A Hindu devotee prays as workers of the Kalighat Temple spray disinfectant as part of a sanitisation after the government eased a nationwide lockdown imposed as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Kolkata on June 30, 2020. (Photo by AFP)
The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 509,474 with the global confirmed cases reaching 10,415,035 as of 09:45 pm BJT on Tuesday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
Current situation (data as of 9:45 am BJT, June 30):
The World Health Organization (WHO) plans to send a team to China next week to prepare to identify the source of coronavirus, and Chinese experts believe the team should hold discussions with the Chinese side on how to conduct the work globally and fairly, noting that the visit does not mean the virus originated in China.
Iran has taken "effective steps" in producing vaccine for novel coronavirus disease, Iran's Minister of Health and Medical Education, Saeed Namaki, announced on Tuesday.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed on Tuesday to deliver an "infrastructure revolution" that could help Britain build its way out of the economic devastation of its coronavirus lockdown.
Uzbekistan has decided to limit the public's movements within red and yellow zones amid increasing numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases, the country's Special Republican Commission to Combat Coronavirus said on Monday.
While German airlines only served about 30 percent of their original route network due to the COVID-19 crisis in June, the number is set to rise to 60 percent by July, according to an analysis published by the German Aviation Association (BDL) on Tuesday.