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Coronavirus hits all 50 US states as death toll rises
The deadly coronavirus has now hit all 50 states in the US as West Virginia reported its first case of the infection on Tuesday.
Announcing West Virginia's first Covid-19 patient, Governor Jim Justice said: "We knew this was coming."
New York City said it was considering a lockdown similar to one in the San Francisco Bay area.
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.
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How the UK's newest hospital was built in nine days
How London's ExCel centre was transformed into a hospital to treat coronavirus patients.
These 'disease hunters' developed a novel technique for tracking pandemics after 9/11, but lost funding right before COVID-19
Nearly two decades ago, when 9/11 spurred governments to invest in fighting bioterrorism, a group of disease experts figured out how to track pandemics using data from emergency...
China is donating 1,000 ventilators to help New York in coronavirus fight
The Chinese government has facilitated a donation of 1,000 ventilators to New York set to arrive at JFK Airport today, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday. “This is ...
At least 8 strains of the coronavirus have been identified
Researchers say the small mutations are useful in showing how the virus is spreading around the world, and aren’t cause for concern.
PM of Australia: We will support citizens only
PM of Australia: We will support citizens only. If you can’t support yourself, then go back to your country. Support extends to citizens and this economy only.
‘Modern piracy’: Germany accuses Trump of stealing N95 masks it ordered from factory in China
The German government is accusing the U.S. government of stealing N95 masks that it had ordered from a factory based in China that’s run by American company 3M.
Britain’s coronavirus testing scandal: a timeline of mixed messages
UK government accused of over-promising and under-delivering on a variety of claims in the past few weeks
Virus has no nationality
New Viruses are created every day in every country, and can be spread in one day, to any other country by air, water, birds and people.
People, retailers adapt to new normal of bans and lost sales
Cross-boundary travelers face double quarantine as HK gets tough with enforcement, city's retail sales drop 44%
HK sees 80% rise in new Covid-19 cases
Fears of large-scale community outbreak as number of local infections increases from 57 to 103 in one week
UN chief calls for global ceasefire amid infection fears; Corona beer maker halts production
Antonio Guterres warns pandemic could hit people in conflict zones especially hard. Two Mexican brewers, including the producers of Corona beer, have said they are reducing prod...
White House mandates virus test for anyone in ‘close proximity’ to Donald Trump or Mike Pence
A White House spokesman confirmed the new protocol Friday as part of an effort to protect the president and the vice-president
Why Trump should quit coronavirus blame game and work with China instead
China is not to blame for the US fumbling its coronavirus containment or for a recession that the US economy was possibly on the verge of before this. Mutual respect and coopera...
China advises foreign diplomats to stay away from Beijing until May 15
Envoys may have diplomatic immunity, but they are not immune to Covid-19, foreign ministry says. US embassy says its employees will obey Chinese law but calls on Beijing to ensu...
Coronavirus: social distancing remains the best strategy, experts tell Facebook’s Covid Frontline event co-hosted by SCMP
With vaccines, treatments at least a year away, pathology expert John Nicholls and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison say avoiding contact is our best hope. Experts gather...
Coronavirus: former US officials implore Washington and Beijing to work together on pandemic
Statement urges setting aside frictions: ‘The focus should be on finding the resolve to work together to contain and defeat the virus’. Appeal follows weeks of recriminations be...
Justin Trudeau hints at retaliation after White House orders 3M to halt ‘critical’ N95 mask exports to Canada health workers
3M says it will comply with the Defence Production Act to prioritise US orders of N95 masks but there will be ‘significant humanitarian implications’ elsewhere. Prime Minister J...
Russian scientists retract coronavirus genome sequence that set alarm bells ringing
Initial findings suggested virus was mutating at a dramatic rate that threatened efforts to create a vaccine. One scientist said the research was either ‘really weird or really ...
Wuhan lockdown led to dramatic cut in global spread of coronavirus, researchers say
Other countries had a marked increase in imported cases from other parts of mainland China in the weeks after the travel limits went into effect, study says. Restrictions also d...
Coronavirus deaths by age in England
Just over half of coronavirus-linked deaths in England have been people aged 80 and above.
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