Molecular studies have demonstrated that bats are natural reservoirs to many different viruses, some of which have led to disease outbreaks, such as COVID-19.
The situation in the western cities of Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo was severe and the declaration of a wider state of emergency was being considered after a request from the cities' governors.
January 9, 2021
US President-elect Joe Biden on Friday said he would order increased production of syringes and other supplies to ramp up vaccinations against COVID-19 and improve upon the Trump administration rollout that he called a "dismal failure."
January 17, 2021