Coronavirus: Obama criticises Trump administration’s virus response

Former US President Barack Obama has criticised his successor Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus crisis. In an online address to graduating college students, he said the pandemic had shown that many officials "aren't even...
Coronavirus may never go away, World Health Organization warns

Coronavirus may never go away, World Health Organization warns

The coronavirus "may never go away", the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. Speaking at a briefing on Wednesday, WHO emergencies director Dr Mike Ryan warned against trying to predict when the virus would disappear. He...

We will have summer tourist season, promises EU

A gradual lifting of borders has been proposed by the EU's executive in an attempt to kick-start a tourist industry hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. "Our message is we will have a tourist season...

Tanzania hospitals overwhelmed by coronavirus – US

The US embassy in Tanzania has warned that there is a risk of "exponential growth" of Covid-19 cases in the country at a time when the government is not releasing data on new cases. It...
China concerned over N. Korea Coronavirus outbreak

China concerned over N. Korea Coronavirus outbreak

China's president has expressed concern about the threat of the coronavirus to North Korea and offered help. Xi Jinping was responding to a message that he received from the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un. Chinese state...

US unemployment claims hit 33.3 million amid virus

A further 3.2 million Americans sought unemployment benefits last week as the economic toll from the coronavirus pandemic continued to mount. The new applications brought the total number of jobless claims since mid-March to 33.3...

White House plans to disband virus task force

US President Donald Trump has confirmed the White House coronavirus task force will be winding down, with Vice-President Mike Pence suggesting it could be disbanded within weeks. "We are bringing our country back," Mr Trump...

Burundi vote campaigns marred by clashes

Burundi's Attorney-General Sylvestre Nyandwi has urged politicians not to incite violence following several clashes, some involving machetes, between governing party supporters and those backing the opposition. There have been attacks in various parts of the...

President warns of 100,000 coronavirus deaths in US

US President Donald Trump has warned that as many as 100,000 people could die of coronavirus in the US. Speaking at a two-hour virtual "town hall", Mr Trump also denied that his administration had acted...
Thermal imaging cameras to combat Covid-19

World must ‘pull together’ to find and fund Covid-19 vaccine

European leaders have pledged support for a plan to raise €7.5bn (£6.6bn; $8.3bn) to find a coronavirus vaccine in a jointly signed open letter. The Brussels-led initiative was set out by European Commission President Ursula...
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