The monkeypox outbreak is declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by the World Health Organization.
The WHO guideline development group of international experts recommends the use of rheumatoid arthritis drug Baricitinib for severe and critical COVID-19 patients in combination with corticosteroids.
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa warns that the effects of the pandemic on Africa's economy could push the number of "extremely poor" Africans to 514 million people. The World Bank also announced a recession as the economies of African countries continue to shrink.
The World Health Organization grants emergency use approval for the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, becoming the third vaccine to be approved after the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
Poland reports a record 27,143 new infections and 367 deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide total since the pandemic began to 466,679 cases and 6,842 deaths, respectively.
Poland reports 21,629 new cases, the largest jump in the number of cases since the start of the pandemic, bringing the total number of cases to 340,834. It also reaches 5,351 COVID-19 deaths, with 202 deaths in the last 24 hours.
The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF warn that 51,000 children could die in West Asia and North Africa due to the disruptive impact of the pandemic on healthcare systems.
The World Health Organization officially declares the outbreak as a pandemic.
The World Health Organization announces a US$100 million emergency response plan to combat the outbreak, which has killed at least 729 people.
New guidelines published in the "BMJ" ("British Medical Journal") call on mothers to begin weaning their babies off breast milk before six months, contradicting World Health Organization advice from 2001.