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“Stay at home,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a televised address to the nation, as he unveiled unprecedented peacetime measures after the country’s death toll climbed to 335.

Boris Johnson: Things will get worse

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged Britons to stay home and outlined stricter measures yet to come in the fight against the coronavirus.
A man at Seoul railway station walks past a television screen airing a report on North Korea’s latest missile launch on Sunday. Jeon Heon-Kyun-EPA

Japan, South Korea condemns North Korea’s missile launch amid virus outbreak

The isolated Asian nation fired two suspected ballistic missiles into the ocean off its east coast on Sunday.
People wearing protective masks move packages distributed during the start of the meal delivery campaign of the platform justpeople.nl (gewoonmensen.nl) in collaboration with the Food Bank on March 28, 2020 in The Hague, amid the outbreak of the COVID-19 caused by the novel coronavirus. - In several cities, students deliver 10,000 meals to those in need during the corona crisis. (Photo by Remko DE WAAL / ANP / AFP) / Netherlands OUT

Netherlands tops 10,000 coronavirus cases

The number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases in the Netherlands passed the 10,000 marks on Sunday, the authorities said, as the country focuses on building up herd immunity rather than confining the population of 17 million.
“Re-starting matches ... is unrealistic. Tomorrow I will propose to extend the ban on all sports competitions, of all levels and types, to the whole of April,” Vincenzo Spadafora told daily la Repubblica in an interview.

Italian minister to propose extending sports ban to whole of April – paper

Italy’s sports minister said he will propose extending the ban on all competitions to the whole of April in an effort to contain the coronavirus.
World Council of Churches, WCC, general secretary, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit and WCC moderator, Dr Agnes Abuom, have urged people and churches to give highest priority to “doing whatever we can do to protect life” and “ask churches not to have public services tomorrow as this can become hubs of transmission of the virus” and to follow strictly the rules and guidelines from authorities based on WHO guidelines.

World Council of Churches urges Christians to pray at home

World Council of Churches, WCC, general secretary, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit and WCC moderator, Dr Agnes Abuom, have urged people and churches to give highest priority to “doing whatever we can do to protect life” and “ask churches not to have public services tomorrow as this can become hubs of transmission of the virus” and to follow strictly the rules and guidelines from authorities based on WHO guidelines.
Illinois health authorities are carrying out an investigation into the state’s first known death of an infant from the novel coronavirus. David Crosling-AAP

First-ever infant death from coronavirus recorded in America

The US has recorded the first-ever infant death from COVID-19 after the disease claimed the life of a child younger than a year old in Illinois.
Saudi authorities have seized more than five million medical masks that were illegally stockpiled amid the coronavirus outbreak, state media reported on Sunday.

Saudi seizes five million illegally stored medical masks

Saudi authorities have seized more than five million medical masks that were illegally stockpiled amid the coronavirus outbreak, state media reported on Sunday.
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis is backing the U.N. chief's call for a cease-fire in all conflicts raging across the globe to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. He also said his thoughts are with those constrained to live in groups.

Pope backs UN chief’s call for cease-fire in all conflicts

Pope Francis is backing the U.N. chief's call for a cease-fire in all conflicts raging across the globe to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. He also said his thoughts are with those constrained to live in groups, citing in particular rest homes for the elderly, military barracks and jails.
Medical personnel transfer an intensive care patient to a Mobile Intensive Care Unit vehicle in Breda, the Netherlands. EPA-EFE

Netherlands recalls faulty masks imported from China

Dutch officials have recalled tens of thousands of masks imported from China and distributed to hospitals battling the coronavirus outbreak because they do not meet quality standards, the health ministry said on Saturday.
Mongolia launched a national anti-smoking campaign on Wednesday to raise public awareness about the negative impacts of smoking.

WHO: Smokers at higher risk of coronavirus

The United Nations’ specialised body for global health also said asthmatic and diabetic patients are vulnerable to be infected with the virus.
Weeks after Spain’s King Felipe IV tested negative for coronavirus, his cousin Princess Maria Teresa de Borbon-Parma has died from the highly-contagious illness.

Spanish princess is the first royal to die of coronavirus

Weeks after Spain’s King Felipe IV tested negative for coronavirus, his cousin Princess Maria Teresa de Borbon-Parma has died from the highly-contagious illness.
The coronavirus death toll in Spain surged to 2,182 after 462 people died within 24 hours, the health ministry said on Monday.

Spain announces record 838 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours

Spain confirmed another 838 deaths in 24 hours from coronavirus on Sunday, a new daily record bringing the total number of deaths to 6,528, according to health ministry figures.
More than 220 British nationals are being split between two cruise ships off Panama after four passengers on one of the vessels died amid coronavirus fears.

Stranded cruise passengers split between two ships amid coronavirus fears

More than 220 British nationals are being split between two cruise ships off Panama after four passengers on one of the vessels died amid coronavirus fears.
A German army shipment of six million face masks needed to protect against the novel coronavirus has vanished in Kenya, the defence ministry in Berlin confirmed Tuesday.

Experts say face masks can help slow coronavirus, despite previous claims

To mask or not to mask, that is the question. But scientists now think you may want to put a face mask on it after all — if you have one.
Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, the wife of Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, has recovered from the novel coronavirus, she said Saturday.

Canada premier’s wife recovers from coronavirus

Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, the wife of Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, has recovered from the novel coronavirus, she said Saturday.
A coffin is taken out of the hospital in the presence of two relatives and a funeral home employee in Venice, Italy [Marco Di Lauro-Getty Images]

Italy’s virus death toll exceeds 10,000 despite lockdown

The 889 new fatalities reported in the world’s worst-hit nation came a day after it registered 969 deaths on Friday — the highest single toll since the COVID-19 virus emerged late last year.

US prepares emergency evacuation of citizens from Nigeria

The United States government is preparing emergency flights to evacuate its citizens in Nigeria over fear of escalation of Coronavirus in the country.
Democratic Rep. Joe Cunningham of South Carolina and Republican Rep. Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania are the latest members of the US Congress to test positive for COVID-19, their offices announced Friday.

Two more members of US Congress test positive for virus

Democratic Rep. Joe Cunningham of South Carolina and Republican Rep. Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania are the latest members of the US Congress to test positive for COVID-19, their offices announced Friday.

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the federal government will provide relief materials for residents of Lagos and Abuja whom he ordered to stay-at-home as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

President Buhari asks governors to nominate doctors, nurses for training on coronavirus

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed state governors to nominate doctors and nurses in their various domains for training on COVID-19.

President Buhari’s aide Abba Kyari speaks from quarantine

Six days after testing positive for coronavirus, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, has spoken from his quarantine over his status.
Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe on Friday presented cheques to nine beneficiary communities of the World Bank-supported projects.

Yobe governor closes boundaries, urges traders not to hike food prices

Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has ordered the closure of the state’s boundaries from Tuesday.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the federal government will provide relief materials for residents of Lagos and Abuja whom he ordered to stay-at-home as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Nigeria to provide ‘relief materials’ for residents in Abuja, Lagos

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the federal government will provide relief materials for residents of Lagos and Abuja whom he ordered to stay-at-home as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has donated 17 items to support the isolation centre at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital Gwagwalada to combat Coronavirus in the country.

NNPC hands over medical equipment to UniAbuja teaching hospital

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has donated medical equipment meant to help combat the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country to the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital in Gwagwalada, the Federal Capital Territory.