Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates called for COVID-19 drugs and an eventual vaccine to be made available to countries and people that need them most, not to the "highest bidder," saying relying on market forces would prolong the deadly pandemic.
Fitch forecasts Malta's real GDP will contract by 6.9% in 2020, 'a moderate downward revision' from its April review (5.9%), saying declining net exports played a significant role in the change.
Over a third of teachers reported that most of their class failed to participate regularly in the online learning that replaced regular teaching during the Covid-19 pandemic in a survey carried out by the Education Ministry.
In May 2020, when compared with April 2020, 253,000 people living in the EU lost their jobs, with 159,000 of them living in the euro area.
The Superintendence of Public Health emphasised that as restrictions related to Covid-19 are being lifted, it was important for the public to remain vigilant.
Gilead Sciences Inc on Monday priced its COVID-19 antiviral remdesivir at $2,340 per patient for wealthier nations and agreed to send nearly all of its supply of the drug to the United States over the next three months.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday pubs, restaurants and hotels could reopen in England early next month when the social distancing rule is relaxed, easing the coronavirus lockdown that has all but shut the economy.