The novel coronavirus has killed more than 425,000 people worldwide since the outbreak started in China last year, according to tracking websites. Here are the latest updates for June 12:
The WHO "has implemented a temporary pause... while the safety data is reviewed", its chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, referring to the hydroxychloroquine arm of a global trial of various possible treatments.
Countries where coronavirus infections are declining could still face an "immediate second peak," WHO warns, while UN health agency halts trial of hydroxychloroquine drug in patients citing safety reasons.
The global coronavirus pandemic has affected more than five million people, with some 330,000 deaths. Coronavirus-related updates for May 21:
World Health Organization emergencies expert Mike Ryan warns coronavirus could become endemic like HIV while calling for a "massive effort" to counter it.
The Trump administration denounced both China and the UN health agency for alleged missteps in coronavirus outbreak but WHO official said no evidence was presented following those allegations.
Children may be at low risk for infection by Covid-19 but are vulnerable to other deadly diseases without the vaccinations that are currently being held back by border restrictions according to the WHO's Direct-General.
Defending itself against accusations made by US President Donald Trump, the World Health Organization says it has hidden nothing from Washington about the Covid-19 pandemic.
Turkey’s campaign to battle Covid-19 has helped limit the country’s death toll relative to other countries.
EU countries take preventive measures to bar people from unauthorised trips during the holiday, which coincides with rates of coronavirus infection slowing in many countries.
"The WHO really blew it," Trump said in a Twitter post, accusing the international organisation of giving unsound advice during the coronavirus outbreak.
While the elderly and those with pre-existing medical conditions are the hardest hit by the virus, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned that young people were also vulnerable.
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