Larger shops and those in major German cities will open later as part of an attempted phased return to a more normal existence that will also see some students go back to school from May 4.
Protesters in trucks, cars and on motorcycles honked horns on the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and the capital of Brasilia, calling for governors to resign over measures that have forced most businesses to close for weeks.
Leaders around the world are wrestling with the dilemma of how to return to normal and kickstart their shattered economies without risking a devastating second wave of infections.
Crime rates around the United States and Latin America dropped stunningly following the coronavirus outbreak and lockdown measures that put in place all around the world.
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:
Authorities in the Pacific port city say they've received a donation of 1,000 pressed cardboard caskets from local producers, and delivered them for use in two local cemeteries.
Social distancing imposed by most countries means burials are only attended by one or two family members. As patients with Covid-19 are treated in total isolation at hospitals, many of them die without a chance to say goodbye to family and friends.
As cases of Covid-19 cases continue to rise, more than 7,400 and 123 deaths up to now, Bolivia and Colombia became the latest countries to impose total lockdowns.
While the elderly and those with pre-existing medical conditions are the hardest hit by the virus, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned that young people were also vulnerable.
Coronavirus has infected more than 230,000 people worldwide and killed around 10,000 as countries race to slow deadly virus from spreading. Here's what's happening on March 19:
Argentinians in the Patagonia desert perceive the Chinese space centre in a positive light, even though it has been an uncomfortable development for Washington.
Beijing reports 433 more cases of new coronavirus and a total of 2,744 deaths, while Australian PM Scott Morrison says the world is about to be gripped by "a pandemic of coronavirus."
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