Governments from China to Singapore to Israel, ordered electronic monitoring of their citizens' movements to tackle Covid-19 and even some digital privacy defenders say it may be prudent to use some of the available data to help control the outbreak.
With more than 300,000 people infected in Europe alone, the disease shows few signs of slowing, and has already cast the world into a recession, economists say.
As countries around the world struggle to contain the coronavirus pandemic, aid groups warn that without measures millions could die in low-income countries and war zones.
From Berlin to Paris, Madrid, Rome and Bratislava, associations that help victims of domestic violence have sounded the alarm after Europe overtook China to become the epicentre of the pandemic.
Nearly 550,000 people have been infected globally and over 24,000 have died from the coronavirus pandemic as it continues to upend daily life and economic activity in 176 countries and territories.
Some volunteers are reading to children online to relieve parents who are juggling home and work duties, others are offering free coaching for yoga and another exercises while in confinement.
Iranian media report nearly 300 people have been killed and more than 1,000 sickened so far by ingesting methanol across the country, where drinking alcohol is banned and where those who do rely on bootleggers.
The pandemic sees no class barriers as it spreads across the world.
As some coronavirus patients struggle to breathe, they struggle alone as no visitors are allowed to prevent the spread of the virus. Some of them die with no family members around them.
The move follows previous research into dogs' ability to sniff out malaria and is based on a belief that each disease triggers a distinct odour.
The White House announced the creation of the new Space Force military arm in December, with President Donald Trump calling space "the world's newest warfighting domain."
The number of confirmed novel coronavirus infections worldwide has surpassed 510,000, according to data released by Johns Hopkins University. Here's the latest for March 26:
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