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Coronavirus live updates: New York cases jump to New! 2020-03-31 13:09:24As of Tuesday, more than 800,000 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed, resulting in at least 38,714 deaths.

Gov. Cuomo says coronavirus is 'more dangerous' than New! 2020-03-31 12:46:55"We underestimated this virus. It's more powerful, it's more dangerous than we expected," Cuomo says.

New York state just surpassed China's Hubei province New! 2020-03-31 12:07:45"We have been behind it from day one since it got here. We have been playing catch up," Cuomo said Tuesday in announcing the new cases.

Dr. Anthony Fauci sees 'glimmers' that social distancing New! 2020-03-31 12:06:40Americans are still "in a very difficult situation," the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said.

Beleaguered cruise ship company Carnival to raise $6 New! 2020-03-31 11:45:04Carnival warned that "even once travel advisories and restrictions are lifted, demand for cruises may remain weak for a significant length of time."

Watch live: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo holds New! 2020-03-31 11:41:54New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is holding his daily press conference on the COVID-19 outbreak, which has infected more than 67,300 people in the state as

FEMA is sending 250 ambulances, hundreds of medical New! 2020-03-31 11:11:43The ambulances will increase capacity to transport coronavirus patients between medical facilities and assist the Fire Department with responding to a

Spain's daily death toll hits highest level yet; 2020-03-31 08:05:18An official from China's National Health Commission has said that the country is to start testing asymptomatic cases; Spain's numbers of deaths in 2

Stocks in Asia Pacific mixed; China manufacturing activity 2020-03-31 04:57:41China on Tuesday said its official manufacturing PMI for March came in at 52.0, indicating an expansion and defying expectations of a contraction.

Coronavirus will hit profitability of Asia Pacific banks 2020-03-31 00:51:29Fitch Ratings earlier this month downgraded the outlook for 10 banking systems in Asia Pacific to "negative." All 17 banking systems in the region t

Coronavirus updates: USNS Comfort's arrival draws crowds, nearly 2020-03-30 20:38:26The total number of coronavirus infection cases globally reached 766,300, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

New York Gov. Cuomo issues nationwide call for 2020-03-30 14:55:25New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said "what you see us going through here, you will see happening all across the country."

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Hospital construction ramps up around the world in New! 2020-03-31 12:40:28With the number of coronavirus patients around the world growing at a rapid clip, construction of hospitals and hospital beds has also ramped up aroun

Today's Headlines: Holding out a distant hope 2020-03-31 08:00:10As coronavirus cases rise in the U.S., experts are looking to the West Coast for signs that social distancing is making a difference.

'What if I am a carrier?' As the 2020-03-31 06:00:06The Rev. Michael Sahdev, a 28-year-old priest, is caught between the pull to shelter in place and his calling to tend to his congregation.

Brazilian pews become battlegrounds in fight against quarantine 2020-03-31 04:06:36Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, elected with evangelical Christian support, opposes coronavirus quarantine measures and wants to reopen churches.

Crammed in filthy cells, political prisoners in Mideast 2020-03-31 03:47:56In some cells in Iran, Syria and other countries in the Middle East, prisoners are crammed in by the dozens, with little hygiene or medical care

Stranded cruise ship hit by virus begs Florida 2020-03-31 01:57:26Passengers from a cruise ship stranded at sea with coronavirus cases and deaths are pleading with Florida officials to let them disembark

Forest fire reportedly kills 19 people in southwest 2020-03-31 01:22:16China's state media say 19 people died fighting a forest fire

Fearing the coronavirus, Michael Avenatti, R. Kelly and 2020-03-31 00:18:00Citing the COVID-19 outbreak, Michael Avenatti and others are asking judges to let them serve out their sentences in home confinement instead.

Social distancing is slowing the coronavirus in Seattle. 2020-03-30 23:05:45Health officials warned that Seattle’s progress was insufficient, and urged citizens to redouble their commitment to hand-washing, working from

Mexican president flouts coronavirus protocol to shake hands 2020-03-30 16:19:06Mexican President Andres Lopez Obrador angered many when he shook hands with the mother of notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

Mexican president flouts coronavirus protocol to shake hands 2020-03-30 16:19:06Mexican President Andres Lopez Obrador angered many when he shook hands with the mother of notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

Doctors in India are being infected, trolled and 2020-03-30 14:24:05Indian medical workers are treating coronavirus patients without adequate equipment. One doctor warns of 'mass desertion' in the healthcare system.

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US Outlines Plan for Venezuela Transition, Sanctions Relief  New! 2020-03-31 21:33:43Trump administration is prepared to lift crippling sanctions on Venezuela in support of a new proposal to form a transitional government requiring bot

Somaliland Reports First COVID-19 Cases New! 2020-03-31 21:31:57Health officials in Hargeisa say samples taken from two individuals — a local man who visited Britain and a Chinese man — had tested posit

UN Creates COVID Trust Fund to Assist Poorer New! 2020-03-31 21:25:42UN chief issues call to action to help low and middle-income countries contain COVID-19 and recover from its economic shock

Kurdish Officials, Rights Groups Concerned Coronavirus Will Spread New! 2020-03-31 21:04:22Syrian Democratic Forces says prisoners becoming infected is highly likely because of a lack of adequate resources to prevent COVID-19 from spreading

South Korean Students Flock Back Home New! 2020-03-31 21:01:47Critics shame young travelers for bringing COVID-19 with them

Most Coronavirus Deaths in US Projected to Occur New! 2020-03-31 20:42:33Even if Americans strictly adhere to social distancing for the next 30 days, it is estimated between 100,000 and 200,000 people in the country will di

Life With Children During Pandemic Shut-In New! 2020-03-31 20:13:35The good, the bad and the stresses of home schooling during the pandemic

$2.2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Package Poses Fraud Threat, New! 2020-03-31 20:07:27A veteran forensic accounting expert estimates that between $20 billion and $60 billion could be lost through fraudulent activities

Scientists Create Simple Respirator for Partially Recovered Coronavirus New! 2020-03-31 19:59:36German university scientists develop prototype respirator for partially-recovered coronavirus patients

Trump Administration Rolls Back Tough Obama-Era Car Mileage New! 2020-03-31 19:22:36Says old rules meant unsafe and more expensive cars; opponents say new rules mean dirtier air 

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Taiwan TV commentator sorry for getting facts wrong New! 2020-04-01 00:06:51Taiwanese TV political commentator Lee Cheng-hao has apologised to Malaysians for a remark he made about a spike in the number of Covid-19 cases

Coronavirus: Hamsters may show path toward reducing viral New! 2020-03-31 22:57:15Hong Kong scientists are using a blood serum from hamsters that have recovered from Covid-19 in experiments they say have significantly reduced the vi

Hong Kong watchdog's probe triggers pledge from Booking.com, New! 2020-03-31 22:51:56Three major online travel agencies have offered to remove clauses in their contracts with accommodation providers that a Hong Kong watchdog investigat

Jokowi declares Covid-19 health emergency, imposes large-scale social New! 2020-03-31 22:20:30President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is declaring a Covid-19 public health emergency on Tuesday over the increasing numbers of infections and deaths acros

Thailand to give free mobile data for those New! 2020-03-31 21:48:09BANGKOK - Thailand will give the public free mobile data as companies initiate work-from-home policies and schools use remote learning amid the c

Mass disinfections to combat coronavirus pose another health New! 2020-03-31 21:40:43SURABAYA, Indonesia/SINGAPORE - A drone dispersed clouds of disinfectant in the sky above Indonesia's second-largest city Surabaya on Tuesday, a

Google Japan defends impartiality of search results amid New! 2020-03-31 21:36:49TOKYO - Google on March 31 defended the impartiality of its search results after users in Japan seeking to corroborate rumours of an imminent sta

Grocery shoppers covered head to toe spark fury 2020-03-31 06:45:04Of all sorts of wacky gear people have donned to protect themselves from the coronavirus, this one had other people scrambling away in fear. In

India cracks down on Muslim missionary group linked 2020-03-31 05:23:13NEW DELHI - Indian authorities sealed off the headquarters of a Muslim missionary group on Tuesday and ordered an investigation into accusations

Philippines coronavirus testing to be stepped up soon: 2020-03-31 05:01:01MANILA - Coronavirus testing is expected to increase substantially in coming days in the Philippines, where the high number of deaths relative to

Reports of Thai Ministry hoarding 200 million face 2020-03-31 03:35:21Commerce Ministry Permanent Secretary Boonyarit Kalayanamit said on Monday (March 30) that the government has changed the face mask distribution plan

No elevators or hugs for South Korean coronavirus 2020-03-31 03:27:29BUSAN, South Korea - Park Hyun stops to catch his breath after climbing a few steps to the entrance of the engineering college of the Pusan Natio