Brazil on Saturday crossed the grim threshold of 500,000 coronavirus deaths, the country’s health minister said, trailing only the United States in lives lost to Covid-19.
The United States on Wednesday announced an agreement with Merck to buy 1.7 million courses of an experimental antiviral pill against Covid-19.
Spain jumpstarted its summer tourism season on Monday by welcoming vaccinated visitors from most countries as well as European tourists who can prove they are not infected with coronavirus.
France will start offering Covid-19 vaccines to everyone between 12 and 18 on June 15, President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday.
After a 14-month suspension amid the coronavirus pandemic, Algeria is reopening its airspace and allowing flights to and from a handful of countries.
EU countries will be able to launch the bloc’s coronavirus recovery plan in June after all 27 members approved the scheme, the European Council announced Monday.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants the upcoming Group of Seven summit to reach agreement on Covid-19 vaccine passports and to open talks on a “world treaty” to prepare for future pandemics.
Malaysia announced it will impose a nationwide lockdown for the first time in over a year as it battles a rapidly escalating coronavirus outbreak.
The EU’s drug watchdog has approved the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus jab for 12- to 15-year-olds, the first vaccine to get the green light for children in the bloc.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Thursday announced it was lifting mask-wearing requirements for people fully vaccinated against Covid-19.