London/Sputnik: UK Health Minister Matt Hancock urged people on Sunday to follow social distancing restrictions to avoid another national lockdown, as the United Kingdom is on the brink of a second wave of COVID-19.
Bogota/Xinhua: Colombian President Ivan Duque announced the reopening of international flights on Sunday after five months of closure due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Wuhan/IBNS: Several people in Wuhan, the capital city of China’s Hubei province, where the coronavirus first surfaced in December last year, want to sue the local administration for the death of their kin due to mishandling of the health emergency but have found their lawsuits abruptly rejected, face official intimidation and their lawyers pressurised to withdraw from such cases, said an AFP report.
Ottawa/IBNS: The failure of Ontario's Public health officials to trace roughly half of the city's latest rising COVID-19 infections has caused great concerns to the experts in hampering efforts to contain the spread of the virus in Canada, media reports said.
Moscow/Sputnik: California has become the first US state where the number of confirmed coronavirus cases surpassed 700,000, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University.
Islamabad/Beijing: A team of key Coronavirus scientists from China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology have been conducting experiments of dangerous pathogens in “collaboration” with Pakistan, media reports said at a time when the world is struggling to deal with COVID-19 pandemic.
Ottawa/Xinhua: There have been 124,629 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 9,071 deaths, said the Public Health Agency of Canada on Sunday.
Dhaka: Bangladesh seems to witness a significant rise in the number of COVID-19 cases as the country recorded 2,265 fresh cases in the past 24 hours, media reports said on Sunday.
Buenos Aires/Xinhua: The Argentine government announced on Sunday that it would deliver an economic subsidy to relatives of people who have died from the novel coronavirus.
New York: The COVID-19 pandemic has created the largest disruption to education in history and prolonged school closures could further entrench inequalities in access to learning, the UN Secretary-General said on Tuesday, underlining the need for “bold steps” to address the crisis.
Seoul/Xinhua: South Korea reported 34 more cases of the COVID-19 as of Tuesday midnight compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 14,423.
New York: Cities have proved to be “ground zero” the world over for the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN chief said on Tuesday, encouraging leaders everywhere to “rethink and reshape the urban world” as we recover.
Brasilia/UNI: More than 51,000 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Brazil in the past 24 hours, while the death toll has been increased by over 1,200 in that period, the health ministry said.
Abuja/Xinhua: Nigeria will resume its train services after months of shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi said.
Washington/IBNS: After rescinding the new rules to keep foreign students out of the country, the United States immigration officials said the new foreign students will be barred from entering the country if they decide to take the classes entirely online, an AP report said.