An additional 928,488 people in 47 states across the US also made initial claims for benefits under a special programme for workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Novel coronavirus has infected at least 9.6 million people and claimed more than 487,000 lives around the world. Here are updates for June 25:
Praising Turkey's health sector investments, President Erdogan asserted that these had turned out to be prudent in the fight against the coronavirus.
Industries from auto sales to travel to retailing effectively shut down after curbs were imposed starting January 23 with the suspension of most access to Wuhan, an industrial metropolis of 11 million people at the center of the coronavirus outbreak.
China reported 121 more deaths and 5,090 new confirmed cases. Meanwhile, a WHO official said the spike in the number of cases reported does not represent a significant change in the trajectory of the outbreak.
Small numbers of cases also have been found in Thailand, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, the US, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Nepal, France and Australia.
Chinese health authorities confirmed that some cases had been transmitted person-to-person and said cases are confirmed in Wuhan, Beijing and Guangdong, with suspected cases in Shanghai and other parts of the country.
A total of 555 cases of measles have been recorded in the United States since January 1 with an Orthodox Jewish community in New York City being hardest hit who were infected by visitors from Israel, where a measles outbreak began a year ago.
The new outbreak has infected 11 people including three nurses. Government experts will meet on Thursday to discuss measures to prevent the disease from crossing the border and spread to neighbouring countries.
Health officials in California said another 23 had fallen sick in California by the Escherichia coli bacteria found in romaine lettuce. Authorities have yet to identify the source of the outbreak.
The outbreak coupled with famine is an indication things are "falling apart." Only 29 percent of a massive humanitarian plan for Yemen in 2017 has been funded, says a UN coordinator.
Liberia records new Ebola death months after end of outbreak and weeks after neighbouring Guinea also recorded new cases
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