As the coronavirus outbreak has changed the way the world lives, works and travels, there are many new terms and concepts to wrap our heads around to keep ourselves informed and safe. Dr Ben Johnson explains the need to know terms like herd immunity, flattening the curve and the difference between coronavirus and Covid-19.
The outbreak of the coronavirus has led to the emptying of public spaces around the world, whether by government plans or people making personal choices not to visit once thriving areas as social distancing takes effect. Here’s what the world looks like pre and post coronavirus.
Trump cut the National Security Council team in 2018, and now says "I didn't do it."
The UK announces "draconian" measures to tackle the outbreak, which includes stopping all non-essential contact and travel. Here's the latest.
A parade of corporate executives joined the US president as he declared a state of emergency.
Many areas have reported an inability to test people suspected of contracting Covid-19, and the White House has reportedly tried to restrict information.
Abandoned public places, empty shops and extreme sanitation are visible in photos from around the globe.
As UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned of “the worst public health crisis in a generation”, world leaders are coming into close contact with Covid-19. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in self-isolation after his wife Sophie tested positive for coronavirus, and a Brazilian official who was recently pictured with Donald Trump also has the virus. Elsewhere, Disneyland has closed its parks in the US and France, and the Nepalese government have closed off Mount Everest to climbers until the end of April, to help combat the spread of the virus.
Actor Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson have revealed that they have tested positive for coronavirus while in Australia. Hanks shared the news on his Instagram page, shortly after the virus was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation. Following the announcement, President Donald Trump imposed a 30-day travel ban between the US and all 26 EU countries, excluding the UK. The NBA have also cancelled their upcoming season.
Head of UN agency expresses concern about “the alarming levels of inaction”.