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    chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-07-09 08:30

    The novel coronavirus has spread across China and beyond.

    July 10

    Outside China

    - Bolivia's interim president Jeanine Anez said she has tested positive for the novel coronavirus

    China

    - Chinese mainland adds four COVID-19 cases on Thursday, all imported

    July 9

    China

    - Chinese mainland reports 9 confirmed COVID-19 cases, all imported

    Outside China

    The latest figures reported by each government's health authority as of July 9, 2020.

    - Global confirmed COVID-19 cases topped 12,012,000, passing the 12 million mark, according to Johns Hopkins University

    - The number of new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Tokyo surged to 224, the highest since the outbreak of the virus hit the capital

    - US adds 55,000 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours (Read more)

    - White House pushes to reopen schools as US COVID-19 cases top 3 mln (Read more)

    - France prepares for new coronavirus outbreak with targeted lockdown: PM (Read more)

    July 8

    China

    People read at a library in Xingtai of north China's Hebei Province, July 8, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

    Chinese mainland reports 7 confirmed COVID-19 cases, all imported

    Outside China

    - Global COVID-19 deaths surpass 540,000: Johns Hopkins University

    - WHO experts to travel to China to research origin of COVID-19 (Read more)

    - US formally starts withdrawal from WHO (Read more)

    - California coronavirus cases surge more than 10,000 in single day (Read more)

    - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro says he has tested positive for COVID-19 (Read more)

    July 7

    Outside China

    - US COVID-19 cases surpass 2.9 mln, deaths top 130,000: Johns Hopkins University (Read more)

    - More than 5 million residents of Melbourne will be locked down for six weeks after coronavirus cases surged in Australia's second-biggest city (Read more)

    - India's death toll from the coronavirus pandemic surpassed 20,000 and case numbers surged

    - US Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms tests positive for coronavirus (Read more)

    - New York City entered phase three of reopening on Monday without resuming indoor dining (Read more)

    - Italy's COVID-19 trend slightly up, local gov'ts move to prevent possible outbreaks (Read more)

    China

    Candidates to take the national college entrance examination, or gaokao, walk into a test site at a high school in Beijing on July 7, 2020. Students should have their temperature checked before entering test sites and wear masks throughout the exams. [Photo by Wang Zhuangfei/China Daily]

    - Chinese mainland reports 8 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, all imported

    - Beijing reports zero increase in confirmed domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases

    July 6

    Outside China

    - Italy eyes measures to tap down COVID-19 hotspots, overall situation continues to improve (Read more)

    - NHS anniversary celebrated in UK with nationwide clap (Read more)

    - Mississippi house speaker tests positive for COVID-19 (Read more)

    - Havana reopens after easing of three-month restrictions (Read more)

    - US FDA commissioner refuses to offer COVID-19 vaccine timing (Read more)

    - British govt allows selected sporting events to exempt from quarantine (Read more)

    - Sri Lanka reopens parks, zoos and botanical gardens

    China

    A member of staff prepares at an exam site in Jiangbei District, southwest China's Chongqing, July 6, 2020. This year's gaokao, or the national college entrance exam will start on July 7. [Photo/Xinhua]

    - Chinese mainland reports 4 new COVID-19 cases, 1 locally transmitted from Beijing and 3 imported

    - China delivers anti-coronavirus medical aid to Arab League

    July 5

    Outside China

    - WHO discontinues hydroxychloroquine, lopinavir/ritonavir trial for COVID-19 treatment (Read more)

    - Portuguese PM says recovering economy to be 'a long way' (Read more)

    - Cambodia postpones 13th ASEM Summit to mid-2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic (Read more)

    - National Gallery among first London museums to reopen after coronavirus closure (Read more)

    - WHO reports record single-day surge in global COVID-19 cases (Read more)

    China

    A child reads a book at a bookstore in Dingzhou, north China's Hebei Province, July 5, 2020. (Xinhua

    - Chinese mainland reports 8 new COVID-19 cases, 2 locally transmitted in Beijing and 6 imported (Read more)

    - Beijing COVID-19 resurgence stabilizes (Read more)

    July 4

    Outside China

    - Global COVID-19 cases top 11m: Johns Hopkins University (Read more)

    - Russian authorities said that 168 people had died in the last 24 hours, bringing the official death toll to 10,027

    - England's pubs, restaurants and hairdressers reopen as lockdown eases (Read more)

    China

    - Chinese mainland reports 3 new COVID-19 cases, 1 locally transmitted from Beijing and 2 imported (Read more)

    July 3

    China

    Cleaners disinfect a classroom at Beijing No 12 Middle School in the capital's Fengtai district on July 3, 2020 to ensure a safe testing site during the coronavirus pandemic. About 660 students are preparing to take the national college entrance examination from Tuesday to Friday at the school, the largest exam venue in the district. In Beijing, 49,225 people will take the crucial examination. FU TIAN/CHINA NEWS AGENCY

    - Chinese mainland reports 5 new COVID-19 cases, 2 locally transmitted from Beijing and 3 imported (Read more)

    - Nucleic acid tests no longer required for those in low-risk areas to depart Beijing starting July 4 (Read more)

    Outside China

    - The US notched more than 53,000 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours Thursday: Johns Hopkins University

    - US buys nearly all available supplies of Remdesivir for next three months (Read more)

    - Texas makes face masks mandatory (Read more)

    - Sewage may offer clues to virus origin (Read more)

    - Asian Americans report more than 800 hate incidents in California during COVID-19 pandemic (Read more)

    - COVID-19 hospitalizations drop below 1,000 in Italy

    - COVID-19 situation grim in Mideast, LatAm nations, while Europe plans economic recovery (Read more)

    July 2

    China

    A volunteer takes the temperature of a resident at a residential community in Haidian district, Beijing, on June 30, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

    - Chinese mainland reports 3 new COVID-19 cases, 1 locally transmitted from Beijing and 2 from overseas (Read more)

    Outside China

    - UN Security Council adopts resolution on COVID-19 (Read more)

    - Brazil topped 60,000 deaths from the novel coronavirus and extended a temporary ban on the entry of foreigners for another 30 days (Read more)

    - US sees record 52,000 new virus cases in 24 hours: Johns Hopkins

    - California rolls back reopening, steps up enforcement as coronavirus surges (Read more)

    - COVID-19 cases surpass 600,000-mark in India, death toll rises to 17,834

    July 1

    China

    People wait to provide samples for nucleic acid tests for novel coronavirus in Beijing on June 28, 2020. [Photo by Feng Yongbin/China Daily]

    - Chinese mainland reports 3 new COVID-19 cases, all locally transmitted in Beijing (Read more)

    Outside China

    WHO warned that the worst is yet to come in the pandemic as global cases and death tolls climbed

    - EU adopted a recommendation to lift entry restrictions for residents of some third countries starting Wednesday, and the United States is noticeably shut out (Read more)

    - Fauci warns US COVID-19 cases could 'go up to 100,000 per day' (Read more)

    - Poland resumes flights to 8 non-EU countries (Read more)

    - Canada extends ban on most foreign travellers to July 31 (Read more)

    - New COVID-19 cases in Tokyo top 50 for 5th straight day, concerns mount over virus' resurgence

    June 30

    China

    A medical worker collects a throat swab from a citizen at a nucleic acid testing site in Yangpu district in Shanghai, on June 23, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

    - Chinese mainland reports 19 new COVID-19 cases, including 7 locally transmitted in Beijing

    Outside China

    - WHO says living with COVID-19 to be new normal as global cases top 10 mln (Read more)

    - The United States recorded at least 42,000 coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, as the country confronts a rapid surge in the disease (Read more)

    - New York governor calls on Trump to mandate Americans wear masks (Read more)

    - The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the African continent reached 382,652

    - Iran's COVID-19 cases exceed 225,000; Saudi Arabia reports nearly 4,000 daily new cases for consecutive days

    June 29

    China

    He, the first COVID-19 patient to recover from an infection is related to the Beijing Xinfadi wholesale market, is discharged from Beijing Ditan Hospital on June 29, 2020. [Photo by Yan Tong/for chinadaily.com.cn]

    - Chinese mainland reports 12 new COVID-19 cases, 7 locally transmitted from Beijing and 5 imported

    Outside China

    - Global COVID-19 cases top 10 million and deaths surpass 500,000, Johns Hopkins University data shows

    - With increasing infections, Mideast states strive to stave off COVID-19 resurgence (Read more)

    - COVID-19 spike hits most US western states after reopening (Read more)

    - Italy's coronavirus data still positive despite cluster outbreaks in 11 hotspots (Read more)

    - Japan will not declare another state of emergency, despite more than 100 new coronavirus cases being reported (Read more)

    - Researchers at the University of Barcelona say they have detected the presence of the novel coronavirus in waste water samples collected in Barcelona on March 12, 2019 (Read more)

    June 28

    China

    Beijing's first air-inflated testing lab, called the Huoyan, was put into use in Daxing district on June 23, 2020. [Photos by Feng Yongbin/China Daily]

     - Beijing has conducted nucleic acid testing for 7.69 million people, with more than 8.3 million samples collected, said an official with the city's work group on COVID-19 control and prevention on Sunday.

    - Chinese mainland reports 17 new COVID-19 cases, including 14 locally transmitted in Beijing.

    Outside China

    - US COVID-19 cases surpass 2.5 mln - Johns Hopkins University (Read more)

    - US Florida sets new daily record for COVID-19 cases (Read more)

    - EU poised to bar US travelers as bloc reopens in July (Read more)

    - Britons to be allowed to go on Europe holidays from July 6 (Read more)

    June 27

    China

    - Mosquitoes and flies cannot transmit novel coronavirus, China CDC expert says

    - The Beijing Municipal Commerce Bureau has revised the guidelines for hair and beauty salons during the epidemic to protect themselves and customers from getting infected (Read more)

    - Chinese mainland reports 21 new COVID-19 cases, including 17 locally transmitted in Beijing

    Outside China

    - Up to 20m in US may be infected with virus (Read more)

    June 26

    China

    - Chinese mainland reports 13 new COVID-19 cases, including 11 locally transmitted in Beijing (Read more)

    Outside China

    - As of Thursday morning, 307,980 people have tested positive for the disease in Britain, a daily increase of 1,118

    - Egypt confirmed on Thursday 1,569 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total cases registered in the country since mid-February to 61,130

    - California reported 5,349 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, down from a high of 7,149 one day before

    - Total COVID-19 deaths surpassed the 15,000-mark in India on Friday, reaching 15,301, as total cases reached 490,401

    June 25

    Outside China

    - Russia has confirmed 7,113 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, raising its total number of infections to 613,994, its coronavirus response center said in a statement on Thursday.

    China

    People wearing protective masks visit a former industrial park that has been converted to an art district on the Dragon Boat Festival holiday in Beijing, on June 25, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

    - Chinese mainland reports 19 new COVID-19 cases, including 13 locally transmitted in Beijing (Read more)

    June 24

    Outside China

    - Global coronavirus cases exceed 9.1 million: Johns Hopkins University

    - UK abandons 2-meter social distance rule (Read more)

    - Portugal needs to 'reactivate' economy to create jobs: PM (Read more)

    - Argentine authorities call for greater efforts from public to battle pandemic (Read more)

    - Urgent action needed for 600m South Asian children threatened by COVID-19: UNICEF (Read more)

    - New daily COVID-19 cases in US Texas surpass 5,000 for 1st time: Governor

    China 

    A man wearing a face mask walks past sealed freezers containing seafood products at a supermarket in Beijing, on June 19, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

    - No need to quarantine people from low-risk areas in Beijing: National Health Commission

    - China's daily nucleic acid testing capacity tops 3m; Chinese medical institutions had carried out 90.41 million nucleic acid tests as of June 22: National Health Commission (Read more)

    - Chinese mainland reports 12 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday with 9 domestically-transmitted cases

    June 23

    Outside China

    - Tennis world number one Novak Djokovic says he has tested positive for coronavirus, joining a slew of other infected players who took part in an exhibition tennis tournament in the Balkans (Read more)

    - Global confirmed COVID-19 cases topped 9 million on Monday, reaching 9,003,042: Johns Hopkins University

    - England to reopen pubs and ditch 2 meter rule (Read more)

    - WHO expert says COVID-19 well-established at global level (Read more)

    - Flu-like illness surveillance reveals spike in undetected US COVID-19 cases in March (Read more)

    - 2 more Trump campaign staffers at Tulsa rally test positive for coronavirus (Read more)

    - US COVID-19 deaths surpass 120,000 amid soaring new cases (Read more)

    - Saudi Arabia says to limit number of Hajj pilgrims over coronavirus concerns (Read more)

    China

    Staff members in protective suits stand in front of mobile laboratories for nucleic acid testing, at a sports centre in Daxing district in Beijing, on June 23, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

    - Beijing's large-scale cultural and tourism activities for Dragon Boat Festival moved online (Read more)

    - Chinese mainland reports 22 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, with 13 domestically-transmitted cases, all in Beijing

    - Beijing reported 13 newly confirmed domestically-transmitted COVID-19 cases, 2 suspected cases and one asymptomatic cases Monday

    - 2.34 million Beijing residents tested for virus between June 12-22 (Read more)

    June 22

    Outside China

    - Germany's meat processing company outbreak infects 1,331 (Read more)

    - Aussie state scraps easing of COVID-19 restrictions after spike in cases (Read more)

    - Italy's coronavirus outbreak weakens with lowest one-day deaths since March 2

    - COVID-19 cases surpass 400,000, deaths cross 13,000-mark in India

    - COVID-19 cases surge in several US states as reopening efforts continue (Read more)

    - The number of COVID-19 cases has totaled 173,324 in the US state of California as it recorded its highest single-day spike in coronavirus infections on Sunday

    - Over 40 mysterious respiratory deaths in California could rewrite narrative of COVID-19: report (Read more)

    - Iran's COVID-19 cases nudge 205,000 as Turkey's tally exceeds 187,000 (Read more)

    China

    People eat food with partitions on tables in a restaurant in Beijing, on June 22, 2020.[Photo/Agencies]

    - Reports of coronavirus infection drop in Beijing (Read more)

    - Beijing doubles daily nucleic acid testing capacity to over 230,000 (Read more)

    - Chinese mainland reports 18 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, with 9 in Beijing (Read more)

    - A site to collect samples for nucleic acid tests in a makeshift program has been built within 70 hours at the Peking Union Medical College Hospital (Read more)

    June 21

    China

    A man receives a nucleic acid test at a testing site in a residential community in Beijing, on June 21, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

    - Chinese mainland reports 26 new COVID-19 cases, with 25 locally transmitted and 1 from overseas (Read more)

    - The Beijing branch of food corporation PepsiCo suspended operations after one employee was confirmed as a COVID-19 patient on June 15 (Read more)

    Outside China

    - Global cases top 8.7 million: Johns Hopkins University

    - COVID-19 cases surpass 400,000, deaths cross 13,000-mark in India (Read more)

    - COVID-19 cases in Brazil surpass 1 million amid ballooning caseload (Read more)

    June 20

    China

    Residents undergo nucleic acid tests for COVID-19 at a stadium in Beijing's Xicheng district on June 15. [Photo by Zou Hong/China Daily]

    - China to include COVID-19 testing in medical insurance

    - Beijing's outbreak data shared with world (Read more)

    Beijing reported 22 newly confirmed domestically-transmitted COVID-19 cases, four suspected cases and two asymptomatic cases Friday.

    Over 2m Beijing residents tested so far amid infections (Read more)

    Outside China

    - Washington D.C. to begin phase two of reopening next week (Read more)

    - EU leaders enter tough negotiation for massive recovery plan (Read more)

    - French govt allows fans back into stadiums from July 10, with an initial limit of 5,000 (Read more)

    June 19

    China

    -Chinese mainland reports 32 new cases on Thursday, with 25 in Beijing.

    - Students from moderate- to high-risk regions of coronavirus infections should wear masks when taking the national college entrance exam (Read more)

    - Although initial analysis showed the virus strain was from Europe, the Beijing strain is older than existing strains in prevalence in Europe at present : CDC researcher (Read more)

    - Customs inspections find no virus in imported food since Beijing outbreak (Read more)

    Outside China

    - Global COVID-19 deaths surpass 450,000: Johns Hopkins University

    - Influential COVID-19 model raises forecasts to over 200,000 deaths in US by Oct 1 (Read more)

    - Germany reports 770 new COVID-19 cases after slaughterhouse outbreak (Read more)

    - Johnson, Macron hold first face-to-face talks since coronavirus pandemic started (Read more)

    - EU leaders mull COVID-19 recovery plan but divisions remain

    - Turkey steps up measures against COVID-19 amid resurgence of cases (Read more)

    - Governor orders all Californians to wear face coverings in public (Read more)

    June 18

    Workers disinfect a waiting area in Beijing Railway Station on Thursday. [Photo by Zou Hong/China Daily]

    China

    - Chinese mainland reports 28 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, with 21 in Beijing.

    - Beijing closes workplaces, restaurants, hotels in high-risk areas (Read more)

    - Beijing restricting people from leaving the city doesn’t mean the capital is locked down - official (Read more)

    - An elementary student in Xicheng district tests positive for coronavirus

    Outside China

    - Global coronavirus cases exceed 8.3 million: Johns Hopkins University

    - WHO chief highlights China-Africa cooperation on COVID-19 fight (Read more)

    - Kazakhstan's first president Nursultan Nazarbayev has self-isolated after testing positive for COVID-19 (Read more)

    - Several US states hit record highs for COVID-19 cases

    - Italy's active COVID-19 infections drop to lowest level since mid-March (Read more)

    - EU plans to speed up COVID-19 vaccine development through advance purchase (Read more)

    - Turkey not to consider lockdown despite increasing COVID-19 cases: Minister (Read more)

    June 17

    China

    - Beijing reports 31 new COVID-19 cases

    - As of 9:10 am, two airports in Beijing have cancelled 1,255 flights, nearly 70 percent of all scheduled trips (Read more)

    - The national railway operator will allow passengers who booked train tickets in and out of Beijing as of Tuesday to refund tickets without charging fees. (Read more)

    - Beijing prepares for both online, offline schooling next semester

    Outside China

    - Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez says he has been diagnosed with novel coronavirus (Read more)

    - Mexico, US extend ban on non-essential cross-border travel amid pandemic (Read more)

    - Powell: US economy faced with 'uncertainty' (Read more)

    - German govt launches official COVID-19 warning app (Read more)

    - Chilean govt proposes more economic aid for poorest in pandemic (Read more)

    - Poland resumes EU passenger air service, COVID-19 cases top 30,000 (Read more)

    June 16

    COVID-19 patients rest at a ward in Beijing Ditan Hospital in Beijing, June 16, 2020. [Photo by Cheng Gong/chinadaily.com.cn]

    China

    - Beijing will raise its public health emergency response from the third to the second level (Read more)

    - Starting Wednesday Beijing halts return to campus, resumes online courses for middle, primary school students; suspends college students' return to campus

    -Beijing asks libraries, museums, parks to limit visitors up to 30 percent of full flow

    - Beijing halts cross-province group tours

    - Chinese mainland reports 40 new COVID-19 cases, of them 27 being locally transmitted in Beijing

    - Wuhan clears all asymptomatic cases of novel coronavirus (Read more)

    - Beijing plans to roll out sweeping nucleic acid tests for residents living near a produce market in the capital's Xicheng district, after a market employee was confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 on Sunday (Read more)

    - Shanghai to quarantine those arriving from local high- and medium-risk zones (Read more)

    Outside China

    - Global confirmed COVID-19 cases topped 8 million, reaching 8,001,138: Johns Hopkins University

    - WHO working closely with China over COVID-19 cases (Read more)

    - European nations relax border controls with vigilance while gearing up to cut tourism fallout (Read more)

    - FDA revokes emergency use of anti-malaria drugs for COVID-19 (Read more)

    - Italy's reconstruction chief outlines three pillars to post-pandemic era (Read more)

    - COVID-19 causes much more hospitalizations, deaths for patients with underlying conditions: CDC (Read more)

    June 15

    China

    Residents undergo nucleic acid tests for COVID-19 on Monday night at a stadium in Beijing's Xicheng district. [Photo by Zou Hong/China Daily]

    - Chinese mainland reports 49 new COVID-19 cases, of them 36 being locally transmitted in Beijing

    - Zhou Yuqing, deputy head of southern Beijing's Fengtai district, has been removed from the post for "failing" in his duty to prevent and control COVID-19 (Read more)

    - Beijing completes nucleic acid testing sampling collection of 29,386 people who visited Xinfadi market over past 14 days (Read more)

    - Beijing municipal authorities announced on Monday that up to 76,499 persons in the city received nucleic acid testing on Sunday, and 59 have tested positive (Read more)

    Outside China

    - Global coronavirus cases exceed 7.8 million: Johns Hopkins University

    - UK reports lowest daily deaths, France 'turns page of first act of crisis' (Read more)

    - WHO says blood donation key to strengthening COVID-19 response (Read more)

    - Spain will reopen its frontiers with the European Union countries - with the exception of Portugal - on June 21, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez says (Read more)

    - Argentine president 'concerned' by rise in COVID-19 cases (Read more)

    - UNICEF delivers COVID-19 medical equipment to Yemen's Sanaa (Read more)

    June 14

    China

    Residents undergo nucleic acid tests at a stadium in Beijing's Xicheng district on Sunday. DU YANG/CHINA NEWS SERVICE

    - Beijing reports 8 new COVID-19 cases between midnight and 7:00 am on Sunday, all linked to Xinfadi market (Read more)

    - Tianjin and Hebei province, Beijing's two neighbors, have taken measures to enhance prevention and control measures to lower the infection risk for the novel coronavirus, after the capital reported local infected cases in recent days (Read more)

    - Beijing has demanded that hospitals offer more tests to screen fever patients for novel coronavirus infections as the city began to register new cases after a weeks-long lull (Read more)

    - Chinese mainland reported 57 new COVID-19 cases, including 36 locally transmitted cases in Beijing and two in the northeastern province of Liaoning. (Read more)

    The 19 imported cases were found in Guangdong province (17), Shanghai (1) and Chongqing (1). (Read more)

    - Guangdong province reports 17 imported cases and four asymptomatic patients on Saturday. (Read more)

    - China Southern flight CZ392 from Dhaka to Guangzhou was suspended for 4 weeks, after 17 passengers onboard were tested for coronavirus. (Read more)

    - Two new COVID-19 cases reported in NE China's Liaoning province (Read more)

    Outside China

    The latest figures released by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University at 1000 GMT, June 14.

    - Russia has recorded 8,835 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking its total to 528,964 (Read more)

    - Bangkok's nighttime entertainment venues remain temporarily closed despite end of curfew

    June 13

    Outside China

    - Indian state crosses 100,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19

    - Africa's confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 225,000 mark

    - Poland reopens EU borders after 3-month lockdown

    China

    Tourists have fun at the Ocean Park in Hong Kong, China, June 13, 2020. Hong Kong's iconic theme park Ocean Park resumed operations on Saturday after being temporarily closed for more than four months due to the COVID-19 epidemic. To ensure the health and safety of visitors, employees and animals, the maximum instantaneous in-park capacity will be reduced to 9,000 people, 25 percent of the usual level, in the first two weeks following the reopening. [Photo/Xinhua]

    - Chinese mainland reports 11 new COVID-19 cases, 5 imported and 6 local cases in Beijing.

    Liaoning reports 2 new asymptomatic COVID-19 cases (Read more)

    June 12

    Outside China

    - Global coronavirus cases exceed 7.4 million: Johns Hopkins University

    - India's COVID-19 cases surge to overtake the number of cases in the UK, making it the world's fourth-worst affected country 

    - An influential COVID-19 model produced by the University of Washington has revised its projections, forecasting nearly 170,000 COVID-19 deaths in the United States by Oct 1 (Read more)

    - US biotech firm Moderna expects to begin a phase-3 study of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate in July (Read more)

    - Winter raises risk for COVID-19 spread in Southern Hemisphere: Australian microbiologist (Read more)

    China

    People visit the ninth Central China International Auto Expo in Zhengzhou, capital of Central China's Henan province, June 12, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

    - Chinese mainland reports seven new COVID-19 cases Thursday, six imported and one local (Read more)

    - Two new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Beijing's Fengtai district, senior district official says

    June 11

    Outside China

    - Global coronavirus cases exceed 7.3 million: Johns Hopkins University

    - US COVID-19 cases surpass 2 million: Johns Hopkins University 

    - WHO calls for more research on asymptomatic transmission of COVID-19 (Read more)

    - Latin America's coronavirus crisis reached a new milestone with total deaths exceeding 70,000 (Read more)

    - Some European Union member states have announced new steps to reopen their borders with the improvement of the COVID-19 situation (Read more)

    - France to enter four-month transition after state of emergency ends on July 10: gov't (Read more)

    - Canada, US discuss extension of cross-border restriction to non-essential visits (Read more)

    China

    Face masks are displayed in the Guangzhou international medical protective supplies fair at Poly World Trade Center Expo in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong province, June 10, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

    - Chinese mainland reports 11 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, all imported (Read more)

    June 10

    Outside China

    - Studies show people with the coronavirus are most infectious just at the point when they first begin to feel unwell, WHO experts said (Read more)

    - Gilead's remdesivir prevents lung damage in COVID-19 study on monkeys (Read more)

    - New study shows temperature, humidity, surface affecting coronavirus survival time (Read more)

    - More than half US states may undercount COVID-19 cases: media report (Read more)

    - AMC Entertainment reports 2.17-bln-USD quarterly loss amid pandemic (Read more)

    - National Guard troops in Washington DC test positive for COVID-19 (Read more)

    - Surge sees Iran back atop Middle East cases (Read more)

    - Global coronavirus cases exceed 7.1 million: Johns Hopkins University

    - Lockdowns in 11 European countries may have prevented over 3 million deaths: Study (Read more)

    China

    Passengers check in for a flight from Wuhan, Hubei province, to Beijing on June 9, 2020. As the infection risks in Wuhan remain low, and since Beijing lowered its emergency response to the epidemic, flights between the two cities resumed on the day. [Photo by Xiao Xi/For China Daily]

    - Chinese mainland reports three new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, all imported (Read more)

    June 9

    Outside China

    - WHO urges health precautions at mass gatherings (Read more)

    - Researchers find that face coverings and masks reduced the spread of the virus by up to 80 percent (Read more)

    - New study shows northern California's COVID-19 resulted from multiple virus strains (Read more)

    China

    Community workers take the temperature of a resident in a residential community in Shulan, Jilin province, on June 9, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

    - Chinese mainland reports 3 new COVID-19 cases Monday, all imported

    - Beijing cleared all its domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases as the last patient was cured and discharged from hospital on Monday (Read more)

    June 8

    Outside China

    - Global confirmed COVID-19 cases reach 7,007,948 as of 0233 GMT on Monday, with a death toll of 402,709 - Johns Hopkins University

    - The number of COVID-19 deaths in the US topped 110,000, reaching 110,028: Johns Hopkins University

    - The number of confirmed COVID-19 positive cases across the African continent reached 183,474

    - Trials for hydroxychloroquine as virus treatment resume after study retracted (Read more)

    - New York starts to shake off virus; Europe recovering (Read more)

    - COVID-19 cases exceed 170,000 in Iran, Turkey; Saudi Arabia's tally surpasses 100,000 (Read more)

    - Pakistan's confirmed COVID-19 cases cross 100,000 mark

    - New Zealand will drop social distancing restrictions form midnight on Monday as it moves to a level 1 national alert from Level 2 (Read more)

    China

    Pedestrians pass by a jewelry store on the Han Street of Wuhan, capital of Central China's Hubei province, on March 30. [Provided to China Daily]

    - Chinese mainland reports four new imported COVID-19 cases Sunday (Read more)

    - Nine COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals on Chinese mainland (Read more)

    June 7

    China

    Residents purchase fruit and dessert in a night market in Baocheng Road in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei province, on June 1, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

    - Chinese mainland reports six new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, all but one from overseas [Read more]

    Outside China

    - Global COVID-19 deaths surpassed 400,000, reaching 400,225 as of 7:33 am (1133 GMT), according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University

    - Places of worship in New York state in the US will be permitted to reopen with 25 percent occupancy during phase two of reopening; Places of worship in the state's seven regions that are already in phase two will open on Sunday

    - British places of worship to reopen partly on June 15

    - Film, TV productions in California permitted to resume from June 12

    - COVID-19 cases nudge 170,000 in Iran, Turkey with different speed

    June 6

    Outside China

    - Spanish govt to levy fines on violators of face mask rules (Read more)

    - WHO upgraded its guidance on the use of face masks for control of the COVID-19 disease as the global pandemic continues to spread across Latin America (Read more)

    - Italy confirms downward trend in new infections, facemasks ready for high school exams (Read more)

    - UN preparing for gradual reopening of headquarters in New York (Read more)

    China

    A student (1st, L) goes through procedures to move to his dormitory at Tsinghua University in Beijing, capital of China, June 6, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

    - Chinese scientists have launched a phase I clinical trial for the world's first neutralizing antibody treatment against COVID-19 (Read more)

    - Graduating students of universities in Beijing return to campuses (Read more)

    - Beijing lowers its public health emergency response from the second to the third level starting on June 6 (Read more)

    - Beijing to resume municipal sports after emergency response lowered (Read more)

    - Chinese mainland reported three new COVID-19 cases on June 5, all imported

    June 5

    Outside China

    - 'Historic commitments' at Global Vaccine Summit as $8.8b pledged (Read more)

    - European Central Bank pumps $675 billion into pandemic fund (Read more)

    - Italy confirms downward trend in new infections, facemasks ready for high school exams (Read more)

    - UK PM urges funding, global cooperation in virtual Global Vaccine Summit (Read more)

    - COVID-19 pandemic still threatening Canadians' health, Trudeau says (Read more)

    China

    Visitors watch sea animals at Beijing Aquarium on June 5, 2020. [Photo by Zou Hong/chinadaily.com.cn]

    - Chinese mainland reports 5 new COVID-19 cases, all from overseas (Read more)

    - The remaining confirmed cases in Hubei have been reduced to zero (Read more)

    June 4

    Outside China

    - WHO especially worried about Central and South America: WHO chief (Read more)

    - US Senate sends small business loan reform bill to Trump (Read more)

    - Germany unveils 130-billion-euro stimulus package to boost virus-hit economy (Read more)

     Turkey does not expect second wave of COVID-19: Health minister (Read more)

    - WHO resumes hydroxycholorquine trial after 'threat' queried (Read more)

    - Spanish parliament approves sixth extension of State of Alarm (Read more)

    China

    Visitors dressed in Tibetan attire walk in front of the Potala Palace on June 4, 2020. [Photo by Palden Nyima/chinadaily.com.cn]

    - China will allow domestic and overseas airlines to increase the number of international passenger flights in and out of the country if the epidemic risks are controllable: Civil Aviation Administration of China (Read more)

    - Chinese mainland reports one imported new COVID-19 infection on Wednesday (Read more)

    June 3

    Outside China

    - New Zealand could return to normal life as early as next week (Read more)

    - Brazil registered another record number of novel coronavirus deaths over the last 24 hours: 1,262 deaths

    - Mexican health authorities reported an additional 3,891 cases of the novel coronavirus, a new record of daily cases, and 470 more deaths

    - Mass protests in US may speed up COVID-19 transmission (Read more)

    - COVID-19 RNA in wastewater reflects epidemic situation: Finnish study (Read more)

    China

    People visit Qianmen Street in Beijing, capital of China, June 3, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

    - The city of Mudanjiang, Heilongjiang province, is prepared to conduct coronavirus tests across the city

    - Shulan, a county-level city administered by Jilin city in Jilin province, has been downgraded to low-risk for COVID-19 (Read more)

    - Chinese mainland reports one imported new COVID-19 infection on Tuesday (Read more)

    June 2

    Outside China

    - The number of COVID-19 cases in the US tops 1.8 million, reaching 1,804,206: Johns Hopkins University

    - US health experts and government officials warned that large street protests over racial inequities and excessive police force could worsen the spread of the coronavirus

    - Russia will start giving patients its first drug approved to treat COVID-19 next week (Read more)

    - Poland scraps school reopening plan as COVID-19 cases top 24,000 (Read more)

    - COVID-19 has not changed in terms of transmissibility or severity: WHO officials (Read more)

    - Mexico's coronavirus death toll surpasses 10,000

    - Chile's cases exceed 100,000

    China

    A teacher measures a student's body temperature at a primary school in East China's Shanghai, June 2, 2020. More students in the Shanghai Municipality returned to school as public kindergartens and the first to third grades of primary schools reopened on Tuesday. [Photo/Xinhua]

    - A woman surnamed Li who hid her health condition from flight crew and tested positive for COVD-19 after arriving in Beijing on a flight from the US in March has been detained (Read more)

    - Chinese mainland reports 5 new COVID-19 cases, all from overseas (Read more)

    - Eight COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals on Chinese mainland

    - After nearly 10 million tests in Wuhan, no confirmed cases but 300 asymptomatic patients (Read more)

    June 1

    Outside China

    - Brazil's COVID-19 cases top 500,000, death toll nears 30,000 (Read more)

    - Egypt sees daily record of 1,536 COVID-19 infections, tally nears 25,000 (Read more)

    - China extends help in Jordan, Sudan to fight COVID-19 (Read more)

    - COVID-19 hotspots in South Africa may be placed on higher alert level: president (Read more)

    China

    Children participate in a family event at a kindergarten in Nanming district of Guiyang, Southwest China's Guizhou province, June 1, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

    - Wuhan reports no new asymptomatic patients on Sunday for first time

    - Chinese mainland reports 16 new COVID-19 cases, all from overseas

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