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Lagos lockdown over coronavirus: ‘How will my children survive?’
on 2020-03-31 at 02:23
Nigeria’s commercial hub and the capital have gone into lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Coronavirus: Trump says US in good shape to meet ‘peak’
on 2020-03-31 at 01:18
The US president says he is confident American hospitals will have enough ventilators to cope.
Coronavirus: US death rates v China, Italy and South Korea
on 2020-03-31 at 01:12
The US has seen its cases spike dramatically in recent days and these graphs show what could be in store.
Coronavirus: Italy extends lockdown amid hopes of turning corner
on 2020-03-30 at 23:27
The number of new daily coronavirus infections is 1,648, down from 3,815 on Sunday.
Coronavirus: Protecting yourself in a migrant camp
on 2020-03-30 at 23:24
The often unsanitary conditions in refugee and migrant camps, like this one on Lesbos, pose a challenge for residents trying to avoid coronavirus.
Coronavirus: Has the virus brought borders back to Europe?
on 2020-03-30 at 23:13
The BBC’s Gavin Lee took a road trip in Europe’s Schengen area to see how free movement has changed.
Trump: More than a million Americans tested for Covid-19
on 2020-03-30 at 22:59
The President says millions of masks, face shields, surgical gowns and gloves have been distributed
Coronavirus: Amazon workers threaten strikes over virus protection
on 2020-03-30 at 20:08
Some US workers at Amazon and Instacart are threatening to strike over inadequate coronavirus protections.
Coronavirus: Syria reports first death amid warning of spread
on 2020-03-30 at 19:57
The government says nine other people tested positive, but medics suspect there are many more cases.
Coronavirus: US senator probed for alleged insider trading – reports
on 2020-03-30 at 18:22
Scrutiny falls on the Republican intelligence committee chair for selling shares before a market crash.
Coronavirus: Trump extends US guidelines beyond Easter
on 2020-03-30 at 15:35
The US president extends social distancing rules after a warning that 200,000 Americans could die.
Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics: New dates confirmed for 2021
on 2020-03-30 at 14:34
The Tokyo Olympic Games will start on 23 July, 2021 and finish 8 August, with the Paralympics following from 24 August to 5 September.
Hungary government gets sweeping powers
on 2020-03-30 at 13:35
Critics accuse Prime Minister Viktor Orban of exploiting the coronavirus crisis to silence opposition.
Why Taiwan has become a problem for WHO
on 2020-03-30 at 12:51
Taiwan is effectively locked out of the World Health Organization – and tensions are rising.
Coronavirus: Start-ups use Zoom app to lay off staff
on 2020-03-30 at 12:51
Two California-based start-ups confirm they have used the conference-call app to lay off staff.
Coronavirus: Spain’s coronavirus outbreak ‘slowing’
on 2020-03-30 at 12:24
Spain is the worst-affected country behind Italy, but ministers are hopeful the curve is flattening.
Coronavirus: Field hospitals treating patients around world
on 2020-03-30 at 11:13
As the number of cases globally soars, many countries build temporary hospitals for patients.
Alan Merrill: I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll songwriter dies of coronavirus
on 2020-03-30 at 09:18
Alan Merrill co-wrote and sang the glam rock classic before Joan Jett made it famous.
Virus lessons from president who led Ebola fight
on 2020-03-30 at 03:02
Liberia’s ex-President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says the world must conquer fear to deal with coronavirus.
A place that makes you ask the questions that really matter
on 2020-03-30 at 00:20
The BBC’s Justin Rowlatt found a visit to Antarctica made him emotional, and ultimately hopeful.
Coronavirus: The fears of a Kenyan domestic worker who can’t stay at home
on 2020-03-29 at 23:29
Esther has to keep working to feed her family in Kenya but is worried about catching coronavirus.
Coronavirus: Major cities empty as lockdown measures continue
on 2020-03-29 at 13:18
Cities around the world are almost deserted as measures to tackle the coronavirus pandemic continue.
Coronavirus: Brazil’s Bolsonaro in denial and out on a limb
on 2020-03-29 at 11:37
The president is isolating himself from other world leaders as he downplays the coronavirus pandemic.
Close-up footage of Arkansas tornado
on 2020-03-29 at 08:09
An active weather front brings a rapid developing and destructive tornado to Arkansas
Raving to the BBC News theme tune goes viral
on 2020-03-29 at 00:14
Have you seen the kitchen ‘remix’ of the BBC News theme tune yet?
How I built a 12-country haircare business
on 2020-03-25 at 00:16
Michelle Ntalami couldn’t buy the products she wanted for her hair, so she set up a company to sell them.
Could synthetic fish be a better catch of the day?
on 2020-03-24 at 01:38
Start-ups are growing fish “meat” in labs and say it will be competitive with fish from the sea.
Teen figure skater’s Special Olympics dream
on 2020-03-24 at 00:08
Thirteen-year-old Ornela has Down’s syndrome and is training to compete in the World Games next year.