- UK coronavirus death toll rises by 621 to 4,934
The United Kingdom's death toll from the coronavirus rose by 621 to 4,934 at 1600 GMT on April 4, the health ministry said on Sunday.
- Britain must not ease coronavirus restrictions too soon: Deputy CMO
Britain should not start to lift restrictions on social contact until it is clear that coronavirus transmission is in retreat, otherwise a second wave could occur, England's Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jenny Harries said on Sunday.
- UK's Hancock says tighter coronavirus rules 'not imminent'
Tighter rules further restricting Britons' ability to leave their homes during the coronavirus pandemic are not likely soon, health minister Matt Hancock said on Sunday, after earlier in the day warning that a ban on outdoor exercise was possible.
- Britain has sufficient critical care, ventilator capacity - health minister
Britain still had enough critical care capacity to treat patients with COVID-19, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Sunday, and it had more than half of the 18,000 ventilators he now forecast would be needed for the peak of the pandemic.
- U.S. braces for 'hardest, saddest' week as virus deaths surpass 9,000
The United States enters one of the most critical weeks so far in the coronavirus crisis with the death toll exploding in New York, Michigan and Louisiana and some governors calling for a national order to stay at home.
- New York governor sees 'return to normalcy' with rapid coronavirus testing
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday he believed there needed to be a mass rollout of rapid testing in order to achieve a "return to normalcy" after the peak of the novel coronavirus crisis passes in the United States in the coming weeks and months.
- Italy reports 525 new coronavirus deaths, slowest rise in over two weeks
The death toll from the COVID-19 epidemic in Italy rose by 525 to 15,887, the lowest daily death toll in more than two weeks, while the number of patients in intensive care fell for the second day running, the Civil Protection department said on Sunday.
- U.S. coronavirus supply spree sparks outrage among allies
From Europe to South America, U.S. allies are complaining about the superpower's "Wild West" tactics in outbidding or blocking shipments to buyers who have already signed deals for vital medical supplies.
- Biden says coronavirus may force Democrats to hold 'virtual' presidential convention
Former Vice President Joe Biden, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, said on Sunday the party may be forced to host a "virtual" nominating convention in August due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.
- Exclusive: Planned $1 billion U.S. aid cut would hit Afghan security force funds
A planned $1 billion cut in U.S. aid to Afghanistan would come from funds for Afghan security forces, according to three U.S. sources, a step experts said would undercut both Kabul's ability to fight the Taliban and its leverage to negotiate a peace deal with them.
- 'He's a total disgrace': Trump defends firing U.S. intel watchdog
President Donald Trump on Saturday defended his decision to fire the top watchdog of the U.S. Intelligence Community, saying Michael Atkinson did "a terrible job" in handling the whistleblower complaint that triggered an impeachment probe of Trump last year.
- Single passenger flights: The daily woes of airlines, and the crew still working
When Reuters photographer Carlos Barria boarded American Airlines flight 4511 from Washington Reagan National Airport to New Orleans on Friday for an assignment, he was the only passenger on the 76-seat jet.
- How one Silicon Valley factory keeps running in the age of coronavirus
The managers at Green Circuits ? a small Silicon Valley electronics factory ? thought they would have to close when the San Francisco Bay Area directed non-essential businesses to shut almost three weeks ago.
- No parties, no problem: Introverts don't mind sheltering at home
With her painting, baking and near-constant gardening, Stephanie Hollowell kept busy at home even before efforts to stem the coronavirus pandemic meant she had to stay inside the Dallas, Texas house she calls her little kingdom.
- Exclusive: Pressed by Trump, U.S. pushed unproven coronavirus treatment guidance
In mid-March, President Donald Trump personally pressed federal health officials to make malaria drugs available to treat the novel coronavirus, though they had been untested for COVID-19, two sources told Reuters.
- Trump says he may take drug to treat coronavirus, questions states' ventilator needs
President Donald Trump on Saturday doubled down on his support for a drug that is still being tested to treat the coronavirus, saying he might take the medicine himself and encouraging others with doctor approval to do the same.
- Trump: 'Going to be a lot of death' in U.S. next week from coronavirus
President Donald Trump told Americans to brace for a big spike in coronavirus fatalities in the coming days, as the country faces what he called the toughest two weeks of the pandemic.
- Spain's coronavirus death toll rises by 674 but pace keeps slowing
The rate of new coronavirus infections and deaths in Spain slowed again on Sunday as the country, suffering from one of the world's worst outbreaks of the pandemic, began its fourth week under a near-total lockdown.
- Death at home: the unseen toll of Italy's coronavirus crisis
It took Silvia Bertuletti 11 days of frantic phone calls to persuade a doctor to visit her 78-year-old father Alessandro, who was gripped by fever and struggling for breath.
- As Trump administration debated travel restrictions, thousands streamed in from China
In defending his strategy against the deadly coronavirus, President Donald Trump repeatedly has said he slowed its spread into the United States by acting decisively to bar travelers from China on Jan. 31.