shopping malls shuttered in virus hotspots after Southeast Asian country records more than 25,000 new cases and 539 deaths in new daily records.
The national capital territory of Delhi will also ease restrictions and will allow shops to open on alternate days.
Nuance’s artificial intelligence and speech technology is currently used by more than 55 percent of physicians and 75 percent of radiologists in the United States.
In a nightmarish situation, Covid-19 patients in Manila are being forced to drive from one hospital to the next as emergency rooms and even their waitlists run over capacity.
Britain has already recorded more than 71,000 deaths among people with the coronavirus, one of the highest tolls in Europe, and things are only getting worse after a more contagious new strand of the virus was discovered in the UK.
The blast centred on the city's port caused massive destruction and killed at least 135 people, heaping misery on a country in crisis.
The total number of coronavirus cases around the world passed the seven million mark. Here are pandemic-related updates for June 8:
Health professionals worry that the mechanical ventilators could be harming certain patients as hospitals keep reporting high death rates for coronavirus patients on ventilators.
Meanwhile, a Turkish-backed opposition group says Moscow and the Syrian regime are trying to wrest control of two major highways in their last enclave in the north-west of the country.
"Twenty-eight hospitals and eight primary health centres in Venezuela will benefit from training, water and sanitation and medical materials supplied by the ICRC," the independent aid agency says.
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