South America a new COVID epicenter, Africa reaches 100,000 cases, WHO says

Gravediggers wearing protective suits prepare to bury the coffin of a person who died from the…

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…

Factbox: The details of Britain’s impending quarantine scheme

LONDON (Reuters) – The British government plans to introduce a 14-day quarantine period for almost everyone…

South America a new COVID epicentre, Africa reaches 100,000 cases: WHO

FILE PHOTO: Gravediggers carry the coffin of Antonia Rodrigues who passed away from the coronavirus disease…

Disruption to global immunization system could delay COVID-19 vaccinations

GENEVA/ZURICH (Reuters) – Massive disruptions to global immunisation programmes from the COVID-19 pandemic have health experts…

Turkey hopes ‘healthy tourism’ scheme will conquer coronavirus slump

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – At a luxury hotel in Istanbul, staff in gloves and masks space out…

Czechs say epidemic under control; further lockdown easing on Monday

PRAGUE (Reuters) – Czech health authorities believe the spread of the new coronavirus is under control…

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…

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…

Yemen’s health system ‘has in effect collapsed’ as COVID spreads: U.N.

FILE PHOTO: A man wears a mask as he walks at a market amid concerns for…

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,…

Guatemala president scolds U.S. for deporting migrants with coronavirus

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) – Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei criticized the United States on Thursday for sending…

Japan’s elderly workers, once key to Abenomics, suffer as pandemic closes businesses

TOKYO (Reuters) – On a recent Saturday in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district more than 100 people, many…

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…

Mexico posts record 2,973 coronavirus cases in single day

FILE PHOTO: An employee of the municipality of Iztapalapa gives sanitizing gel to a woman arriving…

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…

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…

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…

One in six Spanish children depressed during pandemic: survey

FILE PHOTO: A man and his son take a walk in the empty La Bola street,…

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…