‘A Darwinian approach to federalism’: States confront new reality under Trump

Trump in recent days has repeatedly praised his administration’s efforts to deliver much-needed supplies to states, mobilize the private sector to develop faster tests for the coronavirus and stand up hospitals in hard-hit cities like New York — even as officials begged for additional resources like ventilators. In a briefing on Monday, New York Gov. […]

Belarusian leader bucks coronavirus ‘psychosis,’ plays hockey

MOSCOW — While officials from Montreal to Moscow have placed populations under some form of lockdown designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus, one man continues to hold firm to the notion that the rest of the world has lost its mind: Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. “It is better to die on your feet, […]

Moscow goes on full lockdown

Moscow, Russia’s capital and Europe’s largest city with a population of 12 million, on Monday imposed a coronavirus lockdown. Under the new measures, all nonessential shops, including restaurants and cafes are closed. Citizens will only be allowed to leave their homes in case of a medical emergency, to travel to essential jobs and to shop […]

NY hospitals must allow birthing mothers to have visitors

Hospitals must allow one support person for women in labor and delivery and kids in the hospital, the state said Friday. This clarifies earlier state guidance that banned all hospital visitors to slow the spread of coronavirus. ROCHESTER, N.Y. – New York clarified its guidance on hospital visitation to require hospitals to allow one support person to […]

What you need to know about coronavirus right now

(Reuters) – Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus right now: FILE PHOTO: The ultrastructural morphology exhibited by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China, is seen in an illustration released by the Centers for Disease Control and […]

Trump extends US social distancing until April 30: Live updates | News

Italy reported 756 new coronavirus deaths on Sunday taking the total number of fatalities to 10,779 as it continues to pay the heaviest price in the world from the contagion. Spain’s health ministry announced 838 new coronavirus deaths, marking the country’s highest daily jump in fatalities and bringing its total to 6,528. More: In New […]

Experts warn US coronavirus hotspots including Detroit and New Orleans could be WORSE than NYC

The coronavirus death toll in America doubled in the span of just two days as new potential hotspots emerge in urban centers around the country.  The US currently leads the world in coronavirus infections with 123,778 reported as of Sunday morning. The death toll surpassed 2,100 on Saturday, doubling figures reported two days earlier.   New […]

Cambodia reports one new virus case, tightens border restrictions

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Cambodia reported one new case of the coronavirus on Sunday, bringing tally to 103 as the country prepares to tighten entry requirements for foreign nationals to try to curb the spread of the virus. The new case is a 30-year-old woman who worked in a karaoke club in Cambodia’s northwestern Banteay […]

UK coronavirus death toll under 20,000 would be ‘good result’, says health chief

The United Kingdom will do well if it manages to keep the coronavirus death toll below 20,000, a senior health official said on Saturday after the deadliest day so far of the outbreak saw the number of fatalities rise to more than 1,000, Trend reports citing Reuters. Stephen Powis, the medical director of National Health […]

China donates thousands of medical masks, personal protective equipment to Canada

TORONTO — China has donated thousands of medical supplies to Canada to aid in the fight against the COVID-19, according to the Chinese Embassy in Ottawa. In a tweet published on Saturday morning, the embassy said it had sent 30,000 medical masks, 10,000 sets of protective clothing, 10,000 goggles and 50,000 pairs of gloves to […]