The global coronavirus pandemic has affected almost 5 million people, with around 320,000 deaths. Here are more coronavirus-related updates for May 19:
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.
World Health Assembly holds annual meeting as China and United States differ over the coronavirus pandemic which has killed more than 300,000 people.
US President Donald Trump threatened new tariffs against Beijing as he claimed to have seen evidence linking the coronavirus to a lab in China's ground-zero city of Wuhan.
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.
US President Trump says Beijing wants his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, to win the race to ease the pressure he has placed on China over trade, coronavirus response, and other issues.
Top legislature will start its key annual session on May 22, more than two months later than originally planned due to fallout from coronavirus outbreak, official news agency Xinhua says.
The civil lawsuit, filed in federal court by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, alleges negligence, among other claims. The complaint alleges Missouri seeks cash compensation due to possibly tens of billions of dollars in economic damages.
Tens of thousands of Britons pledged donations as Tom Moore, a retired army captain, pursued a his goal of finishing 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday on April 30 to support health care workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
BFMTV journalist Emmanuel Lechypre slammed as racist after he was heard whispering "they are burying the Pokemons" during coverage of China's day of mourning for coronavirus victims.
Some world leaders had to self-isolate due to proximity to the virus or even testing positive, but all of them are carefully monitored by medical professionals and maintained regular appearances both remotely and publicly.
Beijing has sought to stamp out the risk of a second wave of infections by shutting its borders to foreign travellers and cutting international flights.
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