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President Donald Trump speaks in front of the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., Saturday, March 28, 2020. The ship is departing for New York to assist hospitals responding to the coronavirus outbreak. Defense Secretary Mark Esper is at right. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
What you need to know today about the virus outbreakPresident Donald Trump is raising the idea of what he's calling a quarantine involving New York and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut, states hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press2 hours ago
General view of the Excel exhibition centre which has been converted into a hospital due to the Coronavirus emergency, in London, Saturday, March 28, 2020. The British Government announced Tuesday, that the ExCel Center in east London will become a 4,000 bed temporary hospital to deal with future coronavirus patients, to be called NHS Nightingale. 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/Alberto Pezzali)
2nd UK Cabinet member joins Johnson in having virus symptomsAnother member of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Cabinet says he has developed symptoms of COVID-19, as the number of people with the coronovrius to die in the U.K. passed the 1,000 mark
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Roughly 33K Americans Still Can't Get HomeSome 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...
Newser4 hours ago
A 'Historic First' From Pope, With No One There to See ItThe "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...
Newser7 hours ago
FILE— This is a Sept. 21, 2010 file photo of Guinea president Alpha Conde at the People's Hall in Conakry, Guinea. The West African nation of Guinea is defying the coronavirus pandemic to hold a controversial referendum on Sunday March 22, 2020, that could allow the president to stay longer in power.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay, FILE)
Guinea voters back change that could extend president's ruleProvisional results indicate Guinea has overwhelmingly voted for a constitutional change that could see the president remain in power for two more terms. Nearly 92% of voters on March 22 supported the change that would keep the two-term limit on presidencies, but increase terms from five years to six
The Associated Press8 hours ago
South African National Defence Forces patrol the streets at a densely populated Alexandra township east of Johannesburg, South Africa, Saturday, March 28, 2020. South Africa went into a nationwide lockdown for 21 days in an effort to mitigate the spread to the coronavirus. 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/Themba Hadebe)
Virus prevention measures turn violent in parts of AfricaVirus-prevention measures have taken a violent turn in parts of Africa as countries impose lockdowns and curfews or seal off major cities
The Associated Press9 hours ago
People sit at distance to receive relief goods during a nation-wide lockdown to contain outbreak of the coronavirus, in Karachi, Pakistan, Friday, March 27, 2020. The virus 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/Fareed Khan)
China sends medical aid to Pakistan to combat virus outbreakChina has sent a plane loaded with medical personnel and supplies to help fight the spread of the coronavirus in the nation of 220 million people
The Associated Press10 hours ago
The son of a migrant daily wage laborer looks out a bus window bus as he travels to his hometown following a lockdown amid concern over spread of coronavirus in New Delhi, India, Friday, March 27, 2020. Some of India's legions of poor and others suddenly thrown out of work by a nationwide stay-at-home order began receiving aid on Thursday, as both public and private groups worked to blunt the impact of efforts to curb the coronavirus pandemic. The measures that went into effect Wednesday, the largest of their kind in the world, risk heaping further hardship on the quarter of the population who live below the poverty line and the 1.8 million who are homeless. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Indian authorities send buses to take unemployed to villagesAuthorities have sent a fleet of buses to the outskirts of India's capital to meet an exodus of migrant workers desperately trying to reach their home villages during the world's largest coronavirus lockdown
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Military trucks carry coffins to be taken to crematoriums in Venice and Udine, from the San Giuseppe church in Seriate, near Bergamo, northern Italy, Saturday, March 28, 2020. 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. (Claudio Furlan/LaPresse via AP)
The Latest: Conte eyes strong EU response to coronavirusItalian Premier Giuseppe Conte is hoping the European Union will put together a cohesive response to the plight of countries like his, whose economy has been crippled by the coronavirus outbreak
The Associated Press13 hours ago
The streets are deserted along Plaza del Castillo square during lockdown against the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Saturday, March 28, 2020. 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/Alvaro Barrientos)
'Off the charts': Virus hotspots grow in middle AmericaConfirmed coronavirus infections worldwide surpassed the 650,000 mark as new cases rose in the United States and Europe
The Associated Press14 hours ago
In this Thursday, March 26, 2020 photo, a street food vendor shows hand sanitizers and soaps distributed by student activists in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. A group of students from several universities in the central Java city has distributed soaps and hand sanitizers to informal daily workers whose incomes are affected by the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Fahmi Rosyidi)
Students provide sanitizers to daily workers to fight virus A group of students from several universities in Yogyakarta has distributed soaps and hand sanitizers to informal daily workers to prevent the spread of COVID-19
The Associated Press15 hours ago
China Closes All Movie Theaters AgainChina 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,...
Newser21 hours ago
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