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3.38 billion ordered indoors

US President Donald Trump has extended emergency coronavirus restrictions for the country where his top scientist warned up to 200,000 people could die, as Africa's biggest city prepared to go into lockdown on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/30 20:08:41

US approves limited use of malaria drugs to treat virus patients

A limited emergency-use authorization for two antimalarial drugs touted as game-changers by President Donald Trump has been issued by the US Food and Drug Administration to treat coronavirus patients.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/30 20:03:40

Ex-royals not to ask US for security tab

Britain's Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, have no plans to ask the US government for help with security costs, the couple said in a statement on Sunday in response to a tweet from President Donald Trump that the United States would not pay for their protection.
Source: Reuters | 2020/3/30 18:53:40

Twitter deletes Bolsonaro tweets doubting virus policies

Two tweets by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro in which he questioned quarantine measures aimed at containing the novel coronavirus were removed Sunday, on the grounds that they violated the social network's rules.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/30 18:48:40

Cruise liner still looking to disembark

Passengers on a virus-stricken cruise liner entered the Panama Canal in Central America on Sunday after they were told the company was still searching for a port which will allow them to disembark, even as they pleaded for help.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/30 18:43:40

Two ships carrying COVID-19 cases allowed to transit through Panama Canal

The Panamanian government has allowed Holland America's two ships to transit through the Panama Canal, without authorizing any passenger or crew member to disembark due to COVID-19 concerns, the country's Ministry of Health announced on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/30 10:21:35

Trudeau continues self-isolating after his wife's recovery from COVID-19

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday that he will continue self-isolating after his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau announced her recovery from COVID-19 Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/30 10:16:28

COVID-19 cases in US top 140,000: Johns Hopkins University

The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States has topped 140,000, according to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/30 8:33:43

US steps up developing therapies against COVID-19: Trump

US President Donald Trump said Sunday that the country is stepping up developing treatments for COVID-19 patients, including experiment on antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine and a blood-related therapy.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/30 8:20:18

Trump extends social distancing guidelines to April 30

US President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would extend social distancing guidelines to April 30 to control the spread of the COVID-19 in the country.
Source: Agencies | 2020/3/30 6:42:16

Rio court bans govt virus propaganda

A federal court in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday banned the government from disseminating propaganda against confinement measures aimed at controlling the coronavirus pandemic.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/29 18:28:41

Zaandam sets sail for Florida

A cruise ship stuck off Panama's Pacific coast after four passengers died and more than 130 others developed influenza-like symptoms, including at least two with coronavirus, will be allowed to proceed through the Panama Canal, the government said on Saturday.
Source: Reuters | 2020/3/29 18:23:40

Rallies, debates end as Democratic nomination battle goes virtual

Three weeks ago, Joe Biden and rival Bernie Sanders were hosting rallies that attracted thousands. The pair often visited two states a day in their fierce and spirited battle for votes.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/29 17:48:40

China spends $2,395 on average for each COVID-19 patient

China has spent an average of 17,000 yuan ($2,395) on each COVID-19 patient, 65 percent of which was covered by the country's healthcare security system while the rest was subsidized by local government funds.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/29 15:28:40

Trump says he's considering short-term quarantine for New York, other states

US President Donald Trump said Saturday that he is considering a short-term quarantine for the state of New York as the situation of the coronavirus outbreak continued to get worse there.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/29 7:42:17

US reports more than 2,000 COVID-19 deaths -- Johns Hopkins University

The United States has reported more than 2,000 COVID-19 deaths, according to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE).
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/29 7:28:39

Trump signs $2 trillion economic rescue package to cushion impact of COVID-19

US President Donald Trump on Friday signed into law a 2-trillion-dollar economic relief bill, the largest such aid package ever, in an attempt to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/28 17:02:03

US government urged to learn virus fighting experience from others, with citizens to develop hygiene practice common sense

Believably those in the US still have no clue on the defense mechanism against the deadly COVID-19 outbreak due to a lack of effective guidance from local health authorities. Along with its global ravage, the pandemic is causing havoc in the US with 104,007 confirmed cases and 1,581 deaths as of Saturday noon [Beijing time], topping globally.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/28 14:43:01