Testing times for India in race to head off coronavirus epidemic

India, like a lot of countries plunged into crisis by the pandemic, is struggling to ramp up testing for the coronavirus, but in few places would the odds of containing the disease appear so bleak should domestic transmission start to multiply.

UK PM Johnson in hospital with persistent COVID-19 symptoms but still working

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in hospital undergoing tests on Monday after suffering persistent coronavirus symptoms for more than 10 days, but the government said he was in good spirits and still in charge.

Ivory Coast police clash with protesters over coronavirus test centre

Ivory Coast police on Monday clashed with protesters who had begun dismantling a half-built coronavirus testing centre, afraid that people using the facility would spread the epidemic through their district.

UK needs to know lockdown is working before next steps discussed: government adviser

Britain needs to know how well its current lockdown measures are working in tackling the coronavirus outbreak before it can discuss what happens next, the government's deputy chief scientific adviser Angela McLean said on Monday.

Senegal's graffiti artists join fight against coronavirus

The mural stretched over 10 metres of wall in Senegal's seaside capital Dakar shows a giant pair of hands reaching out for sanitiser, and a woman in hoop earrings and a facemask colored blue, red, gold and green.



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