Should you wear mask in public if not sick with coronavirus?01 Apr, 2020
That shortage is so severe that the Joint Commission, which accredits U.S. hospitals, said Tuesday that if facilities can’t provide proper masks, health workers are allowed to bring their own from home.
US nears China’s virus death toll as New York calls for help31 Mar, 2020
Hard-hit Italy and Spain have already overtaken China and now account for more than half of the nearly 38,000 COVID-19 deaths worldwide, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University.
Countries crack down on basic rights amid virus pandemi31 Mar, 2020
Soldiers patrol the streets with their fingers on machine gun triggers. The army guards an exhibition center-turned-makeshift-hospital crowded with rows of bunks for those infected with the coronavirus. And Serbia’s president warns residents that Belgrade graveyards won’t be big enough to bury the dead if people ignore his government’s lockdown orders.
Spain’s hospitals at breaking point as infections pass China30 Mar, 2020
With a population of only 47 million people to China’s 1.4 billion, Spain’s tally of infections reached 85,195, an 8% rise from the previous day but down from earlier increases that had rocketed up to 20%.
City at center of China’s virus outbreak gradually revives30 Mar, 2020
Some 70% to 80% of shops on the mall were open but many imposed limits on how many people could enter. Shopkeepers set up dispensers for hand sanitizer and checked customers for signs of fever.
Trump extends virus guidelines, braces US for big death toll30 Mar, 2020
Bracing the nation for a death toll that could exceed 100,000 people, President Donald Trump on Sunday extended restrictive social distancing guidelines through April, bowing to public-health experts who presented him with even more dire projections for the expanding coronavirus pandemic.
New York residents urged to avoid travel as virus spreads29 Mar, 2020
The advisory late Saturday came after the number of confirmed American deaths passed 2,000, more than double the level two days earlier. It applies to New York City, the hardest-hit U.S. municipality, and the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. The advisory cited “extensive community transmission” in the area and urged residents to avoid travel for 14 days.
Coronavirus: Trump orders 'time wasting' General Motors to make ventilators28 Mar, 2020
Mr Trump said that "GM was wasting time" and action was needed to save American lives. The US now has 104,000 cases of the virus, the most in the world.
U.S. virus cases exceed 100,000, doctors decry scarcity of drugs and equipment28 Mar, 2020
Physicians have called particular attention to a desperate need for additional ventilators, machines that help patients breathe and are widely needed for those suffering from COVID-19, the respiratory ailment caused by the highly contagious novel coronavirus.
California has surge of virus cases that threatens hospitals28 Mar, 2020
“We are now seeing the spike that we were anticipating,” Newsom declared while standing in front of the 1,000-bed Navy hospital ship Mercy that arrived in the Port of Los Angeles. It will take non-virus patients to free up rooms at hospitals for infection cases.
British Prime Minister Johnson tests positive for virus27 Mar, 2020
Johnson said Friday that he was tested for COVID-19 on the advice of the chief medical officer after showing “mild symptoms” involving a temperature and a persistent cough.
China's Xi offers Trump help in fighting coronavirus27 Mar, 2020
Xi’s offer of assistance came amid a long-running war of words between Beijing and Washington over various issues including the coronavirus epidemic.
China bars foreign visitors as imported cases rise27 Mar, 2020
The country is also limiting Chinese and foreign airlines to one flight per week, and flights must not be more than 75% full
In Iran, false belief a poison fights virus kills hundreds27 Mar, 2020
Iranian media reports nearly 300 people have been killed and more than 1,000 sickened so far by ingesting methanol across the Islamic Republic, where drinking alcohol is banned and where those who do rely on bootleggers.
US cases now most in world, US capital sees more infections27 Mar, 2020
Increases in the number of cases have been expected as testing becomes more available. The U.S. passed China with more than 85,000 cases, and Italy also exceeded 80,000, the three countries together accounting for almost half of the world’s infections from the new virus.
Trump’s push to open economy could come at cost of lives27 Mar, 2020
The contrast could hardly be more stark. Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York has said that if all of his sweeping, expensive measures to stem the coronavirus saved one life, it would be worth it. President Donald Trump has another view: The costs of shutting down the economy outweigh the benefits, frequently telling Americans that 35,000 people a year die from the common flu.
US deaths top 1,000 as $2.2 trillion in virus aid approved26 Mar, 2020
In a recognition of the scale of the threat, the U.S. Senate late Wednesday passed an unparalleled $2.2 trillion economic rescue package steering aid to businesses, workers and health care systems.
New York struggles with virus, Spain extends emergency26 Mar, 2020
A makeshift morgue was set up outside Bellevue Hospital, and the city’s police, their ranks dwindling as more fall ill, were told to patrol nearly empty streets to enforce social distancing.
Britain’s Prince Charles tests positive for new coronavirus25 Mar, 2020
The 71-year-old is showing mild symptoms of COVID-19 and is self-isolating at a royal estate in Scotland, his Clarence House office said.
Some defy India’s sweeping virus lockdown but most stay in25 Mar, 2020
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement of a three-week countrywide lockdown covering nearly one-fifth of the world’s population triggered panic buying on Tuesday night, but the situation eased after the government issued notices that essential services would be provided.