US sees 345 virus deaths, 18 000 new cases in 24 hours

2020-03-27 21:44

The United States has seen a record 18,000 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 345 deaths over the past 24 hours, according to a Johns Hopkins University tracker.

Coronavirus worries ER doctors | Tokyo goes dry: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2020-03-27 10:56

New York ER doctor fears worst case in coronavirus fight | Liquor demand in Tokyo goes dry as tourism dwindles; here are the top world news videos. WATCH.

US virus deaths may top 80 000 despite confinement - study

2020-03-26 23:00

COVID-19 could lead to more than 80 000 deaths in the US and overwhelm hospital capacity nationally as soon as early April even if social distancing measures are respected, new research shows.

WATCH | Coronavirus: New York City becomes a ghost town

2020-03-26 15:02

The streets of New York, one of the hardest hit by the coronavirus outbreak in the United States, are empty. There are so far 280 deaths in New York City, a tracker run by the Johns Hopkins University showed.

US senate, White House agree on $2 trillion stimulus plan

2020-03-25 10:37

US Congress and the Trump administration agree to plan to protect the economy from coronavirus containment measures.

Panic buying in India | Paris health workers: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2020-03-25 06:14

Panic buying as India goes under total lockdown | Coronavirus: Paris in solidarity with health workers; here are the top world news videos. WATCH.

LA hospital ship | Coronavirus hits sex workers: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2020-03-24 06:44

Hospital ship to aid Los Angeles amid outbreak | Bolivian sex workers feel strain from quarantine; here are the top world news videos. WATCH.

Trump deploys emergency beds, global pandemic deaths surge

2020-03-23 09:32

US President Donald Trump has ordered thousands of emergency hospital beds set up at American coronavirus hotspots but a trillion-dollar economic rescue package crashed, as pandemic deaths soared across the globe.

Iran rejects Trump's virus aid offer: 'No one trusts you'

2020-03-22 16:34

Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei said his country would never accept any aid to fight the novel coronavirus from arch-enemy and "charlatans" the United States, as Tehran announced 129 new deaths.

Sasol slapped with US anti-dumping penalty, on the hunt for new acetone markets

2020-03-20 15:23

The US department of commerce has imposed a five-year-long 414.92% anti-dumping duty on Sasol for imports of acetone, effectively closing off the US market to the oil and chemicals company.


Trump coronavirus briefings become mini election rallies

2020-03-27 13:33

Forced by the coronavirus pandemic to suspend reelection rallies, President Donald Trump has converted daily White House briefings on the crisis into mini campaign speeches, dominating the airwaves while his main rival sits quarantined in his basemen

US tops world in virus cases and logs record unemployment

2020-03-27 10:07

The United States now has more Covid-19 infections than any other country, and a record number of newly unemployed people, as the coronavirus crisis deepens around the world.

US jobless claims surged to a record 3.28 million last week

2020-03-26 17:19

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits surged to a record 3.28 million last week as businesses shuttered and laid off workers as part of efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

US blasts China | London coronavirus lockdown: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2020-03-26 07:49

Pompeo blasts China over 'disinformation' after G7 | Timelapse: London on lockdown; here are the top world news videos. WATCH.

'Young people, this can hit you too' - First known US child virus death was teen 'in good health'

2020-03-25 08:44

The first known death of a child due to the novel coronavirus in the United States was a teenager in previously good health, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has said.

Trump says unproven coronavirus drugs could be 'gift from God'

2020-03-24 09:41

US President Donald Trump has said antimalarial drugs that are under investigation to treat the new coronavirus could be a "gift from God" despite scientists warning against the dangers of overhyping unproven medicines.

Coronavirus vaccine: First trials under way

2020-03-23 19:50

Scientists across the world are racing to develop a vaccine against Covid-19, with first human trial already under way.

Greek coronavirus lockdown | US emergency stations: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2020-03-23 06:59

Greece imposes lockdown after coronavirus infections jump | Trump orders emergency medical stations for coronavirus hot spots; here are the top world news videos. WATCH.

With churches closing, US priest offers drive-thru confessions

2020-03-21 13:47

The United States has long loved its drive-ins and drive-throughs: for movies, fast food, pharmacies and banking. Now the coronavirus pandemic has added a new one: Catholic confessions.

Grim milestone: With 3 405 deaths, Italy records more coronavirus fatalities than China

2020-03-19 20:35

Italy passed a grim milestone on Thursday when it overtook China as the country with most reported deaths from the new coronavirus sweeping the planet.

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