Coronavirus wrap: US, Spain deaths surge as global toll hovers around 54 000, US sheds 701 000 jobs and Boris Johnson continues self-isolation

2020-04-03 16:12

The worldwide number of officially confirmed fatalities from the novel coronavirus has risen to 53 693, according to a tally compiled by AFP from official sources.

Coronavirus wrap: Europe cases breach 500 000, Israel health minister contracts Covid-19 and Philippines' ambassador to Lebanon dies

2020-04-02 14:05

More than 500 000 novel coronavirus (Covid-19) infections have been diagnosed in Europe, over half the global total, according to a tally by AFP from official sources.

Coronavirus wrap: Worldwide deaths breach 41 000, California frees prisoners and White House's horrific projections

2020-04-01 09:30

The worldwide number of officially confirmed fatalities from the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) has risen to 41 072, according to a tally compiled by AFP from official sources as of 19:00 (GMT) on Tuesday.

Ferrari to resume production by mid-April amid global pandemic

2020-03-31 09:28

Despite a hanging fear of the coronavirus wreaking more havoc, Ferrari is certain it has everything in place to resume production.

Trump ditches hopes of quick coronavirus bounce-back for US, while Nigeria orders lockdown

2020-03-30 09:20

US President Donald Trump has extended emergency novel coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions for the United States where his top scientist warned up to 200 000 people could die.

Coronavirus in Italy: the heavy price paid by clergy

2020-03-26 19:44

They preside over funerals, comfort the sick, and are often themselves elderly: in the coronavirus crisis in Italy, priests are paying a heavy price.

WRC: Portuguese, Italian races postponed due to coronavirus

2020-03-25 08:59

The next two rounds of the World Rally Championship (WRC), in Portugal (21-24 May) and Italy (4-7 June), have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the International Automobile Federation (FIA) announced.

Italy's new virus infections 'slowing', as it drops to lowest point in crisis

2020-03-24 22:19

Italy has received more reassuring evidence that its coronavirus infection rate was slowing thanks to a painful lockdown that other nations are starting to apply at great economic cost.

Italy sees second successive drop in virus deaths

2020-03-24 11:36

Italy has reported a second successive drop in daily deaths and infections from a coronavirus that has nevertheless claimed more than 6 000 lives in a month.

Coronavirus: South Africans stranded on cruise ships in Italy plead for government help

2020-03-23 12:51

Several South Africans remain stranded on two cruise liners in Italy, which has been hard hit by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.


Coronavirus wrap: US records highest daily fatalities as global deaths pass 50 000, Trump tests negative and Corona halts beer production

2020-04-03 10:14

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases around the world has soared past one million and fatalities have topped 50 000 as the United States reported the highest daily death toll of any country so far.

Coronavirus wrap: Turkey sends aid to Italy and Spain, Russia helps US and Europe death toll tops 30 000

2020-04-01 12:01

Turkey has sent health supplies including masks to Italy and Spain, the two European countries worst hit by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), the defence ministry has said.

Fiat Chrysler boss takes 50% temporary pay cut as coronavirus wreaks havoc on company

2020-03-31 12:50

Fiat Chrysler chief executive Mike Manley will take a 50% pay cut for three months as part of efforts to protect the company's financial health during the coronavirus pandemic.

Global lockdown tightens as coronavirus death toll mounts

2020-03-31 09:22

Lockdowns aimed at halting the march of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic have extended worldwide as the US outbreak continued to accelerate with the death toll there passing 3 000.

Coronavirus: Italy sets disturbing record after nearly 1 000 die in a single day

2020-03-27 19:12

Italy has recorded a shocking spike in coronavirus deaths with 969 new victims, the worst daily record for any country since the pandemic began.

Italian clergyman in pope's residence has virus: reports

2020-03-26 12:18

An Italian employee of the Holy See who lives in the same residence as Pope Francis has been reported to have tested positive for Covid-19 and been hospitalised.

A preview from Italy: What life is like in lockdown

2020-03-25 05:01

Italy’s nightmare offers a chilling preview of what's coming. But like Italy, we don't have a choice, write Vernon Silver, Alessandra Migliaccio and John Follain.

700 more coronavirus deaths in Italy

2020-03-24 20:54

Italy reported a sharp rise in its coronavirus death toll Tuesday, with 743 more victims.

Why is Italy's coronavirus fatality rate so high?

2020-03-23 21:32

Amid persistent questions over Italy's growing death toll, experts warn other countries could soon be in its position.

Trump deploys emergency beds, global pandemic deaths surge

2020-03-23 09:32

US President Donald Trump has ordered thousands of emergency hospital beds set up at American coronavirus hotspots but a trillion-dollar economic rescue package crashed, as pandemic deaths soared across the globe.

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