Category: World

How the World Missed Covid-19’s Silent Spread

Symptomless transmission makes the coronavirus far harder to fight. But health officials dismissed the risk for months, pushing misleading and contradictory claims in the face of mounting evidence. By Matt Apuzzo, Selam Gebrekidan and David D. Kirkpatrick June 27, 2020 MUNICH — Dr. Camilla Rothe was about to leave for dinner when the government laboratory

Covid-19 Worldwide: Live Updates on Cases and Deaths

Here’s what you need to know: ImageA Covid burial in Santiago, Chile, this week.Credit…Javier Torres/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Key data of the day The outbreak is growing: Two of the highest daily tallies in new global cases were reported this week. The number of coronavirus cases continues to grow globally, with two of the

Live Coronavirus Updates: New York Reopens

Here’s what you need to know: ImageWorkers in Lima, Peru, last week waited to disinfect an area at a popular market to help prevent the spread of the virus.Credit…Rodrigo Abd/Associated Press New daily cases hit a record high on Sunday, the W.H.O. says. The number of new daily cases worldwide hit a new high on

China May Sacrifice Hong Kong to Achieve its Goals

HONG KONG — China long depended on Hong Kong to be everything it was not. The city’s freewheeling capitalism and personal freedoms, both absent from the mainland, made it one of the world’s premier financial hubs. Together, they flourished for decades. Now China is doing what was once unthinkable: imposing its will on Hong Kong

Coronavirus Live World Updates: Spain, Israel, W.H.O., Moscow

Here’s what you need to know: ImagePolice officers clashed with protesters in Hong Kong demonstrating against China’s proposed national security legislation this week.Credit…Lam Yik Fei for The New York Times At a protest near Beijing’s representative office in Hong Kong last week, some demonstrators tried to obey virus-related rules that ban public gatherings of more

Coronavirus World News: Live Updates on India, China, Canada, Italy

Here’s what you need to know: Video A spokesman for China’s foreign ministry spokesman criticized President Trump’s pledge to pull funding from the World Health Organization.CreditCredit…Zhang Yuwei/Xinhua, via Getty Images China hits back, in words and aid pledges, as America goes at it alone. The World Health Organization’s annual meeting, which concluded on Tuesday, was