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World virus cases pass 300,000 as governments call for isolation
It took 90 days to record the first confirmed 100,000 cases. The second 100,000 took 12 days to record. The third 100,000 - recorded today - took just four days.
Italy reported 651 more deaths today - while Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel has gone into isolation after a doctor she'd been in contact with tested positive.
The New York City Mayor has said the lockdown there could last six to nine months.
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Then and now: Trump's changing views on Covid 19
Since the start of the year, how has President Trump's attitude toward coronavirus has changed?
China pursues global leadership ambitions as it offers aid during the coronavirus crisis
This is the first international crisis where China is actively taking a global leadership role and it stands in particular contrast to the US, which has disdained international ...
The UK just built the world's largest critical care unit within two weeks: Take a look inside
The U.K. opened NHS Nightingale in London on Friday, Britain's first coronavirus field hospital and the world's largest critical care unit, which was built in just nine days.
What will travel look like after coronavirus?
Coronavirus has devastated the travel industry, but experts believe it will bounce back again. Here are eight things travelers are likely to see once the industry is able to rev...
'Demand has disappeared': Cathay Pacific slashes more flights after flying just 582 people in one day
Cathay Pacific is used to carrying about 100,000 daily passengers. At one point this week, it flew just 582 customers in a day.
The US is not issuing passports unless it's a 'life-or-death' family emergency
The US has stopped issuing passports, unless in a "life-or-death emergency,'' in an effort to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
The coronavirus crisis tear the European Union apart
The coronavirus pandemic has ripped away the EU’s mask of unity and now poses an existential threat to the European Project.
Google to publish user location data to help govts tackle virus
Google will publish location data from its users around the world from Friday to allow governments to gauge the effectiveness of social distancing measures put in place to comba...
Mexico stops brewing Corona beer, deemed non-essential in epidemic
Mexico's Grupo Modelo said on Thursday it will temporarily stop brewing Corona beer and other brands exported to 180 countries after its business activities were declared non-es...
Spies, hijacks and export bans: the global battle for coronavirus equipment
Fears of shortages are driving many countries to take increasingly devious measures to secure masks and tests
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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).
We Can’t Tell How Bad Things Really Are
Just as in 1929, a lack of accurate and timely data is exacting an enormous economic toll.
The Four Rules of Pandemic Economics
A playbook that should govern America’s short-term reaction to the health crisis.
After The Coronavirus Passes, Your World Will Not Go Back To Normal
Before the pandemic began, the systems that govern our world were brittle. Today, they are broken. When we emerge, the world will be different and so will we.
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...
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