BBC news with Julie Chandler.
Germany is banning gatherings of more than two people in public outside work, as part of a stringent measure to try to stem the flow of corona virus pandemic. The blamers say householders exempt. Chancellor Angola Merkle's quarantined herself after coming into contact with a doctor who has got the virus. The number of cases in German have been climbing rapidly.
Italy says another 651 people with corona virus have died in the last 24 hours, but the figure is less than that's announced on Saturday. Spain says 394 patients have died there, the worst daily figure yet in that country. Greece is now the latest country to announce a total ban on non-essential movements.
New York's mayor Bill de Blasio has warned the city will face severe shortages of hospital supplies, unless the federal government pursues a more aggressive approach to the public health crisis. Nearly 8,000 people now have the corona virus in the city, and 60 have died.
23 people have died in a prison riot in the Colombia capital Bogota. The inmates were protesting against overcrowding and poorer health service during the pandemic. There has been protests in both men and women's jails all over Colombia.
The Indian capital Delhi and several other states have been put into lockdown until the end of this month to contain the virus.
The president of the international Olympic committee Thomas Bach has said this year's event in Tokyo won't be cancelled, but that postponement could be an option in the light of the pandemic. Numerous international and national sports competitions have been cancelled or delayed, because of the global public health crisis.
In other news, the authorities in Croatia say they are expected to provide temporary accommodation for thousands of people displaced by two earthquakes, which struck the Zagreb area in quake succession.