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“We must ban ceremonies and gatherings all over the country, whether it be wakes, weddings or parties,” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said.
"If we just let drugs and vaccines go to the highest bidder, instead of to the people and the places where they are most needed, we'll have a longer, more unjust, deadlier pandemic," Gates said.
Malaysian authorities has announced that an inquest would start on 24 August.
Patients with abnormally high blood sugar levels are more than twice as likely to die from COVID-19, researchers in China said.
Defying warnings from a senior Hong Kong official that the vote might fall foul of the national security law, residents young and old flocked to over 250 polling stations across the city.
China's foreign ministry and state media rounded on a university entrance exam question that asked students to decide whether Japan's invasion of China in 1900-45 "did more good than harm".
#GE2020 DEBATE: "We have elderly people not being able to even make ends meet, having to sell cardboard, and then you have ministers like you making $150,000 a month, that is simply not right." – SDP's Chee