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Rumors hampering fight against coronavirus in South AsiaAs India and other South Asian nations brace for the spread of the coronavirus, they face another battle: misinformation
The Associated Press6 hours ago
In Wuhan, a Few Test Positive After RecoveryA number of patients in Wuhan have tested positive for the second time for the coronavirus after testing negative and making a recovery. That raises a few possibilities, NPR reports. One is that the diagnostic tools aren't 100% accurate. Or there could be another round of infections beginning, just as...
Newser9 hours ago
A man walks with some possessions alongside Jackson Square in the French Quarter of New Orleans, normally bustling with tourists, but now nearly deserted due to the new coronavirus pandemic, Friday, March 27, 2020. While rich in history and culture, New Orleans is economically poor, and the people here are not necessarily well-positioned to weather this latest storm. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
'The day the music died': Coronavirus tests New OrleansNearly 15 years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans is facing another test of its ability to prepare for potential disaster
The Associated Press9 hours ago
FILE - In this Friday, March 27, 2020 file photo, Gyasi Subira, a courier with FedEx, delivers a package at a business closed to the public along his route in Las Vegas. Amid the coronavirus outbreak, FedEx and United Parcel Service have stopped requiring signatures for packages. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Handling mail amid coronavirus: Low risk but wash your handsHealth experts say there's very low risk of catching the coronavirus from handling mail and packages
The Associated Press10 hours ago
In this Monday, March 9, 2020 photo, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization speaks during a news conference on updates regarding on the novel coronavirus COVID-19, at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Accompanying him are Michael Ryan, left, executive director of WHO's Health Emergencies program, and Maria van Kerkhove, right, technical lead of WHO's Health Emergencies program. On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, the WHO declared the new coronavirus a pandemic, suggesting the disease is spreading across the globe unchecked. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
UN health agency settles in for long fight with virusThe World Health Organization’s emergencies chief says widespread testing for the new coronavirus is crucial and countries should not be penalized for reporting higher numbers of cases
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Apple Debuts Screening App for COVID-19You can now ask Apple your coronavirus questions. A website and a free app that launched Friday provide general information about the disease and a COVID-19 screening tool that can lead the user to next steps, the Verge reports. It asks about possible contact with infected people, travel and symptoms,...
Newser10 hours ago
Media stand in front of the Eiffel Tower where the word "Merci", the French word for 'Thank you", is emblazoned as France's coronavirus death toll continued to climb, in Paris, Friday, March 27, 2020. Health workers fighting to save lives in France from COVID-19 have received a huge show of gratitude, from the Eiffel Tower. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Eiffel Tower says "Merci" to health workers fighting virusHealth workers racing to save lives during the coronavirus outbreak in France have received a huge show of gratitude courtesy of the Eiffel Tower
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Trump Invokes Act to Compel GM to Make VentilatorsPresident Trump lashed out at US automakers Friday and demanded they begin making ventilators to help hospitals cope with the pandemic. Hours after airing his complaints on social media, Trump invoked the Defense Production Act to require that General Motors make the machines, reports the Washington Post . The act gives...
Newser11 hours ago
Dear Stingy Sports Owners, We'll Remember ThisBoston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs is getting slammed for cutting salaries or laying off workers altogether during the coronavirus pandemic. Tilman Fertitta, who owns the Houston Rockets—as well as Landry's, the parent company over hundreds of restaurants, hotels, and casinos—is likewise drawing criticism after laying off 40,000...
Newser12 hours ago
Bishops Just Gave Catholics a Big Lenten DispensationCatholics who don't eat meat on Fridays during Lent, as well as give up other things during the 40 or so days of the religious observance before Easter, probably didn't anticipate this year also sacrificing hanging out with friends, heading out to restaurants and bars, and attending most other social...
Newser12 hours ago
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