Nigeria issues travel ban on 13 countries over coronavirus
The announcement came as the authorities confirmed five new virus cases, bringing to eight the number so far tested positive in Africa's most populous nation of 200 million people.
Glastonbury cancels 50th anniversary festival over virus
Pop superstar Taylor Swift had been set to headline for the first time at Britain's best-known music festival, held at a rural farm site in southwest England since 1970.
As world cowers, China glimpses coronavirus aftermath
As the rest of the world runs for cover, China - where the virus first emerged - is moving, guardedly, in the opposite direction as domestic infections fall to nil following unprecedented lockdowns and travel restrictions.
Proteas cricketers in self-isolation
The players arrived back in South Africa on Wednesday ten days after departing on a tour during which they played no cricket.
Burkina Faso reports first virus death in sub-Saharan Africa
The Sahel state of Burkina Faso on Wednesday announced its first death from coronavirus, which is also the first known fatality in sub-Saharan Africa.
COVID-19: The symptoms and risk factors
This graphic outlines the main known symptoms of COVID-19 and the people most at risk from the virus.
After head start on virus, Africa begins clampdown
Senegal is the worst-affected in West Africa with 27 cases - most of whom were infected by a single citizen who had returned from Italy.
New coronavirus can survive on some surfaces for days: study
Scientists found that the virus that causes the COVID-19 disease had similar levels of viability outside the body to its predecessor that caused SARS.
Australia tells citizens to come home, and stop travelling abroad
Prime Minister Scott Morrison also ordered a halt to 'non-essential' indoor gatherings of more than 100 people, on top of an existing ban on outdoor events of more than 500 that has stunned the sports-mad nation.
Joe Biden wins Arizona for Democratic primary sweep
CNN and NBC both projected the 77-year-old centrist former vice president as the winner in Arizona over the 78-year-old leftist senator from Vermont.
African Nations Championship in Cameroon postponed
The CHAN is confined to footballers playing in their country of birth, unlike the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN), also a two-yearly competition but with no restrictions.
Manchester bomber's brother convicted over the attack
Hashem Abedi was also convicted of one count of attempted murder and conspiring with his brother Salman to cause explosions at an Ariana Grande concert almost exactly three years ago.
England paceman Archer hits out at racist abuse
The 24-year-old has been subjected to racist abuse in the past, notably during the second Test defeat by New Zealand last year.
UEFA postpones Euro 2020 by a year due to coronavirus
UEFA said the new proposed dates for the tournament were 11 June to 11 July 11 next year, as Euro 2020 becomes Euro 2021.
Queen retires to Windsor, reviews Japan state visit
Several large public events due to have been attended by the queen and other royals in the coming months will also be postponed or cancelled.
Scammers use coronavirus to trick fearful South Africans
The criminals carried fake identification badges and provided false receipts to victims, who were told they could exchange the slips for "clean" cash at any bank.
VW warns of 'very difficult' year in virus crisis
The group did not unveil an outlook for 2020, saying the volatile situation and the unprecedented shocks to supply and demand made it 'almost impossible' to make a reliable forecast.
Zimbabwe VP in China for medical check
Chiwenga spent four months undergoing treatment in China last year and returned home in November.