Spain counts 832 deaths in 24 hours, pushing toll to 5,690
Spain has the world's second-highest coronavirus death toll after Italy with 5,690 fatalities.
Ghana announces lockdown in two key regions
President Nana Akufo-Ado said there would be "restrictions on movement of persons in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area and the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area.
Botswana executes two convicted murderers
Moabi Seabelo Mabiletsa, 33, and his co-accused Matshidiso Tshid Boikanyo, 39, were hanged to death in the capital Gaborone,
Trump signs $2 trillion recovery plan as US virus cases skyrocket
Trump's signature triggers the distribution of millions of relief checks of up to $3,400 for an average American family of four.
China virus epicentre eases travel restrictions after lockdown
Wuhan was placed under lockdown in January with residents forbidden to leave, roadblocks ring-fencing the city's outskirts and drastic restrictions on daily life.
'Corona criminals' prey on Europe's virus fears
With billions of people under lockdown in their homes and borders shut, police chiefs say criminals are finding it hard to make money out of "traditional" activities like burglary and drug smuggling.
Indians race for supplies as coronavirus lockdown bites
Many shelves in the megacities of New Delhi and Mumbai were stripped bare of staples like lentils and rice as the world's second most populous country lurched into a shutdown aimed at slowing the spread of the new coronavirus.
Nigeria struggles towards shutdown as virus fears grow
Enforcing strict social distancing rules is proving tough all across the globe - but in a chaotic megacity in Africa's most populous nation, it represents a mammoth challenge.
Man Utd to offer refunds, season ticket delay to fans
English football has been suspended until 30 April, but a meeting of Premier League clubs next week is expected to push that date further back.
British PM Johnson tests positive for COVID-19
'Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus,' he said on Twitter.
Coronavirus: ceasefires and resolutions in project at UN
Armed groups in Cameroon, the Philippines, Yemen and Syria have moved in recent days to reduce violence as UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday issued an appeal for ceasefire.
16-year-old among virus dead in France's highest daily toll
French authorities said on Thursday that 365 people had been killed by COVID-19 over the previous 24 hours, taking the national total of those who have died in hospital to 1,696.
Delays and shattered hopes: Uganda still waiting for oil riches
Fourteen years after the discovery of sub-Saharan Africa's fourth-largest oil reserves, not a drop has been extracted.
Trump proposes dividing US by coronavirus risk levels
In a letter to state governors released by the White House, US President Donald Trump said that better testing now allows the mapping of virus threat on a local level.
Hollywood awards grapple with virus as Globes relax rules
Most awards shows from the Globes to the Oscars require that movies must be shown in Los Angeles theaters for a minimum period to be considered.
Newcastle's Bruce wants games every day to finish season
Professional football in England has been postponed until at least 30 April, but as the country is effectively in government-ordered lockdown the restart could be pushed back even further.
World powers vow united front on virus as death toll mounts
Leaders from the G20 most industrialised nations held crisis talks by video link Thursday, pledging a 'united front' to fight the outbreak - along with an enormous financial injection to prop up the economy.
Israel's Gantz elected speaker, to seek unity govt with Netanyahu
Details on an emergency government were not immediately clear, and any arrangement would likely be temporary, perhaps lasting long enough for Israel to pass through the worst of the pandemic.