Coronavirus: British Airways expected to suspend 36,000 staff

British Airways is expected to announce it will suspend around 36,000 staff, BBC News reports.

Germany's confirmed coronavirus cases rise to 73,522

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany has risen to 73,522 while 872 people have died of the disease, statistics from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Thursday, April 2.

Number of COVID-19 infected in Azerbaijan increases

Forty-one more cases of coronavirus infection have been reported in Azerbaijan, reports, citing

Israel’s Health Minister tests positive for coronavirus

Israel’s Minister of Health Yaakov Litzman, 71, and his wife have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), RIA Novosti reported citing Jerusalem Times.

Congressman Pallone calls for expanded US military assistance to Armenia

Congressional Armenian Caucus Co-Chair Frank Pallone on Tuesday called for expanded U.S. military assistance to Armenia and the immediate suspension in military assistance to Azerbaijan, citing the Aliyev regime’s ongoing attacks against Armenia and Artsakh, the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) reported.

Russian plane with medical equipment departs for US

A Russian plane carrying medical equipment, face masks has departed for the United States on the sidelines of the anti-coronavirus fight, reports TASS news agency.

COVID-19 updates: Death cases surpass 11,000 in Italy

Number of people infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) around the world has surpassed 785,000, according to the data released by coronavirus research centers.

Germany to test 200,000 people a day for coronavirus to replicate South Korea's success

Germany is planning to test 200,000 people a day for coronavirus in the hope of replicating South Korea's success in slowing the outbreak, it has emerged.

Trump refuses to pay security bill for Harry and Meghan

Donald Trump has said the United States will not pay for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s security protection after they reportedly moved to California.

Netanyahu's adviser tests positive for coronavirus

An adviser to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who met with the premier on Thursday has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, raising concerns that the prime minister may have been exposed himself.

Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus, the leader said on Friday, CNN reports.

Survival of European project' at stake in virus crisis, Macron tells EU leaders

French President Emmanuel Macron warned his fellow European Union leaders on Thursday that the coronavirus outbreak risked undoing the bloc’s central pillars such as its no-border zone if they failed to show solidarity in this crisis, Reuters reported, citing a diplomat.

Actor Mark Blum dies at 69 of coronavirus complications

Crocodile Dundee star Mark Blum died aged 69 of coronavirus complications.

Coronavirus cases in Russia rise to over 1,000 in 24 hours

The number of people infected with the coronavirus in Russia has grown by 196 to 1,036 cases over the past twenty-four hours, TASS reported, citing the coronavirus monitoring center.

China ready to assist US in fighting COVID19

China is ready to support the United States in fighting the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a telephone conversation with US President Donald Trump, RIA Novosti reports.

The US has the world's most confirmed COVID-19 cases

The US overtook Italy and China as the state with the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases, CNN reported.

Voice of America: Coronavirus outbreak may become cyclical

A leading American specialist in infectious diseases warned that the outbreak of the coronavirus that the world is experiencing today may be cyclical, Voice of America reported.

G-7 fails to agree on statement after U.S. insists on calling coronavirus outbreak ‘Wuhan virus’

Foreign ministers representing seven major industrialized nations failed to agree on a joint statement Wednesday after the Trump administration insisted on referring to the coronavirus outbreak as the “Wuhan virus,” three officials from G-7 countries told The Washington Post.

Iran's death toll from coronavirus climbs to 2,234

Iran reported 157 new coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours, Iranian Health Ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur told state TV on Thursday, taking the death toll to 2,234 in the Islamic Republic with 29,406 infected people.

Man dies of coronavirus in Azerbaijan

Six new coronavirus cases have been recorded in Azerbaijan, reported referring to the operational headquarters.