Coronavirus in Yemen Photograph:( AFP )
Here are top stories that made rounds in the world arena today
A new simulation released by researchers in Finland has claimed how droplets from a single cough in a supermarket can remain in the air for "several minutes" and travel across two aisles, potentially infecting people nearby with the coronavirus.
Globally, there is a ray of hope that with the arrival of summers, the intensity of novel coronavirus would likely to fall. However, US's top researchers at the National Academy of Sciences have warned otherwise.
A five-year-old girl's heartwarming video in which she has urged people to stay at their homes and wash hands has gone viral and earned the praise of Canadian PM Justin Trudeau.
Malaysia on Friday said it will extend lockdown to April 28 which was originally set to end on April 14 as cases of COVID-19 continued to climb in the country.
Singapore teachers have stopped using Zoom, a video-conferencing app, after intruders made lewd comments in an online class, officials said on Friday.
The death toll rose in Belgium after 171 people died at a retirement home last month, authorities said.
Meanwhile, the global coronavirus fatalities are inching towards 100,000, with the number of deaths rising to 93,706 on Thursday
If the bodies remain unclaimed for over two weeks, they will be sent to Hart Island for burial.
The global COVID-19 death toll approached 95,000 as of Thursday afternoon out of the more than 1.5 million confirmed cases.
Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, a bipartisan group of top US lawmakers have urged China to urgently shut down all of its operating wet markets as that has the potential to expose humans to health risks through the introduction of zoonotic disease.