Tropical cyclone Harold, which claimed 27 lives when it swept through the Solomon Islands last week, strengthened overnight Sunday as it moved east towards Vanuatu.
British officials says it is very dangerous to spread conspiracy theories which link 5G mobile telecommunications masts to the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The total number of global fatalities from the pandemic soared past 65,000 while infections have been reported in more than 200 countries and territories. Here are the latest updates for April 5:
Vice President Otto Sonnenholzner seeks forgiveness from people as police collect at least 150 bodies from streets and homes in the most populous city Guayaquil.
Every citizen, except those aged 20 or under, and 65 or older, can apply for five free masks a week through postal service at maske.epttavm.com.
Search continues for tens of thousands more who attended a gathering of Tablighi Jamaat, Islamic missionary movement, in Lahore city last month, officials say.
Efforts to exhume bodies are challenged by the African nation's coronavirus-related lockdown, as it marks 26th anniversary of genocide that killed around 800,000.
Beijing has encouraged factories to increase the production of medical supplies as pandemic kills over 65,000 globally and parts of the world face protective equipment shortage.
Already under a 21-day lockdown, South Africa is now embarking on the widespread testing and quarantine campaign involving some 10,000 field workers who are being sent out into homes in villages, towns and cities to screen for symptoms.
The inter-island ferry sailed into a severe storm ignoring weather warnings. While a search of the area found plenty of debris, there was no sighting of any bodies, police superintendent Richard Menapi said.
Countries across the world continue to ramp up efforts to fight Covid-19, which has infected more than 1.1 million people and killed around 60,450, a majority of them in Europe. Here are the latest updates for April 4:
Berlin's state minister of the interior, Andreas Geisel, accuses Washington of "modern-day piracy" after 200,000 highly sought-after FFP2 masks destined for use by Berlin police were "confiscated" in Thai capital.
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