Cyclone Harold, its strength ranked in the highest category of five, passed over Fiji's south at about midday, levelling homes and snapping communications links in the archipelago, which has adopted curbs on movement to rein in the virus.
The virus has infected more than 1,5 million people and killed over 88,000 by spreading to 209 countries and territories. Here are the latest updates for April 8:
Closure of Broadway theatre, the most visited touristic place in New York, extended to June 7 due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, an industry group said on Wednesday.
Humour helps us deal with anxiety and the current pandemic is a testament to that notion.
Wuhan residents are enjoying a renewed sense of freedom after 76 days of lockdown following the emergence and outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
Louisiana, Michigan and Illinois officials said the number of African-Americans getting affected could reflect both lower levels of access to health care and higher levels of underlying illnesses that make them more vulnerable.
The Corona-Datenspende app gathers vital signs from volunteers wearing smartwatches or fitness trackers – including pulse, temperature and sleep – to analyse whether they are symptomatic of the flu-like illness.
The race is the ninth to be affected by the virus, with the March 15 season-opening Australian Grand Prix cancelled along with May's showcase Monaco Grand Prix.
Asian shares were mostly lower, gyrating in early Wednesday trading amid uncertainty over the coronavirus outbreak, which continues to claim more lives around the world.
Germany is one of the most affected countries by coronavirus outbreak in Europe with more than 105,000 infections and over 2,000 deaths, according to a tracker.
Boris Johnson was admitted to intensive care on Monday evening after spending Sunday night in hospital following concerns he still had a cough and high temperature 10 days after being diagnosed with Covid-19.
Across the US, the death toll neared 13,000, with close to 400,000 confirmed infections. Some of the deadliest hot spots were Detroit, New Orleans and the New York metropolitan area.
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