Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus deaths rise but signs of progress seen: Live updates

Death toll nears 100,000 but more than 350,000 have recovered; number of hospitalisations drops in some US states.

Hungry and harassed under India's coronavirus lockdown

Millions of migrant workers in India are uniquely vulnerable to homelessness during the pandemic.

OPEC+ agrees to 10 million bpd oil cut for May and June

OPEC+ agrees to 10 million bpd oil cut for May and June

Russia, Saudi Arabia and other members say cuts would be eased to six million barrels per day Jan 2021 to April 2022.

US markets rise on Fed intervention

US markets rise on Fed intervention

The US central bank announced another round of measures to provide as much as $2.3 trillion in extra coronavirus aid.

Pandemic will cause worst recession since Great Depression: IMF

Pandemic will cause worst recession since Great Depression: IMF

Coronavirus may trigger worst economic fallout since the 1930s Great Depression, with only a partial recovery in 2021.

 Coronavirus: UN unveils plan to rescue countries facing collapse

Coronavirus: UN unveils plan to rescue countries facing collapse

Some 60 international agencies are urging a rapid and coordinated response as pandemic threatens the world's poorest.