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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Catholic priest gives out masks in coronavirus-stricken Amazon favela

FILE PHOTO: Residents sit near a dog, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), next…

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…

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…

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…

Global coronavirus cases surpass 5 million, infections rising in South America

(Reuters) – Global coronavirus cases surpassed 5 million on Wednesday, with Latin America overtaking the United…

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…

Mexico registers record one-day coronavirus death toll with 424 fatalities: health ministry

FILE PHOTO: A health worker wearing protective suit transports a woman suspected of being infected with…

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…

Pompeo calls China virus response ‘paltry’ compared to damage done

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took fresh aim at China over the…

Large contingent of Cuban doctors help Mexico with coronavirus: sources

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – At least 500 Cuban health workers are helping tackle the new coronavirus…

Trump opens door to in-person G7 June meeting amid coronavirus

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks after attending a closed Senate Republican policy lunch meeting…

Rural Ecuador faces coronavirus outbreak without doctors

CHANDUY, Ecuador (Reuters) – When a group of villagers in the Ecuadorean fishing community of El…

Discontent bubbles in Spain even though coronavirus cases wane

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s fragile left-wing coalition sought support from political foes to extend a state…

Thailand says it expects coronavirus vaccine next year after tests in mice

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand expects to have a vaccine for the novel coronavirus ready next year,…

Mexico coronavirus cases hit new daily record of 2,713

Cemetery workers place a coffin, containing the body of a 52-year old woman who died of…

Brazil suffers record coronavirus deaths, Trump mulls travel ban

FILE PHOTO: Gravediggers carry the coffin of Avelino Fernandes Filho, 74, who passed away from the…

Dutch farm worker contracted coronavirus from mink: agriculture minister

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A person who worked on a farm where mink are bred to export…