Kuwait has banned until further notice commercial flights to 31 countries it regards as high risk due to the spread of the coronavirus.
The Australian state of Victoria has declared a state of disaster and imposed a nightly curfew for Melbourne as part of new restrictions to contain a resurgent COVID-19.
The two NASA astronauts who rode to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX's new Crew Dragon are heading home for a Sunday splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico.
South Africa's confirmed cases of COVID-19 have crossed half a million, its health ministry said on Saturday, while cases in Africa as a whole approached a million.
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The UAE has pledged urgent humanitarian assistance to those affected by the explosion at Beirut port.