The Latest: SKorea households to get financial…

South Korea says it will provide as much as 1 million won, or about $817, in gift certificates or electronic coupons to all but the richest 30% of households to help ease the financial shock of the coronavirus outbreak

Canada's First Lady Has Recovered

More than two weeks after being diagnosed with the coronavirus , Canada's first lady, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, says she's got a clean bill of health. "I wanted to give you all an update: I am feeling so much better and have received the all clear from my physician and Ottawa Public...

North Korea Tests Sixth And Seventh Projectiles…

Japan says they appear to have been missiles.

City at center of China's virus outbreak…

Shopkeepers in the city at the center of China’s virus outbreak are reopening but customers are scarce as authorities lift more of the anti-virus controls that kept tens of millions of people at home for two months

Roughly 33K Americans Still Can't Get Home

Some 33,000 Americans are still struggling to get back home amid the growing coronavirus pandemic, NBC News reports. Some 15,440 have already returned, but so many are stuck abroad that some are just planning to stay until the pandemic is over. "In some places, people have decided they're...

4 Dead On Cruise Ship; 2 Others Test Positive For…

Holland America cruise line said "four older guests" had died on the Zaandam cruise ship, which is anchored off the coast of Panama.

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What you need to know today about the virus…

President Donald Trump has extended the voluntary U.S. shutdown for a month, bowing to public-health experts who told him the coronavirus pandemic could claim over 100,000 lives _ or more in the U.S. if not enough is done to fight it

A 'Historic First' From Pope, With No One There…

The "Urbi et Orbi" ("To the City and the World") prayer recited by the pope is typically only offered on three occasions: on Christmas, on Easter, and when a new pontiff is chosen. On Friday, however, Pope Francis climbed the steps of St. Peter's Basilica in a rainy Vatican City...

China Bans Foreign Nationals From Entering Over…

The government's order comes as almost all new confirmed cases in the country are patients who recently traveled to China from overseas.

Virus forces Europeans to ask: How united do we…

Europe’s fractured union came under new pressure this weekend

China Closes All Movie Theaters Again

China was on its way toward being back in the movie business. After the nation's 70,000 theaters were closed because of the pandemic in January, a few had begun reopening as quarantine restrictions were gradually lifted. Shanghai planned to reopen another 500 this weekend. That's not going to happen,...

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson Tests Positive…

Johnson said he is now self-isolating at home, where he will continue to lead the government through videoconference.

Death of German finance official linked to virus…

The state finance minister of Germany’s Hesse region, which includes Frankfurt, has been found dead

After Talk With Xi, No Use of 'Chinese Virus' by…

President Trump appears to have retired his controversial use of the term "Chinese Virus," at least temporarily. The president spoke to Chinese President Xi Jinping Thursday night and didn't use the term afterward, Bloomberg reports. "Just finished a very good conversation with President Xi of China. Discussed in great detail...

Age is not the only risk for severe coronavirus…

Older people remain most at risk of dying as the new coronavirus continues its rampage around the globe, but they're far from the only ones vulnerable

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Britain's Boris Johnson Tests Positive

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Friday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus and will be self-isolating for the near future, reports NPR . In a video , the 55-year-old said he has "mild symptoms" of a persistent cough and a temperature but is otherwise OK. He said he will...

Uganda's Bobi Wine sings against virus…

Ugandan pop star and opposition leader Bobi Wine, who released a song urging Africa's people to wash their hands to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, is criticizing African governments for not maintaining better health care systems for the continent's 1.3 billion people

Coronavirus Hits Another Palace

The coronavirus pandemic has touched another royal family : After seven of their palace staff members tested positive for COVID-19, Malaysia's king and queen are under quarantine, the AP reports. The staffers were hospitalized Tuesday, and health authorities are working to figure out the source of the virus transmission. King Sultan...

US-led forces pull out of 3rd Iraqi base this…

U.S.-led coalition forces have pulled out of an Iraqi military base that nearly brought Washington into an open war with Iran

This US Territory Has a Big Issue: No Tests

Worried about the coronavirus? Imagine getting it in American Samoa, which can't test for COVID-19 and has only one hospital with space to quarantine 10 patients. Now, NBC News reports, someone living in the distant US territory appears to have symptoms. So American Samoa tried sending the samples to Hawaii—...

In Somalia, coronavirus goes from fairy tale to…

Nearly three decades of conflict, extremist attacks, drought, disease and even a devastating new outbreak of locusts have strained Somalia

Judge to Assange: You Must Stay in Jail

Julian Assange has a long wait ahead of him while a court decides whether he will be extradited to the US, and it looks like he will have to endure that wait behind bars. A London judge on Wednesday rejected his attorney's request for bail related to the coronavirus pandemic,...

Iran defends virus response as Syria reports…

Iran's president has lashed out at criticism of authorities' lagging response to the worst coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East

He Defied Lockdown to Go Fishing. A Croc Got Him

Here's an incentive to stay home: A Rwandan man who breached a nationwide lockdown to go fishing was subsequently killed by a crocodile. The man was fishing in the Nyabarongo River Wednesday morning when the crocodile attacked, Alice Kayitesi, mayor of the southern Kamonyi district, tells the BBC . Kayitesi notes...

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Polish composer, conductor Krzysztof Penderecki…

Krzysztof Penderecki, an award-winning conductor and one of the world’s most popular contemporary classical music composers whose works have featured in Hollywood films like “The Shining” and “Shutter Island,” has died

Greta Thunberg Has a New Warning

She hasn't been tested, but Greta Thunberg is sure she has the coronavirus, though she says she's now "basically recovered." In an Instagram post , the teen climate activist says she went into self-isolation with her father two weeks ago after the pair returned home to Sweden from a trip around...

Off to the cafe: Sweden is outlier in virus…

The coronavirus is not keeping people in Sweden at home even while citizens in many parts of the world are sheltering in place