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With hospitals stressed, U.S. enters 'peak death week' in coronavirus crisis

The United States entered what an official called the "peak death week" of the coronavirus on Monday while a watchdog report said hospitals were struggling to maintain and expand capacity to care for infected patients.

Posted on 6 April 2020 | 12:53 pm

U.S. death toll from coronavirus tops 10,000: Reuters tally

The U.S. death toll from the novel coronavirus topped 10,000 on Monday, according to a Reuters tally.

Posted on 6 April 2020 | 12:53 pm

New York Governor says coronavirus crisis may have hit plateau

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Monday that recent data on the novel coronavirus including hospitalizations and deaths suggest the crisis now hitting the state may be hitting a plateau.

Posted on 6 April 2020 | 12:49 pm

Testing times for India in race to head off coronavirus epidemic

India, like a lot of countries plunged into crisis by the pandemic, is struggling to ramp up testing for the coronavirus, but in few places would the odds of containing the disease appear so bleak should domestic transmission start to multiply.

Posted on 6 April 2020 | 12:37 pm

UK PM Johnson in hospital with persistent COVID-19 symptoms but still working

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in hospital undergoing tests on Monday after suffering persistent coronavirus symptoms for more than 10 days, but the government said he was in good spirits and still in charge.

Posted on 6 April 2020 | 12:33 pm

Coronavirus epidemic 'under control' in Norway: health minister

The coronavirus epidemic is "under control" in Norway, the health minister said on Monday, pointing to the low rate of transmission of the disease.

Posted on 6 April 2020 | 12:19 pm

White House, experts clash over use of drug for coronavirus

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on Monday acknowledged that members of the task force dealing with the coronavirus crisis clashed over the efficacy of the malaria drug, hydroxychloroquine, for use against the disease.

Posted on 6 April 2020 | 11:50 am

Iran supreme leader approves tapping sovereign wealth fund to fight coronavirus

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has approved the withdrawal of one billion euros from the country's sovereign wealth fund to help fight the coronavirus epidemic, President Hassan Rouhani's official website said on Monday.

Posted on 6 April 2020 | 11:46 am

Singapore reports 66 new coronavirus cases, total 1,375

Singapore's health ministry on Monday confirmed 66 more coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of cases in the city-state to 1,375.

Posted on 6 April 2020 | 11:43 am

Spain's coronavirus death pace slows, though agony continues

The pace of new coronavirus deaths in Spain slowed for the fourth day on Monday, though a shortage of cremation capacity in Barcelona and the death of soccer coach Pep Guardiola's mother showed the national agony was far from over.

Posted on 6 April 2020 | 11:18 am