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|In shadow of coronavirus, Congress contemplates 'one of the biggest rule changes in the last century'
The pandemic has left multiple members of Congress in quarantine and led to restrictions on movement that could prevent the House from voting.
POSTED MARCH 26, 2020 6:43 PM
|Florida man whose 'game changer' coronavirus treatment was touted by Trump is a believer, but warns: Don't try this at home
Despite warnings from experts that existing evidence of hydroxychloroquine’s effect on coronavirus symptoms is limited and largely anecdotal, President Trump’s promotion of the prospective treatment has prompted stockpiling and fatally misinformed attempts to self-medicate.
POSTED MARCH 26, 2020 9:44 AM
|A US aircraft carrier could be stuck in port for almost a month for coronavirus testing, but the Navy is trying to cut that time down
At the current pace, testing the entire crew could leave the carrier stuck in port for nearly a month.
POSTED MARCH 27, 2020 3:03 PM
|Italy, Spain suffer record virus deaths as British PM tests positive
Italy on Friday recorded the most daily deaths of any country since the start of the coronavirus pandemic and Spain had its deadliest day, as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson became the first major world leader to test positive. Italy reported 969 new deaths, Spain 769 and France 299 as Europe reeled from a crisis that led the United States on Friday to finalise an unprecedented $2 trillion stimulus package. In other grim milestones, AFP tallies showed more than 26,000 deaths worldwide, and a total of 300,000 cases now recorded in Europe, after the United States overtook China as the country with the most infections.
POSTED MARCH 27, 2020 10:07 PM
|Russia confirms coronavirus case in Putin's administration, tightens curbs
The Kremlin confirmed a coronavirus case in President Vladimir Putin's administration on Friday and the government said measures imposed in Moscow to fight the virus should be extended across Russia. The Kremlin said it was taking measures to stop the virus spreading further after a staff member in the presidential administration contracted the virus. It said the person had not come into contact with Putin, but declined to identify them.
POSTED MARCH 27, 2020 5:42 AM
|Coronavirus: The woman behind India's first testing kit
With the first made-in-India kits, the country could hugely scale up testing for the coronavirus.
POSTED MARCH 27, 2020 9:05 PM
|Alabama girl, 4, missing for nearly two days, found safe
Evelyn Vadie Sides and her dog have been reunited with worried loved ones.
POSTED MARCH 27, 2020 6:43 PM
|Coronavirus: 3 migrant children in US custody in New York test positive
Three migrant children in U.S. government custody in New York test positive for coronavirus, officials said.
POSTED MARCH 27, 2020 12:50 AM
|China threatens to strike back after Taiwan deal
China has denounced a U.S. act that increases American support for Taiwan internationally.
POSTED MARCH 27, 2020 9:37 AM
|Citing virus, EPA has stopped enforcing environmental laws
The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday abruptly waived enforcement on a range of legally mandated public health and environmental protections, saying industries could have trouble complying with them during the coronavirus pandemic. The oil and gas industry were among the industries that had sought an advance relaxation of environmental and public health enforcement during the outbreak, citing potential staffing problems. The EPA’s decision was sweeping, forgoing fines or other civil penalties for companies that failed to monitor, report or meet some other requirements for releasing hazardous pollutants.
POSTED MARCH 26, 2020 9:53 PM