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…

Reports: Chechen leader in hospital with suspected COVID-19

Russian state news agencies have reported that Ramzan Kadyrov, the authoritarian leader of Russia’s southern region…

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…

IMF to give Ukraine $5 billion to cope with virus fallout

The International Monetary Fund has reached an agreement with Ukraine to allocate $5 billion to help…

Afghans throng markets ahead of Muslim holiday despite virus fears

KABUL (Reuters) – Kabul’s markets were teeming on Friday in the countdown to the Muslim holiday…

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…

India reports biggest 24-hour rise in virus cases as lockdown eases

FILE PHOTO: A migrant family waits to get registered before boarding a train to their home…

Delegates at China’s virus-delayed congress tested and masked

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s top leaders took the stage in front of a sea of masked…

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…

How South Korea turned an urban planning system into a virus tracking database

SEOUL (Reuters) – When a man in Seoul tested positive for the new coronavirus in May,…

Australia seeks exemption from UK quarantine as COVID-19 cases slow

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia, after bringing its coronavirus outbreak largely under control, said on Friday it…

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 daily coronavirus death toll, soon to be world No. 2

FILE PHOTO: Gravediggers carry the coffin of Antonia Rodrigues during her funeral who passed away from…

Brazil suffers record 1,188 daily coronavirus deaths

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

Bolsonaro will sign $10.7 billion coronavirus package but wants public pay freeze

FILE PHOTO: Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro adjusts his mask as he leaves Alvorada Palace, amid the…

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…

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…

Cape Town is virus hot spot for South Africa and continent

JOHANNESBURG — Cape Town has become the center of the COVID-19 outbreak in South Africa and…

Coronavirus catastrophe unfolding in south Yemen: medical charity MSF

FILE PHOTO: A medic wearing a protective suit attends to a patient at the emergency ward…

Oxfam to close 18 offices worldwide as virus drains finances

Oxfam, one of the world’s leading aid agencies, is to severely curtail its work around the…

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…

These coronavirus ‘carriers’ take test samples around London

LONDON — Ben Gee carries the coronavirus all over London. A bicycle courier, Gee zips from…