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COVID-19: doctors fear second wave of infections

There are growing fears among doctors that there will be a second peak of coronavirus infections, as the lockdown restrictions are eased in England.

Coronavirus immunity: Did Sweden's model fail?

Sweden is among the countries that have opted against a lockdown and instead gone for herd immunity. This strategy has arguably lead to one of the highest per capita death tolls in the world, but very little immunity.

U.S. brings forward travel ban as Brazil surpasses its daily death toll

The White House on Monday brought forward by two days restrictions on travel to the United States from Brazil as the number of deaths from the new coronavirus in the South American nation surpassed the U.S. daily toll.

Ecuador protests flare up on the streets

Protests erupted on the streets in various parts of Ecuador on Monday against drastic economic measures from President Lenin Moreno.

WHO pauses hydroxychloroquine trial over safety concerns

The World Health Organization said that it has suspended its trial of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 patients due to safety concerns.

Coronavirus overshadows low-key Memorial Day

Americans marked a scaled-down Memorial Day 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic overshadowed the national holiday, which is normally a time of flag-waving parades and events to commemorate fallen soldiers.

Coronavirus: hopes for most shops in England to reopen in June

The prime minister has set out plans for shops and some other businesses to reopen in England. Outdoor markets and car showrooms will be able to open from June 1st if it's safe to do so, with most shops following suit on June 15th.

COVID-19 tracing apps: False hope and hidden dangers?

Nations try to track and trace their way out of the corona crisis. Some see apps as essential. But so far apps have had limited success.

Japanese cargo ship arrives at ISS

An unpiloted Japanese cargo ship, HTV-9, arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) Monday to make one final delivery before its fleet is retired.

Can children catch and pass on coronavirus?

How likely children are to catch and spread coronavirus is talked about a lot when it comes to deciding how and when to reopen schools.

Japan seeks to end Tokyo's state of emergency

Japan is expected to lift its state of emergency over Tokyo.

Hong Kong protesters rally against China's planned security law

Protests have been broken out in Hong Kong after China sparked outrage with proposed new legislation. It would ban what Beijing calls secessionism and subversive activity and could allow Chinese security agents to operate in the territory. Pro-democracy campaigners are calling it a threat to Hong Kong's autonomy.