Congress in standoff on virus aid, but first checks coming09 Apr, 2020
Congress is rushing headlong into a conflict over the next coronavirus aid package as the White House wants to pump $250 billion into a small business fund but opposes Democrats’ proposal to tack on billions for protective gear, food stamps and support to state and local governments.
Masked crowds fill streets, trains after Wuhan lockdown ends08 Apr, 2020
Streets in the city of 11 million people were clogged with traffic and long lines formed at the airport, train and bus stations as thousands streamed out of the city to return to homes and jobs elsewhere.
NYC virus deaths exceed 4,000, topping toll for 9/11 attacks08 Apr, 2020
New York City’s death toll from the coronavirus rose past 4,000 on Tuesday, eclipsing the number killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11. In Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson lay in intensive care, believed to be the first major world leader hospitalized with the virus.
Hospital doctors, staff stage protests in Greece07 Apr, 2020
Doctors and other staff members led the silent demonstrations Tuesday at the front entrance of Greece’s largest hospital in central Athens, wearing surgical and protective gear.
Boris Johnson spends night in intensive care after symptoms worsen07 Apr, 2020
The prime minister, 55, was admitted to St Thomas' Hospital with "persistent symptoms" on Sunday evening.
Virus deaths slow in places, but British premier gets worse07 Apr, 2020
The steep rise in coronavirus deaths appeared to be leveling off Monday in hard-hit New York, echoing a trend underway in Italy and Spain, while the crisis escalated alarmingly in Britain, where Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to intensive care after his condition deteriorated.
UN chief warns of violence at home, Japan nears emergency06 Apr, 2020
Japanese officials on Monday considered declaring a state of emergency. Infections are soaring in the country that has the world’s third-largest economy and its oldest population.
U.S. ‘wasted’ months before preparing for virus pandemic06 Apr, 2020
After the first alarms sounded in early January that an outbreak of a novel coronavirus in China might ignite a global pandemic, the Trump administration squandered nearly two months that could have been used to bolster the federal stockpile of critically needed medical supplies and equipment.
Why some UK health workers are wearing bin bags05 Apr, 2020
"The respiratory protection face masks we're using at the moment, they've all been relabelled with new best-before end dates. Yesterday I found one with three stickers on. The first said, expiry 2009. The second sticker, expiry 2013. And the third sticker on the very top said 2021."
France turns to speedy trains to catch up in virus response05 Apr, 2020
“We are at war,” President Emmanuel Macron tells his compatriots, again and again.
New York gets Chinese ventilators; Trump wants more thanks05 Apr, 2020
The New York governor said Saturday the Chinese government was facilitating a shipment of 1,000 donated ventilators to his state, highlighting the extreme measures leaders are taking in what has become a cutthroat scramble to independently secure enough lifesaving devices during the coronavirus pandemic.
China mourns Covid-19 victims with three-minute silence04 Apr, 2020
As of Friday, there were 277,953 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the US, a rise of more than 32,000 in 24 hours.
California homeless advocate: 'We're moving way too slowly'04 Apr, 2020
With an estimated 150,000 homeless in California, the number is just a fraction of what’s needed, the governor acknowledged.
US urges masks as dramatic steps to combat virus roll out04 Apr, 2020
The Trump administration urged Americans to cover their faces in public and limited exports of medical supplies Friday as New York’s governor took his own dramatic step to fight the coronavirus — vowing to seize unused ventilators from private hospitals and companies.
Virus deaths, unemployment accelerating across Europe, US03 Apr, 2020
The public health crisis deepened in New York City, where one funeral home in a hard-hit neighborhood had 185 bodies stacked up — more than triple normal capacity. The city has seen at least 1,500 virus deaths.
Trump admin moves toward promoting broader use of face masks03 Apr, 2020
The Trump administration is formalizing new guidance to recommend that many Americans wear face coverings in an effort to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, as the president is aggressively defending his response to the public health crisis.
Three harrowing stories of surviving COVID-1902 Apr, 2020
Some people experience relatively mild symptoms, or even no symptoms at all. Others have no option but hospital treatment. We have spoken to three people who were hospitalised after developing Covid-19.
‘A battlefield behind your home’: Deaths mount in New York02 Apr, 2020
New York rushed to bring in an army of medical volunteers Wednesday as the statewide death toll from the coronavirus doubled in 72 hours to more than 1,900 and the wail of ambulances in the otherwise eerily quiet streets of the city became the heartbreaking soundtrack of the crisis.
Russian plane takes off for U.S. with coronavirus help onboard: state TV01 Apr, 2020
President Vladimir Putin offered Russian help in a phone conversation with President Donald Trump on Monday, when the two leaders discussed how best to respond to the virus.