The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 2,416,661 with the global confirmed cases reaching 109,463,210 as of 8:00 am BJT on Wednesday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
Current status (data as of 8:00 am BJT, Feb 17):
The Netherlands took its biggest economic hit on record due to the coronavirus pandemic, although it was less badly affected than many other European countries.
US President Joe Biden is extending a ban on housing foreclosures to June 30 to help homeowners struggling during the coronavirus pandemic.
Mongolian Prime Minister Luvsannamsrai Oyun-Erdene said here on Tuesday that he will become the first person in the country to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Hungary received its first batch of 550,000 doses of China's Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, making it the first EU country to use Chinese-made jabs.
Nigerian government planned to vaccinate approximately 109 million Nigerians that will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination in two years, a senior health official has said.