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U.S. House passes US$500 billion coronavirus bill in latest relief package

U.S. workers who refuse to return to their jobs because they are worried about catching the coronavirus should not count on getting unemployment benefits, state officials and labor law experts

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New York survey suggests nearly 14% in state may have coronavirus antibodies

A preliminary survey of New York state residents found that nearly 14% of those tested had antibodies against the novel coronavirus, suggesting that some 2.7 million may already have been

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MTA honcho ‘losing patience’ with NYC on subway homeless

The city is not being aggressive enough to address subway homelessness during the coronavirus pandemic, said interim transit president Sarah Feinberg, who is “losing patience with the situation.” “We … urge

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New York to Launch Massive COVID-19 Tracing Program

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg will help the state of New York design and fund a program to trace coronavirus infections as part of its strategy to contain the spread of the virus. 

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Trump Says US Suspending Immigration Due to Coronavirus

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump says he will suspend immigration to the United States due to the coronavirus outbreak. In a tweet late Monday, Trump called the outbreak “the

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NYC coronavirus deaths soar past 11,000 as confirmed cases rise

New York City passed yet another grim milepost as its coronavirus death toll surpassed 11,000 Thursday and confirmed cases neared 120,000, according to new official data. By Thursday afternoon the

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Six people in South Carolina die of coronavirus after attending same funeral

Six elderly South Carolina residents including a married couple died of coronavirus a feweeks after attending the same funeral, according to a report. All six of the deceased were African

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Trump unveils plan to lift US Covid lockdown in three phases, but no timeline specified

U.S. President Donald Trump proposed guidelines on Thursday under which U.S. state governors could act to revive the U.S. economy from its coronavirus shutdown in a staggered, three-stage process.  Speaking at his

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Coronavirus: Trump voices hope for ‘levelling-off’ in US hotspots

President Donald Trump has expressed hope coronavirus cases were “levelling off” in US hotspots, saying he saw “light at the end of the tunnel”. On Sunday, New York, the epicentre

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Former top Ghanaian nurse at Jacobi, worried about lack of testing, dies of coronavirus

The former head nurse of Jacobi Medical Center’s psychiatric unit was concerned about the lack of coronavirus precautions and testing while working there — only to end up dying of the contagion