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COVID-19: British PM Boris Johnson tests positive

Mar 27 2020 — — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Friday he has tested positive for the new coronavirus, but remains in charge of the U.K.’s response to the outbreak. Johnson’s office said he was tested on the advice of the chief medical officer after showing mild symptoms. It said Johnson is self-isolating at his 10 Downing St. residence […]

Woman intentionally coughed on US$35,000 in food at grocery store: Pa. police

Mar 26 2020 — — A woman purposely coughed on US$35,000 worth of food at a Pennsylvania grocery store, police said. She likely faces criminal charges for coughing, one of the primary ways the novel coronavirus spreads. The unnamed woman entered small grocery chain Gerrity’s Supermarket in Hanover Township and started coughing on produce, bakery items, meat and other merchandise, […]

Coronavirus deaths in U.S. top 1,000 as global number climbs past 20,000

Mar 26 2020 — — U.S. deaths from the coronavirus pandemic topped 1,000 in another grim milestone for a global outbreak that is taking lives and wreaking havoc on economies and the established routines of ordinary life. In a recognition of the scale of the threat, the U.S. Senate late Wednesday passed an unparalleled $2.2 trillion economic rescue package steering […]

Chef Floyd Cardoz dies at 59 of coronavirus complications

Mar 25 2020 — — Chef Floyd Cardoz, who competed on “Top Chef,” won “Top Chef Masters” and operated successful restaurants in both India and New York, died Wednesday of complications from the coronavirus, his company said in a statement. He was 59. Cardoz had travelled from Mumbai to New York through Frankfurt, Germany, on March 8. He was admitted […]

Coronavirus: Britain’s Prince Charles tests positive for COVID-19

Mar 25 2020 — — Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, has tested positive for the new coronavirus, his office said Wednesday. The 71-year-old is showing mild symptoms of COVID-19 and is self-isolating at a royal estate in Scotland, his Clarence House office said. It says his wife Camilla, 72, has tested negative.

Fauci says he can’t stop Trump from talking at briefings

Mar 23 2020 — — Dr. Anthony Fauci says he can’t jump in front of the microphone to stop President Donald Trump from speaking at daily White House briefings on the coronavirus outbreak. The nation’s top infectious disease expert tells Science magazine in an interview that Trump listens “even though we disagree on some things.” “He goes his own way. […]

Rand Paul is 1st senator to report positive test for virus

Mar 22 2020 — — Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said Sunday that he had tested positive for the disease caused by the new coronavirus, becoming the first member of the Senate to report a case of COVID-19. He said in a tweet that he was feeling fine and was in quarantine. Paul, a doctor, said he has not had symptoms […]

Trump calls off June G-7 meeting because of virus

Mar 19 2020 — — President Donald Trump on Thursday called off the G-7 meeting at Camp David scheduled for June, citing the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the White House said. The leaders of seven major industrial nations — Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States — will instead huddle by video conference, White House spokesman Judd Deere […]