Airport employee Gigi Bebikianat checks temperatures for international
travelers before allowing them to go to their gates, at Los Angeles
International airport on August 12, 2020 in Los Angeles during the
coronavirus pandemic. (File photo: AFP)
The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 745,923 with the global confirmed cases reaching 20,470,887 as of 9:00 am BJT on Thursday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
Current status (data as of 9:00 am BJT, Aug 13):
Britain revised down its death toll from the coronavirus pandemic by more than 5,000 to 41,329 on Wednesday following a review into the way fatalities are recorded.
Peru will re-impose a ban on people leaving their homes on Sundays and outlaw family parties in an effort to curb its resurgent coronavirus outbreak, President Martin Vizcarra said Wednesday.
New Zealand health officials said Wednesday a COVID-19 cluster in Auckland had grown, raising the prospect a lockdown imposed on the country's biggest city after the virus returned will be extended.
The total number of COVID-19 cases in the United States surpassed 5.1 million on Tuesday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.
Russia has registered the world's first vaccine against the novel coronavirus, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday.
The French government will "extend as much as possible the obligation to wear a mask in public spaces" because the situation of coronavirus epidemic is going in a bad direction, Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Tuesday.