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‘We’ll die of hunger first’: Despair as Zimbabwe lockdown begins

It was still early on Sunday morning when Stewart Dzivira, his wife and their two-year-old son, jumped on a bus in Glen View, a densely...

Nigeria announces two-week lockdown in main cities

The president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has announced a lockdown in the cities of Lagos and Abuja in an effort to contain the spread...


COVID-19: Austria to make basic face masks compulsory in supermarkets

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says all shoppers are required to wear basic face masks in supermarkets in a bid to slow the still-too-rapid spread...

World Bank warns of virus ‘economic pain’ for Asia

The World Bank says the financial fallout from the coronavirus pandemic will stop almost 24 million people from escaping poverty in East Asia and...