A year after the COVID-19 pandemic hit Italy, the county’s new prime minister says he will use billions of euros provided by the European Union to invest in education and close the employment gender gap, which could help those hit hard by the pandemic’s economic effects — young people and women.
Security forces in Myanmar made mass arrests and appeared to use lethal force on Sunday as they intensified their efforts to break up protests a month after the military staged a coup. At least four people were reportedly killed.
The U.S. cleared Johnson & Johnson's single-dose COVID-19 shot on Saturday, adding a third vaccine option to the race against the virus.
More than 1,000 cases of coronavirus variants have been reported across Canada, the country’s chief public health officer said on Saturday.