Coronavirus: What’s happening around the world on June 1

The latest:  Several hard-hit countries are beginning to ease restrictions put in place to tackle the novel coronavirus, which has infected more than 6.2 million people worldwide.  According to a tally of... Read more »

Coronavirus: What’s happening around the world on Monday

Several hard-hit countries are beginning to ease restrictions put in place to tackle the novel coronavirus, which has infected more than 6.1 million people worldwide.  According to a tally maintained by Johns... Read more »

U.S. cities fear protests may fuel new wave of outbreaks

The massive protests sweeping across U.S. cities following the police killing of a black man in Minnesota have sent shudders through the health community and elevated fears that the huge crowds will... Read more »

COVID-19 around the world: U.S. cities fear protests may fuel new wave of outbreaks

The massive protests sweeping across U.S. cities following the police killing of a black man in Minnesota have sent shudders through the health community and elevated fears that the huge crowds will... Read more »

U.S. surpasses 100,000 deaths from COVID-19: Johns Hopkins University

The U.S. surpassed 100,000 deaths due to COVID-19 on Wednesday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. That number is the best estimate and most assuredly an undercount, but it represents... Read more »

France, Italy, Belgium act to stop use of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 over safety fears

France, Italy and Belgium acted to halt the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat patients suffering from COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, amid questions about the safety of the generic anti-malaria... Read more »

France revokes decree allowing hydroxychloroquine as COVID-19 treatment

The French government on Wednesday cancelled a decree allowing hospital doctors to administer hydroxychloroquine as a treatment to patients suffering from severe forms of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. The... Read more »

World Health Organization temporarily halts hydroxychloroquine trials

The World Health Organization says it is temporarily dropping hydroxychloroquine — the malaria drug U.S. President Donald Trump said he was taking — from its global study into experimental COVID-19 treatments. In a press briefing on... Read more »

Brazil overtakes U.K. for 3rd-highest number of COVID-19 cases

Brazil recorded 674 new coronavirus deaths on Monday, the Health Ministry said, and has more than 255,000 confirmed cases, overtaking Britain to become the country with the third-highest number of infections behind... Read more »

WHO chief promises review of coronavirus response as China defends its performance

The head of the World Health Organization said on Monday an independent evaluation of the global coronavirus response would be launched as soon as possible, and China backed such a review. Director... Read more »