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Warner Brothers is postponing the openings of some of its big summer movies. Some have rescheduled opening dates, others are on hold indefinitely.
The outbreaks at Amazon facilities come as the e-commerce giant plans to hire 100,000 new workers to meet the surge in orders to the company's fulfillment centers
A phone call with President Moon was initiated at the "urgent request" of President Trump, according to Seoul. After fast-tracking test kits, South Korea can do 15,000 to 20,000 tests a day.
Almost 140,000 people filed for unemployment benefits in Ohio last week compared with fewer than 5,000 a week earlier. Gov. Mike DeWine talked with NPR about how Ohio is responding.
Park officials said a crush of visitors moving through the trails was beginning to run afoul of social distancing.
Gilead Science's remdesivir, an antiviral medicine being tested for treatment of COVID-19, would get a seven-year monopoly if approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
The belt-tightening in response to the virus outbreak includes "the elimination of certain positions." The group had already canceled its annual meeting because of the virus outbreak.
The man, a 31-year-old Mexican national, is quarantined and receiving care, according to ICE. Advocates fear that coronavirus could spread quickly in facilities where immigrant detainees are jailed.
President Trump and other U.S. officials touted Tuesday that the United States had surpassed South Korea in total coronavirus tests. But South Korea is far outpacing the U.S. per capita.
The co-founder of Partners in Health talks about the challenges facing already challenged health-care systems as coronavirus spreads.
Local leaders in the South American nation are calling on the president to take far stronger measures to tackle the virus, after the number of identified cases rose from 170 to 922 in just a day.
Congress granted President Rodrigo Duterte special temporary powers early Tuesday to manage the COVID-19 crisis. To date, there are 552 confirmed cases, and 35 deaths.
Scientists are rolling out an old-fashioned approach they hope will help treat COVID-19. The treatment involves giving patients plasma from people who have recovered from the virus.
This coronavirus is novel, meaning how it will manifest is still unclear. About 0.1% who get flu die. It's estimated that about 1% of those who have gotten coronavirus have died from it.
The government has put in place a strict regime of health checks, monitoring and quarantine in the hope that it can catch inbound cases before infections spread. A British traveler shares her story.
The president's informal target to curtail mitigation measures like social distancing comes as the total number of confirmed cases nationwide tops 50,000.
Even as millions of Americans are losing jobs in restaurants, hotels and airlines, a few industries are adding thousands of workers. They include pharmacies, online retail and delivery services.
The USPS says that employee safety is its highest priority. But some workers still fear becoming carriers of another kind — catching and spreading the virus themselves.
Groups opposed to abortion rights have signed a letter asking federal health officials to urge abortion providers to "cease operations" in an effort to preserve medical equipment.
The Spanish military found residents of some care homes "completely abandoned" and "dead in their beds," Spain's defense minister announced Monday. Spain has more than 39,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases.
Avoid layoffs at any cost. Set up emergency financing for states and cities to help health systems. Cut regulations to speed medical response. Those are some recommendations from leading economists.
The Trump administration says not everyone needs a test, but experts say a strategy of broad testing and isolating the sick is our best way to solve this crisis.
The House speaker said a Senate agreement could be "done in the next few hours." The remarks are a boost for an approximately $2 trillion deal to revitalize an economy hobbled by the outbreak.
"Apart from Wuhan, the other places in Hubei have registered 19 consecutive days with no confirmed cases," provincial officials said on Tuesday.
Scientists hope a machine can do what a person can't: Quickly analyze every physical and chemical aspect of the coronavirus and sift through the world's drugs for subtle clues that might prove useful.
In his new book Redress: The Inside Story of the Successful Campaign for Japanese American Reparations, John Tateishi recounts the fight for justice in the wake of World War II internment camps.
A videographer spent two decades documenting the the salvage of the Queen Anne's Revenge, and when North Carolina put his work on line without permission, he sued.
The tougher restrictions were announced after criticism from officials, including Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, following scenes over the weekend of friends and family thronging an airport parking lot.
Clean energy groups have their own wish list for the massive coronavirus stimulus bill. They say the country's ability to tackle climate change is at stake.
The couple ingested chloroquine phosphate, a chemical used to treat malaria that has been touted in recent days by President Trump as a possible "game changer" against COVID-19.
The once humble legume is now a prized product.
There were no blog entries published on this date.
According to the Wall Street Journal, several U.S. airlines are considering a voluntary freeze on domestic passenger flights in the U.S. Meanwhile, the government is also thinking about restricting flights in the face of COVID-19.
Los Angeles County has the nation's largest trial court system and as of last Tuesday, it's been shut down to the public due to the coronavirus.
The homeless population is particularly vulnerable during the global coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus Latest: 2020 Olympics Postponed, US Congress Expected To Reach Stimulus Deal Plus Taking Your Questions| March 24 2020, 9:03 AM
This summer's Tokyo Olympics fell victim to the coronavirus crisis Tuesday as the death toll mounted rapidly in Europe and the United States, while American lawmakers closed in on a nearly $2 trillion deal to blunt the outbreak's economic damage.
Amidst the anxiety and quarantine brought on by COVID-19, people have still found a way to connect, relax and even create joy.