The spread of the virus is being driven by people in their 20s, 30s, and 40s, says the World Health Organization as a surge in new cases prompts some countries to reimpose curbs.
Turkey has been praised by foreign observers and the World Health Organization for its speedy and thorough response to the coronavirus pandemic. Yet, the WHO warns, it should not become complacent and must remain vigilant to continue its success
Russian President Vladimir Putin says one of his daughters has been inoculated with the vaccine developed by the Gamaleya research institute as he declares it ready for use despite international scepticism.
Taiwan says it sent Covid-19 assistance to countries surreptitiously to avoid protests from China, as US Health Secretary Azar visits Taipei on the highest-level diplomatic trip from Washington in four decades.
The coronavirus pandemic has now infected over 18.5 million people and has killed more than 700,000. Here are the latest updates for August 4:
Scientists think the novel coronavirus likely jumped from a wild animal, such as a bat, via an intermediary species, possibly the anteater-like pangolin. However, China says a full investigation may have to wait until the pandemic is under control.
The international effort for developing a vaccine to treat Covid-19 patients is “unprecedented” but "there’s no silver bullet at the moment - and there might never be," WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned.
As wealthy nations ensure themselves a sufficient supply of vaccines, there are concerns the hoarding could lead to vaccine nationalism and a shortage for others.
Europe, with more than 15 million coronavirus infections, is struggling to balance restrictions to halt Covid-19 against the need to revive economies as people there emerge from some of the world's toughest lockdowns.
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.
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