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We provide the latest updates and crucial information on the global COVID-19 pandemic here

Dec 4

Outside China

The latest figures reported by each government's health authority as of Dec 4, 2020.

- US COVID-19 cases surpass 14 mln - Johns Hopkins University (Read more)

- COVID-19 vaccine shipments for NYC as early as Dec 15: mayor (Read more)

- Italy sets tough restrictions for Christmas, New Year holidays (Read more)

- UN special session stresses equity in COVID-19 vaccine distribution (Read more)

China

Latest data released by National Health Commission by midnight, Dec 3, 2020.

- Chinese mainland reports 17 new COVID-19 cases, with 2 locally transmitted (Read more)

Dec 3

Outside China

- COVID-19 hospitalizations in US exceed 100,000, hit new record

- US reports over 2,700 COVID-19 daily deaths, highest since April

- Germany extends COVID-19 restriction measures till January (Read more)

- France to carry out border checks to stop skiing abroad: PM (Read more)

- In-person university classes to resume in Brazil: govt (Read more)

- Palestinian president extends state of emergency to combat COVID-19 (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 16 new COVID-19 cases, all imported (Read more)

- Shenzhen reports one new asymptomatic COVID-19 case (Read more)

Dec 2

Outside China

- COVID-19 likely in US in mid-December 2019, says CDC study (Read more)

- Kuwait to allow foreign domestic workers' entrance from Dec 7

- Florida becomes 3rd US state with over 1 mln COVID-19 cases (Read more)

- UK approves Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for use, first in the world (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 9 new COVID-19 cases, 2 locally transmitted, 7 imported (Read more)

Dec 1

Outside China

- WHO urges restraint in holiday season (Read more)

- Croatian PM tests positive for COVID-19 (Read more)

- US health official asks people to get COVID-19 test after holiday (Read more)

- Chile unveils COVID-19 action plan in case of second wave (Read more)

China 

- Chinese mainland reports 12 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 4 locally transmitted (Read more)

Nov 30

Outside China

- Fauci warns of 'surge upon a surge' of US COVID-19 cases in weeks ahead (Read more) 

- Iran reports 12,950 COVID-19 cases, 948,749 in total

- UK poised to start COVID vaccine distribution (Read more)

- Canada extends intl travel restrictions to stem COVID-19 spread (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 18 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 3 locally transmitted (Read more)

Nov 29

Outside China

- NYS COVID-19 test positivity rate in focus areas remains above 5 pct: governor (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 11 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Saturday, all imported

Nov 28

Outside China

US COVID-19 cases surpass 13 million - Johns Hopkins University (Read more)

WHO warns countries with falling cases to stay 'vigilant' (Read more)

NYC SantaCon 2020 canceled amid COVID-19 (Read more)

China

Chinese mainland reports 6 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, all imported (Read more)

Nov 27

Outside China

- France's COVID-19 data improve, Italy's infections plateau; Germany to extend partial lockdown (Read more)

- Record-high 90,000 Americans hospitalized with COVID-19 amid Thanksgiving (Read more)

- NYS sees record high COVID-19 test results, winter plan in session (Read more)

- World Bank to help Ukraine purchase COVID-19 vaccines (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 5 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Thursday, all imported

Nov 26

Outside China

- France unveils gradual easing of nationwide coronavirus lockdown (Read more)

- UK expected to see worst recession in over 300 years: senior official (Read more)

- US sets new record for COVID-19 hospitalizations for 15th consecutive day (Read more)

- Canadians urged to avoid non-essential outings as COVID-19 cases continue to rise (Read more)

- Lack of PPE cost UK $13.3 billion (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 21 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, 9 locally transmitted (Read more)

- 9 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases reported in Inner Mongolia (Read more)

Nov 25

Outside China

- France's Macron unveils gradual easing of lockdown, expecting 'new stage' (Read more)

- Spanish gov't outlines plans to vaccinate the population against COVID-19 in 2021 (Read more)

- Millions of Americans are traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday despite a deadly surge in coronavirus cases and a "don't do it'' warning (Read more)

- Nearly 1.2 million children in the US have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 5 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, all imported (Read more)

Nov 24

Outside China

- WHO warns holiday gatherings could increase COVID-19 transmission (Read more)

- COVID-19 vaccine candidate from Oxford University and Astra-Zeneca is up to 90 percent effective at preventing infection, according to data from Phase 3 testing (Read more)

- UK PM unveils 'tougher' tiered system of COVID restrictions to replace lockdown (Read more)

- Germany to start COVID-19 vaccinations by mid-December (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 22 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Monday, 2 locally transmitted (Read more)

Nov 23

Outside China 

- The daily tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Japan and South Korea reached a new high (Read more)

- England expected to go under tougher three-tiered restrictions in December (Read more)

- Chile plans to reopen borders to foreigners (Read more)

- NYS governor warns of COVID-19 cases surge in holiday season (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 11 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sunday, 2 locally transmitted (Read more)

Nov 22

Outside China

- US COVID-19 cases surpass 12 million - Johns Hopkins University (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 17 new COVID-19 cases, with 3 being locally transmitted (Read more)

- Hong Kong's daily COVID-19 infections hit 3-month high (Read more)

Streets in N China city classified as COVID-19 medium-risk zones (Read more)

Two new local COVID-19 cases reported in Shanghai (Read more)

Nov 21

Outside China

WHO: Ongoing research to determine how long COVID-19 antibodies last (Read more)

- US CDC advised Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving holiday, warning doing so may increase the chance of getting and spreading the novel coronavirus (Read more)

- US President Trump's eldest son tests positive for coronavirus (Read more)

China

- Inner Mongolia autonomous region reports 2 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, both in Manzhouli

- Chinese mainland reports 49 new COVID-19 cases, 7 locally transmitted, 9 imported

- Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region has been cleared of COVID-19 cases. (Read more)

- Five new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases were confirmed in North China's Tianjin municipality on Friday, local authorities said Saturday. (Read more)

- Shanghai neighborhood raises alert level after discovery of 2 new cases (Read more)

Nov 20

Outside China

- Mexico's COVID-19 death toll had exceeded 100,000, becoming the world's fourth country to reach the grim milestone

- California announces mandatory overnight stay-at-home order amid COVID-19 surge (Read more)

- Pfizer and BioNTech may start delivering their COVID-19 vaccines next month, a company official said (Read more)

- Italy plans to vaccinate 1.7 mln people by the end of January (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 17 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Thursday, all imported (Read more)

- Tianjin reports 4 new confirmed COVID-19 cases (Read more)

Nov 19

Outside China 

- Africa on alert of 2nd wave as COVID-19 cases top 2 million (Read more)

- US COVID-19 deaths surpassed 250,000 on Wednesday, according to Johns Hopkins University (Read more)

- Australian study shows children develop COVID-19 immune responses without testing positive (Read more)

- Argentina working on mass COVID-19 vaccination scheme, says president (Read more)

- Social isolation makes more young people vulnerable to radicalization: UK police (Read more)

China

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

Nov 18

Outside China

- UK records highest daily coronavirus-related death toll since May 6 (Read more)

- 87-year-old US senator Chuck Grassley tests positive for COVID-19 (Read more)

- Brazil's Sao Paulo extends lockdown until mid-December

- No parades allowed in 2021 carnival in US New Orleans due to COVID-19

- College reopens amid COVID-19 pandemic in Bangalore, India

China

- Chinese mainland reports 8 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, 1 locally transmitted (Read more)

Nov 17

Outside China

- Global COVID-19 cases top 55 million: Johns Hopkins University

- WHO 'extremely concerned' by surge in COVID-19 cases in Europe, Americas (Read more)

- US San Francisco to adjust reopening due to COVID-19 surge (Read more)

- Texas surpasses 20,000 virus deaths, second highest in US (Read more)

- Canada's COVID-19 cases surpass 300,000

- UK to open 'megalabs' with 600,000 daily testing capability (Read more)

- WHO: limited COVID-19 vaccine doses in early 2021 (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 15 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Monday, all imported (Read more)

Nov 16

Outside China

- PM Johnson is self-isolating after COVID-19 contact (Read more)

- New COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Canada (Read more)

- NY governor criticizes federal COVID-19 vaccination plan, threatens legal action (Read more)

China

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

Nov 15

Outside China

- NY governor refutes US president's vaccine claim, gears up for more severe scenario (Read more)

- Trump calls on Congress to pass COVID-19 relief bill as cases surge (Read more)

- Canadian hospitals feel more pressure with increasing COVID-19 cases

China

- Chinese mainland reports 13 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, all imported

Nov 14

Outside China

- AC Milan coach tests positive for novel coronavirus (Read more)

Russia reports one-day high of 22,702 new cases (Read more)

US reports record-high daily increase of nearly 200,000 COVID-19 cases

- India's COVID-19 tally reaches 8,773,479

- S.Korea reports 205 more COVID-19 cases, 28,338 in total

- COVID-19 death toll in Brazil reaches 164,737

- Egyptian soccer superstar Mo Salah tests positive for COVID-19 (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 18 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, all imported (Read more)

Nov 13

Outside China

- US reports record daily increase of over 140,000 COVID-19 cases

- Japan's new COVID-19 cases hit record high amid nationwide virus resurgence

- India's finance chief announces $120.6 million grant for COVID-19 vaccine development

China

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

Nov 12

Outside China

- UK coronavirus death toll tops 50,000

- Iran sees record daily COVID-19 deaths, new cases since outbreak

- UK students to get COVID tests before Christmas homecoming (Read more)

- Argentina reports start of downward curve in COVID-19 cases (Read more)

- Cyprus introduces partial local lockdown in two cities (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 15 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, 1 locally transmitted (Read more)

Nov 11

Outside China

- US records new high of over 200,000 COVID cases in 24 hours: Johns Hopkins University (Read more)

- US FDA authorizes emergency use of Eli Lilly's antibody COVID-19 treatment (Read more)

- UK records highest daily coronavirus death toll since mid-May (Read more)

- EU says to purchase up to 300 mln doses of BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine (Read more)

- Sudan's health minister contracts COVID-19: ministry

- Iran's total COVID-19 cases surpass 700,000; Senior Palestinian official dies from coronavirus infection

China

- Chinese mainland reports 17 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, 1 locally transmitted

Nov 10

Outside China

- Pfizer, BioNTech announce COVID-19 vaccine candidate over 90 percent effective (Read more)

- US COVID-19 cases surpass 10 million: Johns Hopkins University (Read more)

- NYC urges precautions against COVID-19 as holiday season nears (Read more)

- Ukrainian president tests positive for COVID-19 (Read more)

- Novel coronavirus test now in use at Heathrow Airport (Read more)

China

- Tianjin reported a new asymptomatic case of COVID-19 on Tuesday afternoon, according to the city's disease control and prevention center. (Read more)

Chinese mainland reports 22 new COVID-19 cases, 1 locally transmitted (Read more)

- Anhui reports COVID-19 case related to Shanghai (Read more)

Nov 9

Outside China

- Global COVID-19 cases surpass 50 million (Read more)

- US reports record-high average daily COVID-19 cases at nearly 100,000 (Read more)

- Canada's COVID-19 cases surpass 260,000 level (Read more)

- Australia begins production of Oxford-developed COVID-19 vaccine (Read more)

- UK imposes stricter restrictions on Denmark visitors over mink COVID-19 fears (Read more)

- France reports 38,619 COVID-19 cases over past 24 hours

- Romania's COVID-19 caseload doubles to 300,000 in less than a month

- Albania's single-day COVID-19 cases top 500, a new record

China

- A local COVID-19 case was confirmed in Shanghai on Monday, the Shanghai Health Commission has said (Read more)

- Chinese mainland reports 33 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sunday, 1 locally transmitted (Read more)

- Tianjin worker tests positive for virus (Read more)

Nov 8

Outside China

- UK records another 24,957 coronavirus cases with 413 deaths (Read more)

France's total COVID-19 infections surpass 1.7m, deaths top 40,000 (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 28 new COVID-19 cases, all imported (Read more)

Nov 7

Outside China

- US sets new world record as single-day COVID-19 cases surpass 110,000  (Read more)

Liverpool residents queue to be tested as UK's first mass COVID-19 testing starts (Read more)

China

Chinese mainland reports 33 COVID-19 cases on Friday, all imported

Beijing nursing homes to be provided vaccines (Read more)

Nov 6

Outside China

- UK announces more lockdown support for people, businesses (Read more)

- Greece announces three-week nationwide lockdown to contain virus surge

- UNICEF, WHO voice concern over severe shortage of vaccines for children in Libya (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 36 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Thursday, 6 locally transmitted (Read more)

Nov 5

Outside China 

- US records over 100,000 new COVID-19 cases in a single day for the first time amid intense election fight: US media

- EU economic recovery expected to be slower than previously thought: official (Read more)

- Swedish elderly homes report rising infections after months of coronavirus-free (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 28 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, 8 locally transmitted (Read more)

- Xinjiang reports 6 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 15 asymptomatic ones

Nov 4

Outside China

- UK records highest single-day death toll from coronavirus since May (Read more)

- Portuguese study identifies SARS-CoV-2 antibodies up to 7 months after infection (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 17 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, 2 locally transmitted (Read more)

Nov 3

Outside China

- WHO highlights influenza risk for young children, pregnant women during COVID-19

- US hits record-high 80,000 average daily COVID-19 cases (Read more)

- No choice but to reimpose measures amid rising pandemic, says British PM (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 49 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Monday, 5 locally transmitted (Read more)

- Two confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 116 asymptomatic carriers were reported from Monday midnight to 8:30 pm on Tuesday in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region (Read more)

Nov 2

Outside China 

- Global COVID-19 deaths surpassed 1.2 million on Monday, according to Johns Hopkins University 

- WHO chief has called the "natural herd immunity" strategy against COVID-19 "morally unconscionable and unfeasible" (Read more)

- Strict virus lockdowns return for much of Europe (Read more)

- Month-long England lockdown could be extended: senior official (Read more)

- Iran's daily COVID-19 death toll hits record high as Lebanon, Gaza call for total lockdown (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 24 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sunday, 3 locally transmitted

- Xinjiang reports 13 new asymptomatic COVID-19 cases

Nov 1

Outside China

- US reports nearly 100,000 daily COVID-19 cases, setting new global record

- Canadian deputy prime minister announces self-isolation (Read more)

- Wall Street notches biggest weekly loss since March as COVID-19 cases spiral (Read more)

- England to enter month-long lockdown from Thursday: British PM

China

- Chinese mainland reports 24 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 21 imported, 3 locally transmitted (Read more)

One more Chinese COVID-19 vaccine ready for phase-3 clinical trials (Read more)

Oct 31

Outside China

US COVID-19 cases surpass 9 mln (Read more)

- India's COVID-19 tally reaches 8,137,119 as Delhi sees new wave of cases (Read more)

China

- Xinjiang reports 61 asymptomatic COVID-19 cases (Read more)

Chinese mainland reports 33 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 27 imported, 6 locally transmitted (Read more)

Oct 30

Outside China

- US hit a record high average daily COVID-19 cases of over 74,000 on Wednesday (Read more)

- France to enter second national lockdown on Friday (Read more)

- Tougher measures which Germany would implement in the fight against the spread of COVID-19 were "suitable, necessary and proportionate", Merkel said (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 25 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Thursday, 1 locally transmitted

- Samples from an imported frozen pork product and its outer packaging test positive for coronavirus in Rushan, Shandong

Oct 29

Outside China

- India's COVID-19 tally surpasses 8 mln (Read more)

- Dow closes down over 900 points amid coronavirus fears (Read more)

- European Commission announces new proposals to enhance EU-level coordination to address COVID-19 (Read more)

- Germany's federal and state governments have agreed to introduce sweeping contact restrictions on everyday life to curb the steep rise of COVID-19 infections (Read more)

- South African President Cyril Ramaphosa begins self-quarantine after one of the 35 guests who attended an event with him over the weekend tested positive for COVID-19 (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 47 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, 23 locally transmitted

Oct 28

Outside China

- France envisages month-long national lockdown to control COVID-19 (Read more)

- All in-person meetings suspended at UN New York headquarters due to COVID-19 infections (Read more)

- COVID-19 cases in Mexico surpass 900,000: Johns Hopkins University

- Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum tests positive for COVID-19 (Read more)

- Japan's govt endorses bill to offer free COVID-19 vaccines (Read more)

- Spain registers highest daily COVID-19 deaths of 267 in second wave

- Canada's COVID-19 death toll surpasses 10,000 level

- Jordan records highest daily rise with 3,800 new COVID-19 cases

China

- Imported cold food likely culprit in Beijing cluster (Read more)

- Chinese mainland reports 42 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, 22 locally transmitted (Read more)

- Xinjiang reports 22 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 19 asymptomatic ones (Read more)

- Shanghai public transport authority reiterated the rule of mandatory mask wearing when taking public transports as part of the prevention measures against the spread of COVID-19

Oct 27

Outside China

- Global cooperation against COVID-19 in focus at World Health Summit (Read more)

- Oxford vaccine produces a immune response in both old and young adults (Read more)

- The streets of Europe have emptied as countries roll out stricter curfew laws to bring down rising COVID-19 infections (Read more)

- Canadian parliament to probe government's handling of COVID-19 pandemic (Read more)

China

- New confirmed COVID-19 cases rose by five as of 5 pm on Tuesday in the last 24 hours in the Kashgar prefecture of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region (Read more)

- Chinese mainland reports 16 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Monday, all imported (Read more)

- Asymptomatic COVID-19 cases pass 160 in Kashgar amid mass testing (Read more)

Oct 26

Outside China

- Bulgarian PM tests positive for COVID-19 (Read more)

- US sees highest number of new COVID-19 cases in past two days (Read more)

- France reports daily record of over 50,000 new coronavirus cases (Read more)

- Spain PM declares national state of emergency (Read more)

China

- Xinjiang reports 26 new asymptomatic COVID-19 cases (Read more)

- Chinese mainland reports 20 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sunday, all imported (Read more)

- Kashgar reports 138 new asymptomatic COVID cases (Read more)

Oct 25

Outside China 

- US Vice-President Pence's chief of staff tests positive for coronavirus (Read more)

China

- Kashgar in Xinjiang reports 137 new asymptomatic coronavirus cases (Read more)

- Kashgar in Xinjiang to provide nucleic acid test for all residents after a new asymptomatic case detected there (Read more)

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

- Health commission sends working group to Kashgar (Read more)

Oct 24

Outside China 

- Czech health minister breaks virus rules, asked to resign (Read more)

UK PM insists full national lockdown not 'right course' (Read more)

China 

- Chinese mainland reports 28 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, all imported

Oct 23

Outside China

- France's daily COVID-19 cases top 40,000

- Seven more US soldiers in South Korea tested positive for COVID-19

- Iran's total COVID-19 cases surpass 550,000; Morocco, Jordan see new records in daily infections

China       

Chinese mainland reports 18 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, all imported (Read more)

Oct 22

Outside China

- European countries set record COVID-19 daily numbers as Spain's total cases top 1 million (Read more)

- Algerian PM calls for respecting preventive measures following school reopening (Read more)

- Filipino tourists cautious despite eased intl travel rules (Read more)

China

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

Oct 21

Outside China

- US first lady cancels campaign trip due to 'lingering cough' (Read more)

- US CDC says country has witnessed 300,000 more deaths than usual: report (Read more)

- Portugal sees first drop in active COVID-19 cases since mid-August (Read more)

China

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

Oct 20

Outside China

- 184 countries and economies have joined COVAX: WHO chief (Read more)

- US COVID-19 deaths top 220,000: Johns Hopkins University 

- Chilean govt says protests may cause potential spike in COVID-19 cases (Read more)

- UK hopes for vaccine within 6 months (Read more)

- Ireland declares highest-level response to COVID-19 

China

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

Oct 19

Outside China

- Global COVID-19 cases surpass 40 million: Johns Hopkins University

- Italy announces further anti-COVID-19 measures as new infections top 11,000 (Read more)

- Poland starts to build first field hospital for COVID-19 patients (Read more)

- Number of new COVID-19 cases in Israel continues to drop as lockdown lifted: health ministry (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 13 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, all imported (Read more)

Oct 18

Outside China

- France reports 32,427 new COVID-19 infections, hitting another one-day high

- Global daily COVID-19 infections hit record high with nearly 400,000 new cases reported: WHO (Read more)

- Qingdao in East China's Shandong province set a world record by finishing testing on 10.8 million swab samples in 120 hours in the recent fight against the re-emergence of COVID-19 (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 13 new COVID-19 cases, all imported

- Living novel coronavirus isolated from packaging of imported frozen food in Qingdao: China CDC (Read more)

Oct 17

Outside China 

- US COVID-19 cases surpass 8 million: Johns Hopkins University (Read more)

- Global COVID-19 deaths surpass 1.1 mln: Johns Hopkins University (Read more)

China 

People visit the Temple of Heaven in Beijng, capital of China, Oct 17, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

Chinese mainland reports 13 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, all imported (Read more)

Oct 16

Outside China

- CDC projects up to 240,000 COVID-19 deaths in US by Nov 7 (Read more)

- COVID-19 test positivity rate falls below 5 percent in NY state focus areas (Read more)

- Italy added to UK's quarantine list as London raises alert level (Read more)

- Russia reports new daily record of confirmed COVID-19 cases

China

- Chinese mainland reports 24 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, all imported (Read more)

- The COVID-19 outbreak in Qingdao traced to two port workers, authorities say

Oct 15

Outside China

- Global tuberculosis progress mired by scarce funding, COVID-19: WHO report (Read more)

- Nearly 700,000 children in US test positive for COVID-19 (Read more)

- Italy sets new high for coronavirus infections (Read more)

- France to impose curfew to stem 2nd wave of coronavirus (Read more)

- South Africa adopts post-COVID energy plan (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 11 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, 1 locally transmitted (Read more)

- Head of Qingdao health commission suspended, faces probe (Read more)

Oct 14

Outside China 

- Global COVID-19 cases surpass 38 mln: Johns Hopkins University

- US drugmaker Eli Lilly pauses antibody trial over safety concerns (Read more)

- EU member states adopt common color code indicating COVID-19 risks (Read more

- Russia's coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V could be launched in Russia by late October or early November (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 20 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, 6 locally transmitted (Read more)

Oct 13 

Outside China

- Herd immunity against COVID-19 "scientifically and ethically problematic": WHO chief (Read more)

- British government introduces 3-level COVID-19 alert system (Read more)

- Johnson & Johnson pauses COVID-19 vaccine trial over patient illness (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 13 new COVID-19 cases, 6 locally transmitted and 7 imported (Read more)

- No one tested positive for COVID-19 in Qingdao after more than 3 million swab samples taken as of 8 am Tuesday (Read more)

- 243 inbound and outbound flights cancelled at Qingdao Liuting Airport as of Tuesday morning

Oct 12

Outside China

- Trump claims he is 'immune' from coronavirus (Read more)

- UK coronavirus cases top 600,000 as another 12,872 confirmed (Read more)

- Scientists voice concern, criticism as coronavirus resurges in multiple countries (Read more)

China

-Chinese mainland reports 21 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, all imported

- National Health Commission sends a team to Qingdao to supervise the epidemic prevention and control work(Read more)

Oct 11

Outside China

- Global COVID-19 cases surpass 37 million: Johns Hopkins University (Read more)

- Brazil's COVID-19 death toll tops 150,000 (Read more)

China

Chinese mainland reports 21 new COVID-19 cases, all imported (Read more)

East China city reports 3 asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 (Read more)

Oct 10

Outside China

- Fauci says White House hosted COVID-19 'super-spreader' event (Read more)

- Microsoft to let employees work from home permanently: report

- Surge in infections prompts Europe to tighten up steps against COVID-19 (Read more)

- Broadway shows in NYC to remain suspended until May 2021

China

People wearing masks walk on a street in Wan Chai, Hong Kong, on Oct 9, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

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

Oct 9

Outside China

- MIT peer reviews refute lab origin of coronavirus (Read more)

- Second Turkish hospital joins trials of Chinese vaccine (Read more)

- China makes commitment to world vaccine access (Read more)

- CDC forecasts up to 233,000 COVID-19 deaths in US by Oct 31

China

A worker wearing a face mask works on a production line packaging apples at the Darui Apple Industry Park in Yuexi county, Liangshan Yi autonomous prefecture, Sichuan province, on Sept 11, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

- Chinese mainland reports 21 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, all imported

Oct 8

China

- Chinese mainland reported 11 new COVID-19 cases, all imported

Outside China

- US Marine Corps says assistant commandant tests positive for COVID-19 (Read more)

- Japan to ease travel restrictions for China, 11 other countries, regions next month (Read more)

Oct 7

China

Residents return home at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport on Tuesday as the eight-day National Day holiday draws to a close. [Photo by Luo Bin/for China Daily]

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

Outside China

- Trump's top aide Stephen Miller tests positive for COVID-19 (read more)

- US COVID-19 cases surpass 7.5 million: Johns Hopkins University (read more)

Oct 6

China

People wearing masks are seen with luggage outside Beijing Railway Station, during the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holidays, on Oct 1, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

- Chinese mainland reported 12 new COVID-19 cases on Oct 5, all imported

Outside China

- Trump returns to White House, removes mask and salutes (read more)

- New York governor closes schools in coronavirus hot spots (readmore)

- White House press secretary McEnany tests positive for COVID-19 (read more)

- Paris to close all bars for two weeks from Tuesday (read more)

Oct 5

Outside China

- Joe Biden tests negative for coronavirus

China

Women work in a laboratory of Chinese vaccine maker Sinovac Biotech, developing an experimental coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine in Beijing,  on Sept 24, 2020. [File photo/Agencies]

- Chinese mainland reported 20 new COVID-19 cases on Oct 4, all imported

Oct 4

Outside China

China

- Chinese mainland reported 16 new cases on Oct 3, all imported

Oct 3

Outside China

- Trump is given experimental drug to fight COVID (Read more)

-770 students test positive in major coronavirus outbreak at UK university (Read more)

China

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

Oct 2

Outside China

- New Yorkers called to download app for COVID-19 alert (Read more)

China

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

Oct 1

Outside China

- NYC's coronavirus positivity-test rate rises alarmingly (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 11 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, all imported

-COVID-19 vaccine to be priced fairly, ministry says (Read more)

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