New York scolds ‘selfish’ residents, California intensive care beds running out

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES: The governor of New York on Wednesday clamped down harder on public gatherings in the face of the coronavirus, calling residents “selfish” for refusing to stay home as California’s governor warned his state may run out of

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U.S. death toll spirals amid rush to build field hospitals, find supplies

NEW YORK/ LOS ANGELES :The U.S. government raced on Tuesday to build hundreds of makeshift hospitals near major cities as healthcare systems were pushed to capacity, and sometimes beyond, by the coronavirus pandemic. Even as millions of Americans hunkered down

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From zero to hero: Italy’s Chinese help beat coronavirus

FLORENCE : In the storm of infection and death sweeping Italy, one big community stands out to health officials as remarkably unscathed — the 50,000 ethnic Chinese who live in the town of Prato. Two months ago, the country’s Chinese

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First U.S. military service member dies from coronavirus

WASHINGTON : The first U.S. military service member has died from the coronavirus, the Pentagon said on Monday, as it reported another spike in the number of infected troops. The service member was a New Jersey Army National Guardsman who

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Hollywood supports Project Angel Food to help vulnerable people during COVID-19 Pandemic

Hollywood has come together to support the Los Angeles based charity, Project Angel Food. The organization “provides free meals to members of the community impacted by life-threatening illnesses.” Along with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and its $100,000 donation,

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Russian regions join coronavirus lockdown as toll rises

MOSCOW : More than a dozen Russian regions including the city of St Petersburg introduced a partial lockdown on Monday after Russia recorded its biggest one-day rise in coronavirus cases for the sixth day in a row. Prime Minister Mikhail

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Trump: Saudi Arabia, Russia “both went crazy” on oil issue

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said he planned to speak with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday and that Saudi Arabia and Russia “both went crazy” over oil prices pushed down by an economic slowdown caused by the need to slow

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Italy to extend coronavirus lockdown until Easter as new cases fall

ROME: Italy’s government on Monday said it would extend its nationwide lockdown measures against a coronavirus outbreak, due to end on Friday, at least until the Easter season in April, as the number of new infections declines.A bicycle is seen

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New York greets hospital ship with cheers; U.S. death toll rises past 3,000

NEW YORK: New York welcomed the arrival of a gleaming 1,000-bed U.S. Navy hospital ship on Monday as a beacon of hope for the city’s desperate fight against the coronavirus pandemic, while the national death toll climbed past 3,000 on

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Syria reports first coronavirus death as fears grow of major outbreak

AMMAN: Syria’s health ministry said on Sunday that a woman who died after being rushed to hospital for emergency treatment was found to have been infected by coronavirus in the country’s first officially reported death from the disease. Syria also

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