Doctors and nurses on the front lines of the US coronavirus crisis pleaded for more protective gear and equipment to treat waves of patients expected to overwhelm hospitals as the sum of known US infections climbed well past 100,000, with more than 1,600 dead.
Italy's coronavirus death toll has passed the 9000 mark as the country's number of confirmed cases eclipsed the total in China where the virus first emerged.
Upmarket Australian department store chain Myer has announced it will temporarily close all stores for at least four weeks from Sunday, and stand down 10,000 staff without pay.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus and is self-isolating at his Downing Street residence in London.
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have reportedly left Canada and moved to Los Angeles, where they plan to make a permanent home after stepping back from their royal duties.
The US has surpassed China and Italy as the country with the most coronavirus cases, according to a Reuters tally, as New York, New Orleans and other hot spots faced a surge in hospitalisations and looming shortages in supplies, staff and sick beds.
Spain's coronavirus death toll jumped by 738 overnight to exceed that of China, as the country struggled to cope with an accelerating health crisis.
Two cruise ships have been ordered to leave Australian waters, after a liner that docked in Sydney Harbour last week became the primary source of infection for the country's coronavirus outbreak.
Covid-19 has brought science and interdependence back centre-stage, but global solidarity needs to step up if the war is to be won, Professor Robert Patman says.
President Jair Bolsonaro has blasted as criminals the governors and mayors of Brazil's largest states and cities for imposing lockdowns to slow the coronavirus outbreak, as tensions with his health...
Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, has tested positive for coronavirus but is in good health and self-isolating in Scotland.
The number of coronavirus deaths in Britain has jumped on the first day of a national lockdown, while the govt called for 250,000 volunteers for the health service and announced a temporary hospital would open in London.
A British vicar got more than he expected from his first attempt at an online sermon when he leaned too close to a candle on a cross and his sweater caught fire.
NSW health department allowed passengers off the coronavirus-stricken Ruby Princess, which visited Dunedin recently, as they determined it to be "low risk". Forty-eight people have tested positive for the disease.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered Britons to stay at home to halt the spread of coronavirus, imposing curbs on everyday life without precedent in peacetime.
More than 1.5 billion people -- one-fifth of the world's population -- have been asked or ordered to stay home to try to blunt the spread of the coronavirus.
Around 100 million Americans have been ordered to stay at home, to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
Italy banned travel within the country on Sunday (local time) in yet another attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus, with data showing a further 651 people had died from the disease, lifting...