U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday issued a presidential memorandum under the Defense Production Act (DPA) to prevent the export of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the coronavirus outbreak.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has risen above 1.1 million, according to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University on Saturday.
The number of COVID-19 infections in Thailand has surpassed 2,000, a government official said on Saturday, with international flights landing in the country being suspended for three days.
South Korea reported 94 more COVID-19 cases compared to 24 hours ago as of midnight Saturday local time, raising the total number of infections to 10,156.
The Basic Law has allowed Hong Kong to achieve a smooth return to the motherland and maintain its prosperity and stability, some of the members who participated in the consultation and drafting of the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region have said.
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Brazil have risen from 7,910 to 9,056, with deaths rising from 299 to 359.Minister of Health Luiz Henrique Mandetta on Friday said that the Brazilian health system is suffering from a shortage of equipment and the coming weeks will be stressful.
Japan's health ministry and local governments said that 3,142 people had been infected with the COVID-19 virus in Japan as of 11:30 a.m.Of the 3,142 confirmed COVID-19 infections in Japan, the majority are still in Japan's capital city of Tokyo, which has confirmed 773 cases.
A cheering crowd of sailors on board the coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt bid farewell to their captain as he disembarked the ship Friday
India's federal health ministry said Saturday morning that the death toll due to COVID-19 in India rose to 68 and the total number of confirmed cases in the country reached 2,902.
According to the data updated by the Health Ministry of Pakistan late Friday night, the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has risen to 2,547 in the country, with 37 deaths reported.
Safeguarding the national security is also the core requirement for the comprehensive and accurate implementation of the "one country, two systems" principle, Luo said.
With a surge of COVID-19 patients expected in the coming days, the U.S. state of New York is in urgent need of ventilators, personal protective equipment (PPE) and health care workers, officials said Friday.
The Group of 77 coalition of developing nations and China expressed solidarity with all affected countries struggling to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Xi, other Chinese leaders in Beijing attend national mourning for COVID-19 victims.
A rumor claims the novel coronavirus, the pathogen that causes COVID-19, can remain in the body of an infected person for years and requires lifelong medication, as with the infection of hepatitis B, where a patient is a chronic carrier of the virus.
A total of 571 people in Israel were tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the tally of confirmed cases to 7,428, the Israeli Ministry of Health said.
As part of the trend, cemeteries outside of Hubei province－which was ravaged by the virus－have reopened, just in time for the traditional Tomb Sweeping Day, which falls on April 4 this year.
U.S. stocks finished lower on Friday after the world's largest economy released a disastrous employment report for March amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends that Americans wear cloth face covering to protect against COVID-19.
Chinese health authority said Saturday it received reports of 19 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Friday, of which 18 were imported.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking the lead on national efforts to facilitate the development of, and access to, two investigational therapies for COVID-19 derived from human blood, according to a release of the agency on Friday.
Canadian province of Ontario said on Friday that between 3,000 and 15,000 people in the province will die from COVID-19 by the end of April if the current anti-COVID-19 measures in place are upheld.
The English Premier League announced on Friday that their game will not resume at the beginning of May and all clubs have agreed to consult their players about taking a 30% pay cut.
Calling it an essential investment in saving lives, as well as in the longer-term social and economic recovery, the chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday highlighted the significance of financing health response.
While the evacuation process was underway, Greek Health Ministry's coronavirus spokesman and infectious diseases professor Sotirios Tsiodras gave the latest update on the overall situation in Greece.
China will strengthen support for the development of cutting-edge technologies and new formats of industries showing great potential during the COVID-19 epidemic, and create a favorable environment for technological innovation, an official from the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) said Friday.
A top World Health Organization (WHO) expert said here on Friday that there are certainly circumstances in which the use of masks at community level may help in an overall comprehensive response to the current COVID-19 outbreak.
The European Union (EU) announced on Friday to temporarily waive customs duties and value-added tax (VAT) on the import of medical devices, and protective equipment, from non-EU countries to help the fight against coronavirus.
Egypt confirmed on Friday eight COVID-19 deaths and 120 new cases, the largest daily figures since the outbreak of the infectious disease in the North African country.
The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States topped 250,000 by 1 p.m.Globally, nations and regions have altogether recorded more than 1,056,000 cases and over 55,000 deaths, while over 220,000 have recovered from the disease.