Germany's confirmed coronavirus cases rise to 103,228, deaths to 1,861: RKI

The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Germany rose by 4,003 in the past 24 hours to 103,228 on Wednesday, climbing for the second straight day after four previous days of drops, data from the Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases showed.

Posted on 8 April 2020 | 5:02 am

Thailand reports 111 new coronavirus cases, 3 more deaths

Thailand on Wednesday reported 111 new coronavirus cases and 3 more deaths.

Posted on 8 April 2020 | 4:59 am

Love lockdown: Danes snap up sex toys after being told to stay home

Sales of sex toys in Denmark have more than doubled after Danes were told to stay at home to limit the spread of the coronavirus, according to the country's biggest retailer of the merchandise.

Posted on 8 April 2020 | 4:55 am

Largest supermoon of 2020 rises on a world battling COVID-19

The largest, brightest supermoon of 2020 rose in the night sky on Tuesday over hushed cities, stilled factories and countries in lockdown due to the novel coronavirus that has killed tens of thousands worldwide.

Posted on 8 April 2020 | 4:51 am

Honduras aims to ensure food supply with plantings on unoccupied land

Honduras will spur planting of grains, vegetables and fruit on unoccupied land as it intervenes in the agroindustrial sector to ensure the food supply amid the spreading coronavirus pandemic, President Juan Orlando Hernandez said on Tuesday.

Posted on 8 April 2020 | 4:34 am

New Zealand PM cautiously optimistic about coronavirus, urges Easter 'staycation'

New Zealand's prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, said on Wednesday she was cautiously optimistic about slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus as authorities reported the lowest number of new daily cases in two weeks.

Posted on 8 April 2020 | 4:29 am

China's Wuhan lockdown ends, but another begins as local coronavirus cases rise

The Chinese city where the coronavirus epidemic first broke out, Wuhan, ended a two-month lockdown on Wednesday, but a northern town started restricting the movement of its residents amid concerns of a second wave of infections in mainland China.

Posted on 8 April 2020 | 4:25 am

Impossible dilemma? World watches Italy as businesses plead to return to work

Many Italian companies and academics are pressing the government to reopen factories to prevent an economic catastrophe, as the world watches how the first Western country to impose a lockdown can extricate itself from the unprecedented measures.

Posted on 8 April 2020 | 4:22 am

People allowed to leave China's Wuhan as coronavirus lockdown eases

The central Chinese city of Wuhan began allowing people to leave on Wednesday for the first time since it was locked down 76 days ago to contain the novel coronavirus, despite fears of a second wave of infection if such restrictions are eased too soon.

Posted on 8 April 2020 | 3:40 am

Mexico registers 2,785 cases of coronavirus and 141 deaths

Mexico has registered 346 new cases of coronavirus infection, bringing the country's total to 2,785, as well as 141 deaths, the health ministry said on Tuesday.

Posted on 8 April 2020 | 3:22 am

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