Hong Kong blocks Tiananmen Square crackdown anniversary vigil, citing coronavirus fears

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Hong Kong police on Monday blocked a candlelit vigil marking the anniversary of China’s deadly military 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. The police said it rejected the organizers’ request for a candlelight vigil because it […]

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer lifts state’s stay-at-home order

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Monday that she is lifting her state’s stay-at-home order effective next week, easing restrictions placed on businesses and public gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic. Under the new guidelines, stores will be able to […]

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Moscow eases coronavirus lockdown after 9 weeks, some businesses allowed to reopen

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. The Russian capital on Monday eased restrictions meant to curb the spread of the coronavirus after nine weeks of lockdown, even as the nation reports a continued rise in cases. Moscow’s non-food retailers, dry cleaners and repair shops and some other […]

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Greece will reopen to tourists from 29 countries beginning June 15, will conduct random testing

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Greece will begin lifting its coronavirus lockdown for business and travel ahead of the peak summer tourism season, officials announced Friday. Visitors from 29 approved countries can begin flying to the Mediterranean nation on Jiune 15. Random testing of visitors will […]

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Minn. mayor gives masks to crowding rioters after warning in-person worship would be ‘public health disaster’

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.  Before George Floyd died in police custody this week, triggering destructive riots as large crowds protested in Minneapolis, the city’s mayor, Jacob Frey, warned that allowing 25 percent capacity in churches would be “a recipe in Minneapolis for a […]

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New Zealand says it’s down to just one coronavirus case

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.  New Zealand is down to its last coronavirus case. The country is reporting Friday that just one person out of its population of 5 million is known to still have COVID-19 after no new cases were detected in the past week. Since the […]

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RNC sends proposed coronavirus safety protocols for GOP convention to NC governor

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.  The Republican National Committee sent a list of proposed coronavirus safety protocols to North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday, urging him to “set the rules and requirements” for them to host a “safe and secure” 2020 GOP convention […]

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Biden’s head-turning comments on Asians resurface amid former VP’s attacks on Trump ‘xenophobia’

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Republicans are highlighting Joe Biden’s past head-turning comments concerning Asian Americans after the former vice president co-authored an op-ed this week accusing President Trump of “needlessly” and “cruelly” scapegoating foreigners during the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier this year, the former vice president hit Trump […]

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UN secretary-general predicts ‘historic’ hunger in post-coronavirus world

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned Thursday that the world is facing extreme crisis due to the coronavirus, despite scientific and technological advances. “Unless we act now, the COVID-19 pandemic will cause unimaginable devastation and suffering around the world,” […]

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WHO guidance: Healthy people should wear masks only when ‘taking care of’ coronavirus patients

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox.  Sign up here.  The World Health Organization is recommending healthy people, including those who don’t exhibit COVID-19 symptoms, only wear masks when taking care of someone infected with the contagion, a sharp contrast from the advice given by American public health officials who recommend everyone […]

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Spain nursing home ravaged by coronavirus managed by company that ‘didn’t give a da–,’ nurse says

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Nursing homes have become a flashpoint in the global coronavirus pandemic, with more than a third of the U.S.’ 100,000 deaths occuring in such facilities, and higher proportions reported in such countries as Canada, Ireland and France. Spain’s more than 19,000 nursing home […]

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House Republicans escalate proxy-voting fight with bill to deny pay to lawmakers who participate

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. A group of House Republican lawmakers introduced a bill Thursday that would withhold pay for members of Congress who vote by proxy, as the battle over how measures are voted on amid the coronavirus pandemic continues to intensify. The proposed legislation, […]

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GOP congressman pushes bill to block states from giving stimulus aid to undocumented migrants

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., introduced a bill to the House of Representatives that would block states from distributing funds provided under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) to undocumented migrants. The legislation put forward Thursday serves […]

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Hillary Clinton reacts to controversial Trump retweet: ‘We need a real president’

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Hillary Clinton bashed President Trump on Thursday over his response to the coronavirus pandemic, calling for a “real president” as the death toll in the United States surpassed 100,000 this week. Clinton’s remarks via Twitter were in response to a […]

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Dem governors taking heat for flouting their own coronavirus lockdown guidelines

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Some Democratic governors are taking heat for apparently disregarding some of the coronavirus recommendations they themselves have asked residents to abide by to limit the spread of the virus. From Virginia to New Mexico, governors have implemented strict orders meant to curb […]

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DC convention center has not treated a single coronavirus patient after preparing for worst-case scenario

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. The makeshift field hospital that the Army Corps of Engineers set up at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., to treat coronavirus patients has not seen a single one, officials told Fox News. The facility, which […]

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Pelosi emphasizes importance of testing for coronavirus, admits she has not been tested

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admitted Thursday that she has not been tested for coronavirus, nor has she been tested for antibodies to determine if she had previously been infected. Pelosi was asked about her testing status during a weekly […]

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Trump says he will extend National Guard coronavirus help to states through mid-August

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. President Trump said Thursday he will extend the order allowing the National Guard to aid states in their fight against coronavirus through mid-August. “The men and women of the National Guard have been doing a great job fighting the CoronaVirus,” Trump […]

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Canadian official says risk of death from other factors higher than coronavirus

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. A top official in Canada says most people have a better chance of dying from “other pathogens, accidents, and traffic fatalities” than from coronavirus. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney made the comments this week as he argued wholesale shutdowns of the economy are no […]

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Cuomo signs order allowing NY businesses to deny entry to customers without masks

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order on Thursday permitting businesses to deny customers access to their shops if they are not wearing a face mask. Cuomo’s order adds New York to a growing list of states […]

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China’s national security bill for Hong Kong threatens liberties, autonomy: US, Western powers

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox.  Sign up here. Shortly after China’s legislature endorsed a national security law for Hong Kong on Thursday, the United States, and governments of Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom issued a joint statement arguing the legislation would “curtail the Hong Kong people’s liberties.” […]

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White House won’t release summer economic forecast amid financial turmoil from coronavirus

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.  The White House has decided against releasing a new round of updated economic projections this summer in an unprecedented move as the country continues to reel financially from the coronavirus-spurred downturn. The Council of Economic Advisers (CEA), the internal White […]

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Sen. Tim Kaine and wife test positive for coronavirus antibodies

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Virginia Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine and his wife have tested positive for coronavirus antibodies, according to the senator’s office, a result that if accurate would indicate both the former Democratic vice presidential nominee and his spouse had the disease […]

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British schools refuse to reopen under Boris Johnson’s plan amid coronavirus: ‘This is too soon’

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Some British schools are opposing Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to send kids back to classrooms on June 1, saying it is too soon and unsafe to reopen amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The government wants children to start returning […]

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Trump, Biden mark coronavirus death toll in different ways

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.  President Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden each marked the grim milestone of coronavirus pandemic deaths reaching 100,000 in the U.S. — but the timing of their comments and the forum they each used to release their messages were different. “For […]

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Houses of worship fight back in court against state lockdown orders

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Across the country, lawsuits have mounted as houses of worship fight back against restrictions limiting how many people can gather for services, as states try to protect residents from the coronavirus pandemic. A common theme is the argument that […]

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