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Americans pass pandemic holiday on beaches, in parks as death toll nears 100,000

Americans sunbathed on beaches, fished from boats and strolled on boardwalks this holiday weekend, but the occasional person wearing a mask was a constant reminder that the world is still battling the coronavirus pandemic. The Memorial Day weekend that signals

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Trump hails U.S. coronavirus testing as infections cross a million

The United States has reported more than a million coronavirus infections only because of its testing, President Donald Trump said on Wednesday, hailing the effort as being “much better than any other country in the world”. The Twitter comments came

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Trump immigration ban to last 60 days, target those seeking permanent residency

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his new U.S. immigration ban would last 60 days and apply to those seeking ‘green cards’ for permanent residency in an effort to protect Americans seeking to regain jobs lost because of the

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Most Americans huddle indoors as coronavirus deaths keep spiking

LOS ANGELES: Four new states imposed sweeping stay-at-home directives on Wednesday in response to the coronavirus pandemic, putting over 80% of Americans under lockdown as the number of deaths in the United States nearly doubled in three days. The governors

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COVID-19: Four passengers die on a cruise ship off Panama

PANAMA CITY: Four passengers have died on a cruise ship off the Pacific coast of Panama with more than 130 others aboard suffering from influenza-like symptoms, at least two of whom have coronavirus, the vessel’s operator said yesterday. Holland America

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Coronavirus forces states to order nearly one in three Americans to stay home

NEW YORK : Nearly one in three Americans was under orders on Sunday to stay home to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic as Ohio, Louisiana and Delaware became the latest states to enact broad restrictions, along with the

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Drive-thru coronavirus test sites popping up slowly across America

DANBURY: Drive-thru coronavirus testing sites are starting to pop up across the United States but few if any are at the major retail stores that pledged last week to provide parking lot space for them. On Wednesday, many Americans with

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Trump declares coronavirus national emergency, says he will most likely be tested

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency over the fast-spreading coronavirus to free up $50 billion in federal aid and said he would “most likely” be tested for the virus himself soon after facing possible exposure.

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Life upended for Americans as U.S. scrambles to contain coronavirus threat

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON: From Disneyland to the U.S. Supreme Court, from Wall Street to Dodgers Stadium, nearly every facet of American life fell into turmoil on Thursday as the coronavirus outbreak caused sweeping closures and economic disruption. As concern grew over

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Mahathir: Nothing to be gained from war

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said nothing can be gained from war just like what was shown by America’s involvement in the Vietnam War. He noted that being the world’s most powerful military power today, America has

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