Coronavirus pandemic

Death toll in New York state passes 1,000: Live updates

Trump extends social distancing rules until April 30 as New York state surpassed a grim milestone in its death toll.

The price of protesting in Chile

Street protests paused as the government declares a state of catastrophe to address the spread of COVID-19.

For millennials, coronavirus economic blow awakens bad memories

For millennials, coronavirus economic blow awakens bad memories

Derailed by the Great Recession as youths, US millennials fear the financial toll of the pandemic.

Asia shares, oil price suffer fresh spill as virus damage deepens

Asia shares, oil price suffer fresh spill as virus damage deepens

US President Donald Trump extends social restrictions to end-April as top US health official issues grim warning.

COVID-19: Kenyans brace for tough times as economic shock looms

Kenyans brace for tough times as economic shock looms

Day labourers, informal traders feel the heat as steps against coronavirus pandemic hit East Africa's largest economy.

IMF, World Bank urge debt relief for poor nations battling virus

IMF, World Bank urge debt relief for poor nations battling virus

Poor countries will be 'hardest hit, especially ones that were already heavily indebted before the crisis' says Malpass.