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Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders quits American presidential run, setting stage for Trump-Biden clash

The Vermont senator was once seen as a frontrunner for the Democratic Party 2020 presidential ticket.

Boris Johnson suspends parliament what does it mean for Brexit and why are MPs so angry - EPA/Mick Tsikas

UK PM Johnson stable after second night in intensive care battling COVID-19

The 55-year-old British leader has received oxygen support but was not put on a ventilator.

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel

German police to monitor virus lockdown from airship during Easter

One of the advantages of the airship is the silence in which it moves.

Boris Johnson suspends parliament what does it mean for Brexit and why are MPs so angry - EPA/Mick Tsikas

British PM Boris Johnson moved to intensive care unit

Mr Johnson’s condition worsened over the course of Monday afternoon.

President Donald Trump pictured April 4, 2020 AFP

‘There’s going to be a lot of death’, Trump tells America as coronavirus spreads

Mr Trump says “We probably have never seen anything like these kinds of numbers. Maybe during the war, during a World War One or Two or something.”

China on map

Chinese city bans consumption of dog, cats, others

The law is expected to take from effect May 1.

Russian President, Vladimir Putin

COVID-19: Putin orders Russians not to go to work in April

Russia has reported more than 3,500 cases of the new coronavirus.

Mecca

Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia imposes 24-hour curfew in Mecca and Medina

The country of 30 million has taken drastic steps to contain the disease, halting international flights, closing most public places and suspending the year-round Umrah Pilgrimage.

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Serbian Government official dies of COVID-19

Branislav Blazic, a State Secretary in the Environment Protection Ministry, contracted the virus during a visit to his hometown Kikinda, one of the epidemic hotspots.

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India turns rail cars, stadiums into COVID-19 isolation wards, jails

The Indian Railways said work had commenced on modifying 20,000 carriages into medical facilities, with each carriage containing 16 beds

Ex-Pope Benedict XVI stepped down yesterday

Ex-Pope Benedict ‘doing well’ but no longer accepting visits

“Nobody is allowed to visit the pope as part of the precautions against the spread of the novel coronavirus.”

Renowned American neurosurgeon dies of coronavirus

Mr Goodrich developed a multi-stage approach for separating craniopagus twins, who were fused at the brain and skull.

France's Director General of Health Jerome Salomon holds a press conference on Sunday, March 29, 2020, on the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic. © screengrab France 24

Coronavirus: France records 292 deaths in a day, total death toll now 2,606

France has been under lockdown since March 17 and Prime Minister Édouard Philippe says the unprecedented peacetime restrictions on public life will remain in place.

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Spain’s health crisis chief tests positive for coronavirus as infections top China’s

Officials are pointing to a slower growth rate for both deaths and confirmed cases and expressing hope that the peak of the outbreak was approaching.

U.S. President Donald Trump plan on imposing travel ban on Nigeria and some other countries

Coronavirus: U.S. death toll now over 2000

By Sunday evening, the number of reported deaths passed 2, 200, according to compiled data from worldometer.

Mr Thomas Schaefer (PHOTO: EPA-EFE)

Coronavirus: German minister commits suicide over Covid-19 financial worries

The state premier, Volker Bouffier, said Mr Schaefer committed suicide apparently after becoming “deeply worried” over how to cope with the economic fallout from the coronavirus.

Chinese health workers and volunteers pictured wearing face masks and protective jackets to stay safe from Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Netherlands recalls over half a million ‘substandard’ face masks imported from China

The problem with the masks delivered by a Chinese manufacturer on March 21 was that they did not close over the face properly, or had defective filters

Coronavirus outbreak... Enugu State recorded cases for the first time

20 countries yet to record coronavirus case

Eight African countries have not yet recorded a single case while 46 have confirmed cases.

British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson

Coronavirus: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive

The British leader is experiencing mild symptoms, reports say.

UN headquarters (UN) [Photo: Google.com]

UN needs $2bn to help poorer countries fight Coronavirus – Official

UN says the $2 billion is needed for international humanitarian aid to the countries.

A message over Paris's Olympia concert hall reads "To come back faster, stay at home." French government advisors have recommended extending a nationwide lockdown in place for a week for a total of six weeks to slow the rate of Covid-19. REUTERS - BENOIT TESSIER

Covid-19 deaths rise to 1,100 in France as country faces six-week lockdown

The overall death toll makes France the fifth country to register more than a thousand deaths from Covid-19

Candles lit in memory of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in front of the Saudi Arabian embassy in Washington, October 2, 2019. © Sarah Silbiger, Reuters (archives)

Khashoggi: 20 Saudis prosecuted by Turkey, including two close to crown prince

Jamal Khashoggi was assassinated in October 2018 in the Saudi consulate where he went to retrieve a document.

President Donald Trump speaking in the East Room of the White House, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Coronavirus: USA to become epicentre of disease –WHO

The virus has infected more than 54,000 people in the US, leaving more governors to join states ordering Americans to stay at home.

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#Coronavirus: Spain records over 432 deaths in a day

The rise in infections in this country of 46 million people has brought Spain’s healthcare system to the brink of collapse.

Tulsi Gabbard [PHOTO: CNBC]

Democratic nomination: Gabbard ends presidential bid, endorses Biden

Ms Gabbard says she does not agree with Mr Biden on every issue but he has a good heart.