Jonathan Rugman has been Foreign Affairs Correspondent at Channel 4 News for more than a decade.
He reported from the revolutions and uprisings in Syria, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Bahrain and has covered stories as diverse as Somalia's famine, the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean, corruption in world football and the Haiti earthquake. In 2016 he won a BAFTA for his reporting on the terrorist attacks in Paris.
He was previously the programme's Washington Correspondent and Business Correspondent and his reporting has won more than 10 awards. He is the author of "Ataturk's Children: Turkey and the Kurds" and previously worked on BBC Radio 4 documentaries and in Turkey for the BBC and The Guardian.
The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced that some shops will open next week, with the first schools set to resume on 4 May.
A handful of European lockdowns are gradually being lifted but approaches still vary.
Spain has allowed workers in construction and manufacturing to return to their jobs in an attempt to stave off economic collapse.
Many so-called ‘low risk’ shops and factories reopened in Iran this weekend, including in the holy city of Qom, the centre of the country’s outbreak.
With most of the world in lockdown, Sweden has been forging its own path, letting much of life continue as normal.
The President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen has criticised EU countries for looking out for themselves in the early stages of the crisis and giving what she called an ‘only for me’ response.
Coronavirus has now claimed 16,000 lives across 195 countries – and the United Nations says individual countries can’t respond alone – calling for the world’s richest nations should provide $2 billion to help the world’s poorest survive.
As infections continue to rise, more than one and a half billion people – that’s a fifth of the world’s population – have been asked or ordered to stay at home.
French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that France and most European Union partners will close their borders to non-European countries for 30 days from tomorrow at noon.
India has announced a suspension of all entry visas for a month, as well as restricting return travel for its citizens who are currently abroad.
Three senior Saudi Arabian princes have been arrested for reportedly plotting a coup.
Turkey and Russia have declared a ceasefire in north west Syria, scheduled to begin tonight.
With the virus now reaching every corner of the world, countries are putting in place increasingly aggressive counter measures.
Libya’s UN-backed government has pulled out of peace talks in Geneva after the port of Tripoli was shelled by forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar, the Libyan general laying siege to the capital for ten months.
EU foreign ministers have agreed to launch new sea patrols in the Mediterranean to try to enforce an arms embargo in war-torn Libya.