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Trump 'considering quarantine on New York' – (BBC News)
President Trump says he is considering quarantining New York as coronavirus cases there increase to more than 52,000.

Trump said he may quarantine New York, New Jersey and Connecticut – (Reuters)
President Trump said Saturday he was considering imposing a quarantine on New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Singapore reports 70 new coronavirus cases, taking tally to 802 – (Reuters)
Singapore reported 70 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, the health ministry said, taking the city-state's total infections to 802.

What we don’t yet know about the coronavirus – (Reuters)
It has been only three months since reports first emerged from China of an unknown virus causing unusual cases of pneumonia, and scientists and public health experts already know more about it and how it works than at the same point in earlier outbreaks.

'Just one case': fears coronavirus may spread like wildfire in world's refugee camps – (Reuters)
In the world’s largest refugee settlement in Bangladesh, filmmaker Mohammed Arafat has been making public safety videos to warn about the dangers of coronavirus.

Coronavirus is roiling every part of child welfare system – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — Child welfare agencies across the U.S., often beleaguered in the best of times, are scrambling to confront new challenges that the coronavirus is posing for caseworkers, kids and...

China readies stimulus measures as local virus cases dwindle – (Reuters)
China plans stronger steps to revive an economy hit by coronavirus, as the nation on Saturday reported no new locally transmitted infections for the previous day.

Exclusive: Amazon entices warehouse employees to grocery unit with higher pay – (Reuters)
Amazon.com Inc is offering higher pay to recruit its own warehouse employees to pick and pack Whole Foods groceries amid rising demand and a worker shortage, according to an internal document reviewed by Reuters.

Swiss virus death toll hits 235 as official says worst case scenario `not yet materialized' – (Reuters)
The death toll in Switzerland from coronavirus had climbed to 235 while total cases stand at 13,213, the health ministry said on Saturday, though officials said their worst fears have so far not materialized.

Ex-Sen. Tom Coburn, conservative political maverick, dies – (Associated Press)
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma family doctor who earned a reputation as a conservative political maverick as he railed against federal earmarks and subsidies for the...

Farmworkers key to keeping US fed are wary of virus spread – (Associated Press)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Salvador Calzadillas isn't worried about catching the coronavirus when he's picking mandarin oranges in the trees in central California. But he said the mere act of...

Shellshocked Spain reports record 832 new coronavirus deaths – (Reuters)
Spain's coronavirus fatalities rose by a record 832 people overnight to 5,690 as hospitals and morgues were overwhelmed and a police chief fought back tears announcing a colleague's death.

Texts, not door-knocks: Census outreach shifts amid virus – (Associated Press)
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — In tiny Munfordville, Kentucky, the closure of the public library has cut people off from a computer used only for filling out census forms online. In Minneapolis, a concert...

Portugal to treat migrants as residents during coronavirus crisis – (Reuters)
All foreigners in Portugal with pending applications will be treated as permanent residents from Monday until at least July 1, authorities said on Saturday, to ensure migrants have access to public services during the coronavirus outbreak.

Italy small town priest deals with death on industrial scale – (Reuters)
When he became a priest 40 years ago, Father Mario Carminati knew he would be dealing with death - but not on an industrial scale.

Number of UK coronavirus deaths rises above 1,000 – (BBC News)
The number of people to have died with the coronavirus in the UK has reached 1,019, latest figures show.

'Officers are scared out there': Coronavirus hits US police – (Associated Press)
WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (AP) — More than a fifth of Detroit's police force is quarantined; two officers have died from coronavirus and at least 39 have tested positive, including the chief of...

India defiant as millions struggle under lockdown – (BBC News)
The government defends strict lockdown measures that have left millions stranded and without food.

Locked up: No masks, sanitizer as virus spreads behind bars – (Associated Press)
Something was wrong. The chow hall line at New York’s Rikers Island jail had halted. For three hours, the men stood and waited, without food, until a correctional officer quietly delivered the...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump a rosy outlier on science of the virus – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Groundless assurances keep coming from President Donald Trump, a rosy outlier on the science of the coronavirus pandemic.It's been that way since before the virus spread...


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From various sources

Coronavirus Australia live updates: Travellers returning to Sydney International Airport won't be able to greet loved ones – (News.com.au)
Police have urged friends and family of recent travellers not to greet their loved ones as they fly back into Australia.

Coronavirus world live updates: Spain suffers staggering surge in deaths – (News.com.au)
Spain has suffered another staggering surge in coronavirus deaths as it struggles to fight back against the disease.

Cuomo: Trump's two flaws are 'literally making us sick' - CNN Video – (CNN)
CNN's Chris Cuomo argues that President Donald Trump's Easter timeline isn't aspirational, it's asinine.

Coronavirus tracked: the latest figures as the pandemic spreads | Free to read – (Financial Times)
The countries affected, the number of deaths and the economic impact

Watch: Boxer Parker recreates Love Actually dance routine – (BBC Sport)
Former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker channels his inner dancer while recreating Hugh Grant's iconic dance routine from the film Love Actually.

14 Wholesome Videos Of New Yorkers Clapping For Essential Workers All Across The City – (Buzzfeed)
From the Bronx to Queens.

Trump mulls coronavirus quarantine on New York, New Jersey, Connecticut – (Fox News)
President Trump on Saturday said he is considering imposing an enforceable quarantine on New York, parts of New Jersey and parts of Connecticut as part of the efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

From Spain to Germany, Farmers Warn of Fresh Food Shortages – (Hacker News)

Coronavirus Australia live updates: Tougher law enforcement to hold down case growth - The Australian – (Google News (Australia))
Subscribe to The Australian to get unrestricted digital access, home paper delivery, Apps for iPad and Android, member only +Rewards and much more...

Comet Atlas could be the brightest comet in decades – (The Next Web)
Comet Atlas is racing toward the inner solar system, and it could become the brightest comet seen in the night sky in over two decades. The comet, discovered by an observatory designed ...

New York may be weeks away from reaching a peak in coronavirus cases. Now other states are preparing for surges – (Google News)
Several states are reporting spikes in coronavirus cases, raising fears more hot spots will emerge in the US beyond New York as soon as next week.

New York pushes presidential primary to June | TheHill – (The Hill)
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) announced Saturday that New York's presidential primaries scheduled for April 28 will be rescheduled for June 23.

Coronavirus live news: Spanish authorities hope cases peaking as global number exceeds 600,000 – (Google News (Australia))
China eases quarantine in Wuhan; Police fire tear gas at commuters in Kenya; Japan announces giant economic package. Follow the latest updates

Coronavirus updates LIVE: Global COVID-19 cases surpass 600,000 worldwide as Spain records 832 new deaths in a day – (Google News (Australia))
If you suspect you or a family member has coronavirus you should call (not visit) your GP or ring the national Coronavirus Health Information Hotline on 1800 020 080.

States can use Rs 29,000 crore SDRF fund for food, shelter to migrant workers: Home ministry – (Google News (India))
India News: The Centre on Saturday asked the state governments and UT administrations to utilise the SDRF, to which Rs 29,000 crore has been allocated for the nex

Trump 'considering quarantine on New York' – (BBC News)
President Trump says he is considering quarantining New York as coronavirus cases there increase to more than 52,000.

NHS top doctor warns UK will 'do well' if fewer than 20,000 die from coronavirus – (Google News (UK))
Today the UK Covid-19 death toll reached 1,019 following the deaths of 260 more people over the past 24 hour. The first images from inside NHS Nightingale in east London show where thousands of patients will be treated

Dyson to manufacture 15,000 ventilators following UK call for help – (Engadget)
Many companies have offered to build much-needed ventilators during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, notably GM, Ford and Tesla. However, Dyson has now stepped up to the plate and the UK company known for vacuum cleaners and fans might have an edge over other no…

Apple makes its pro video and audio editing software free to use for 90 days – (Engadget)
Apple is giving people stuck at home the chance to try out two of its professional creative applications at no cost. To start with, the tech giant is extending Final Cut Pro X's free trial period from 30 days to 90 days. Users will still have to pay $300 for …

49 Games You Can Play With Only Two People – (Buzzfeed)
Who's up for a little 1v1?


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All about Trump

Cuomo: Trump's two flaws are 'literally making us sick' - CNN Video – (CNN)
CNN's Chris Cuomo argues that President Donald Trump's Easter timeline isn't aspirational, it's asinine.

Trump mulls coronavirus quarantine on New York, New Jersey, Connecticut – (Fox News)
President Trump on Saturday said he is considering imposing an enforceable quarantine on New York, parts of New Jersey and parts of Connecticut as part of the efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Trump 'considering quarantine on New York' – (BBC News)
President Trump says he is considering quarantining New York as coronavirus cases there increase to more than 52,000.

Trump says he's considering short-term quarantine of New York – (CNN)
President Donald Trump said Saturday that he's considering a short-term quarantine of New York state, and surrounding areas, as cases of coronavirus continue to rise.

Trump said he may quarantine New York, New Jersey and Connecticut – (Reuters)
President Trump said Saturday he was considering imposing a quarantine on New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Report: President Donald Trump phoned Alex Rodriguez for coronavirus advice – (USA Today)
Former MLB star Alex Rodriguez received a call from President Donald Trump for his thoughts on coronavirus response, according to an ABC News report.

Inside Trump’s risky push to reopen the country amid the coronavirus crisis – (Google News)
The president’s desire pits him against multiple governors, Democratic and Republican, who are striving to mitigate the coronavirus’s impact in their communities and marshal medical supplies for their hospitals.

3/27: CBS Evening News – (CBS News)
President Trump signs $2 trillion COVID-19 emergency bill; Steve Hartman on the different kinds of heroes

AP FACT CHECK: Trump a rosy outlier on science of the virus – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Groundless assurances keep coming from President Donald Trump, a rosy outlier on the science of the coronavirus pandemic.It's been that way since before the virus spread...

Eye Opener: Trump signs coronavirus stimulus bill – (CBS News)
President Trump signed the largest emergency aid package in U.S. history after it passed votes in the House and Senate. Also, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have returned to the U.S. after being isolated with coronavirus in Australia. All that and all that matters…

Trump undercuts oversight for coronavirus bailouts with controversial signing statement – (Google News)
Trump says he has the power to block provision of stimulus that informs Congress where the corporate bailouts go

Trump asserts power to decide info inspector general for stimulus gives Congress | TheHill – (The Hill)
President Trump on Friday suggested he has the power to decide what information a newly crea...

Geraldo Rivera compares Trump to General George S. Patton over president's handling of coronavirus – (The Washington Times)
Geraldo Rivera lumped praise on President Trump late Friday over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic by likening him to George S. Patton, the late U.S. Army general who commanded American troops during World War II.

Trump signs $2 trillion coronavirus bill a US braces for economic pain – (Google News (UK))
The new law represents the biggest emergency spending measure in the history of the US.

Trump bucks business on Defense Production Act | TheHill – (The Hill)
President Trump on Friday bucked the U.S. business community by using the Defense Production Act...

Washington Post Hits Donald Trump With Chilling Reality Check About Reopening For Easter – (The Huffington Post)
The newspaper's board imagined “a social, political, moral — and economic — cataclysm” in terrifying detail.

Coronavirus has Trump approval ratings rising. That's not surprising — or likely to last. – (MSNBC)
Coronavirus or COVID-19 has Trump approval rating right now up. But it will likely fall, if history is any guide.

Sorry, haters, Trump is more popular than ever | CBC News – (CBC News)
Donald Trump is enjoying his best poll numbers ever. His opponents may fume in frustration, but the public gives the U.S. president decent marks for his handling of the COVID-19 crisis. Here are four takeaways on what those poll numbers say, what they don't, …

Trump Considers Coronavirus Quarantine in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut – (The Wall Street Journal)
The president approves more disaster declarations as global coronavirus cases pass 600,000

Live coronavirus updates: U.S. first to top 100,000 cases as Trump signs $2 trillion stimulus bill – (NBC News)
The number of coronavirus cases recorded in the U.S. has surpassed 100,000, more than any other country, as Donald Trump signs $2 trillion stimulus bill.


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