Here are some of today’s top headlines.
By Ben Westcott, Helen Regan and Adam Renton, CNN Updated 1:58 a.m. ET, April 2, 2020 When India imposed a nationwide lockdown a week ago, it was designed to stop the imminent spread of the novel coronavirus. But grinding this country of 1.3 billion people to a near halt has also provided a temporary remedy to another pressing health issue: suffocating pollution levels.
Nation’s top coronavirus expert Dr. Anthony Fauci forced to beef up security as death threats increase
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s top medical expert on the coronavirus pandemic and a member of President Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force, is facing threats to his personal safety and now requires personal security from law enforcement at all times, including at his home, a source confirms to CNN.
People around the world have been breaking government advice to stay at home and practice social distancing. Here’s why we humans find it so hard to stay away from one another, and this is what we can do about it.
South Africa gathered homeless people into a sports stadium. Here too, coronavirus divides rich from poor
So far more than 1,300 people have been confirmed with the disease in South Africa, but authorities are bracing for the worst.
The world’s thirst for oil has evaporated.
Andrew Jack, a British actor and dialect coach who had roles in a number of “Star Wars” movies, has died aged 76 after contracting Covid-19, his agent has said.
China’s economy is showing some tentative signs of recovery from the devastation caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic but the path ahead remains hugely uncertain and growth could be entirely wiped out in 2020, putting millions of jobs at risk.
With copious time on his hands, the 50-year-old star and Tenacious D frontman has been polishing his dance skills, and the hilarious results can be seen in a TikTok video that is lifting the spirits of viewers across the globe.
Federal agents in San Diego seized about 4,400 pounds of drugs from a sophisticated smuggling tunnel that stretched into Tijuana, Mexico, authorities in California announced Tuesday.
Muslim clerics in conflict-hit Somalia are moving to the front-line of the battle against coronavirus in a bid to counter the propaganda of militant Islamists, writes BBC Somalia analyst Mary Harper. The al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group has warned Muslims to beware of infectious diseases such as coronavirus, which it says are spread “by the crusader forces who have invaded the country and the disbelieving countries that support them”.
The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic in the US has gone above 5,000, while confirmed cases worldwide are close to reaching one million. There were 884 deaths in the US in 24 hours, a new record, according to Johns Hopkins University, which has tracked virus figures globally.
Pakistan has overturned the death sentence of the man convicted of killing US journalist Daniel Pearl, defence lawyers have told reporters. British-born Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, who has been in prison since 2002, has had his sentence reduced to seven years, said lawyer Khawaja Naveed.
All Champions League and Europa League matches have been suspended “until further notice” by Uefa because of the global coronavirus pandemic. All national team games in June have also been postponed, including play-off matches for Euro 2020 – already postponed to 2021 – and qualifying matches for the Women’s Euro 2021.
That’s all from BBC Africa Live for now, we will leave you with an automated service until Thursday morning. Keep up-to-date with what’s happening across the continent by listening to the Africa Today podcast or checking the BBC News website .
There’s still a month to go before Rick and Morty returns on May 3 for the second half of its fourth season. It feels more like a lifetime away right now, especially considering how long March was. Fortunately, Adult Swim has dropped a new video to help us with the wait.
Together but apart. That’s the situation we’re living in as we socially distance during the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In the UK, we are currently under lockdown, and we’re only allowed to leave the house for food, health reasons, or work – or to do one form of daily exercise.
Prince Charles has recovered after testing positive for the new coronavirus (COVID-19). He’s since come out of self-isolation after the government-advised seven day period. The Prince of Wales shared a video message expressing gratitude and support to those on the frontline of the virus.
This post is part of our High-tech High series, which explores weed innovations, and our cultural relationship with cannabis, as legalization in several U.S. states, Canada, and Uruguay moves the market further out of the shadows.
GoTouch Beam supposedly makes any surface interactive.