The World Health Agency (WHO) on Friday shifted its stance on face masks and caught up with the global trend when it recommended their use for crowded public settings to stem coronavirus infections.
Mourners gathered in the midwestern US city Minneapolis on Thursday for an emotional memorial service for George Floyd, the black man killed by white police officers, as three former officers involved in his killing appeared in court.
International leaders on Thursday pledged 8.8 billion dollars at a donor summit for vaccine programmes to help the world’s poorest nations, exceeding their funding target.
Authorities in Washington, Los Angeles County and elsewhere lifted curfew orders impacting millions of people as unrest over the killing of George Floyd eases.
European countries should avoid cutting health budgets as they head into economic recession in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) European regional office urged on Thursday.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet on Wednesday green-lighted a second supplementary budget worth 31.9 trillion yen (296 billion dollars) to help mitigate the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday criticized Turkey for discriminating against political prisoners in its early release law enacted to ease overcrowding in prisons amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The German government is planning to lift a travel warning for tourists for 31 European countries from June 15, ending an unprecedented directive against all international travel.