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Jun 30, 2020

Jun 30, 2020
Woman with mask and cell phone at train station

EU travel list excludes US, other COVID-19 hot spots

Also, the Recovery trial announces that a review showed no COVID benefit for a well-known HIV treatment.

Jun 23, 2020

Jun 23, 2020
Kaaba in mosque in Mecca

COVID-19 spells travel ban for hajj, maybe for Americans going to Europe

EU officials might exclude travelers from the US and other nations, such as Russia and Brazil, that are having difficulty containing COVID-19 cases.

Jun 18, 2020

Jun 18, 2020
Street washing in Brazil

Beijing COVID-19 total grows; Latin America, Mideast face more cases

The global total climbs to 8,410,682 cases and 450,835 deaths.

Jun 11, 2020

Jun 11, 2020
COVID-19 testing in Madagascar

COVID-19 activity escalating in Africa, Middle East

Though Latin America remains the world's main hot spot, cases are also rising in Africa and the Mideast.

Jun 01, 2020

Jun 01, 2020
Pineapple seller wearing mask

COVID-19 outbreaks surge in Central, South America

The WHO issues new COVID-19-related guidance on noncommunicable disease and mass gatherings.

May 30, 2020

May 30, 2020
Health workers wearing N95s and face shields

Global COVID-19 total passes 6 million

Also, the US Supreme Court turns down a California church's request to ease the state's restrictions.

May 29, 2020

May 29, 2020
White House Rose Garden

Trump says US will cut ties with World Health Organization

Trump's announcement draws strong condemnation from public health experts.

May 19, 2020

May 19, 2020
Flags of the world

WHA passes pandemic probe resolution; Korea clarifies reinfection reports

Researchers reveal that discharged patients who test positive for COVID-19 again don't appear to be contagious.

May 15, 2020

May 15, 2020
Lone woman with mask walking along street

WHA preps for virtual meeting as COVID-19 cases top 4.5 million

The World Health Assembly gears up to meet virtually for the first time and will focus mainly on the pandemic.

May 13, 2020

May 13, 2020
Brazilian senators wearing masks

Russia, South America emerge as major COVID-19 hot spots

Brazil reports 881 new COVID-19 deaths, its highest daily fatality count.

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