Russia’s Coronavirus Cases Surpass 820,000

Russia has reported 5,395 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing its nationwide tally to 823,515, the fourth largest in the world. Russia’s coronavirus taskforce said 150 people had died over the...

SA Closes State Schools As Coronavirus Cases Rise

State schools in South Africa will close for four weeks from Monday as part of measures to combat a surge in the number of coronavirus cases. President Cyril Ramaphosa...

Ethiopia, Egypt And Sudan Reach Initial Agreement Over Dam On Nile

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister said on Tuesday his country, Egypt, and Sudan reached a “major common understanding which paves the way for a breakthrough agreement” on a significant dam project that has led to...

EU Leaders Agree On $860bn Joint-Debt Economic Relief Package

European Union leaders reached a deal on a massive stimulus plan for their coronavirus-blighted economies at a pre-dawn meeting on Tuesday after a fractious summit that went through the night and into...

Coronavirus Vaccine: UK Government Signs Deals For 90 Million Doses

The UK government has signed deals for 90 million doses of promising coronavirus vaccines that are being developed. The vaccines are being researched by an alliance between the pharmaceutical...

COVID-19: Brazil Hits Two Million

Brazil has now tallied more than two million confirmed virus cases. It was less than a month ago that Brazil reached one million cases – and there is little...

Coronavirus: Chinese Economy Bounces Back Into Growth

China’s economy grew 3.2% in the second quarter following a record slump. The world’s second biggest economy saw a sharp decline in the first three months of the year...

Mexico COVID-19 Deaths Surge To Fourth Highest In The World

Deaths in Mexico from the coronavirus pandemic have crossed 35,000, with the Latin American country overtaking Italy for the world's fourth-highest total deaths. Mexico on Sunday recorded 276 additional...

COVID-19: Hong Kong To Suspend All Schools Due To Spike In Cases

Hong Kong's Education Bureau announced the suspension of all schools from Monday after a spike in locally transmitted coronavirus cases that has fuelled fears of a renewed community spread in the city.

COVID-19: SA Cases Pass 200,000

Coronavirus cases in South Africa have passed the 200,000 mark. Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said four provinces were at risk of a surge adding that a lockdown for the...