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Trump floats New York lockdown to contain virus; governor says idea is 'anti-American'

4 hours 19 min ago
President Donald Trump said on Saturday he might prohibit travel in and out of the New York area to limit the spread of the coronavirus from its U.S. epicenter, but the state's governor dubbed the idea "anti-American" and said he would not cooperate.

Trump says he might lock down New York as coronavirus death count tops 2,000

4 hours 40 min ago
President Donald Trump said on Saturday he might prohibit travel in and out of the New York area to limit the spread of the coronavirus from its U.S. epicenter, as the number of deaths crossed 2,000 nationwide.

Trump says he might lock down New York as health workers call for more supplies

6 hours 9 min ago
President Donald Trump said on Saturday he might prohibit travel in and out of the New York area to limit the spread of the coronavirus from its U.S. epicenter, as healthcare workers in the hard-hit region said they did not have enough masks and medical equipment.

Italy coronavirus death toll surges past 10,000; lockdown extension likely

6 hours 48 min ago
The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy barreled past 10,000 on Saturday, a figure that made an extension of a national lockdown almost certain.

Toughest weeks ahead in coronavirus fight, warns French PM

6 hours 48 min ago
The next two weeks will be the toughest yet in the fight against coronavirus in France, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe warned on Saturday as his government raced to add intensive care beds and source protective gear.

Spanish PM announces stricter lockdown measures to tackle coronavirus

6 hours 56 min ago
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Saturday announced stricter lockdown measures that will force all non-essential workers to stay at home for the next two weeks, as the government reported 832 new coronavirus deaths overnight.

Coronavirus deaths keep climbing in France

7 hours 20 min ago
French health authorities reported 319 new deaths from the coronavirus on Saturday, up 16% on the previous day and taking the total to 2,314, as the government scrambled to increase the number of intensive care beds nationwide.

UAE extends nightly curfew, Qatar reports first coronavirus death

7 hours 41 min ago
The United Arab Emirates extended on Saturday to April 5 a nightly curfew to sterilise public places to combat the coronavirus as neighbouring Qatar reported its first death from the disease.

Hockey sticks, sturgeons and skis: how much is enough physical distance?

7 hours 51 min ago
From hockey sticks in Canada to downhill skis in Colorado, health officials are searching for relatable ways to urge people to keep a safe distance, in a global effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Iran to use 20% of state budget to fight coronavirus

7 hours 55 min ago
Iran is to allocate 20% of its annual state budget to fighting the coronavirus outbreak in the country, one of the worst-hit in the world, President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday.

Ireland may ease coronavirus restrictions from mid-April

8 hours 14 sec ago
Ireland hopes to be in a position in two weeks to tweak or remove some of its new highly restrictive coronavirus-related measures if it can slow down the rate of admissions to intensive care units, Health Minister Simon Harris said.

Irish banks processing over 28,000 coronavirus-related mortgage breaks

8 hours 14 sec ago
Ireland's banks are processing more than 28,000 mortgage breaks for customers whose incomes have been impacted by the coronavirus outbreak, the head of the lenders' representative body said on Saturday.

Lombardy coronavirus deaths near 6,000 as Italy mulls extending lockdown

March 28, 2020 - 11:46pm
Italy's Lombardy region, which has borne the worst of the coronavirus contagion, recorded 542 new deaths on Saturday as the national government was said to be mulling plans to extend a country-wide lockdown to mid-April.

Italy coronavirus deaths rise by 889 in a day to 10,023

March 28, 2020 - 11:45pm
The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy has surged by 889, the Civil Protection Agency said on Saturday, the second highest daily tally since the epidemic emerged on Feb. 21.

Your COVID-19 questions, answered

March 28, 2020 - 11:41pm
There is a lot of misinformation circulating about the coronavirus, so we took to Instagram, Twitter and Reddit to see what questions have been bugging you, our readers.Below are answers from several healthcare experts who have been following the outbreak. Please note that there is much we still don’t know about the new virus, and you should reach out to your own healthcare provider with any personal health concerns.

Turkey's coronavirus deaths up to 108, with 1,704 new cases

March 28, 2020 - 10:39pm
Turkey's death toll from the coronavirus increased by 16 to 108 on Saturday, as the number of confirmed cases rose by 1,704 to 7,402, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.

Qatar confirms first coronavirus death

March 28, 2020 - 10:31pm
Qatar on Saturday recorded its first death from the coronavirus, a Bangladeshi resident, and 28 more cases to take its total to 590 infections, the health ministry said.

Coronavirus cases in Greece pass 1,000

March 28, 2020 - 10:20pm
Greece confirmed 95 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, according to health authorities, bringing the total to 1,061 since the country's first recorded infection on Feb. 26.

Coronavirus death toll in Italy's Lombardy rises by around 542 in a day: source

March 28, 2020 - 9:44pm
The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in the northern region of Lombardy, which has borne the brunt of Italy's contagion, has risen by around 542 in a day to some 5,944, a source familiar with the data said on Saturday.

'Just one case': fears coronavirus may spread like wildfire in world's refugee camps

March 28, 2020 - 9:43pm
In the world’s largest refugee settlement in Bangladesh, filmmaker Mohammed Arafat has been making public safety videos to warn about the dangers of coronavirus.