President Trump says he is considering imposing a quarantine on New York to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus. He says similar measures could be introduced in New Jersey, and some parts of Connecticut. New York has recorded more than 52.000 cases, around half of the total in the U.S, and over 700 deaths.
In Italy, the number of people who have died from the coronavirus since the outbreak have now passed 10.000. 889 have been killed in the past 24 hours, very slightly fewer than the previous day.
Spain has recorded 832 coronavirus deaths in a single day, its largest number yet. It brings the total to more than 5500. second only to Italy worldwide. Official suggests the true figure could be higher, as suspected cases aren't included.
Britain has now recorded in excess of thousands coronavirus deaths. Latest government figure shows more than a quarter of the victims have died in the 24 hours to Friday evening.
Kenyan's deputy president William Ruto has urged police to act with severity and restraint after they were accused of using excessive force to impose a night-time curfew to control the spread of the virus. Batons and tear pas were used against protesters, hoping to board a ferry in Mombasa on Friday.
In another news, Taliban says they won't participate in peace talks with an Afghan government team announced on Thursday. The militants said the 21-member team hadn't been selected in a way to include all Afghan factions, although a U.S envoy has praised the team has inclusive.
And Mali's main opposition party has called on its supporters to turn out in large numbers for a controversial parliamentary election on Sunday, despite the abduction of its leader. The union for the Republic and democracy said he hoped to emerge stronger for what it called an ordeal.
And that's the latest BBC news.