Chinese authorities issued more flood warnings for China’s Yangtze River on Friday, as heavy rains were forecast in provinces in the country’s south. At least 141 people have died or are missing and more than 2.2 million relocated due to floods across southern China since June, state-run CGTN reported.
Spain has ordered the culling of nearly 100,000 mink on a farm in the north-east after confirming many were carrying coronavirus, a regional minister said. Speaking to reporters, Joaquin Olona, agriculture minister for the Aragon region, said the cull would involve the slaughter of some 92,700 mink who are prized for their pelt.
British scientists analyzing data from a widely-used COVID-19 symptom-tracking app have found there are six distinct types of the disease, each distinguished by a cluster of symptoms.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday that he will return a fourth of his salary to help the country weather the coronavirus crisis that has battered the economy, encouraging public servants also to donate from their earnings.
United Kingdom expressed disappointment with the current authorities of Guyana which so far have not recognized the results of elections held four months ago, frustrating the will of the people.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he hoped Britain could return to normality before Christmas, setting out a phased removal of lockdown restrictions, but warned the country still needed to prepare for the worst.
Brazil on Thursday passed the 2 million confirmed coronavirus cases mark, with little sign that the rate of increase is slowing as anger grows over President Jair Bolsonaro's handling of the outbreak.
Argentina does not plan to increase grains export taxes despite the government’s need for revenue as the coronavirus pushes the country into a deep recession this year, Agriculture Minister Luis Basterra said this week.
Rio de Janeiro's golden beaches are sparkling a lot more during the coronavirus pandemic, as residents and visitors stay away, revealing miles of pristine sand along the spectacular shore.
United States Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf announced on Thursday that borders with Mexico and Canada would remain shut to most travel, to stem the spread of the coronavirus, for another month to Aug 20.