Trump adds new doctor to White House coronavirus task force

U.S. President Donald Trump has found a new doctor for his coronavirus task force — and this time there’s no daylight between them. Trump last week announced that Dr. Scott … Read More

U.S. health officials getting fired, quitting amid coronavirus pandemic

Vilified, threatened with violence and in some cases suffering from burnout, dozens of state and local public health leaders around the U.S. have resigned or have been fired amid the … Read More

Bars, restaurants and gyms closed in California as U.S. sees surge in COVID-19 cases

Bars and inside restaurant dining are banned throughout California, while indoor religious services, gyms and hair and nail salons are again off-limits in most of the state, Gov. Gavin Newsom … Read More

Coronavirus: U.S. sets single-day record with 60,000 new cases of COVID-19

The United States reported more than 60,000 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the biggest increase ever reported by a country in a single day, according to a Reuters tally. The … Read More

U.S. coronavirus hotspots reopen despite worries of a second wave

Facing budget shortfalls and double-digit unemployment, governors of U.S. states that are COVID-19 hotspots on Thursday pressed ahead with economic reopenings that have raised fears of a second wave of … Read More

More than 100,000 Americans have died due to the coronavirus

More than 100,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 — the disease caused by the novel coronavirus— since the pandemic began two months ago, according to data tracked by Johns Hopkins … Read More

Coronavirus: Americans hit the roads, beaches on U.S. Memorial Day weekend

Americans excited about what for many was their first big break from coronavirus shutdowns flocked to beaches and outdoor areas on Saturday, snarling roadways and forcing some closures on the … Read More

Coronavirus: Freeland won’t say if U.S. wants border deal extended beyond June

Canada and the United States are both “very comfortable” with their mutual ban on non-essential cross-border travel, but Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland won’t say if the Americans want to … Read More

‘Wouldn’t that be nice?’: Trump wants to prepare U.S. stockpile for future pandemics

U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday that he intends to prepare for future pandemics by replenishing the national stockpile and bringing manufacturing of critical supplies and equipment back to the … Read More

Trump says U.S. coronavirus task force to wind down as focus shifts to reopening

The White House coronavirus task force will wind down as the country moves into a second phase that focuses on the aftermath of the outbreak, President Donald Trump said on … Read More

U.S. government missed chances to slow down coronavirus spread: top health official

The U.S. government was slow to understand how much coronavirus was spreading from Europe, which helped drive the acceleration of outbreaks across the nation, a top health official said Friday. … Read More

Several U.S. states prepare to ease coronavirus restrictions despite experts’ worries

Another wave of states prepared to ease coronavirus restrictions on U.S. commerce this week, despite health experts warning there is still too little diagnostic testing, while the White House forecast … Read More

Some American states plan to re-open economy despite coronavirus testing concerns

The reopenings came amid economic gloom, as futures plunged below zero on Monday and stocks and Treasury yields also dropped on Wall Street. The cost to have a barrel of U.S. crude delivered in May plummeted to negative US$37.63. It was at roughly US$60 at the start of the year.

Coronavirus: ‘Worst is over,’ New York governor says, as some states eye reopening

Six states in the U.S. Northeast took the first tentative step on Monday toward reopening their economies by forming a regional panel to develop a strategy for the gradual lifting … Read More

As coronavirus pandemic grows, U.S. warns its citizens against overseas travel

The Trump administration has upgraded its already dire warning to Americans against all international travel as the coronavirus outbreak spreads. At the same time, the State Department disclosed the first … Read More

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