President Trump said that he would issue a travel warning for the hard-hit New York area to limit the spread of the coronavirus, backing off from an earlier suggestion that he might try to cut off the region entirely.
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China reported 45 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for March 28, down from 54 on the previous day, with all but one involving travelers from overseas, the country’s health authority said.
The United Kingdom will do well if it manages to keep the coronavirus death toll below 20,000, a senior health official said after the deadliest day so far of the outbreak saw the number of fatalities rise to more than 1,000.
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 the coronavirus, will be allowed to proceed through the Panama Canal, the government said.
The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy barreled past 10,000, a figure that made an extension of a national lockdown almost certain.
The coronavirus pandemic is forcing President Trump to show empathy to console Americans under siege, and it’s not easy for a brash leader more accustomed to bellicose politics.
The next two weeks will be the toughest yet in the fight against coronavirus in France, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe warned as his government raced to add intensive care beds and source protective gear.
The Vatican said on Saturday that tests carried out in the building where Pope Francis lives after one resident tested positive for coronavirus showed that the pontiff and his closest aides do not have the disease.
Across the United States, jails and prisons are reporting an accelerating spread of the new disease, and they are taking a varied approach to protecting the inmates in their charge.
President Trump said Saturday he was considering imposing a quarantine on New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.