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World 23 Sep 2020 | 4:07 AM

Mexico to officially join global COVID-19 vaccine access scheme

MEXICO CITY, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Mexico's government will this week formalize its participation in the COVAX Facility, a global initiative to ensure equitable access to any vaccines against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Foreign Affairs Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Tuesday.

World 23 Sep 2020 | 2:32 AM

Commentary: Science, cooperation only path to ending America's COVID-19 tragedy

BEIJING, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- COVID-19 has so far claimed the lives of more than 200,000 people in the United States. The loss of life isn't solely an American tragedy. It's a humanitarian disaster.

World 22 Sep 2020 | 4:47 AM

Czech gov't to avoid second lockdown despite surge in COVID-19 cases

PRAGUE, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis appealed to citizens on Monday to respect coronavirus-related restrictions and mask mandates, adding that his government would avoid locking the economy down again.

World 22 Sep 2020 | 4:12 AM

Roundup: Italy orders coronavirus testing on travelers from seven French regions

ROME, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- Italian Health Minister Roberto Speranza on Monday ordered mandatory COVID-19 testing for travelers coming from seven regions of France, including Paris.

World 22 Sep 2020 | 3:46 AM

Two thirds of world's population join COVAX Facility for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines: WHO

GENEVA, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- A total of 156 economies representing nearly two-thirds of the world's population have joined the COVAX Facility, an international initiative co-led by the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners to ensure equitable global access to COVID-19 vaccines, the WHO said on Monday.

World 22 Sep 2020 | 2:54 AM

Croatia shortens COVID-19 isolation to 10 days

ZAGREB, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- The Croatian Institute of Public Health (HZJZ) on Monday decided to shorten the isolation of asymptomatic COVID-19 patients from 14 days to 10 days.