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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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-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.
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 are overwhelmed by Covid-19 patients, the head of an organisation representing bosses in the state-run National Health Service says.
London City Airport has suspended all flights until the end of April due to the coronavirus outbreak.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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British police faced criticism for using "over-the-top" methods to maintain a coronavirus lockdown.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that he is self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19.
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