Major cities empty as lockdown measures continue

Major cities empty as lockdown measures continue

Video Cities around the world are almost deserted as measures to tackle the coronavirus pandemic continue.
Strict measures could last ‘significant period’

Strict measures could last ‘significant period’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Shoppers observe social distancing by standing 2m apart as they queue outside a supermarket in Fleet, Hampshire The UK is facing a "significant period" of strict measures to cope with the coronavirus outbreak, Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove has said.He declined to predict exactly how long the instructions to…
Close up footage of Arkansas tornado

Close up footage of Arkansas tornado

An active weather front has brought a rapid developing and destructive tornado to Arkansas.The same weather system also brought frequent thunderstorms elsewhere, sometimes producing large hail.
1968 – the year that haunts hundreds of women

1968 – the year that haunts hundreds of women

Asked for comment, the South Korean government told the BBC in a statement that since establishing formal diplomatic relations in 1992, the two countries “have made together continuous efforts to develop their bilateral relations in a future-oriented manner on the basis of the shared view that they should put their unfortunate past behind them and…
Abuse victims still allowed to leave home – Patel

Abuse victims still allowed to leave home – Patel

Image copyright Getty Images Domestic abuse victims are allowed to leave home to seek help at refuges despite rules to stop coronavirus spreading, the home secretary has said.Writing in the Mail on Sunday, Priti Patel said current restrictions telling people to stay indoors are even harder for people whose "home is not the safe haven…
Trump backs away from New York quarantine

Trump backs away from New York quarantine

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDonald Trump tells reporters he is "considering quarantine" for some areasUS President Donald Trump has said quarantining New York "will not be necessary", after the state's governor said doing so would be "preposterous".Mr Trump said the latest decision was taken on the recommendation of the White House…
Things to get worse, PM warns in letter to Britons

Things to get worse, PM warns in letter to Britons

Image copyright PA Media Image caption The prime minister chaired Saturday morning's Covid-19 meeting via video-link The prime minister has warned the coronavirus crisis "will get worse before it gets better", in a letter being sent to every UK household.Boris Johnson, who is self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19, says stricter restrictions could be put…
What we still don’t know about the coronavirus

What we still don’t know about the coronavirus

Image copyright Getty Images It feels like an eternity ago, but the world only became aware of the coronavirus in December. Despite incredible efforts by scientists around the world, there is still much we do not understand, and we are all now part of a planet-wide experiment trying to find answers.Here are some of the…
Trump ‘considering quarantine on New York’

Trump ‘considering quarantine on New York’

US President Donald Trump has said he is considering imposing a quarantine on New York in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus."We'd like to see [it] quarantined because it's a hotspot," he told reporters on Saturday. "I'm thinking about that right now." He spoke as confirmed cases in the state increased to…
Number of UK coronavirus deaths rises above 1,000

Number of UK coronavirus deaths rises above 1,000

Image copyright Reuters The number of people to have died with the coronavirus in the UK has reached 1,019.The latest government figures on Saturday showed there were another 260 deaths in the UK in a day, up from 759 on Friday.There are now 17,089 confirmed cases in the UK.It comes as the government said it…