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chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-10-12 07:30
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We provide the latest updates and crucial information on the global COVID-19 pandemic here.

Oct 12

Outside China

The latest figures reported by each government's health authority as of Oct 12, 2020.

- 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

Latest data released by National Health Commission by midnight, Oct 11, 2020.


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 (read more)

- 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)

Sept 30

Outside China 

- Global COVID-19 death toll surpasses 1 million: WHO (Read more)

- DPRK holds Politburo meeting on COVID-19 preventive measures (Read more)

- Liverpool confirm Thiago Alcantara has tested positive for coronavirus

- Iran's tally of COVID-19 cases surpasses 450,000 as Israel mulls further extension of nationwide lockdown

China

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

Sept 29

Outside China 

- Global COVID-19 death toll passes 1 million, according to Johns Hopkins University

- Signs of COVID-19 resurgence seen across US, experts concerned (Read more)

- UK's 2nd COVID-19 Phase III vaccine trial starts (Read more)

- Italy's active COVID-19 cases over 50,000 since late May, but new lockdown ruled out (Read more)

- Argentine president warns pandemic 'not over', calls on public to be 'more responsible' (Read more)

China

Tourists view lanterns at a temple fair in Longmen Ancient Town of Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang province, Sept 29, 2020. The temple fair kicked off here on Tuesday held various activities including lantern riddle, folk dance performance and unique folk custom display. [Photo/Xinhua]

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

Sept 28

Outside China 

- Aussie state eases COVID-19 restrictions, scraps curfew ahead of schedule (Read more)

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

- Brazil sees daily increase of over 14,000 COVID-19 cases as heatwaves cause crowded beaches (Read more)

China

People travel at the Hangzhou East Railway Station in Zhejiang province on Sept 28, 2020, kicking off the 11-day railway travel peak of the National Day Holiday. DONG XUMING/FOR CHINA DAILY

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

Sept 27

Outside China 

- University in California quarantines all on-campus students amid COVID-19 (Read more)

- Chilean govt expresses concern about rise in COVID-19 cases (Read more)

China

People attend a photo exhibition to mark the nation's fight against COVID-19 in Beijing on Sept 27, 2020. [Photo by Zhu Xingxin/chinadaily.com.cn]

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

Sept 26

Outside China

WHO warns possibility of another 1 million deaths in next month Read more

- US COVID-19 cases surpass 7 million: Johns Hopkins University Read more

China

People work at a facility of Chinese vaccine maker Sinovac Biotech in Beijing, on Sept 24, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

- Chinese mainland reports 15 new COVID-19 cases, all imported Read more

Sept 25

Outside China

- Global COVID-19 cases surpass 32 million: Johns Hopkins University

- UN chief calls for post-COVID global governance based on solidarity, multilateralism

- Japan's Suga pledges continued cooperation to UN in fighting COVID-19 pandemic

China

Visitors wearing face masks pose as they take a selfie with Disney characters Donald Duck and Daisy Duck during the reopening day of Disneyland to the public in Hong Kong, on Sept 25, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

- Chinese mainland reports 8 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, all imported

- Qingdao traces, isolates, tests to stamp out COVID-19 cases (Read more)

Sept 24

Outside China

- Fourth large-scale COVID-19 vaccine trial starts in US (Read more)

- UK records another 6,178 coronavirus cases amid mounting pressure on furlough scheme replacement

- Sydney looks to 24-hour outdoor dining plan to boost COVID-19 recovery (Read more)

- France tightens local restrictions to curb coronavirus (Read more)

- COVID-19 pandemic spreading throughout Argentina, govt warns (Read more)

China

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

Sept 23

Outside China 

- US becomes the first in the world to have reported more than 200,000 COVID-19 deaths

- Experts warn COVID-19 may surge in fall, winter (Read more)

- 4 more countries join hosts of pan-EU medical stocks (Read more)

- Tunisia turns Chinese-funded hospital into national center for treating coronavirus patients (Read more)

- Iran reports highest daily confirmed COVID-19 infections

China

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

Sept 22

Outside China 

- Britain could see nearly 50,000 new COVID-19 cases daily by mid-October if infections continue to double every seven days: senior official (Read more)

- Ecuador's top industrial center relaxes COVID-19 restrictions despite sizeable outbreak

- WHO plan means vaccines will go to 'most at risk' (Read more)

- Indonesian minister tests positive for COVID-19

China

Chinese mainland reports 6 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, all imported

Sept 21

Outside China 

- UK at coronavirus 'tipping point': health secretary (Read more)

- CDC forecasts up to 218,000 COVID-19 deaths in US by Oct 10

- Lebanon records highest daily increase in COVID-19 infections of 1,006, raising the total number to 29,303

- Saudi records lowest 483 daily COVID-19 cases in 5 months, 329,754 in total

China

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

Sept 20

Outside China

- UK daily coronavirus cases hit four-month high with 4,422 more cases

- France's daily COVID-19 infections hit new record of 13,498

- Iran's COVID-19 death toll tops 24,000; Israel reports record daily rise in COVID-19 fatalities

China

An employee wearing a protective suit practice massaging on a model customer at a Sauna & Spa center to prepare reopen in Hong Kong, on Sept 16, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

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

Sept 19

Outside China

- WHO warning after Europe's worst week

China

Travellers wearing face masks wait at Beijing Daxing International Airport following in Beijing, on Sept 19, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

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

- Beijing reports a new imported COVID-19 case on Saturday, says local authority (Read more)

Sept 18

Outside China

Global COVID-19 cases surpass 30 million - WHO (Read more)

- COVID-19 expanding risks to peace everywhere, warns UN chief

- US Texas announces COVID-19 restrictions will be loosened in most areas of the state from Monday

China

Visitors wearing face masks pose with a performer during the reopening day of iconic theme park Ocean Park in Hong Kong, on Sept 18, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

- Chinese mainland reports 32 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, all imported (Read more)

Sept 17

Outside China

- UN chief urges intl community to come together to defeat COVID-19

- COVID-19 vaccine for US public likely available in 2021, says CDC director (Read more)

- Aussie PM reveals plan for gas-led recovery from COVID-19 recession (Read more)

China

A woman wearing a face mask walks with an umbrella in Lujiazui financial district in Pudong in Shanghai, on Sept 17, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

Chinese mainland reports 9 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, all imported

Sept 16

Outside China

- India's COVID-19 tally surpassed the 5 million mark, said latest data released by the federal health ministry (Read more)

- Europe will face a rising death toll from the coronavirus during the fall, WHO has warned (Read more)

- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls on the international community to get united and find a vaccine that is accessible to all (Read more)

- Brazil once again exceeds 1,000 daily deaths from COVID-19

China

People wearing face masks are seen in a subway in Shanghai on Sept 16, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

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

Sept 15

Outside China 

- Responsible leadership, good citizenship key determinants of COVID-19's impact: UN report (Read more)

- Over 88,000 COVID-19 cases reported at universities across US: report (Read more)

- Brazil's COVID-19 death toll surpassed 132,000 after 381 more patients died of the COVID-19 in the past 24 hours

China

Customers choose the ingredients for their meal at a Hope Tree restaurant in Beijing, on Sept 4, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

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

Sept 14

Outside China

- US COVID-19 cases surpass 6.5 mln, according to Johns Hopkins University

- UK coronavirus cases soar by more than 3,000 in highest Sunday rise since May (Read more)

- COVID-19 vaccine possible ready by Q1, 2021: Indian official (Read more)

China

A medical professional puts on a pair of gloves at the community testing center for the COVID-19 in Hong Kong, on Sept 1, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

- Chinese mainland reports 10 new COVID-19 cases, all imported (Read more)

Sept 13

Outside China 

- AstraZeneca resumes UK trials of COVID-19 vaccine halted by patient illness (Read more)

- About 8 mln Britons face tighter lockdown rules as UK reaches 'critical time' in virus fight (Read more)

- Iran's COVID-19 cases near 400,000; UAE daily new cases hit record high of 1,007

China 

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

Sept 12

Outside China

Weddings on boats, outdoor concerts, festivals banned in Istanbul to curb COVID-19 (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 6 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, all imported

- Deaths from COVID-19 climb to 100 in Hong Kong (Read more)

Sept 11

Outside China

- Global COVID-19 cases top 28 million: Johns Hopkins University

- New research shows COVID-19 may have been in LA before China announces its outbreak (Read more)

- UK universities prepare to reopen amid coronavirus-related uncertainty (Read more)

- Israel to impose full nationwide lockdown due to jump in COVID-19 morbidity (Read more)

China

A staff member of China's telecom giant Huawei presents its self-developed chip technology at the 10th China Smart City and Intelligent Economy Expo in Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang province, Sept 11, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

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

Sept 10

Outside China

- Global deaths surpass 900,000 -- Johns Hopkins University (Read more)

- AstraZeneca pauses coronavirus vaccine trial as participant illness investigated (Read more)

- France registered 8,577 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, the second biggest daily increase since the epidemic outbreak in the country

- UK PM tightens social distancing rules in England (Read more)

- New Aussie software tracks COVID-19 mutations that threaten vaccine efficacy (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 7 new imported COVID-19 cases (Read more)

Sept 9

Outside China

- COVID-19 causing big changes for UN General Assembly annual gathering

- McConnell says US Senate to vote on targeted COVID-19 relief proposal as soon as this week

- Brazil registers over 127,000 COVID-19 deaths

China

- Chinese mainland reports 2 new COVID-19 cases, all imported

Sept 8

Outside China

- COVID-19 cases spike in Israel, renewed restrictions unveiled

- UK braces for post-pandemic spike in need for mental health services (Read more)

- Nigeria's capital airport resumes int'l flights after 6-month shutdown (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 10 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, all imported (Read more)

Sept 7

Outside China

- Global COVID-19 infections surpass 27 million: Johns Hopkins University

- Social gatherings banned in parts of Chile despite national holidays amid pandemic (Read more)

- Australian PM announces deal for 84m doses of coronavirus vaccine (Read more)

- Israel imposes night closure on 40 cities, towns with high COVID-19 morbidity (Read more)

- India  surpasses Brazil as the second worst-hit country by COVID-19, with the caseload reaching 4,204,613 (Read more)

China

A man holds a child as they look at a model of the BeiDou navigation satellites system at the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing, on Sept 5, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

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

Sept 6 

Outside China

- Iran and Russia will cooperate to produce a COVID-19 vaccine in the Islamic republic (Read more)

- Hospital occupancy for COVID-19 patients drops to lowest level in Chile since May (Read more)

China

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

Sept 5

Outside China

- Influential COVID-19 model projects 410,000 total deaths in US by Jan 1 (Read more)

- Former PM of Cook Islands dies from COVID-19 in New Zealand

China

People wearing face masks take pictures of a booth displaying a coronavirus vaccine candidate from Sinovac Biotech Ltd, at the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing, on Sept 5, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

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

Sept 4

Outside China

- Students returning to schools in Italy as COVID-19 cases keep rising (Read more)

- Malls in New York City and casinos statewide can reopen on Sept 9 as COVID-19 infections have remained low, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo said (Read more)

- Japan is considering offering free coronavirus vaccines to all Japanese whenever supplies become available (Read more)

- Iran's COVID-19 cases surpass 380,000; Iraq, Israel see new record in daily infections

China