Past epidemics underscore importance of mental health amid COVID-19

In 2015, a never-before-seen coronavirus called Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, made its way to…

COVID-19 epidemics in India, South Asia growing but not exploding: WHO

GENEVA: The number of COVID-19 cases in India has been doubling every three weeks but the…

Chileans rediscover community kitchens as coronavirus, and hunger, bite

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Poor neighbourhoods in the Chilean capital Santiago have seen a resurgence in the…

Cuba credits two drugs with slashing coronavirus death toll

HAVANA (Reuters) – Communist-run Cuba said this week that use of two drugs produced by its…

Brazil rises to No. 2 in coronavirus cases, suffers 1,001 new deaths

Relatives react during the burial of 64-year-old Raimunda Conceicao Souza, who died from the coronavirus disease…

UK to introduce quarantine for international arrivals from June 8

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will introduce a COVID-19 quarantine for travellers arriving from abroad from June…

Isolation not enough to save Amazon indigenous village from COVID-19

TRES UNIDOS, BRAZIL (Reuters) – Tres Unidos, an indigenous village in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, locked out…

Putin says coronavirus situation in Russia stabilized

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin said Friday the coronavirus outbreak in Russia has begun to abate,…

Not ‘everything has gone perfectly’, says NHS England head of coronavirus lessons

FILE PHOTO: gency service ambulances are seen at the Aintree University Hospital before the Clap for…

Children half as likely to get coronavirus than adults, data shows | Science

Children are about half as likely to become infected with coronavirus than adults, according to scientists…

Coronavirus cases in Singapore surpass 30,000: Reuters tally

FILE PHOTO: A woman wearing a protective face mask passes grocery shoppers amid the coronavirus disease…

Thailand to extend coronavirus emergency to end of June

FILE PHOTO: A crowd of passengers is seen in a train, after the Thai government eased…

Thailand reports no new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

FILE PHOTO: A crowd of passengers is seen in a train, after the Thai government eased…

China reports four new coronavirus cases in mainland as of end-May 21

FILE PHOTO: Residents wearing face masks line up for nucleic acid testings at a residential compound…

Brazil suffers record 1,188 daily coronavirus deaths

FILE PHOTO: Workers of a funeral parlour, wearing protective clothing, are pictured after removing the body…

UK confident COVID-19 tracking system will be place before lockdown eased

LONDON (Reuters) – Health secretary Matt Hancock said on Thursday he was confident that a COVID-19…

As hunger spreads under lockdown, Guatemalans and Salvadorans raise white flag

GUATEMALA CITY/SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) – Strict coronavirus lockdowns in Guatemala and El Salvador have so battered…

U.S. flies coronavirus aid to Russia where cases are climbing

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A U.S. Air Force plane delivered a first batch of medical aid including…

Austria plans heavy virus testing of hotel staff to reassure tourists

VIENNA (Reuters) – Austria plans a hefty expansion of its coronavirus testing just to screen hotel…

South Korea makes first foreigner arrest over quarantine violation

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean police arrested a foreign national for violating the country’s mandated 14-day…

South Africa scientists say up to 50,000 COVID-19 deaths possible

A member of medical staff arrives for a screening and testing campaign aimed to combat the…

Indonesia’s COVID-19 battle faces crucial test over Eid holiday

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Thousands of Indonesians made a late dash to leave Jakarta for their hometowns…

China kicks off key political event delayed by pandemic

China has begun its most important political event of the year after a two-month delay because…

Russia’s official coronavirus death toll passes 3,000 mark

FILE PHOTO: Russia’s Emergencies Ministry members wearing protective gear spray disinfectant while sanitizing the Leningradsky railway…

UK’s COVID-19 tracking system under fire amid warning of second spike

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s system for tracing those with the novel coronavirus was under fire on…

UK says COVID track and trace system will be ready despite app issues

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is dealing with technical issues of its track and trace app that…

Recession-hit Japan’s exports, imports fall due to pandemic

Recession-hit Japan’s exports have plunged nearly 22% in April, the country’s worst drop in more than…

China reports two new coronavirus cases for May 20 vs 5 day earlier

FILE PHOTO: Residents wearing face masks line up for nucleic acid testings at a residential compound…

Ecuador’s largest city eases quarantine as COVID-19 deaths decline

QUITO (Reuters) – Ecuador’s largest city allowed some businesses to reopen on Wednesday following a fall…

Brazil coronavirus outbreak worsens as country could soon be No. 2 in cases

RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil’s coronavirus outbreak worsened on Wednesday and the South American…