- China launches its first mission to Mars, Tianwen-1, a combined orbiter, lander and rover, from Wenchang Launch Site, Hainan Island
- South Africa records more than 400,000 COVID-19 cases amid surging infections and decides to shut schools for a month
- US confirmed cases of COVID-19 pass 4 million with death toll over 143,000. Real number of cases likely up to 13x higher according to CDC.
US President Trump says he could send 75,000 federal agents to deal with violence in American cities like Portland, drawing backlash
- Benjamin Mkapa, Tanzanian politician, President of Tanzania (1995-2005), dies at 81