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…

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,…

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…

Coronavirus and facemasks: What is the latest health advice?

Across Europe, face masks and coverings are becoming commonplace as COVID-19 restrictions ease but health authorities…

Coronavirus: Madrid challenges ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in supreme court

Authorities in Madrid are appealing to Spain’s supreme court over the government’s refusal to ease the…

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…

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…

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…

Release the hounds: UK deploys dogs to sniff out coronavirus

The UK Government has awarded a specialist team of researchers almost €500,000 to find out if…

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 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…

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…

These coronavirus ‘carriers’ take test samples around London

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

Sikh kitchens feed New Delhi’s masses in virus lockdown

For centuries the faithful have flocked to a golden-domed temple in the center of India’s capital…

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…

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…

Coronavirus: Nova Scotia reports 1 new case, 1 death for 2nd day in a row

For the second day straight, Nova Scotia is reporting one new case of the novel…

Rural Ecuador faces coronavirus outbreak without doctors

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

Russia’s coronavirus infections pass 300,000, deaths near 3,000

A member of the Russian Emergencies Ministry wearing protective gear sprays disinfectant while sanitizing the Leningradsky…

Virus looms over China’s national legislative session

BEIJING — When China convenes its National People’s Congress on Friday, will the 3,000 delegates stand…

South Koreans return to school amid virus outbreak

South Korean students have began returning to schools as their country prepares for a new normal…

Germany’s confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 797 to over 176,000: RKI

FILE PHOTO: Members of the District Administration Department patrol through the city to check if the…

Cuba highlights campaign against hoarders during pandemic

The recent seizure by Cuban police of hundreds of sacks of onions was a big news…

Trump says considering travel ban on Brazil over coronavirus

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic response during a Cabinet meeting…

Mexico City virus deaths triple official toll, group says

An anti-corruption watchdog group says a registry of death certificates in Mexico City indicates the coronavirus…

Turkey reports downward trend in virus deaths, infections

Turkey has reported a continued downward trajectory in COVID-19 deaths and confirmed infections, with 28 new…

Are care homes the dark side of Sweden’s coronavirus strategy?

Care homes in Sweden have come under the spotlight for their high number of COVID-19 deaths.…