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.
The United States on Thursday 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...
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.
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.
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...
Pubs, cinemas and churches will be forced to close across Australia from noon today to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
The world's richest nations have poured unprecedented aid into the global economy as coronavirus cases ballooned in the new epicentre Europe.
Italy's death toll from coronavirus has overtaken that of China, where the virus first emerged, as hospitals said they were being overwhelmed and the government prepared to extend lockdown measures.
Governments are drafting automakers and aerospace manufacturers to ramp up production of ventilators and other medical equipment to bolster what experts say is an inadequate arsenal of coronavirus treatment tools.
It could be 10 to 20 working days before Samoa knows whether or not it has its first case of Covid-19.
On Wednesday Italy reported 475 new deaths, the biggest increase since the outbreak started and the highest one-day total posted by any nation.
Ghislaine Maxwell, ex-girlfriend and longtime associate of Jeffrey Epstein, is suing the late financier's estate, seeking to recoup legal fees to defend against women's claims she helped recruit them for his alleged sex-trafficking scheme.
Britain has ordered schools to shut down as the coronavirus crisis worsened, with panic buying forcing supermarkets to ration food and the pound plunging to its lowest levels in 30 years.
Australia's Prime Minister has strongly discouraged the country's residents against all overseas travel, or come home, as he declared a human biosecurity emergency.
Italy's Prime Minister has declared coronavirus was causing a "socio-economic tsunami" as European leaders agreed to seal off external borders, but many countries thwarted solidarity by imposing...