Here are today’s top headlines from select sources across the world.
Henrik Lerfeldt has fond memories of Kitzloch, a popular restaurant and bar in the Austrian ski resort town of Ischgl, where he partied several nights while on vacation three weeks ago.
China has announced it will lift the lockdown on Wuhan, the city at the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, on April 8, marking a significant milestone in its battle against the deadly outbreak.
President Donald Trump says he has declared war on the coronavirus in an effort to contain the outbreak and its economic impact here at home, but on the world stage, his administration is engaged in another battle as the US and China fight to shape the narrative about the pandemic’s origins.
Tired of washing your hands until they’re cracked? Please don’t stop. Read on to find out why that one act works so well to keep us safe — and not just from coronavirus.
International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound predicted the 2020 Games in Toyko will be postponed because of the coronavirus, which would make it the largest event yet halted or rescheduled by the global pandemic.
A prominent 30-year-old television journalist has died in Zimbabwe after contracting the new coronavirus infection, the first person to die in the country from the virus.
A Phoenix-area man is dead and his wife is under critical care after the two took chloroquine phosphate in an apparent attempt to self-medicate for the novel coronavirus, according to hospital system Banner Health.
One runner didn’t let the French government’s order to remain indoors prevent him from training for a marathon amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Trump stock rally, which at its peak only last month seemed unending, has evaporated.
The African saxophone legend Manu Dibango has died in Paris after catching coronavirus. Dibango – best known for his 1972 song Soul Makossa – is one of the first global stars to die from Covid-19. The 86-year-old fused jazz and funk music with traditional sounds from his home country, Cameroon.
Even the Olympics is not immune. It now seems almost certain that Tokyo 2020 will be postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the world. But as the IOC gives itself another four weeks to mull over a delay, what forces are at play behind the biggest peacetime decision world sport has ever seen?
There are more than 380,000 confirmed cases worldwide. Europe is now at the epicentre of the crisis and the US is facing a surge in cases. This series of maps and charts will help you understand what is going on.
Carmakers are answering calls from governments to help make more ventilators and face masks to help out during the coronavirus pandemic. On Monday Fiat began converting one of its car plants in China to start making about one million masks a month.
Many infectious diseases wax and wane with the seasons. Flu typically arrives with the colder winter months, as does the norovirus vomiting bug. Others, such as typhoid, tend to peak during the summer. Measles cases drop during the summer in temperate climates, while in tropical regions they peak in the dry season.
A trio of former top advisers to President Donald Trump have warned against attempting to boost the U.S. economy by relaxing the social distancing measures that are aimed at stopping the spread of the coronavirus. Trump himself has touted the prospect in recent days.
Since the COVID-19 outbreak began, health experts have emphasized how important it is to wash your hands, disinfect surfaces and cough into your arm or sleeve. But it’s hard to avoid all methods of transmission, so much so that the vast majority of Americans are taking lockdown, quarantine or social distancing measures.
An Arizona man has died and his wife was in critical condition after consuming chloroquine phosphate, a product used to clean fish tanks that shares an active ingredient with drugs touted by President Donald Trump as a possible treatment for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.
You’re watching the numbers go up every day. Yet, mayors and governors around the nation have ordered Americans to stay inside. Sports are canceled. Birthday parties are canceled. The Rolling Stones tour is canceled. Pick-up basketball in parks, canceled. When will these unprecedented social distancing measures – intended to significantly reduce the uncontrolled rise in new coronavirus infections – work?
Broadband speeds are falling in many European countries as well as North America. According to data from Speedtest, this is especially visible in the past week, amid an unprecedented lockdown in many countries due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Anything goes on . No really, anything. Killer robots, puzzles, multiple timelines, and the AI apocalypse are all fair game on the hit HBO show, but the second episode of Westworld Season 3 truly went there with a trio of unexpected cameos that get even weirder when you learn the story behind them.
Germans are showing support for Italians in lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic by singing “Bella Ciao,” the Guardian reports. In the Bavarian town of Bamberg, people stuck their heads out of their windows and sat in chairs on their rooftops to sing the Italian resistance song.
If it feels like we’re living in a disaster movie at the moment, that’s probably because there’s been so much famous fiction chronicling deadly pandemics in the past. One of the many novels about the rapid spread of a virus is The Stand by Stephen King – a story which details the collapse of the U.S.