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.
England's Anderson says coronavirus won't end cricket career
The Lancashire veteran says despite having no cricket to play until the end of May at the earliest, the idea of not bowling professionally again has not crossed his mind.
US indicts Venezuela leader Maduro for 'narco-terrorism'
The indictments were issued in multiple US jurisdictions including New York and Miami, with charges running from 'conspiracy to narco-terrorism' to money laundering.
Wuhan lockdown bought health systems vital time: study
With roughly three billion people currently advised to stay at home amid the pandemic, a study published in 'The Lancet Public Health' examined what the rest of the world can learn from Wuhan.
Missing Mali opposition leader kidnapped
A former finance minister and presidential contender, Soumaila Cisse went missing in jihadist-ridden central Mali on Wednesday afternoon in circumstances that remain unclear.
Liberia's George Weah releases coronavirus single
In his 'Let's Stand Together and Fight Coronavirus', President Weah explains how the virus is spread and urges hand washing to a backing of harmonised female vocals and upbeat guitar music from the group The Rabbis.
ICC shuts down World Cup cricket qualifiers till July
All qualifiers scheduled to take place before July in Kuwait, South Africa, Namibia, Spain, Papua New Guinea, Belgium, Malaysia and Finland are affected, a statement said.
World leaders to hold crisis talks as virus toll tops 21,000
With the disease tearing around the globe at a terrifying pace, warnings are multiplying over its economic consequences, with experts saying it could cause more damage than the Great Depression.
Virus traps dozens of Brazilian tourists in South Africa
Airlines around the world are being forced to cancel services as countries have clamped down on travel and closed borders in a bid to control the virus.
Mali declares anti-coronavirus curfew, maintains parliamentary poll date
In a televised address, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita said the government will enforce a curfew between 21:00 to 05:00, from Thursday, and close land borders in response to the virus.
More than 1,000 US coronavirus deaths, near 70,000 cases: tracker
The United States has the third highest number of confirmed cases behind China and Italy, and the US death rate is now 1.5%, based on reported cases.
Three billion under lockdown as UN warns virus threatens humanity
As the global death toll soared past 20,000 Spain joined Italy in seeing its number of fatalities overtake China, where the virus first emerged just three months ago.
Wimbledon to hold 'emergency meeting' next week on 2020 tournament
Wimbledon is set to start in London on 29 June, but the continuing spread of the virus has caused havoc with the sporting schedule and the grass-court Grand Slam could be the next major event to be delayed.
Nigeria receives virus test kits from billionaire Jack Ma
The equipment will be distributed to frontline health workers and hospital laboratories.