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CNBC World NewsApr 03, 2020
Coronavirus live updates: Airlines ordered to give customers refunds, Fauci warns about 'knockout drug'
As of Friday, more than 1,066,706 cases of coronavirus have been reported, resulting in at least 56,767 deaths.

NewsweekApr 03, 2020
Coronavirus Task Force Briefing Live Stream Friday: How to Watch White House's Latest COVID-19 Announcements
The Coronavirus Task Force will continue its daily briefings on Friday as cases of a new coronavirus in the U.S. surpass 245,000.

What is Pelosi's Coronavirus Committee? Why Overseeing COVID-19 Money Will be Met with Hurdles (Newsweek)
As COVID-19 rips through nursing homes, some tell loved ones there's 'no benefit' to sending ill to hospital (CBC Top Stories)

BBC News Front Page | WorldApr 03, 2020
Coronavirus: Chinese explorers start Everest climb amid pandemic
China has limited climbs to its nationals while Nepal has cancelled all expeditions.

What It's Like to Run for Congress Without Health Insurance During a Pandemic (Int'l Herald Tribune)

Int'l Herald TribuneApr 03, 2020
Questioned Over Coronavirus Deaths, China Tries to Curb Grief
Officials are pushing for quick and quiet burials and suppressing discussion of fatalities amid skepticism about the true size of the epidemic's toll.

N.Y. Virus Deaths Double in Three Days to Almost 3,000: Live Updates (Int'l Herald Tribune)

ABC NewsApr 03, 2020
US cuts 701K jobs in March amid coronavirus pandemic, unemployment rate at 4.4%
The new jobs report show the first impacts of the outbreak on the labor market. - EuropeApr 03, 2020
Coronavirus latest: Italy death toll rises by 766
Crude has fallen by half this year as a result of coronavirus and price war

Int'l Herald TribuneApr 03, 2020
Bill de Blasio: We Need All Medical Workers vs. Coronavirus
Our city and all cities need the federal government to enlist all doctors and health workers, and mobilize them in a way we've never seen.

Senators Push to Close 'Homework Gap,' Provide Wi-Fi to 12 Million Kids in Next Coronavirus Stimulus Bill (Newsweek)

Reuters World NewsApr 03, 2020
Coronavirus cases exceed 1 million, wreaking world havoc
Global cases of the new coronavirus have shot past 1 million with more than 53,000 fatalities, a Reuters tally showed on Friday, as death tolls kept soaring in the United States and western Europe while the world economy spiralled disastrously.

NPR Topics: NewsApr 03, 2020
White House To Give Coronavirus Test To People 'In Close Proximity' To Trump, Pence
President Trump told reporters on Thursday that he had taken a second coronavirus test, which was negative.

Reuters World NewsApr 03, 2020
Global coronavirus cases surpass one million
Global coronavirus cases surpassed 1 million on Thursday with more than 52,000 deaths as the pandemic further exploded in the United States and the death toll climbed in Spain and Italy, according to a Reuters tally of official data.

Reuters World NewsApr 03, 2020
No evidence that masks worn by healthy people affect coronavirus spread - UK official
Britain does not recommend that healthy citizens wear face masks, a senior health official said on Friday, saying that they are not proven to affect the spread of the coronavirus.

Reuters World NewsApr 03, 2020
Coronavirus upends global food supply chains in latest economic shock
In the fertile Satara district in western India, farmers are putting their cattle on an unorthodox diet: Some feed iceberg lettuce to buffalo. Others feed strawberries to cows.

Reuters World NewsApr 03, 2020
Canada's Ontario warns coronavirus cases will soar without further distancing measures
Ontario health officials on Friday projected 80,000 coronavirus cases in the province, Canada's most heavily populated region, by April 30 under current public health measures and urged people to restrict their movements.

Canada blasts U.S. blockage of 3M mask export as new coronavirus cases set to soar (Reuters World News)

NPR Headline NewsApr 03, 2020
1 Million Bangladeshi Garment Workers Lose Jobs Amid COVID-19 Economic Fallout
"Please don't give up on us," the president of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association said in a YouTube plea addressed to global buyers. "Kindly do not let go of our hands."

NewsweekApr 03, 2020
Are Abortions Considered Elective Procedures During Coronavirus? A State By State Roundup
During the coronavirus pandemic, governors and state health officials across the U.S., have been deciding whether abortions are considered elective procedures.

BBC News Front Page | WorldApr 03, 2020
Premier League clubs to consult players on 30% wage cut as resumption delayed
Premier League clubs will ask players to take a 30% wage cut as it is announced the season will not resume from 30 April.

Int'l Herald TribuneApr 03, 2020
Bill Withers, Who Sang ‘Lean on Me' and ‘Lovely Day,' Dies at 81
A three-time Grammy Award winner also known for his 1970s hits like "Ain't No Sunshine" and "Use Me," Mr. Withers last released an album in 1985.

RIP Bill Withers: I Know I Know I Know 5 Songs to Remember Him By (Newsweek) - EuropeApr 03, 2020
Premier League asks footballers to take 30% pay cut
Clubs and players have come under attack for their response as coronavirus halts fixtures indefinitely

Int'l Herald TribuneApr 03, 2020
What 'Peaks,' 'Lockdowns' and 'Testing' Mean When Talking About Coronavirus
Officials often use similar words when describing the pandemic, but they are not always talking about the same thing, making global comparisons less useful.

CBC Top StoriesApr 03, 2020
3M faces pressure from Trump order to stop exporting N95 masks to Canada
Medical device manufacturer 3M says it is under pressure from the White House to stop exporting N95 masks it currently produces in the United States to other countries, including Canada. - EuropeApr 03, 2020
US shed 701,000 jobs in early March as jobless rate hits 4.4%
Preliminary data in American coronavirus crisis reflect worsening labour market

CBC Top StoriesApr 03, 2020
Google data shines light on whether coronavirus lockdowns worldwide are working
Google has published charts showing how the coronavirus has affected people's mobility worldwide, using "Location History" from users's phones to pinpoint where they're spending their time.

NPR Topics: NewsApr 03, 2020
Spain Briefly Passes Italy In COVID-19 Cases But Officials See Growth Rate Slowing
Despite the increase, Spain's figures suggest the rate of new infections has begun to slow, according to a spokeswoman for the government's health emergency center.

BBC Front PageApr 03, 2020
Coronavirus: England men's and women's teams make contributions
The England men's cricket team make a donation while the women's team agree salary reductions amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

Reuters World NewsApr 03, 2020
Spain overtakes Italy in coronavirus cases, death rate slows
Spain overtook Italy for the first time on Friday for the number of confirmed coronavirus cases, but the overnight death toll fell from the previous day, providing a small glimmer of hope.

"They just sedate them"; coronavirus overwhelms Spain's care homes (Reuters World News)

BBC Front PageApr 03, 2020
Coronavirus: How does testing compare across the UK nations?
Official data suggests testing in England has been slower than in Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland.

Int'l Herald TribuneApr 03, 2020
In Britain's Triage System, Fear That ‘Terrible Decisions Could Be Made'
Britain has long offered public guidance on when to deny lifesaving treatment but has hesitated with the coronavirus. Many worry that decisions may harm the poor, the aged and people with disabilities.

NYTimes GlobalApr 03, 2020
How to Thrive in Online Life
A video game pro tells us to embrace the mess of our pandemic lives.

MSNBC Int'l NewsApr 03, 2020
Should millionaire soccer stars take a pay cut to ease coronavirus pain?
"The first thing Premier League footballers can do is make a contribution," the country's health minister said.

BBC Front PageApr 03, 2020
Coronavirus: Swansea mum's doodles of life in lockdown
Angie Stevens' pictures show clapping for the NHS, pets sitting on toilet roll and her children playing.

Int'l Herald TribuneApr 03, 2020
What We Pretend to Know About the Coronavirus Could Kill Us
Today's propaganda is tomorrow's truth, and vice versa.

BBC Front PageApr 03, 2020
Coronavirus: New Look delays supplier payments 'indefinitely'
The clothing retailer cancels new orders and tells firms they can pick up their stock.

NPR Topics: NewsApr 03, 2020
Some Undocumented Domestic Workers Slip Through Holes In Coronavirus Safety Net
The federal relief package won't benefit some taxpaying undocumented people, such as nannies who care for children, the home aides who care for the elderly and the mostly women who clean homes.

NewsweekApr 03, 2020
Pregnant Women in Texas Considering Home Abortions, Traveling Out of State After Coronavirus Ban
"A lot of people have started to just cry in the waiting room," Dr. Bhavik Kumar told Newsweek.

Int'l Herald TribuneApr 03, 2020
Echoes of AIDS Epidemic as South Africa Fights Coronavirus
The severity of an epidemic is linked to social determinants such as poverty, gender inequality and violent conflict.

Some internationally trained doctors can apply for 30-day Ontario licence to fight COVID-19 (CBC Top Stories)

NPR Topics: NewsApr 03, 2020
Coronavirus Testing Backlogs Continue As Laboratories Struggle To Keep Up With Demand
One big commercial testing lab revealed a backlog of at least 115,000 test, illustrating the scope of the coronavirus testing problems.

CNBC World NewsApr 03, 2020
Coronavirus pandemic economic fallout 'way worse than the global financial crisis,' IMF chief says
"Never in the history of the IMF have we witnessed the world economy come to a standstill," said Kristalina Georgieva, managing director of the IMF, during a press conference on the pandemic.

NPR Headline NewsApr 03, 2020
Corpses Lie For Days As Ecuador Struggles To Keep Up With COVID-19 Deaths
The epicenter of the country's outbreak is the port city of Guayaquil, where cadavers are lying in the streets and in homes.

NPR Topics: NewsApr 03, 2020
Cuomo Says New York Has Seen 'Highest Single Increase' In Deaths From Coronavirus
The state had 562 coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours. In a bit of "good news," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said 1,452 coronavirus patients have been discharged from hospitals in the past day.

Cuomo to send troops for ventilators as NY toll soars ( - Europe)

NewsweekApr 03, 2020
NYC Hospital Chief Calls U.S. Navy Ship's Coronavirus Relief Efforts 'a Joke' as Hundreds of Beds Lay Empty Amid Crisis
The city has reported more than 51,800 cases. The U.S.N.S. Comfort, equipped with 1,000 beds, has admitted only 20 patients.

'Coronavirus crisis shows need for radical overhaul of rugby union on global scale' (BBC Front Page)

NPR Headline NewsApr 02, 2020
U.K. Health Workers Decry Low Rate Of Coronavirus Tests For Medical Staff
The British government is under fire for only testing a tiny percentage of National Health Service staff as deaths from COVID-19 in the United Kingdom quickly rise to nearly 3,000.

CNBC World NewsApr 02, 2020
Oil surges 24% for best day on record after Trump tells CNBC Saudis, Russia reach agreement
Oil prices skyrocketed after President Donald Trump told CNBC Saudis and Russia will ease pressure on oil, ending a price war that has contributed to crude's massive plunge.

Dow jumps more than 300 points after Trump tells CNBC Saudis and Russia will ease oil pressure (CNBC World News)

NPR Headline NewsApr 02, 2020
Trump Administration To Recommend People In Coronavirus Hotspots Wear Masks
Mayors in New York and Los Angeles have already urged people in their cities to use face coverings in public.

Int'l Herald TribuneApr 02, 2020
N.Y.C. Death Toll Tops 1,500 as Cuomo Warns on Ventilators
The governor said the state was using the machines for coronavirus patients at a rate that would exhaust its stockpile in just six days.

NYTimes GlobalApr 02, 2020
Ailing N.R.A. Finds New Rallying Cry: Keep Gun Shops Open
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the group has retooled its message and sued New York State to keep gun stores open.

BBC News Front Page | WorldApr 02, 2020
Coronavirus: US tourist towns telling visitors to stay away
Its state slogan is "live free or die" - but locals now fear being overwhelmed by tourists.

ABC NewsApr 02, 2020
Union demands protection for nursing home staff amid coronavirus pandemic
Union demands protection for nursing home staff amid coronavirus pandemic.
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