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Apr 04, 2020

Apr 04, 2020
Older people wearing masks

US COVID-19 total tops 300,000; European nations eye longer lockdown

The CDC recommends face masks when it's hard to maintain physical distance, such as in grocery stores, as the US reported an all-time high 32,850 new cases yesterday and 1,320 more deaths.

Apr 02, 2020

Apr 02, 2020
Spanish troops COVID-19 response efforts

Global COVID-19 total races past 1 million mark

Pandemic activity is increasing rapidly in Africa, up 185% from the previous week, the WHO says.

Apr 01, 2020

Apr 01, 2020
Empty Frankfurt airport

Rapid COVID-19 escalation pushes world past 900,000 cases

The world is witnessing nearly exponential growth, and deaths have more than doubled this past week.

Mar 31, 2020

Mar 31, 2020
Empty street in France

As global COVID-19 total passes 850,000, study shows 1.4% fatality rate

As global deaths top 41,000, UK researchers estimate a case-fatality rate of 1.4%.

Mar 29, 2020

Mar 29, 2020
Drive-through COVID-19 testing

Global COVID-19 cases top 700,000; Trump extends plan to slow virus

US social distancing steps will extend through April.

Mar 16, 2020

Mar 16, 2020
Paris skyline

France orders lockdown to slow COVID-19 spread

And 1,440 new cases in Spain mean it is now the world's fourth hardest-hit country.

Mar 14, 2020

Mar 14, 2020
British passport

US broadens COVID-19 travel ban; Spain goes on lockdown

US travel restrictions now include flights arriving from the UK and Ireland.

Mar 12, 2020

Mar 12, 2020
Temperature screening in Italy

ECDC: COVID-19 not containable, set to overwhelm hospitals

Doctors in Italy face grim decisions about whom to save.

Mar 10, 2020

Mar 10, 2020
Empty Milan street

Italy COVID-19 total tops 10,000; funding grows for treatments, vaccines

Three groups announce $125 million to speed treatment development, and CEPI announces $4.4 million more to support 2 vaccine projects.

Mar 09, 2020

Mar 09, 2020
Empty Italian cathedral

Italy expands COVID-19 lockdown to whole country

Also, WHO officials carefully weigh their messaging, stopping short of calling the epidemic a pandemic.

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