People ride bikes in Central Park of New York, the United States, Aug. 26, 2020. (File photo: Xinhua)
The Chinese mainland registered nine new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, all of which were imported, the National Health Commission said on Friday.
US COVID-19 deaths have surpassed the 180,000 mark, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.
Chile's Ministry of Health on Thursday reported a total of 404,102 confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection and 11,072 deaths from the disease.
The European Commission (EC) signed its first deal to buy COVID-19 vaccines from pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Stella Kyriakides said on Thursday.
Turkey reported 1,491 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, raising the total diagnosed cases to 263,998, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.
The World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Thursday that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the mental health of millions of people, in terms of the anxiety and fear it has caused, and disruption to mental health services.