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Patient zero not always found among first cluster, so who and where is this person?

A senior World Health Organization (WHO) official highlighted at the organization's most recent press conference that patient zero is not necessarily found among the first cluster of coronavirus cases, suggesting that Wuhan, where the first COVID-19 outbreak was reported in China, may very well not be the source of the epidemic and bringing the hunt for patient zero back into spotlight.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/12 1:20:32

World surpasses 20m cases

The coronavirus pandemic chalked up another horrific milestone Monday as the world surpassed 20 million recorded cases of infection from the tiny killer that has upended life just about everywhere.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/11 17:08:40

Stronger coordination needed as COVID-19 pandemic tops 20 million cases

Global COVID-19 cases reached 20 million on Monday, with more than 730,000 deaths worldwide, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/11 10:40:43

Global COVID-19 cases surpass 20 mln -- Johns Hopkins University

Global COVID-19 cases topped 20 million on Monday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/11 8:01:05

US lawmakers restart virus talks

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday said they were open to restarting COVID-19 aid talks, after weeks of failed negotiations prompted US President Donald Trump to take executive actions that Democrats argued would do little to ease Americans' financial distress.
Source: Reuters | 2020/8/10 15:38:40

Russian fighter jet intercepts US reconnaissance plane over Black Sea

A Russian Su-27 fighter jet was scrambled over the Black Sea on Sunday to intercept a US Navy radio-technical reconnaissance aircraft, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/10 13:47:22

Pandemic continues to ravage world

Brazil became the second country to pass the grim milestone of 100,000 coronavirus deaths Saturday as US President Donald Trump signed executive actions extending economic help in the world's worst-hit nation.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/9 15:18:41

Feature: Young volunteers in Lebanon gather to remove shattered glass after Beirut explosions

During the past two days after massive explosions rocked Lebanon's capital Beirut, young volunteers in the country gathered together to remove shattered glass from streets, while being in mourning over the death of more than 150 people.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/8 10:26:37

Global COVID-19 death toll surpasses 700,000: WHO

The COVID-19 death toll worldwide has surpassed 700,000, reaching 701,754 as of Thursday, according to the latest number from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/7 11:29:30

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

Global COVID-19 cases top 19 million -- Johns Hopkins University
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/7 10:12:50

Algeria sends aid to Lebanon after deadly explosions at Beirut port

Algeria will send aid and rescuers to Lebanon after deadly explosions in Lebanese capital Beirut, the official APS news agency reported on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/7 9:34:33

Marine heat waves may force fish to flee: study

Fish and other marine life may have to flee thousands of kilometers to escape damaging heat waves, according to research published Wednesday, highlighting the scale of disruption caused by these increasing surges in ocean temperatures.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/6 16:08:41

Heat wave Harry? As temperatures soar, naming the threat may save lives

Giving heat waves names and strength ratings, as for hurricanes, could drive home the spiking danger from a threat that kills more people in the US each year than storms and floods but rarely hits headlines, heat experts said on Tuesday.
Source: Reuters | 2020/8/5 19:33:42

UNESCO to restore Mali's conflict-hit Bandiagara site

The UN's culture organization will restore the world heritage site of Bandiagara, in central Mali, which has been hit hard by the country's long-running conflict, it announced Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/5 15:53:41

UN protects kids with new law

Every member state has ratified a United Nations (UN) convention banning the worst forms of child labor, the UN announced Tuesday, in a historic first.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/5 15:48:42

Latin America, Caribbean surpass 5m virus cases

Latin America and the Caribbean on Monday surpassed 5 million coronavirus cases, according to an AFP tally, more than half of which have been registered in Brazil.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/4 17:03:42

COVID-19 fallout devastating

The coronavirus pandemic is worsening the humanitarian situation in the world's deadliest conflicts and threatens to unleash economic devastation that will intensify violence, United Nations (UN) diplomats and experts warn.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/4 16:58:40

WHO team to China concludes mission to lay groundwork to identify origin of coronavirus

WHO's director general said the organization's advance team sent to China concluded its weeks-long mission which was to lay the groundwork for further joint efforts at identifying the origin of the coronavirus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/4 1:17:44