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The novel coronavirus has spread across China and beyond.

Sept 19

Outside China

The latest figures reported by each government's health authority as of Sept 19, 2020.

China

Latest data released by National Health Commission by midnight, Sept 18, 2020.

- Chinese mainland reports 14 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, all imported (Read more)

- Beijing reports a new imported COVID-19 case on Saturday, says local authority (Read more)

Sept 18

Outside China

Global COVID-19 cases surpass 30 million - WHO (Read more)

- COVID-19 expanding risks to peace everywhere, warns UN chief

- US Texas announces COVID-19 restrictions will be loosened in most areas of the state from Monday

China

- Chinese mainland reports 32 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, all imported (Read more)

Sept 17

Outside China

- UN chief urges intl community to come together to defeat COVID-19

- COVID-19 vaccine for US public likely available in 2021, says CDC director (Read more)

- Aussie PM reveals plan for gas-led recovery from COVID-19 recession (Read more)

China

A woman wearing a face mask walks with an umbrella in Lujiazui financial district in Pudong in Shanghai, on Sept 17, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

Chinese mainland reports 9 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, all imported

Sept 16

Outside China

- India's COVID-19 tally surpassed the 5 million mark, said latest data released by the federal health ministry (Read more)

- Europe will face a rising death toll from the coronavirus during the fall, WHO has warned (Read more)

- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls on the international community to get united and find a vaccine that is accessible to all (Read more)

- Brazil once again exceeds 1,000 daily deaths from COVID-19

China

People wearing face masks are seen in a subway in Shanghai on Sept 16, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

Chinese mainland reports 12 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, all imported (Read more)

Sept 15

Outside China 

- Responsible leadership, good citizenship key determinants of COVID-19's impact: UN report (Read more)

- Over 88,000 COVID-19 cases reported at universities across US: report (Read more)

- Brazil's COVID-19 death toll surpassed 132,000 after 381 more patients died of the COVID-19 in the past 24 hours

China

Customers choose the ingredients for their meal at a Hope Tree restaurant in Beijing, on Sept 4, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

Chinese mainland reports 8 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, all imported (Read more)

Sept 14

Outside China

- US COVID-19 cases surpass 6.5 mln, according to Johns Hopkins University

- UK coronavirus cases soar by more than 3,000 in highest Sunday rise since May (Read more)

- COVID-19 vaccine possible ready by Q1, 2021: Indian official (Read more)

China

A medical professional puts on a pair of gloves at the community testing center for the COVID-19 in Hong Kong, on Sept 1, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

- Chinese mainland reports 10 new COVID-19 cases, all imported (Read more)

Sept 13

Outside China 

- AstraZeneca resumes UK trials of COVID-19 vaccine halted by patient illness (Read more)

- About 8 mln Britons face tighter lockdown rules as UK reaches 'critical time' in virus fight (Read more)

- Iran's COVID-19 cases near 400,000; UAE daily new cases hit record high of 1,007

China 

Chinese mainland reports 10 new COVID-19 cases, all imported

Sept 12

Outside China

Weddings on boats, outdoor concerts, festivals banned in Istanbul to curb COVID-19 (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 6 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, all imported

- Deaths from COVID-19 climb to 100 in Hong Kong (Read more)

Sept 11

Outside China

- Global COVID-19 cases top 28 million: Johns Hopkins University

- New research shows COVID-19 may have been in LA before China announces its outbreak (Read more)

- UK universities prepare to reopen amid coronavirus-related uncertainty (Read more)

- Israel to impose full nationwide lockdown due to jump in COVID-19 morbidity (Read more)

China

A staff member of China's telecom giant Huawei presents its self-developed chip technology at the 10th China Smart City and Intelligent Economy Expo in Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang province, Sept 11, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

- Chinese mainland reports 15 new COVID-19 cases, all imported (Read more)

Sept 10

Outside China

- Global deaths surpass 900,000 -- Johns Hopkins University (Read more)

- AstraZeneca pauses coronavirus vaccine trial as participant illness investigated (Read more)

- France registered 8,577 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, the second biggest daily increase since the epidemic outbreak in the country

- UK PM tightens social distancing rules in England (Read more)

- New Aussie software tracks COVID-19 mutations that threaten vaccine efficacy (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 7 new imported COVID-19 cases (Read more)

Sept 9

Outside China

- COVID-19 causing big changes for UN General Assembly annual gathering

- McConnell says US Senate to vote on targeted COVID-19 relief proposal as soon as this week

- Brazil registers over 127,000 COVID-19 deaths

China

- Chinese mainland reports 2 new COVID-19 cases, all imported

Sept 8

Outside China

- COVID-19 cases spike in Israel, renewed restrictions unveiled

- UK braces for post-pandemic spike in need for mental health services (Read more)

- Nigeria's capital airport resumes int'l flights after 6-month shutdown (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 10 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, all imported (Read more)

Sept 7

Outside China

- Global COVID-19 infections surpass 27 million: Johns Hopkins University

- Social gatherings banned in parts of Chile despite national holidays amid pandemic (Read more)

- Australian PM announces deal for 84m doses of coronavirus vaccine (Read more)

- Israel imposes night closure on 40 cities, towns with high COVID-19 morbidity (Read more)

- India  surpasses Brazil as the second worst-hit country by COVID-19, with the caseload reaching 4,204,613 (Read more)

China

A man holds a child as they look at a model of the BeiDou navigation satellites system at the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing, on Sept 5, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

- Chinese mainland reports 12 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, all imported (Read more)

Sept 6 

Outside China

- Iran and Russia will cooperate to produce a COVID-19 vaccine in the Islamic republic (Read more)

- Hospital occupancy for COVID-19 patients drops to lowest level in Chile since May (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 10 new COVID-19 cases, all imported

Sept 5

Outside China

- Influential COVID-19 model projects 410,000 total deaths in US by Jan 1 (Read more)

- Former PM of Cook Islands dies from COVID-19 in New Zealand

China

People wearing face masks take pictures of a booth displaying a coronavirus vaccine candidate from Sinovac Biotech Ltd, at the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing, on Sept 5, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

- Chinese mainland reports 10 new COVID-19 cases, all imported.

Sept 4

Outside China

- Students returning to schools in Italy as COVID-19 cases keep rising (Read more)

- Malls in New York City and casinos statewide can reopen on Sept 9 as COVID-19 infections have remained low, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo said (Read more)

- Japan is considering offering free coronavirus vaccines to all Japanese whenever supplies become available (Read more)

- Iran's COVID-19 cases surpass 380,000; Iraq, Israel see new record in daily infections

China

Students participate in a Tai Chi class at Changchun Street Primary School of Wuhan in Wuhan, Hubei province, on Sept 4, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

- Chinese mainland reports 25 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, all imported. (Read more)

Sept 3

Outside China

- Global COVID-19 deaths surpass 860,000: Johns Hopkins University

- US CDC asks states to have vaccine sites ready by Nov 1: media reports (Read more)

- France reports over 7,000 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours (Read more)

- Late-stage clinical trials for Oxford vaccine have commenced in the United States (Read more

China

A plane takes off from Wuhan Tianhe International Airport in Wuhan, Hubei province. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

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

- Wuhan Tianhe International Airport in Wuhan, Hubei province, will resume direct international flights in mid-September (Read more)

Sept 2

Outside China

- Final phase clinical trial of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine begins in US (Read more)

- Mexico has passed through the worst of the health and economic crises sparked by COVID-19 pandemic, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said (Read more)

- Nearly 480,000 child COVID-19 cases have been reported in the United States since the onset of the pandemic (Read more)

China

Residents buy food and supplies at a supermarket in Urumqi, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, on Sept 2, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

Chinese mainland reports 8 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, all imported (Read more)

- Xinjiang reopens all outdoor tourist attractions and resumes cross-provincial travel from Sept 2

- Beijing will gradually resume direct international flights starting Thursday (Read more)

Sept 1 

Outside China 

- US COVID-19 surge might move to Midwest as nationwide cases surpass 6 million (Read more)

- A WHO study revealed that 90 percent of 105 countries looked at in a survey have experienced disruption to their health services, with low- and middle-income countries worst hit (Read more)

- Iran's COVID-19 cases top 375,000; Mideast countries start new school year amid coronavirus concerns (Read more)

China

A freshman registers at the Khoo Teck Puat Gymnasium of the Peking University in Beijing, capital of China on Sept 1, 2020. As the new school year starts, college students are returning to campus in Beijing under tight epidemic prevention and control measures. [Photo/Xinhua]

- Chinese mainland reports 10 new COVID-19 cases, all imported (Read more)

Aug 31

Outside China

- Africa's COVID-19 cases close to 1.24 mln amid growing economic impact (Read more)

- All passengers on a flight from a Greek island to the Welsh city of Cardiff have been asked to self-isolate (Read more)

- Canada's COVID-19 cases continue to surge before school reopening (Read more)

- Nepal reports record high infections, deaths from COVID-19 in single day (Read more)

China

Pupils run on the playground at a primary school in Longnan city, Northwest China's Gansu province, Aug 31, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

- Chinese mainland reports 17 new COVID-19 cases, all imported (Read more)

Aug 30

Outside China

- Global deaths surpass 840,000 on Saturday: Johns Hopkins University (Read more)

- The total number of the confirmed COVID-19 cases around the world has surpassed 25 million, according to Johns Hopkins University (Read more)

China

Staff members conduct disinfection at a classroom of Xinxiguan primary school in Neiqiu county of Xingtai, North China's Hebei province, on Aug 29, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

- Chinese mainland reports 9 new COVID-19 cases, all imported (Read more)

Aug 29

Outside China

- Canada extends COVID-19 restrictions on intl travelers until Sept 30

China

First graders have class at Taipinglu Primary School in Haidian district, Beijing, on Aug 29, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

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

Aug 28

Outside China

- French govt mandates face masks on Paris streets

- Iraq's COVID-19 cases near 220,000; Israel's tally crosses 110,000 amid continuing resurgence

- Argentine official urges public to comply with health measures against COVID-19 (Read more)

China

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

Aug 27

Outside China

- COVID-19 spread among Australian healthcare workers 'unacceptable': acting chief medical officer (Read more)

- UN agency urges LatAm to guarantee universal internet access to overcome COVID-19 impact

- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces fund to help schools reopen (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 8 new COVID-19 cases, all imported (Read more)

Aug 26

Outside China

- WHO aiming for 2 billion doses of vaccine by end of 2021 (Read more)

- 126,000 tourists visit Egypt since early July amid COVID-19 downward trend (Read more)

- Number of active COVID-19 cases drops below 10,000 mark in Pakistan (Read more)

- Israel advances plan to increase grants for low-income workers amid COVID-19 (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 15 new COVID-19 cases, all imported

Aug 25

Outside China

- WHO says global access to a viable vaccine is crucial (Read more)

- Ireland gears up for reopening schools amid rising COVID-19 cases (Read more)

- ADB approves $125m loan to help boost Philippines' COVID-19 response (Read more)

- African countries are gradually reducing rates of coronavirus infections, prompting guarded optimism that the pandemic is coming under control (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 14 new COVID-19 cases, all imported

Aug 24

Outside China

- No country can ride out the pandemic until there is a vaccine, says WHO chief (Read more)

- US FDA issues EUA for convalescent plasma to treat COVID-19 (Read more)

- Fears over nutrition, stress see alarm raised in Africa over school closures (Read more)

- New Zealand's largest city COVID-19 lockdown to continue for four more days (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 16 new COVID-19 cases, all imported

Aug 23

Outside China

- US sees daily COVID-19 cases below 50,000 for 7 days after summer surge

- India's coronavirus tally crosses three million mark

- Creative floating cinema attracts Israeli movie-goers amid COVID-19 outbreak

- Jordan mulls weekends curfew amid rising COVID-19 cases

China

- Chinese mainland reports 12 new COVID-19 cases, all imported

Aug 22

Outside China

A relative wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) adjusts his protective face shield before the cremation of a man who died due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a crematorium in New Delhi, India August 22, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

-Global COVID-19 deaths surpass 800,000: Johns Hopkins University (Read more)

- US COVID-19 cases surpass 5.6 mln: Johns Hopkins University (Read more)

- The Afghan government reopens schools after a five-month shutdown due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic

China

- Chinese mainland reports 22 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, all imported (Read more)

Aug 21

Outside China

- Global COVID-19 cases exceed 22.5 million: Johns Hopkins

- Canadian govt unveils new financial assistance plan for economic recovery (Read more)

- US senator from Louisiana tests positive for COVID-19

- Croatia, Austria added to UK's quarantine list: Senior official (Read more)

- Trump pushes US universities to keep reopening despite COVID-19 cluster outbreaks (Read more)

- Africa unveils new campaign to save lives, economies, livelihoods (Read more)

China

A medical worker collects a throat swab from a man at a nucleic acid testing site in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, on Aug 5, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

- Chinese mainland reports 22 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, all imported (Read more)

Aug 20

Outside China

- Turkey reports highest daily COVID-19 cases of past 1.5 months

- The French government says it will make wearing a mask mandatory in most indoor workspaces by the end of the month (Read more)

- Germany sees highest daily COVID-19 cases in over three months

China

- Chinese mainland reports zero locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases, 7 new infections all imported (Read more)

Aug 19

Outside China

- Global COVID-19 cases surpass 22 mln -- Johns Hopkins University

- WHO urges caution against hoping for herd immunity (Read more)

- 'Every single Australian' to receive free COVID-19 vaccine: PM (Read more)

- Ireland tightens restrictions amid rising COVID-19 cases (Read more)

- Tokyo, Osaka see rises in numbers of COVID-19 patients in 'serious condition'

China

Health workers in Wuhan carry out physical examinations for employees at a company who return to work on April 9, 2020. [Photo by Zhou Guoqiang/for chinadaily.com.cn]

- Chinese mainland reports 17 new COVID-19 cases, all imported (Read more)

Aug 18

Outside China

- Over 70 workers test positive for coronavirus at England dessert factory: report

- Gyms to reopen as early as Aug 24 in New York state: governor (Read more)

- Moderate slowdown in Italy's new COVID-19 cases, all dance halls shut (Read more)

- Coronavirus crisis a blessing in disguise for some in Kenya (Read more)

China

Customs workers check an inbound passenger's health information card in Shenzhen Bay Port in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong province, on April 3, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

- Chinese mainland reports 22 new COVID-19 cases, all imported (Read more)

Aug 17

Outside China

- US COVID-19 cases surpass 5.4 mln: Johns Hopkins University.

- New Zealand election to be delayed to Oct 17 due to COVID-19 (Read more)

- Israel launches plan to expand industrial production of COVID-19 medical equipment (Read more)

- Most parts of Kazakhstan begin to ease their second coronavirus lockdown from Aug 17 but would keep in place some strict measures

China

A teacher simulates checking the body temperatures of students during a drill at a primary school in Hanshan district of Handan, North China's Hebei province, May 31, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

- Chinese mainland reports 22 new COVID-19 cases, all imported cases (Read more)

Aug 16

Outside China

- Over 30 countries' daily COVID-19 cases surpass 1,000: WHO (Read more)

- Brazil reports over 40,000 new COVID-19 cases

China

- Chinese mainland reports 19 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Saturday, with 15 imported (Read more)

- China's Dalian classified as COVID-19 low-risk area (Read more)

Aug 15

Outside China 

China

- Chinese mainland reports 22 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Friday, with 14 imported, 8 locally transmitted (Read more)

- Hong Kong reports 46 new COVID-19 cases, 4,406 in total (Read more)

Aug 14

Outside China

- Global COVID-19 deaths surpass 750,000: Johns Hopkins University

- WHO in conversation with Russia for more vaccine information: expert (Read more)

- Argentine officials hail COVID-19 vaccine production, urge public to remain cautious (Read more)

- France, Malta and Netherlands added to UK's 14-day quarantine list (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 30 new COVID-19 cases, 8 locally transmitted, 22 imported (Read more)

Aug 13

Outside China

- Russia has received orders from 20 countries for 1 billion doses of a domestically developed coronavirus vaccine (Read more)

- New Zealand reports 14 new cases, mulls lockdown extension as virus spreads (Read more)

- Italy to launch COVID-19 testing on travelers returning from Greece, Spain, Malta, Croatia

- Brazil reports over 104,000 deaths from COVID-19

- Inconsistent efforts by US states to contain pandemic will likely prolong recession: Fed official (Read more)

China

People look at fresh seafood in a supermarket in Beijing, China, August 13, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

- Chinese mainland reports 19 new COVID-19 cases, 8 locally transmitted, 11 imported. (Read more)

Aug 12

Outside China

- Russia has registered the world's first vaccine against the novel coronavirus, Putin said (Read more)

- New Zealand's largest city resumes strict lockdown after detection of COVID-19 cases (Read more)

- Iran calls for enhancing anti-coronavirus cooperation in E. Mediterranean region; Saudi Arabia's COVID-19 cases exceed 290,000 (Read more)

China

Women wearing masks walk on a street as they hold an umbrella amid rainfall in Beijing, on Aug 12, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

- Chinese mainland reports 25 new COVID-19 cases, 9 locally transmitted (Read more)

Aug 11

Outside China

- Global COVID-19 cases topped 20 million on Monday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University

- Over 97,000 US children test positive for COVID-19 in latter half of July (Read more)

- Iraq reports highest daily COVID-19 infections as Turkey announces economic recovery from outbreak (Read more)

- France's coronavirus infections top 200,000, over 4,800 new cases in last 3 days

China

A medical worker is seen inside China's first mobile nucleic acid testing laboratory in Shanghai, on Aug 7, 2020. [Photo by Gao Erqiang/chinadaily.com.cn]

- Chinese mainland reports 44 new COVID-19 cases, 13 locally transmitted (Read more)

Aug 10

Outside China

- US COVID-19 cases top 5 million as public divided over govt response (Read more)

- Iranian president predicts 6 more months of COVID-19 outbreak in Iran (Read more)

- Erdogan says Turkey becomes 3rd to develop COVID-19 vaccines (Read more)

China

A worker in protective suit measures the body temperature of a woman at the entrance to a residential community in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, on July 28, 2020. [Photo/China News Service]

- Chinese mainland reports 49 new COVID-19 cases, including 35 imported cases and 14 locally-transmitted (Read more)

Aug 9

Outside China

COVID-19 cases in Africa surpasses one million (Read more)

- Trump to extend COVID-19 relief after Congress fails to reach deal (Read more)

China

A staff member provides guidance to a man at a hospital in Urumqi, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, July 21, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

- Chinese mainland reports 23 new COVID-19 cases, including 15 locally-transmitted in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region 

Aug 8

Outside China

New COVID-19 forecast sees nearly 300,000 US deaths by Dec 1 (Read more)

- Ohio governor now tests negative for COVID-19 (Read more)

China

Chinese mainland reports 31 new COVID-19 cases, including 25 locally-transmitted (Read more)

- HKSAR offers free citywide testing amid new surge (Read more)

Aug 7

Outside China

More than 1,000 South Australians quarantined over COVID-19 outbreak fears (Read more)

- New COVID-19 cases in the US passed more than 52,000 for the second consecutive day (Read more)

- WHO expands support to COVID-stricken countries in Africa (Read more)

- S. Korea to lift restrictions on arrivals from China's Hubei province (Read more)

- Nigeria opens online course to curb health worker infections (Read more)

China

Medical worker Yan Huanjiao collects a swab sample from a resident at Tianshan District in Urumqi, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, July 20, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

Chinese mainland reports 37 new COVID-19 cases, including 27 locally-transmitted (Read more)

- Beijing has confirmed a local case of COVID-19 related to Dalian, Liaoning province (Read more)

Aug 6

Outside China

- Global COVID-19 infections exceed 18.8 million: JHU

- Iran's COVID-19 cases surpass 317,000; Turkey tightens anti-coronavirus rules amid

- More than 110 students quarantined in school district in US Mississippi (Read more)

- Egypt sees lowest daily COVID-19 deaths in 70 days amid record recoveries

- Spain's Canary Islands roll out insurance policy to cover costs of virus-affected tourists (Read more)

- Britain rolls out fast testing for COVID-19 (Read more)

China

Volunteer Ekebar Emet publicizes epidemic prevention measures at a community in Tianshan district of Urumqi, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, Aug 3, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

- Chinese mainland reports 37 new COVID-19 cases, with 30 locally transmitted (Read more)

- Dalian confirms 3 new COVID-19 cases (Read more)

- A new manufacturing plant for novel coronavirus vaccines passed biosecurity checks and is ready to begin production (Read more)

Aug 5

Outside China

- Global COVID-19 deaths surpass 700,000: Johns Hopkins University

- Canadians divided over COVID-19 vaccination: survey (Read more)

- US NIH launches clinical trial to test potential therapeutics for mild, moderate COVID-19 (Read more)

- Young people who are hitting nightclubs and beaches are leading a rise in fresh coronavirus cases across the world, with the proportion of those aged 15 to 24 who are infected rising three-fold in about five months: WHO

China

A vendor waits for customers at Xinjiang Jiuding farm produce wholesale market in Urumqi, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, Aug 1, 2020. All farmers' markets in Urumqi, capital of Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, have been reopened with intensified COVID-19 prevention and control measures, local authorities said Monday. [Photo/Xinhua]

Chinese mainland reports 27 new COVID-19 cases, with 22 locally transmitted (Read more)

- Beijing confirms 1 new imported COVID-19 case (Read more)

- Dalian marks first day with no new COVID-19 cases (Read more)

Aug 4

Outside China

Latin America exceeds 5 million COVID-19 cases, Reuters tally shows

- WHO urges caution about hopes for COVID-19 vaccine (Read more)

- Italy's coronavirus reproduction rate approaches 1.0 threshold (Read more)

- Pandemic could set back Peru's poverty fight a decade: official (Read more)

- White House mandates random coronavirus tests for staffers (Read more)

- Plasma therapy cures critically ill COVID-19 patient in Nepal (Read more)

China

A medical worker collects a throat swab from a man at a residential community in Changling township in Zhuanghe of Dalian, Liaoning province on August 1, 2020. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

- Chinese mainland reports 36 new COVID-19 cases, with 30 locally transmitted (Read more)

- Dalian, Liaoning province, has completed the first round of its massive coronavirus testing program in both urban and rural areas (Read more)

- Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region has recorded its largest number of daily cases discharged from hospitals (Read more)

Aug 3

Outside China

A man wearing a face mask and shield for coronavirus protection queues to ride a bus going to nearby provinces, a day before the Philippine capital goes back to a stricter lockdown amid COVID-19 infections spike, at a public transport terminal in Paranaque City, Metro Manila, Philippines, August 3, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

- Global COVID-19 infections exceed 18 million: JHU

- US presidential election to be held in November as planned: officials (Read more)

- Governor of India's Tamil Nadu state tests positive for COVID-19 (Read more)

- Britain to introduce new 90-min COVID-19 tests to break chains of transmission (Read more)

- COVID-19 cases in Philippines top 100,000 with record-high 5,032 new cases (Read more)

- Kazakhstan logs pneumonia cases with COVID-19 symptoms (Read more)

China

A medical worker conducts a nucleic acid test for a child in Dalian, Liaoning province, on Thursday. [Photo by LYU WENZHENG/FOR CHINA DAILY]

- Chinese mainland reports 43 new COVID-19 cases, with 36 locally transmitted (Read more)

- Hong Kong ends 12-day streak of over 100 new COVID-19 cases per day

Aug 2

Outside China

A woman practices capoeira, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 2, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

- Australia's Victoria state declares disaster, night curfew (Read more)

- California becomes first state in US to surpass half-million COVID-19 cases

- WHO expects long-term response efforts against COVID-19 (Read more)

- Brazil reports 1,000 deaths, over 45,000 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

- Israel's daily new COVID-19 death cases hit record high

China

A staff member conducts disinfection at a hospital in Urumqi, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, July 21, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

Chinese mainland reports 49 new COVID-19 cases, with 33 locally transmitted

Aug 1

Outside China

A couple is seen with their newborn baby inside a sanitized cabin called "Baby Cabin Parade" to show the newborn to relatives as a social distancing solution during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Monterrey, Mexico, on July 31, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

- NYC schools not to reopen unless coronavirus rate below 3 percent (Read more)

- EU funds for equipment to extract plasma from COVID-19 survivors (Read more)

- Brazil adds over 1,200 deaths from COVID-19 (Read more)

China

A vendor weighs mutton on an electronic scale at a community in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, on July 30, 2020. The city government increased the supply of meat recently to stabilize prices amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. [Photo/Xinhua]

Chinese mainland reports 45 new COVID-19 cases, with 39 locally transmitted (Read more)

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