Coronavirus Live Updates: Pelosi Accuses Trump of ‘Deadly’ Denial; New York Mayor Says Medical Supplies Will Run Out in a Week
on 2020-03-29 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Quarantines, Deaths (Fatalities), States (US), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Trump, Donald J, New York Metropolitan Area, United States
The world largest lockdown brings chaos and hunger to India, and the global tally of cases rises past 670,000. A U.S. judge orders migrant children released.
8 Killed After Philippine Plane Bursts Into Flames
by Jason Gutierrez on 2020-03-29 in Airlines and Airplanes, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters, Manila (Philippines)
All on board, including a doctor, a nurse and foreign nationals, were killed after the plane, used in the country’s coronavirus response, caught fire as it took off in Manila for Japan.
Krzysztof Penderecki, Polish Composer With Cinematic Flair, Dies at 86
by Daniel Lewis on 2020-03-29 in Music, Classical Music, Krzysztof Penderecki, Opera, Deaths (Obituaries)
Mr. Penderecki’s modernist compositions turned up in films like “The Exorcist” and influenced a generation of edgy rock musicians.
The Lost Month: How a Failure to Test Blinded the U.S. to Covid-19
by Michael D. Shear, Abby Goodnough, Sheila Kaplan, Sheri Fink, Katie Thomas and Noah Weiland on 2020-03-29 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Tests (Medical), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and Drug Administration, Health and Human Services Department, Redfield, Robert R, Hahn, Stephen M (1960- ), Azar, Alex M II, United States Politics and Government, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, Quarantines, United States, Trump, Donald J
Aggressive screening might have helped contain the coronavirus in the United States. But technical flaws, regulatory hurdles and lapses in leadership let it spread undetected for weeks.
Crisis in The Sahel Becoming France’s Forever War
by Ruth Maclean and Finbarr O’Reilly on 2020-03-29 in French Foreign Legion, Macron, Emmanuel (1977- ), Mali, West Africa, Defense and Military Forces, France, Terrorism
Riding along with French troops hunting Islamist militants in France’s unwinnable West African war.
Rich Europeans Flee Virus for 2nd Homes, Spreading Fear and Fury
by Norimitsu Onishi and Constant Méheut on 2020-03-29 in Second Homes and Non-Primary Residences, Quarantines, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Real Estate and Housing (Residential), Epidemics, Europe
In France and the rest of Europe, the affluent decamp cities to spend their confinement in vacation homes, widening class divides.
India’s Coronavirus Lockdown Leaves Vast Numbers Stranded and Hungry
by Maria Abi-Habib and Sameer Yasir on 2020-03-29 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), India, Modi, Narendra, Delhi (India), New Delhi (India)
Millions of migrant laborers in Indian cities live and eat where they work, and the sudden shutdown of businesses has upended their lives. Anger is rising.
Egypt’s Female Lion Tamers Show the Men How to Do It
by Declan Walsh on 2020-03-29 in Circuses, Women and Girls, Egypt, Family Business, Lions
The broader struggle for women’s equality may be lagging in Egypt, but six women dominate the field of lion taming in the country.
In the Coronavirus Fight in Scandinavia, Sweden Stands Apart
by Christina Anderson and Henrik Pryser Libell on 2020-03-29 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Politics and Government, Shutdowns (Institutional), Quarantines, Epidemics
The country has drawn global attention with an unorthodox approach while its neighbors have imposed extensive restrictions.
Coronavirus Crisis Awakens a Sleeping Giant: China’s Youth
by Vivian Wang and Javier C. Hernández on 2020-03-29 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Epidemics, China, Youth, Age, Chronological, Politics and Government, Propaganda, Freedom of Speech and Expression, Censorship, Communist Party of China, Wuhan (China), Demonstrations, Protests and Riots
How the ruling Communist Party manages the coming months will help shape how hundreds of millions of young people see its authoritarian political bargain for decades to come.
U.S. Coronavirus Cases Cross 113,000: Live Updates
on 2020-03-29 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Quarantines, Politics and Government, Health and Human Services Department, Trump, Donald J, Cuomo, Andrew M, Lamont, Ned, New York Metropolitan Area, Connecticut, New Jersey, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Africa, Kenya, Murphy, Philip D (1957- )
At least 17 states reported tallies of at least 1,000 infections. Illinois reported the first known U.S. death of an infant with the virus.
North Korea Launches Two Short-Range Ballistic Missiles
by Choe Sang-Hun on 2020-03-29 in North Korea, Kim Jong-un, Missiles and Missile Defense Systems, United States International Relations
The country has carried out a handful of similar tests this month. The missiles fell into waters between the North and Japan.
Russian State Oil Company Rosneft, in Sudden Move, Sells Assets in Venezuela
by Anatoly Kurmanaev, Clifford Krauss and Andrew E. Kramer on 2020-03-28 in Russia, Venezuela, Maduro, Nicolas, Rosneft, Oil (Petroleum) and Gasoline, Politics and Government, Economic Conditions and Trends, Embargoes and Sanctions, International Relations, United States International Relations, International Trade and World Market
The U.S. had imposed sanctions on two Rosneft oil trading subsidiaries this year for helping Venezuela’s authoritarian president, Nicolás Maduro.
As Virus Spreads, China and Russia See Openings for Disinformation
by Julian E. Barnes, Matthew Rosenberg and Edward Wong on 2020-03-28 in United States International Relations, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Propaganda, Rumors and Misinformation, Espionage and Intelligence Services, Communist Party of China, China, Russia
The two powers amplify discredited conspiracy theories and sow division as they look to undermine the United States.
Taliban Attack Afghanistan Amid Growing Coronavirus Threat
by Mujib Mashal and Najim Rahim on 2020-03-28 in Afghanistan, Terrorism, Afghanistan War (2001- ), Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Taliban, Ghani, Ashraf, Abdullah, Abdullah, Khalilzad, Zalmay, Prisons and Prisoners, Attacks on Police
Insurgents launched major assaults as preparations continued for a prisoner exchange and as diplomats worked to revive the peace plan.
As Life Moves Online, an Older Generation Faces a Digital Divide
by Kate Conger and Erin Griffith on 2020-03-28 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Computers and the Internet, Videophones and Videoconferencing, Mobile Applications, Elderly, Software, Nursing Homes, Zoom Video Communications, Epidemics, Quarantines
Uncomfortable with tech, many are struggling to use modern tools to keep up with friends and family in the pandemic.
Frightened by Coronavirus, Many of U.K.’s Poles Are Heading Home
by Stephen Castle on 2020-03-28 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), National Health Service, Johnson, Boris, London (England), Manchester (England), Poland, Immigration and Emigration
They say the government’s slow response and a creaking health service contrast poorly with Poland’s health system and aggressive actions. The epidemic also put many of them out of work.
‘We Find Ourselves Afraid.’ The Pope Confronts Coronavirus.
by Jason Horowitz on 2020-03-28 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Roman Catholic Church, Francis, Rome (Italy), Vatican City, Italy
The virus is inside the walls of the Vatican, which has canceled public participation in Easter ceremonies, is testing scores of people and considering isolating measures for Pope Francis.
Pandemic Mars Putin’s Coronation and Endangers Russia’s Veterans
by Anton Troianovski on 2020-03-28 in Russia, St Petersburg (Russia), Putin, Vladimir V, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Veterans, Awards, Decorations and Honors, World War II (1939-45), United Russia
President Vladimir Putin’s grand plans to celebrate the 75th anniversary of victory in World War II, and his own leadership, may be foiled by the coronavirus, which also threatens war heroes.
Doctor, Refugee. Violinist, Refugee. Model, Refugee.
by Nicholas Casey, Megan Janetsky and Andrea Zarate on 2020-03-28 in Immigration and Emigration, Refugees and Displaced Persons, Colombia, Venezuela
They felt on top of the world. Then the world turned upside down.
As Pandemic Rages, Sri Lanka’s President Pardons a War Criminal
by Maria Abi-Habib and Dharisha Bastians on 2020-03-28 in Sri Lanka, War Crimes, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, Amnesties, Commutations and Pardons, Defense and Military Forces, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Civilian Casualties, Human Rights and Human Rights Violations, Curfews, Tamils (Ethnic Group), Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, United Nations, Amnesty International, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Rajapaksa, Gotabaya, Engel, Eliot L, Samaraweera, Mangala (1956- )
Rights groups accused President Gotabaya Rajapaksa of taking advantage of the global chaos to free a soldier convicted of killing civilians.
Trump Signs $2 Trillion Bill as U.S. Virus Cases Pass 100,000
on 2020-03-28 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Stimulus (Economic), United States International Relations, Birx, Deborah L, Cuomo, Andrew M, Trump, Donald J, New York State, United States, California, Medical Devices
President Trump, who had questioned the need for additional ventilators, pushed industry to make more. A new survey of mayors found dire shortages of urgently needed supplies.
Airlines Tell Employees to Prepare for Difficult Times
on 2020-03-28 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Standard & Poor’s 500-Stock Index, United States Economy, Stocks and Bonds, Economic Conditions and Trends, International Trade and World Market
Live updates on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.
U.S. Cuts Health Care Aid to Yemen Despite Worries About Coronavirus
by Michael LaForgia on 2020-03-28 in Humanitarian Aid, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), United States Politics and Government, Houthis, Trump, Donald J, Middle East, Yemen, Foreign Aid, United States International Relations, United States Agency for International Development
The Trump administration cited interference by Houthi rebels. But humanitarian groups and some Democrats asked for a delay because of the pandemic.
Coronavirus in Canada: One Continent, Two Very Different Responses to the Pandemic
by Ian Austen on 2020-03-28 in Politics and Government, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Protective Clothing and Gear, Ventilators (Medical), Quarantines, Trudeau, Justin, Trump, Donald J, Canada, New York City, Medical Devices
Leaders across the spectrum in Canada have generally set aside differences when it comes to the current health crisis.