Some 1.4 million pupils have returned to school in Wuhan, the Chinese city that shot to prominence for being the world's first epicentre of the novel coronavirus, while in Hungary a plan to close the border to foreigners receives a rebuke from the EU.
New Zealand's current restrictions will be in place at least until the middle of the month, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern unwilling to ease restrictions until authorities can be sure they are working.
The Lancet medical journal reports Russia's Sputnik-V vaccine is found to produce antibodies in patients taking part in early trials, but also warns that wider testing, particularly on older populations is needed for safety reasons.
The Pope is preparing to travel to Assisi but he won't meet with crowds. Mexico is printing a million new death certificates due to parts of the country being hit so hard by the pandemic they have run out.