Nigeria receives virus test kits from billionaire Jack Ma
The equipment will be distributed to frontline health workers and hospital laboratories.
Antimalarial drug no better than standard coronavirus care: study
President Donald Trump last week announced his administration was working with pharmaceutical companies to expand access to the medicines so that more doctors can prescribe them 'off label' - meaning not for their original intended use.
UN launches virus aid plan, says all of humanity at risk
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that unless the world came together to curb the spread of COVID-19, millions of people could die.
Billy Vunipola commits future to relegated Saracens
The reigning Premiership and European champions will be relegated from the English top-flight at the end of the current campaign as a result of salary cap breaches.
Zimbabwe's nurses strike over lack of virus protective gear
The southern African country's public health system has been suffering for many years from a lack of equipment and medicines, and there are fears it will struggle to cope with the coronavirus.
Kenya imposes curfew, offers tax breaks to tackle virus
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta warned he would not hesitate to take 'more drastic measures' if Kenyans did not make efforts to limit the spread of the virus which has sickened 28 in the country.
Mozambique insurgents stage second major attack in three days
On Monday the jihadists surrounded Mocimboa da Praia, a town in the gas-rich province of Cabo Delgado, attacking a military base, ransacking government buildings and hoisting their flag before pulling back.
Turkey charges 20 Saudis over Khashoggi murder
Jamal Khashoggi, 59, a commentator who wrote for 'The Washington Post', was killed after he entered the Saudi consulate on 2 October 2018, to obtain paperwork for his wedding to Turkish fiancee Hatice Cengiz.
NFL instructs clubs to close team facilities
According to a memo sent to all league clubs and reported on NFL.com, the shutdowns will continue to at least 8 April.
Economic fears as Africa escalates coronavirus response
Cases have risen across the world's poorest continent over the past week to a total of 2,137 and 62 deaths, according to an AFP tally, prompting countries to enact strict counter measures.
California warns youths on virus after teen tests positive, dies
It would be the first known juvenile death from the COVID-19 illness in the United States.
'Corona time' in Europe's main migrant camp in virus lockdown
There have been 20 recorded deaths and 743 officially announced infections from the coronavirus in Greece, which has a population of 11 million.
Morocco to roll out antimalarials against coronavirus
The Moroccan health ministry on Monday gave hospitals and regional health directors the green light to start using hydroxychloroquine and related compound chloroquine 'in the care of confirmed COVID-19 cases'.
Trump warns coronavirus shutdown could 'destroy a country'
In the chat show format interview with Fox at the White House, US President Donald Trump made it clear that he thinks the shutdown has been an overreaction.
64 Ethiopians found dead in cargo container in Mozambique
The victims were discovered in a blue cargo container loaded on a truck. They were surrounded by survivors.
US could overtake Europe as coronavirus epicentre: WHO
The pandemic began in China in December but the epicentre has since shifted from Asia to Europe.
Tokyo Olympics postponed: IOC
The Games were scheduled for 24 July to 9 August 9, but after telephone discussions between IOC president Thomas Bach and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a joint decision was taken for the first postponement of an Olympics in peacetime.
Africa's weak health systems face escalating virus peril
Earth's poorest continent has so far confirmed around 1,800 cases and 57 deaths -- a tally that is low compared with Europe, the Middle East and Asia, but is now ratcheting up quickly as testing remains patchy.