The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 1,190,516 with the global confirmed cases reaching 45,683,708 as of 8:30 pm BJT on Saturday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University (JHU).
Current situation (data as of 8:30 pm BJT, October 31):
Belgium will move to stricter lockdown, with rules valid throughout the country to fight against COVID-19, Prime Minister Alexander De Croo announced Friday.
Greece became the latest country to announce a partial lockdown Saturday to combat soaring coronavirus infections, and news reports suggested England may soon follow as other countries faced growing protests over restrictions.
India's COVID-19 tally reached 8,137,119 on Saturday as 48,268 new cases were detected across the country in the past 24 hours, according to the latest data released by the federal health ministry.
Brazil's government will "of course" buy a Chinese COVID-19 vaccine that is being tested in the country, Vice President Hamilton Mourao said on Friday, in the latest example of him contradicting President Jair Bolsonaro.