France orders non-essential public places to close

Image copyright EPA Image caption The Eiffel Tower is closed France has ordered the closure of all non-essential places used by the public from midnight (23:00 GMT Saturday) as... Read more »

US to extend coronavirus travel ban to UK

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMike Pence: US to suspend all UK travel The US is to extend its European coronavirus travel ban to include the... Read more »

Coalition and Iraqi troops hurt in attack on base

Image copyright AFP Image caption Iraq’s military warned against further US retaliation like this attack on an airport in Karbala Three service personnel from the US-led coalition in Iraq... Read more »

UK coronavirus deaths double in 24 hours

Image copyright Getty Images Ten more people in the UK have died in the last 24 hours after testing positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of deaths to... Read more »

UK flights to virus-hit Spain turn around mid-air

Image copyright Reuters Jet2 planes heading to Spain were turned around in mid-air earlier as the airline cancelled all flights to the mainland, Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands... Read more »

Coronavirus: Tokyo Olympics will go ahead, says Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe

Shinzo Abe became Prime Minister of Japan in 2012 Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the Tokyo Olympic Games will go ahead as planned in July, despite coronavirus concerns... Read more »

Catholic churches preparing to suspend Mass

Image copyright Getty Images Roman Catholic churches in England are “preparing for a time” when the celebration of Mass may have to “come to an end”, the Catholic leader... Read more »

Coronavirus: A visual guide to the pandemic

Coronavirus – a fast-moving infection originating in China – has spread to more than 120 countries and claimed more than 5,000 lives. While the vast majority of known cases... Read more »

Italians sing from their windows to defy coronavirus

A countrywide lockdown has not stopped Italians from bursting into morale-boosting song. Read more »

New Zealand says all arrivals must self-isolate

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jacinda Ardern urged New Zealanders not to “take a run on their supermarket” New Zealand’s PM has said nearly everyone entering the country... Read more »