Coronavirus: 'Worst yet to come' for countries in conflict, says UN chief
Since the beginning of the global pandemic, the Security Council has not met once on COVID-19, making no statement or joint resolution.
Bayern Munich extend contract with coach Flick until 2023
Hansi Flick, a former assistant to Germany coach Joachim Loew, took the reins at Bayern in November after his predecessor Niko Kovac was sacked.
Pandemic devastates growth prospects in West African states
Burkina Faso on Thursday slashed its expectations of GDP growth for 2020 from 6.3% to 2%, in an nationwide address by President Roch Kabore.
Isolated and afraid: How the COVID-19 pandemic is changing pregnancy
Hong Kong and China have imposed some of the world's strictest measures to prevent infections in maternity units: birthing partners are banned from labour units, delivery rooms and post-natal wards in public hospitals.
More than 900 virus deaths in Spain for second day
Spain has the world's second-highest death toll after Italy with the virus so far claiming 10,935 lives - 932 in the past day - from 117,710 confirmed cases.
Germans to be fined up to 500 euros for breaking distancing rules
Chancellor Angela Merkel's government has ordered people not leave their homes unless they have an exceptional reason such as grocery shopping, exercise or medical appointments.
How to stop the virus making us all fatter
With more than a quarter of humanity shut up at home or under lockdown, and with many worried they will get the virus next, the temptation to comfort eat was hard to resist.
Wimbledon chief fears 'no more tennis this year'
Tennis has been in lockdown since early last month and is not scheduled to return until July 13 at the earliest following the cancellation of Wimbledon for the first time since World War II on Wednesday.
English Premier League footballers should 'take pay cut': UK govt
Tottenham, Newcastle and Norwich have said they will use a government scheme to guarantee 80% of salaries for staff up to a maximum of £2,500 per month.
Passover on Zoom: Jewish leaders split on digital Seders
But with the COVID-19 pandemic raging, a previously unthinkable question has consumed Jewish debate less than a week before the holiday starts: is it permissible to hold the traditional Seder meal over Zoom?
North Korea insists it is free of coronavirus
The already isolated, nuclear-armed North quickly shut down its borders after the virus was first detected in neighbouring China in January, and imposed strict containment measures.
UN launches famine and virus aid plan in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe's economy has been in a slump for more than a decade, experiencing multiple climate and economic related shocks including chronic shortages of cash, fuel, medicines and food.
Senegal says hydroxychloroquine virus treatment is promising
Both chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are drugs ordinarily used to treat malaria, but early small-scale studies suggest they reduce virus levels among people badly infected by COVID-19.
Half of humanity in virus confinement
The measures - which include compulsory or recommended confinement, curfews and quarantines - are in place in more than 90 countries and territories.
Putin extends non-working period to end of April to curb coronavirus
Since Monday Russians have had a period of national non-working days when they are still entitled to full pay in a bid to reduce transmission of the virus.
Lufthansa puts 87,000 workers on reduced hours
Among the group's 135,000 employees, cabin crew, ground crew and for the first time ever pilots are all affected by the measure, a spokesman told AFP.
Global COVID-19 cases near 1 million as six-week-old US baby dies
Among the latest US fatalities was a six-week-old baby who was taken to a Connecticut hospital late last week.
As shutdown extended, Rwanda's poor confront further hardship
Traders have warned of food shortages in the tiny landlocked nation, and parents are struggling to put food on the table, as the shutdown gutted the local economy on which lower-income Rwandans depend.