The country continues to ease restrictions as the rate of new Covid-19 cases in Pakistan leapt from around 2,000-3,000 a day in late May to as high as 6,800 a day in mid-June and deaths are nearing 150 a day.
Campaigners want an independent probe into the socio-economic issues that led to minorities being more vulnerable to Covid-19.
Delays in starting EU membership talks for Albania and North Macedonia, tensions between Serbia and Kosovo and a perception that the EU was slow to help its Balkan partners cope with Covid-19 fuel concern that they might turn toward Russia and China.
China has tried to use the crisis to build influence but is also accused of spreading disinformation and financially benefitting from the virus, while the US has also been criticised for its inept response to Covid-19.
Thousands of people in care are believed to have died but many are not believed to have been included in statistics tallying Covid-19 deaths.
Using government contacts and clandestine tactics, including theft, the infamous Israeli agency is making sure there are no shortages within the country.
Demonstrators at Evangelismos hospital in central Athens held up signs demanding more hiring, virus testing and hospital equipment and were dispersed by the police. A similar protest was held at the main hospital in Larissa in central Greece.
Beijing has encouraged factories to increase the production of medical supplies as pandemic kills over 65,000 globally and parts of the world face protective equipment shortage.
The Gaza Health Ministry says it urgently needs more than $20 million to stave off the collapse of the health system if there is a major outbreak.
As some coronavirus patients struggle to breathe, they struggle alone as no visitors are allowed to prevent the spread of the virus. Some of them die with no family members around them.
Syria's regime has started testing in areas in the rest of the country, although has not yet reported a case to the WHO.
The death rate for the novel coronavirus is around 3.4 percent, much higher than the seasonal flu at under one percent, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
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