WORLD The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated August 10)


The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated August 10)

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10:51, August 10, 2020

coronavirus.jpgA woman wears a face mask and glasses as she runs at the Chapultepec park in Mexico City on August 09, 2020, amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. (File photo: AFP)

The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 729,393 with the global confirmed cases reaching 19,773,447 as of 10 am BJT on Monday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.


Current status (data as of 10 am BJT, August 10):

Beijing's municipal education authority announced on Sunday the dates when schools in the capital city will start their autumn semester.

The United States on Sunday reached the extraordinary milestone of five million coronavirus cases as US President Donald Trump was accused of flouting the constitution by unilaterally extending a virus relief package.

The Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Sunday revealed that the number of COVID-19 cases across the African continent surged to 1,036,564.

Masks will be compulsory for people aged 11 and over in crowded areas in Ile-de-France -- Paris and its surrounding areas, starting from Monday morning, the prefecture announced on Saturday.

Erdogan said on Sunday that Turkey has become the third country to develop vaccines locally against COVID-19 after the United States and China, according to the World Health Organization.

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