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...

Tanzanian president to import coronavirus ‘herbal cure’

Tanzania's President John Magufuli says he will send a plane to Madagascar to import a herbal tonic which has been touted as a cure for coronavirus by the country's president. Congo-Brazzaville's president has also promised...

I needed ‘litres and litres’ of oxygen, UK PM reveals

Boris Johnson has revealed "contingency plans" were made while he was seriously ill in hospital with coronavirus. In an interview with the Sun on Sunday, the PM says he was given "litres and litres of...

Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds name baby son

Boris Johnson and his fiancee Carrie Symonds have named their baby boy Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson. The names are a tribute to their grandfathers and two doctors who treated Mr Johnson while he was in...

Ugandan MPs blasted for $2.6m personal coronavirus budget

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has blasted Members of Parliament for allocating themselves a total of 10bn Ugandan shillings ($2.6m; £2m) to raise awareness on coronavirus. The president said it was "morally reprehensible" for the MPs...
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