SABC News takes a look at top stories pertaining to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) from the country, continent, and the world.

The number of confirmed worldwide infections is 3 456 223, recoveries 1 102 552, and 243 024 deaths have been reported.

South Africa’s confirmed cases have surpassed the 6 000 mark with 6 336 infections. Deaths have risen to 123.

On the rest of the continent, 52 African Union Member States have so far reported 40 746 cases, 1 689 deaths and 13 383 recoveries.

Below are highlights of COVID-19 stories making headlines across the world: