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: Spain suffers over 900 more deaths, Iran death toll spikes and Germany's Merkel returns to office after quarantine

2020-04-03 14:10

More than 900 people have died in Spain over the past 24 hours for the second day running, government figures have shown, although the rate of new infections and deaths continued to slow.

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 numbers will get worse 'before they get better' - UK promises more testing amid criticism

2020-04-01 14:38

Britain has said it would soon begin testing 25 000 people daily for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) as criticism of the government grew over low numbers of testing compared to other countries.

Europe delivers medical goods to Iran in first sanction-bypass deal to help combat coronavirus

2020-03-31 16:28

European nations have delivered medical goods to Iran in the first transaction under the Instex mechanism set up to evade American sanctions on Tehran, the German foreign ministry has said.

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.

UK company seemingly won't help SA with ventilators marketed as simple solution for coronavirus

2020-03-29 06:19

UK-based company Penlon won't help a group of South Africans build a potentially life-saving ventilator it designed nearly 40 years ago and which the company advertised as an alternative solution during the coronavirus crisis.

UK health secretary positive for coronavirus shortly after Boris Johnson

2020-03-27 17:03

Britain's Health Secretary Matt Hancocksays he had tested positive for Covid-19, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was self-isolating with "mild symptoms" of the virus.

London hospitals facing 'tsunami' of virus patients: NHS official

2020-03-26 22:45

London hospitals are overwhelmed by Covid-19 patients, the head of an organisation representing bosses in the state-run National Health Service says.

Coronavirus: London City Airport suspends flights until end of April

2020-03-26 05:05

London City Airport has suspended all flights until the end of April due to the coronavirus outbreak.


Under-fire UK government rushes to build field hospitals as virus death toll surges

2020-04-03 15:04

The UK government has said it was rushing to build more emergency field hospitals ahead of an expected surge in coronavirus cases, hours after recording a record 569 deaths from the disease.

Coronavirus wrap: Nigerian man shot dead for flouting lockdown, UK rush to build field hospitals and Germany to issue social distancing fines

2020-04-03 12:02

A Nigerian man has been shot dead for allegedly flouting a stay-at-home order aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus, police and a lawmaker in Nigeria have said.

Under-fire PM Boris Johnson says UK will 'massively increase testing'

2020-04-02 20:56

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said Britain would 'massively increase testing' amid a growing wave of criticism about his government's failure to provide widespread novel coronavirus screening.

UK reports record 381 coronavirus deaths, including 13-year-old boy

2020-04-01 08:36

Britain has reported a record daily coronavirus toll of 381, including a 13-year-old boy, more than double the number of nationwide deaths posted in the previous 24 hours.

Master stroke: UK medical fetish site donates equipment to NHS staff fighting coronavirus

2020-03-30 14:02

A UK medical fetish company has donated its entire stock of scrubs to the National Health Service after claims that frontline medical staff do not have enough protective equipment during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.

US coronavirus deaths | UK NHS staff back to back: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2020-03-30 07:31

Fauci warns US could face 200 000 coronavirus deaths | Boris Johnson reveals 20 000 NHS staff have returned to service; here are the top world news videos. WATCH.

UK police use drones to stop dog walkers during crisis

2020-03-27 21:08

British police faced criticism for using "over-the-top" methods to maintain a coronavirus lockdown.

British PM Johnson tests positive for Covid-19

2020-03-27 13:37

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that he is self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19.

US blasts China | London coronavirus lockdown: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2020-03-26 07:49

Pompeo blasts China over 'disinformation' after G7 | Timelapse: London on lockdown; here are the top world news videos. WATCH.

Julian Assange's coronavirus court bid knocked down

2020-03-25 18:58

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange failed in his bid to get bail after he argued that he was at risk of catching coronavirus in the British prison where he is being held.

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