The economic impact of the virus has also been gargantuan with several factories idled in many countries, trade routes frozen and tourism crippled.
Although China reported its fewest new infections of coronavirus since January and its fewest deaths for a week, the world community needs to remain vigilant as the risks continue to remain enormous.
The new cases bring the total number to 11 in Kuwait, according to a statement by the health ministry.
With the death toll from the new coronavirus surpassing 3,000 and the virus infecting more than 89,000 people spread across as many as 60 countries, the havoc unleashed by the epidemic seems endless.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created the largest disruption to education in history and prolonged school closures could further entrench inequalities in access to learning.
The post COVID-19 world will be very different from the world we knew in 2019. The global economy will have to be rebuilt, consumer confidence will have to be restored and medical facilities in every country will have to be reviewed.
The five BRICS nations have called for improving the environment and promoting a circular economy in national plans as steps towards recovery in the fight against COVID-19.