The coronavirus outbreak is landing in Brazil as the hot summer days in the southern hemisphere draw to a close and winter approaches, potentially worsening the spread of the virus, medical experts told Reuters.
Brazil declared a state of emergency on Friday, freeing up funds for the federal government to fight the coronavirus pandemic, as President Jair Bolsonaro’s popularity declined over his handling of the crisis.
Australia’s pro rugby league is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic for the time being.
John Legend may be known for his romantic love songs, but his new single proves that the 41-year-old crooner knows it takes more than pretty words to make a relationship work. Titled “Actions,” the song samples a classic 1999 track by Dr. Dre, “The Next Episode” featuring Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, and the late Nate Dogg. The lyrics are all about wanting to show appreciation for a … Read more
Elie Mystal It’s time for every major media outlet to stop disseminating Trump’s hate—and stop repeating his racist nicknames for the virus. The post The Media Is Helping Spread Trump’s Coronavirus Racism appeared first on The Nation.
Christina Animashaun/Vox Italy tried to stem its outbreak, belatedly. We’re on the same course. The national mobilization against the Covid-19 coronavirus is now in full swing. Schools and workplaces nationwide have shuttered. The federal government has recommended that people not gather in groups of 10 or more. Social distancing and self-isolation are now becoming part of the fabric of daily American life. This has all sparked … Read more
Actor Sean Penn praised the United States military and declared they’re needed to help with coronavirus response, prompting one media watchdog to declare that it wouldn’t be surprising if President Trump actually enlisted his help.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he had put the Defense Production Act into action after saying earlier this week he would invoke the measure but essentially put it on hold until needed. Trump said he put the measure into action on Thursday evening.
The novel coronavirus pandemic has claimed the lives of more than 10,000 people worldwide, mostly in Italy and China. “Only essential businesses can have workers commuting to the job or on the job,” Cuomo said, stressing that this rule “will be enforced.”
The coronavirus pandemic is forcing senior doctors in Britain’s National Health Service to contemplate the unthinkable: how to ration access to critical care beds and ventilators should resources fall short.
Belgium’s newly formed federal government will provide 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) urgently to help hospitals face the coronavirus crisis as the situation in the coming days become “extremely intense” for healthcare services, it said on Friday.
With most of the top free agents now off the board, it’s time to go three rounds deep in our latest mock draft. Could the Buccaneers still take a QB? With the sports world largely on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, the NFL offseason marches on. Despite some speculation that the start of the NFL league year could have been pushed back, it has begun … Read more
Ride-hailing giant Ola said on Friday evening that it is temporarily suspending its pool ride option, called Ola Share, in India in a bid to slow the coronavirus pandemic by encouraging social distancing. The Indian firm, which operates in several countries, including Australia, New Zealand and the U.K., offers Ola Share only in India. “In our efforts to curb the spread of COVID- 19, we are … Read more
From Broadway plays to playwrights giving writing lessons to online courses from Ivy League schools, here’s a look at some things (but not everything!) that have suddenly become free.(Image credit: Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
The world’s richest nations poured unprecedented aid into the global economy as coronavirus cases ballooned in the new epicentre, Europe, with the number of deaths in Italy outstripping those in mainland China, where the virus originated.
Sunflower Farm Creamery has long been the premier YouTube destination for people who love goats wearing sweaters (which should be everyone). Now, as the internet grows increasingly panicked about coronavirus, the farm is providing a small oasis of calm with a pleasant daily goat video. “What strange times we are in. My heart is with you all as we sort through this new normal for a … Read more
The cancellation of the SXSW festival came as a major blow to the film industry, bringing with it the postponement of 99 world premieres. To cut down on the spread of coronavirus, other film festivals soon followed suit. All this has led to a flurry…
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Could the postponed Black Widow and Mulan be next?
The coronavirus has put such a strain on Britain’s medical system that the country is now asking 65,000 retired doctors and nurses to return to work so they can aid in the fight.
The Trump administration on Friday announced new travel restrictions between U.S. and Mexico in the latest move by the administration to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., on Friday requested an ethics review into his own conduct after it emerged that he dumped hundreds of thousands of dollars in stocks in the run-up to the coronavirus crisis that sent the market into freefall.
China’s cozy relationship with the head of the World Health Organization.
California ordered nearly 40 million people to stay home and New York state on Friday told all non-essential workers to do the same while pleading for more medical personnel and supplies to treat coronavirus cases that could overwhelm hospitals.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said it had temporarily closed the air traffic control tower at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York and shuttered part of the Indianapolis Air Route Traffic Control Center for cleaning after workers tested positive for the coronavirus.
Tips for staying calm in the time of the coronavirus, from a guy who gets our collective freakout.
So this is what I did in the park that morning: nothing. And this is what I have been doing in that park every morning since
Supply chain disruption due to Corona to be considered Force Majeure
West Bengal and Punjab reported two cases each while Pondicherry and Chandigarh Punjab have reported one case each
The UK’s largest carmaker said the suspension would come in place from next week and last at least until April 20, when it will be subject to a review of the rapidly-changing circumstances
The Democrat who is barely a year into his first term also called up 500 National Guard troops to help distribute food in the state, after panic buying led to massive lines at grocery stores.
Most larger Chinese firms have reopened and many local employees have returned to work
Asks MSMEs to ramp up production of masks and hand sanitisers
Punjab Chief Minister Amrinder Singh, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath were among those who attended the video conference
The total number of coronavirus cases in the national capital on Thursday rose to 14, according to the Delhi Health Department
Amid a global coronavirus scare, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has advised people to avoid stepping out of homes to the extent possible and take necessary precautions to contain Covid-19
In this episode, Business Standard Editorial Director A K Bhattacharya looks at the pandemic and its impact on global supply chain and India’s economy and markets
The cases of coronavirus are increasing rapidly across the world with the count crossing 245,749 globally and 195 in India
The number of coronavirus cases have crossed 190 in India and at least four people have died due to the infection
Some of the Disney Plus content that became available to Hotstar users ahead of the streaming service’s launch in India on March 29, are no longer available on the app
As coronavirus is tightening its grip across the world, with nearly 250,000 positive cases and over 10,000 deaths – here are certain tidbits that you need to know about the virus outbreak.
A total of 218 people have died in the US due to the fast-spreading coronavirus pandemic
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All five are under 35 years of age and have traveled abroad recently. They have been kept under isolation at hospitals in their respective cities
The decision comes as countries around the world seal their borders and ban travel to stop the fast-spreading COVID-19 pandemic that has claimed over 9,000 lives so far.
Air Canada has initiated discussions with its unions to begin placing employees on temporary, off-duty status
The island nation has reported 53 cases so far.
The VHP will have a quiet ceremony of shifting Ram Lalla to the new fibreglass structure so that construction of the temple could be expedited
Total 372 people have died in France because of the deadly virus which originated in China’s Wuhan city in December
The FluSense platform processes a low-cost microphone array and thermal imaging data with a Raspberry Pi and neural computing engine
The figure of more than 200,000 confirmed coronavirus cases tells only a fraction of the story.
More than three-quarters of economists based in the America, and Europe polled this week
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan have increased to 454
The purchase limits come as Apple braces for a blow due to the coronavirus’ impact on sales, both due to supply chain disruptions and weak demand.
The difficulties facing the Indian economy have been exacerbated by Yes Bank failure, it said
Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged India’s 1.3 billion citizens to put themselves under self-curfew on Sunday to protect themselves from the coronavirus
The US Senate unveiled details of a $1 trillion-plus coronavirus bill on Thursday intended to help the US economy
The space agency chief ordered the temporary closure of two rocket production facilities after an employee tested positive for the respiratory illness.
UEFA says the tournament will still be called Euro 2020, with plans to play in the same 12 cities as originally scheduled. As part of the coronavirus pandemic that is causing just about every sports organization and league to restructure its calendar, UEFA pushed its European Championship by a year to 2021. But it’ll still be known as Euro 2020. UEFA wanted to make that clear … Read more
Ninety-third edition of orthographic competition called off Last year’s bee finished in an unprecedented eight-way tie Bee has been held annually since 1925 except during WWII The Scripps National Spelling Bee won’t be held as scheduled this year because of the coronavirus. Scripps announced the decision Friday morning, citing recommendations against large gatherings by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the ongoing state of … Read more