World

Global COVID-19 deaths surpass 880,000: Johns Hopkins University

The United States remains the worst-hit nation by the pandemic, with 6,262,989 cases and 188,711 deaths, accounting for more than one-fifth of the global death toll. Global COVID-19 deaths surpassed 880,000 on Sunday, according to the Center for Systems Science and…
World

Thailand marks 100 days free from local COVID-19 infection

Thailand’s Center for the COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said on Wednesday that the country has made the 100-day mark free from local transmission of COVID-19, however the economy has been hit hard by the pandemic, as Thailand relies heavily on tourism and…
World

NYC reopens gyms, postpones start of new school year

Gyms in New York City started reopening on Wednesday with safety protocols, which signals another step toward a return to normalcy. Each gym has to pass a virtual inspection, no indoor group fitness classes are allowed, and swimming pools will remain closed. Gyms can only…
SocietyWorld

Singapore reports 41 new COVID-19 cases

Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 41 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 56,812. Of the new cases, seven are imported cases, three are community cases and the rest are linked with the dormitories of foreign…
BrazilEconomy

Brazil's COVID-19 death toll tops 121,000

Brazil on Monday said its COVID-19 death toll surpassed 121,000 deaths after 553 more patients died in the previous 24 hours, which took the total number of fatalities to 121,381. In the same 24-hour period, tests detected 45,961 new cases of infection, pushing the total…
China

Frozen Shrimp from Ecuador tested positive for COVID-19 in Yunnan

Three packages of frozen South American white shrimp imported from Ecuador have tested positive for COVID-19 in Southwest China’s Yunnan Province, while the shrimp itself and contacts tested negative, according to Yunnan health commission on Thursday. This follows the…