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Coronavirus: Trump predicts ‘a lot of death’ as cases pass 300,000

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has warned Americans to prepare for the "toughest week" of the coronavirus pandemic yet, predicting a surge in deaths.At his daily

Coronavirus: China mourns Covid-19 victims with three-minute silence

China has mourned the victims of the coronavirus outbreak by observing a three-minute silence, bringing the nation to a halt.A day of remembrance was declared in China on Saturday to honour

Coronavirus: Confirmed global cases pass one million

More than a million cases of coronavirus have been registered globally, according to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University - another grim milestone as the world grapples with the

Coronavirus: US death toll exceeds 5,000

The US death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has gone above 5,000, Johns Hopkins University has said. Earlier the university said 884 people had died in 24 hours - a new record.Among the

Coronavirus: ‘Greatest test since World War Two’, says UN chief

The current coronavirus outbreak is the biggest challenge for the world since World War Two, UN Secretary General António Guterres has warned.He said it could bring a recession "that proba

Coronavirus: Trump says US in good shape to meet ‘peak’

Donald Trump has said the US will be in "a very good shape" in terms of the number of ventilators available by the time the coronavirus outbreak peaks.The president said at least 10 US comp

Coronavirus: Trump extends US guidelines beyond Easter

Media playback is unsupported on your device President Donald Trump has said federal coronavirus guidelines such as social distancing will be extended across the US until at least 30 April.He had previou

Coronavirus: Trump backs away from New York quarantine

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has said quarantining New York "will not be necessary", after the state's governor said doing so would be "preposterous".Mr Trump sa

Coronavirus: Trump signs into law largest bailout in US history

President Trump has signed the largest-ever US financial stimulus package, worth $2tn (£1.7tn), as the country grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.The House of Representatives passed th

Coronavirus: US overtakes China with most cases

Media playback is unsupported on your device The US now has more confirmed cases of coronavirus than any other country, with more than 85,500 positive tests.According to the latest figures collated by Jo

Christchurch shootings: Brenton Tarrant pleads guilty to 51 murders

A man accused of deadly attacks on mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch a year ago has pleaded guilty to 51 charges of murder.Brenton Tarrant, 29, also admitted the attempted mur

Coronavirus: India enters ‘total lockdown’ after spike in cases

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has imposed a nationwide lockdown in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus.The restrictions came into force at midnight local time (18:30 GMT

Coronavirus: Pandemic is ‘accelerating’, WHO warns as cases pass 300,000

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the coronavirus disease pandemic is "accelerating", with more than 300,000 cases now confirmed.It took 67 days from the first reported of

Coronavirus: Germany tightens curbs and bans meetings of more than two

Germany has expanded curbs on social interactions to try to contain the coronavirus outbreak, banning public gatherings of more than two people.In a televised address, Chancellor Angela Mer

Coronavirus: Lombardy region announces stricter measures

The Italian region of Lombardy has introduced stricter measures in a bid to tackle the spread of coronavirus. Under the new rules announced late on Saturday, sport and physical activity out

Coronavirus: Young people are not ‘invincible’, WHO warns

Media playback is unsupported on your device Young people are not immune from coronavirus and must avoid socialising and communicating it to older, more vulnerable people, the World Health Organization (

Coronavirus: California issues ‘stay at home’ order amid virus

California has issued a "stay at home" order to residents as it tries to stem the march of the coronavirus across the most populous US state.Governor Gavin Newsom told Californians they should only leave their homes

Italy coronavirus deaths rise by record 475 in a day

The number of people dying from coronavirus in Italy has risen by 475 in one day to nearly 3,000 - the biggest increase since the outbreak.There are a total of 35,713 confirmed cases in the

Coronavirus: European Union seals borders to most outsiders

The European Union will ban travellers from outside the bloc for 30 days in an unprecedented move to seal its borders amid the coronavirus crisis.The measure is expected to apply to 26 EU s

Coronavirus: Germany and France announce strict measures

Germany and France have imposed stringent new measures to limit social contact as countries across Europe try to stem the spread of the coronavirus.French President Emmanuel Macron announce

Coronavirus: EU states record highest one-day death toll

Media playback is unsupported on your device The three states bearing the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic in Europe have all recorded their highest death tolls for a single day.Italy saw 368 deaths bri

Coronavirus: Spain and France announce sweeping restrictions

Two of the EU's biggest states, Spain and France, have followed Italy in announcing emergency restrictions to combat the spread of the coronavirus.In Spain, people are banned from leaving h

Coronavirus: Europe now epicentre of the pandemic, says WHO

Media playback is unsupported on your device Europe is now the "epicentre" of the global coronavirus pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization says.Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged countries

Coronavirus: Countries enforce mass closures to stem spread

Schools have been closed, sports events cancelled and cultural institutions shut around the world as countries try to stem the coronavirus outbreak.In the US, all major sport has been suspe

Coronavirus: Italy shuts nearly all shops as WHO declares pandemic

Media playback is unsupported on your device Italy is to close all shops except food stores and pharmacies in Europe's toughest lockdown yet as virus deaths and cases continue to mount.Prime Minister Giu