Ethiopian PM urges tolerance as anti-foreigner sentiment rises over virus
Ethiopia has recorded six cases of the novel coronavirus over the past six days, and the United States embassy on Wednesday said there were a number of reports of verbal and physical harassment of foreigners deemed to be bringing in the virus.
Lagos closes schools as virus shadow lengthens over Africa
The curbs by Nigeria's sprawling economic hub came a day after Burkina Faso announced the first virus fatality south of the Sahara.
Monaco's Prince Albert II tests positive for coronavirus
The titular head of the Mediterranean enclave is continuing to work from his private apartments at the royal palace, the statement said.
Mali to go ahead with parliamentary poll despite coronavirus
The country is grappling with a jihadist conflict that first broke out in the country in 2012, having caused thousands of civilian and military deaths since.
English football extends shutdown till 30 April
UEFA's decision to postpone Euro 2020 for 12 months earlier this week could allow games to be completed over the summer if strict restrictions of travelling and mass gatherings to halt the spread of COVID-19 are lifted in time.
Pandemic glossary: Common COVID-19 terms
This graphic explains key terms being used during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Scammers use coronavirus to trick fearful South Africans
Netcare warned that thieves, masquerading as doctors screening for coronavirus, were going round trying to gain access into people's homes.
US suspends routine visa services: State Dept
It said embassies and consulates in 'most countries worldwide... will cancel all routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments as of 18 March 2020'.
ATP and WTA seasons suspended until 7 June: organisers
The announcement temporarily shuts down the men's and women's clay court season a day after the French Open was pushed back to September.
Africa must 'wake up' and 'prepare for worst' over virus: WHO
'In other countries, we have seen how the virus actually accelerates after a certain tipping point, so the best advice for Africa is to prepare for the worst and prepare today,' WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.
Merkel calls coronavirus 'biggest challenge since WW2'
In a dramatic appeal, Angela Merkel urged everyone to play a part in slowing down a virus that has raced across the globe and triggered unprecedented peace-time lockdowns.
Weinstein transferred to New York state prison
Harvey Weinstein, who turns 68 on Thursday, had received treatment at a Manhattan hospital following his sentencing on March 11 after complaining of chest pains.
Let them eat bread! French hoard baguettes in virus lockdown
Bakers are among the few essential-service businesses allowed to stay open in France under strict anti-virus confinement measures that took effect on Tuesday.
WHO chief says COVID-19 'enemy against humanity'
The head of the World Health Organisation on Wednesday said the new coronavirus was an 'enemy against humanity', as the number of people infected in the pandemic soared past 200,000.
Man City's Sane battling back from 'hardest' injury
Leroy Sane has been sidelined since sustaining the devastating knee injury against Liverpool in the Community Shield in August.
Schools close as UK govt announces emergency virus plans
Boris Johnson on Tuesday said the government was on a war footing, as he escalated measures to limit the human and economic cost of the outbreak.
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.