Indian states witnessing millions of migrant labourers returning from the big cities are recording rising coronavirus infections, officials said on Tuesday, fearing that the pandemic could spread through villages
Russia on Tuesday recorded its highest daily coronavirus death toll of 174 but said more than 12,000 people had also recovered over the past 24 hours.
The German government is planning to lift a travel warning for tourists for 31 European countries from June 15, ending an unprecedented directive against all international travel.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he will not allow students to go back to school until a coronavirus vaccine is available, even as some countries resume in-person classes.
More than 5.5 million cases of the new coronavirus have been officially declared in the world, more than two-thirds of them in Europe and the United States, according to a tally compiled by AFP from official sources as of 0740 GMT on Tuesday.
Fujifilm Holdings Corp will continue research on Avigan into June, Japan's government said on Tuesday, effectively dashing hopes by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that the drug would be approved as a Covid-19 treatment this month.
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd said on Tuesday it will begin a new clinical trial in India to test a combination of two anti-viral drugs, favipiravir and umifenovir, as a potential Covid-19 treatment.
President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan, while congratulating the nation on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, have urged the people to keep adhering to the precautionary measures as the whole world is being ravaged by the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that Kashmir is a disputed territory and that any attempt to challenge the “disputed” status, including any political and military thought related to aggression, will be responded with full national resolve and military might.
The pilot of the ill-fated Pakistan International Airline (PIA) plane that crashed a couple of days ago had ignored warnings from air traffic control about the plane’s height and speed as the aircraft approached for landing.