Coronavirus updates: How people are making a difference

Coronavirus updates: How people are making a difference

Got a TV Licence?You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.Find out moreSummaryWe appreciate this is a challenging time for people around the world as coronavirus continues to spreadBut amid all the worrying news, there have been reasons to find hopeBBC News is…
I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll writer dies of coronavirus

I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll writer dies of coronavirus

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The singer had a long and varied career in music, with bands in Japan, the UK and the US The co-writer and original singer of I Love Rock 'N' Roll, Alan Merrill, has died after contracting coronavirus.His daughter Laura shared the news, saying the 69-year-old had been healthy enough…
N Korea hails test as South condemns virus timing

N Korea hails test as South condemns virus timing

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption This file photo shows a previous North Korean missile test North Korea hailed a test of "super large" rocket launchers, just hours after the South condemned the state as "inappropriate" for pursing tests amid the global coronavirus outbreakOn Sunday, South Korea said two short-range missiles had been fired, the…
India’s pandemic lockdown turns into a human tragedy

India’s pandemic lockdown turns into a human tragedy

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption People are walking hundreds of miles to return to their home villages When I spoke to him on the phone, he had just returned home to his village in the northern state of Rajasthan from neighbouring Gujarat, where he worked as a mason.In the rising heat, Goutam Lal Meena…
Message from president who led the Ebola fight

Message from president who led the Ebola fight

Image copyright Getty Images Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who made history as Africa's first elected female president, led Liberia for 12 years including during the 2014-16 Ebola outbreak that killed nearly 5,000 people in her country. The BBC asked the Nobel Peace Laureate for her reflections on the current coronavirus crisis. Dear fellow citizens of the…
Coronavirus updates: Australia limits groups as US extends restrictions

Coronavirus updates: Australia limits groups as US extends restrictions

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Trump extends virus restrictions beyond Easter

Trump extends virus restrictions beyond Easter

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Trump: "Nothing would be worse than declaring victory before victory is won" US President Donald Trump has said coronavirus restrictions such as social distancing will be extended across the country until at least 30 April."The highest point of the death rate is likely to hit in two weeks,"…
Trump says Harry and Meghan must pay for security

Trump says Harry and Meghan must pay for security

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Harry and Meghan have reportedly relocated from Canada to California President Donald Trump says the US will not foot the bill for Prince Harry and Meghan's security amid reports that the pair have moved to the US from Canada. Mr Trump tweeted he was "a great friend and admirer…
Coronavirus could infect ‘millions’ of Americans

Coronavirus could infect ‘millions’ of Americans

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Dr Anthony Fauci (L), seen here with President Donald Trump, is a leading expert in infectious diseases The coronavirus pandemic could kill up to 200,000 Americans and millions more could be infected, the US government's leading expert has warned.Dr Anthony Fauci, the face of the Trump administration's coronavirus task force,…
Up to six months before life ‘returns to normal’

Up to six months before life ‘returns to normal’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDr Jenny Harries says social distancing measures will likely be in place for "three to six months"It could be up to six months before life in the UK returns to "normal", England's deputy chief medical officer has said.Speaking at the government's daily coronavirus briefing, Dr Jenny Harries…