The fund is targeted at low to middle-income countries to finance efforts like surveillance, research and better access to vaccines.
Lockdowns in Guangzhou and elsewhere are due to end by Sunday, but authorities have repeatedly extended such restrictions with no explanation.
Last week just over 9,400 deaths linked to the coronavirus were reported to the World Health Organization, says its Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
An investigation found the tech giant’s ad business generates revenues from websites spreading disinformation in Africa, Europe and Latin America.
Long queues snake around many filling stations in capital Havana as the Caribbean country reels under its second fuel crisis in seven months.
Wuhan, site of the world's first Covid-19 outbreak in late 2019, reported around 20 to 25 new infections a day this week, prompting orders for more than 800,000 people in one district to stay at home until Sunday.
Needle-free vaccines may persuade people who don't like getting a shot to get vaccinated, as well as help expand vaccination in poor countries because they are easier to administer.
The pandemic had a devastating impact on efforts to battle tuberculosis, with TB hospitals taken over for Covid treatment and lockdowns preventing patients from coming in for diagnosis and care.
The World Health Organization and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control say another Covid-19 wave is on the horizon in Europe, as cases rise 8 percent in a week.
The US dollar rose for a fourth straight session on Monday as investors braced for high inflation data released this week, leading to expectations of continued aggressive monetary policy from the Federal Reserve.
Outbreaks have been reported across the country, with the largest in Inner Mongolia and the far-west Xinjiang Uighur autonomous region.
Travellers will be subject to PCR tests on arrival from September 26 and will be unable to visit restaurants and bars for the first three days under a system authorities have dubbed "0+3".
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