ROME, April 14 (Xinhua) -- Police officers check passing vehicles in Rome, Italy, on April 13, 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed 20,465 lives in locked-down Italy as of Monday, bringing the total number of infections, fatalities and recoveries to 159,516, according to latest data released by the countrys Civil Protection Department.
LONDON, April 14 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on April 13, 2020 shows mounted police officers in Greenwich Park in London, Britain. The death toll of those hospitalized in Britain who tested positive for the COVID-19 reached 11,329 as of Sunday afternoon, marking a daily increase of 717, the Department of Health and Social Care said Monday. As of Monday morning, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Britain hit 88,621, said the department.
DOHA, April 14 (Xinhua) -- A COVID-19 awareness billboard is seen by the street in Doha, capital of Qatar, April 13, 2020.
DHAKA, April 14 (Xinhua) -- Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaks in a televised address to the nation in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on April 13, 2020. The Bangladeshi government has unveiled a special insurance scheme and allowance for health professionals and other COVID-19 front line fighters including law enforcement officials.
BEIJING, April 14 (Xinhua) -- A staff member tests samples of the COVID-19 inactivated vaccine at a laboratory of Sinovac Biotech Ltd., in Beijing, capital of China, March 16, 2020. China has approved two COVID-19 inactivated vaccine candidates for clinical trials, according to the State Council joint prevention and control mechanism against the coronavirus Tuesday. The two vaccine candidates are developed by Wuhan Institute of Biological Products under the China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm) and Sinovac Research and Development Co., Ltd, a company based in Beijing. Clinical trials of the two vaccines have started.
MOSCOW, April 14 (Xinhua) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with senior government officials involved in the battle against COVID-19 via teleconference at Novo-Ogaryovo state residence, outside Moscow, Russia, on April 13, 2020. Russia may resort to its military resources in the fight against COVID-19 if the situation in the country continues to worsen, Putin said Monday.
PARIS, April 14 (Xinhua) -- People enjoy themselves on the balcony in Paris, France, April 13, 2020. France would remain under a nationwide lockdown until May 11 to stem the spread of COVID-19 and reduce its impact on domestic health institutions, President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday evening.
GIZA (EGYPT), April 14 (Xinhua) -- An archeologist wearing a face mask works in the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) in Giza, Egypt, on April 13, 2020. Egypt reported on Monday 125 new COVID-19 infections and five deaths, bringing the death toll in the country to 164, while the number of the confirmed cases jumped to 2,190.
PARIS, April 14 (Xinhua) -- People wearing masks are seen in Paris, France, April 13, 2020. France would remain under a nationwide lockdown until May 11 to stem the spread of COVID-19 and reduce its impact on domestic health institutions, President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday evening.