The annual Academy of Country Music Awards were due to take place on April 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 5, and be hosted by Keith Urban.
The tones of Madrid’s archbishop rang through an echoey and empty Almudena cathedral on Sunday evening, as he gave his first digital-only Sunday service due to coronavirus.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday would not rule out closing borders to combat a coronavirus outbreak, while the chief medical officer said time was running out to prevent a spike in cases.
Policymakers and government leaders have taken a range of approaches to deal with the economic fallout from the coronavirus. Here is a list of how some of the world’s biggest economies and economic blocs have reacted.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday ordered businesses to close and citizens to remain in their homes in six states and the capital of Caracas starting on Monday to slow the spread of coronavirus.
Voters turned out in low numbers in France’s mayoral elections on Sunday after the government imposed stringent restrictions on public life to curb the spread of the coronavirus, though many headed outdoors to enjoy the warm spring sunshine.
Serbia has introduced a state of emergency to halt the spread of coronavirus, President Aleksandar Vucic said on Sunday after meeting top government and health officials in Belgrade.
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed how to reduce the economic consequences of coronavirus, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said on Sunday.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro took selfies with supporters and celebrated the thousands of protesters gathering in major cities on Sunday, just days after he had called for a suspension of the demonstrations due to the spreading coronavirus.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday would not rule out closing borders to combat a coronavirus outbreak while the country’s chief medical officer said time was running out to head off a spike in cases.
France’s Public Health Authority on Sunday reported 36 new deaths from coronavirus, taking the total to 127, and said there had been an increase of more than 1,000 cases.
Thousands of Muslims returning to Turkey from a pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia were taken into quarantine on Sunday due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.
The Costa Rican government has ordered the closure of all bars and discos to combat the spread of coronavirus as the tally of registered infections in the Central American country rose to 35, the health ministry said on Sunday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday ordered the creation of a special working group within the State Council to fight the spread of the coronavirus, RIA news agency reported.
An explosion at a gas processing plant on Sunday killed at least 15 people and destroyed about 50 buildings after a fire broke out in a suburb of Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, emergency services said.
Saudi Arabia closed public spaces on Sunday and announced a pause in most government operations while Qatar and Oman imposed entry restrictions as Gulf Arab states broadened efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus and support their economies.
Army specialists in protective suits sprayed disinfectant in train stations and police in surgical masks ordered casual strollers to go home on Sunday after Spain clamped down during a coronavirus outbreak that saw deaths more than double overnight.
Bars and nightclubs in Turkey will be closed from Monday in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus, the Turkish Interior Ministry said on Sunday.
Haiti will from Monday suspend flights from Europe, Latin America and Canada and impose major restrictions on the border with the neighboring Dominican Republic to prevent the entry of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Joseph Jouthe said on Sunday.
Pope Francis ventured into a deserted Rome on Sunday to pray at two shrines for the end of the coronavirus pandemic, as the Vatican said his Easter services will be held without the public for the first time.
France is ready to spend tens of billions of euros to help companies get through the economic fallout of the coronavirus outbreak, its finance minister said on Sunday.
France’s health minister said on Sunday that 120 people had now died from coronavirus in France, up from 91 on Saturday.
Ireland on Sunday said all bars in the country should close until at least the end of the month to curb the spread of coronavirus after videos of groups singing in packed Dublin venues sparked anger on social media.
The Irish government called on Sunday for all bars in the country to close until March 29 to help curb the spread of coronavirus.
Qatar said on Sunday it would ban non-Qataris from entering the country for two weeks as of Wednesday and announced measures to support the economy including providing 75 billion riyals ($20.5 billion) in financial incentives to the private sector.
Germany will temporarily introduce border controls on its frontiers with Austria, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg and Denmark from Monday, the government said on Sunday as the country seeks to curb a rapid spread of coronavirus.