Chinese forest fire: Firefighters and guide killed in Sichuan blaze

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The victims were caught by a sudden change in wind direction Eighteen firefighters and their guide have died while battling a forest fire in China’s Sichuan province, state media has reported. The Xinhua news agency said a sudden change in wind direction led to the group becoming trapped early

Trump on coronavirus: Heated response to ‘snarky, nasty question’

Donald Trump has launched a scathing attack on a CNN journalist who reminded the US president “of the way you downplayed this (coronavirus) crisis over the last couple of months.” When the journalist read Mr Trump previous comments he had made on the pandemic, the president said: “I don’t want panic in the country. I

Coronavirus: Anger as migrants sprayed with disinfectant in India

Image copyright @KanwardeepsTOI Image caption The workers were sprayed with chemicals by people in hazmat suits An investigation has been launched after a group of migrant workers were filmed being doused in a “chemical solution” by Indian officials. They are understood to be migrants who returned to the city of Bareilly, in the northern state

Lagos lockdown over coronavirus: ‘How will my children survive?’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lagos is the biggest city in sub-Saharan Africa As more than 25 million people are placed on a two-week lockdown in parts of Nigeria in a bid to curtail the spread of coronavirus, poor people in congested neighbourhoods are worried about how they will cope, writes the BBC’s Nduka

Coronavirus: The grim crisis in Europe’s care homes

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Sixteen people have died at the Rothschild care home in Paris Deaths can be invisible, coffins are hard to hide. Outside the Rothschild care home in Paris, a delivery van pulls up to unload its pale wooden cargo, still wrapped in factory plastic. A delivery man tells one waiting journalist,

Coronavirus: Italy extends lockdown amid hopes of turning corner

Image copyright EPA Italy has extended its lockdown until Easter, but there is some hope as the country reports a declining infection rate. The number of new coronavirus infections reported on Monday was 1,648, as opposed to 3,815 the previous day. The death toll, however, rose again, with 812 deaths reported, compared with 756 the

Coronavirus: Protecting yourself in a migrant camp

The often unsanitary conditions in refugee and migrant camps pose a challenge for residents trying to avoid coronavirus. In Moria in Lesbos, 18,000 people are staying in a facility built for 3,000 and cases of Covid-19 are already on their doorstep. The BBC’s population correspondent Stephanie Hegarty was sent footage by a group of young

Coronavirus: Has the virus brought borders back to Europe?

With the spread of coronavirus, many European countries have reinstated border checks and some have even closed their borders altogether, including Denmark and Lithuania. The BBC’s Gavin Lee took a road trip in the Schengen area to see how much the virus has impacted freedom of movement on the continent. Video journalist: Bruno Boelpaep Source

Trump: More than a million Americans tested for Covid-19

Donald Trump has said that over one million Americans have now been tested for coronavirus. Speaking from the White House, the President said the the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new sterilization system to decontaminate respirator masks so they can be re-used. Source link

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