Major tourist sites in Rio de Janeiro, including the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue overlooking the Brazilian city, reopened to the public on Saturday after being closed for five months due to the coronavirus pandemic.
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say children make up more than 7 per cent of all coronavirus cases in the U.S. and the number and rate of child cases have been 'steadily increasing' from March to July.
Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino says he is reflecting on whether more exemptions need to be made to the U.S.-Canada border closure as the government seeks to meet its twin objectives of commitment to family reunification and protecting public health.
Only a small fraction of the 40,000 new ventilators Canada ordered for hospitals last spring have already been delivered but several companies involved say their production lines will start delivering the products faster in the next few weeks.
Thousands of British tourists beat a hasty retreat from France, packing out planes, trains and ferries to return to the U.K. by the early hours of Saturday morning to avoid a mandatory 14-day quarantine at home.
Mayo Clinic researchers reported a strong hint that blood plasma from COVID-19 survivors helps other patients recover, but it's not proof and some experts worry if, amid clamour for the treatment, they'll ever get a clear answer.