Forty-nine service members have coronavirus: U.S. military

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of service members who had tested positive for coronavirus increased to 49, compared to the 36 a day earlier, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. In a statement, the Pentagon...

U.S.-Canada border to close to nonessential travel: Trump

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the daily coronavirus briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan ErnstWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S.-Canada border will close to nonessential traffic, U.S....

New York City ‘almost to point’ of recommending ‘shelter-in-place’ to Governor, NYC Mayor says

FILE PHOTO: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at a news briefing of the COVID-19 at the City Hall in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., March 14,...

Coronavirus travel restrictions lead to a new record for world's longest flight in distance

The new coronavirus travel restrictions had an unexpected byproduct, leading to a new record for the world's longest flight in terms of distance traveled. According to CNN and The Points Guy, Air Tahiti Nui, a small long-haul carrier...

Factbox: Latest on the spread of coronavirus around the world

(Reuters) - The world’s richest nations prepared more costly measures on Tuesday to combat the global fallout of the coronavirus that has infected tens of thousands of people, triggered social restrictions unseen since World...

U.S. health officials appeal to youth to ‘do their part’ to stop coronavirus

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. health officials on Wednesday appealed to youth to “do their part” by heeding guidelines on self-isolation to blunt the coronavirus outbreak and warned that the White House may have to...

U.S. Senate expected to vote Wednesday on House coronavirus bill: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-led U.S. Senate is expected on Wednesday to vote on a multibillion-dollar coronavirus bill that passed the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives over the weekend, a person familiar with the matter...

Trump presses for $1 trillion stimulus as U.S. coronavirus deaths cross 100

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Trump administration pressed on Tuesday for enactment of a $1 trillion stimulus package, possibly to include $1,000 direct payments to individual Americans, to blunt the economic pain from a...

N.Y. Braces for Months Under Coronavirus Restrictions: Live Updates

Here’s what you need to know:Governor Cuomo emphasizes the seriousness of the spread. Mayor de Blasio calls for military intervention.One of New York City’s biggest hotels is closing.Closing of senior centers leaves elderly New...

Iran defends response as virus deaths surpass 1,000

1 / 2Iranians have continued to throng the bazaars in the capital Tehran despite the spread of the coronavirus in the country where authorities have not imposed a lockldown even as the death toll...
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