Florida governor wants state declared a disaster area25 Mar, 2020
DeSantis wrote in a letter to Trump released late Monday that Florida’s “hospitals, medical facilities, and first responders are facing challenges rarely experienced before.” and the state has already spent $208 million on related unemployment assistance, food stamps, disaster loans and mental health counseling.
India’s prime minister decrees 21-day lockdown to curb virus25 Mar, 2020
“To save India and every Indian, there will be a total ban on venturing out of your homes,” Modi said, adding that if the country failed to manage the next 21 days, it could be set back by 21 years.
Prominent 30-year-old Zimbabwe broadcaster dies of coronavirus24 Mar, 2020
Zororo Makamba was one of the two people who tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday.
In global fight vs. virus, over 1.5 billion told: Stay home24 Mar, 2020
Partisan divisions stalled efforts to pass a colossal aid package in Congress, and stocks fell again on Wall Street even after the Federal Reserve said it will lend to small and large businesses and local governments to help them through the crisis.
Coronavirus: South Korea reports lowest number of new cases in four weeks23 Mar, 2020
The country recorded 64 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the total to 8,961 with 111 deaths.
Virus pandemic an unprecedented test for a young generation23 Mar, 2020
She was supposed to be enjoying the end of her eighth-grade year, a rite of passage in states like Illinois, with a graduation and a school trip that are not likely to happen. That’s hard enough. But her father is also about to be deployed as a paramedic, a more dangerous than usual job in these times. Her mom, a therapist, also has been on call a lot and is prone to pneumonia. And then there are her grandparents.
Congressional rescue talks churn as crisis deepens23 Mar, 2020
Top-level negotiations between Congress and the White House churned into the night Sunday over a now nearly $2 trillion economic rescue package, as the coronavirus crisis deepened, the nation shut down and the first U.S. senator tested positive for the disease.
Virus advances around the world as medical supplies dwindle22 Mar, 2020
Italy announced its biggest day-to-day increase of infections, which rose by 6,600 with nearly 800 new fatalities from the virus that causes COVID-19. The country’s total death toll of more than 4,825 has surpassed the number of deaths in China, where the first cases emerged late last year.
India stays home in ‘Janta curfew’ to stem coronavirus22 Mar, 2020
A road in New Delhi near a Sufi shrine where hundreds of pilgrims often camp was empty except for an occasional passing car.
38 positive for coronavirus in NYC jails, including Rikers22 Mar, 2020
New York City was hit by the nation’s largest coronavirus jail outbreak to date this week, with at least 38 people testing positive at the notorious Rikers Island complex and nearby facilities — more than half of them incarcerated men, the board that oversees the city’s jail system said Saturday. Another inmate, meanwhile, became the first in the country to test positive in a federal jail.
Nirbhaya case: Four Indian men hanged for 2012 Delhi bus rape and murder20 Mar, 2020
Akshay Thakur, Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta and Mukesh Singh were sentenced to death by a trial court in 2013.
Coronavirus extends across West, Californians must stay home20 Mar, 2020
The U.S. Army prepared mobile military hospitals for deployment in major cities. In Madrid, Spain, a four-star hotel was turned into a hospital. Long lines of motorists waited for nurses to swab their nostrils at new U.S. drive-thru testing sites.
Italian virus death toll nears China’s as outbreak spreads19 Mar, 2020
The worldwide death toll crept toward 10,000 as the total number of infections topped 220,000, including nearly 85,000 people who had recovered.
India reports fourth death from COVID-1919 Mar, 2020
The patient hailed from Punjab. Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus cases in the country spiked to 173.
Wuhan reports no new virus cases, offering hope to world19 Mar, 2020
The news offered a rare glimmer of hope for the rest of the world as it battles the virus, and perhaps a lesson in the strict measures needed to halt its spread. It came as President Donald Trump likened the fight to “a war” and invoked emergency powers that allow him to compel manufacturers to deal with the pandemic.
Chinese factories face new threat: US anti-virus controls19 Mar, 2020
The shock threatens to set back the ruling Communist Party’s efforts to revive the world’s second-largest economy after it declared victory over the outbreak. It would add to pressures on global business activity as Western countries close workplaces, limit travel and tell consumers to stay home.
Coronavirus hits all 50 US states as death toll rises18 Mar, 2020
There have so far been 108 deaths in the US from coronavirus and more than 6,300 confirmed cases nationwide. Globally, there are about 200,000 cases and nearly 8,000 people have died.
Russia shuts down all schools for 3 weeks18 Mar, 2020
Russian authorities are closing all of the country’s schools for three weeks starting next Monday amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Governments grapple with virus border closures, lockdowns18 Mar, 2020
Governments around the globe grappled Wednesday with how to implement border closures, travel restrictions and lockdowns that have unleashed transportation chaos and imperiled economies, but which authorities say are needed to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.