The pandemic has infected more than 12.7 million people, of whom some seven million have recovered. Here are updates for July 11:
The pandemic has infected more than 12.3 million people, of whom some seven million have recovered. Here are updates for July 10:
The announcement follows strong criticism by US President Donald Trump' s administration, which accused the WHO of being "China-centric", and has started its withdrawal from the UN agency.
Mike Ryan, head of the WHO's emergencies programme, said it would be unwise to predict when a vaccine could be ready against Covid-19, the respiratory disease that has killed more than half a million people.
Food prices soared by more than 200 percent in less than a year due to the free-fall in neighbouring Lebanon's economy and Covid-19 lockdown measures in Syria, the World Food Programme has said.
Novel coronavirus has infected more than 9.8 million people and claimed more than 494,000 lives around the world. Here are the updates for June 26:
The total number of coronavirus cases around the world passed the seven million mark. Here are pandemic-related updates for June 8:
The WHO maintained its recommendation that people who are sick with Covid-19 symptoms should stay at home and if it is absolutely necessary for them or their contacts to leave home, they should wear a medical mask.
"It's not over until there is no virus anywhere in the world," says WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris.
China sat on releasing genetic map, or genome, of coronavirus for more than a week after three different government labs had fully decoded the information, Associated Press finds.
The World Health Organization's emergencies director Michael Ryan said four of the 10 countries showing the greatest number of new Covid-19 cases over the last 24 hours were in Latin America.
US President Donald Trump says World Health Organization had "done a very sad job" in its handling of coronavirus and he would soon make a decision about US funding to it.
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