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UN chief calls COVID-19 'greatest test' since WWII
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday that the novel coronavirus pandemic is the most challenging crisis since World War II.
Study hails impact of lockdown on outbreak
A study published by Science magazine suggests that the lockdown of Wuhan averted hundreds of thousands of COVID-19 cases in China.
Government orders 14-day bar shutdown
The government on Thursday ordered all bars and pubs to close down for two weeks, in the latest of a series of mandatory closures targeting entertainment venues in a broadening ...
Unemployment claims in US hit record 6.65 mn
The largest increases in first-time claims were in Pennsylvania (+362,012), Ohio (+189,263), Massachusetts (+141,003), Texas (+139,250) and California (+128,727).
World Bank approves US$1 billion in emergency funds
The World Bank on Thursday said its board of executive directors had approved an initial US$1.9 billion in emergency funds for coronavirus response operations in 25 countries, a...
Over 1 million people infected worldwide, with US accounting for more than 230,000
The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases worldwide exceeded 1 million on Thursday, with the US accounting for more than a fifth of the total. The global fatality rate has now rise...
At a time when so many folks are in so many kinds of need, volunteers are stepping up around the world to give-to donate their time, skills, materials, and much more. To meet sh...
Zoom Lets Attackers Steal Windows Credentials, Run Programs via UNC Links
The Zoom Windows client is vulnerable to UNC path injection in the client's chat feature that could allow attackers to steal the Windows credentials of users who click on the link.
The US Military Knew Years Ago That a Coronavirus Was Coming
The Pentagon warned the White House about a shortage of ventilators, face masks, and hospital beds in 2017—but the Trump administration did nothing.
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COVID-19 empties out New York
ABC News' David Wright reports on how the disease has turned one of the biggest tourist destinations into a ghost town, and New Yorkers' continued struggle against COVID-19.
The shocking centre of the COVID-19 crisis
The crisis gripping the town at the centre of the global COVID-19 crisis in Italy has been witnessed by Sky News' Chief Correspondent Stuart Ramsay.
What Coronavirus Symptoms Look Like, Day By Day
After being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19, it can take as few as two and as many as 14 days for symptoms to develop. Cases range from mild to critical. The average t...
SITUATION IN NUMBERS
Total (new) cases in last 24 hours. Globally 823 626 confirmed (72 736) 40 598 deaths (4193)
British Airways is expected to announce it will suspend around 36,000 staff
The airline reaches a deal with unions to furlough 80% of its workforce after grounding most of its fleet.
About 2 Million Guns Were Sold in the U.S. as Virus Fears Spread
Americans bought about two million guns in March, according to a New York Times analysis of federal data. It was the second-busiest month ever for gun sales, trailing only Janua...
Asia may have been right about coronavirus and face masks, and the rest of the world is coming around
In the coming weeks, if they have not already, your government is likely to begin advising you to wear a face mask to protect against coronavirus. For those living in Asia, such...
Here's how much bitcoin beat the Dow and S&P 500 in the first quarter
Bitcoin has fallen less than major U.S. equity indices in the first quarter but still hasn't proven it can act as a "safe haven" in times of market turmoil.
IMF says coronavirus crisis requires 'wartime' policy response
Global policymakers must enact "wartime" measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic, the IMF said.
Global coronavirus cases will hit 1 million and 50,000 deaths in a few days, WHO officials say
Global cases: More than 911,300. Global deaths: At least 45,400, US cases: At least 200,000, US deaths: At least 4,400
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