Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates is hopeful education can return before a coronavirus vaccine is widely available, which he expects could take 18 months. He said the earliest the U.S. could reopen is the end of May, but cautioned the pandemic has permanently changed how people act, and it will take a vaccine or effective cure to make people confident enough to go out again.
China lifted Wuhan's lockdown after the city closed its borders on January 23rd. Wuhan was the epicenter of China's coronavirus pandemic with more than 80,000 cases and 3,000 deaths. While travel into and out of the city is now permitted, millions of residents remain under lockdown.
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is responding to treatment after spending a second night in intensive care, his spokesman said Wednesday. The spokesman made clear that the prime minister is "not working" but has the ability to contact those he needs to reach. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is currently deputizing for Johnson.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe just declared a state of emergency, as new infections from the novel coronavirus popped up in Tokyo and other densely-populated areas. Abe also announced a nearly $1 trillion stimulus package. He stopped short, however, of imposing a lockdown on the country.
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo raised fines for violating social distancing rules. Cuomo increased the enforcement fines from $500 to $1,000. Some scenes from a park in New York City shows some residents aren't social distancing.
Amid statewide stay-at-home initiatives in the U.S. and country-wide lockdowns in Europe, millions around the world are stuck in their homes to practice social distancing as the coronavirus pandemic spreads far and wide. And video games are getting a boost as people are cooped up inside. Online gaming, streaming, and sales of new releases are all surging as people seek entertainment during quarantine.
Tesla engineers posted a YouTube video explaining the company's prototype ventilator for coronavirus patients. The company is making the machines out of used car parts so as not to take away more resources from the health care industry.
Lady Gaga and major artists like Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Paul McCartney are teaming up with the World Health Organization to make a virtual concert series, which will be aired on April 18.
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to intensive care as his coronavirus symptoms worsened over the course of hours Monday, according to a statement from the government. "Over the course of this afternoon, the condition of the Prime Minister has worsened and, on the advice of his medical team, he has been moved to the Intensive Care Unit at the hospital," the spokesman said.
Queen Elizabeth II offered support to a country locked down in the coronavirus pandemic, promising the United Kingdom that it would rise to the challenge and overcome the outbreak. In a rare address to the nation, the 93-year-old monarch acknowledged the suffering that many families have experienced because of the COVID-19 crisis, which has infected more than 47,806 people in the U.K. and killed at least 4,934 of them.
The oil market is in turmoil, but prices are surging on hopes of a new agreement between OPEC, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries. U.S. crude prices jumped yesterday after President Trump told CNBC he spoke to Saudi Arabia and non-OPEC member Russia about a deal. Oil prices have been tumbling since those two countries started a price war in March.
Nurses in the Bronx demand more masks and protective equipment to handle the coronavirus outbreak. The nurses staged a day of action to ask for more equipment outside Montefiore Medical Center. Hospitals have been battling supply shortages as the coronavirus spreads.
Abbott Laboratories just sent out its first batch of new coronavirus tests that can produce positive results in as little as five minutes and negative results in 13 minutes. It's producing 50,000 of those tests a day Abbott Labs CEO Miles White told CNBC's Jim Cramer that "there are more tests coming." White said the company is "also putting a lot of effort ... into capacity expansion because, while 50,000 a day sounds like a lot, it's not enough."
A field hospital built in Central Park for coronavirus patients just opened. The 14-tent, 68-bed hospital includes a makeshift intensive care unit with 10 beds. The Javits Convention Center has also been converted into a 2,500-bed emergency facility to provide relief to the city's overwhelmed hospitals. Another well-known site, the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, which hosts the U.S. Open, will be converted into a 350-bed temporary hospital, with work on the project to start Tuesday.
President Donald Trump prepared Americans for a coming surge in coronavirus cases, calling COVID-19 a plague and saying the U.S. is facing a "very, very painful two weeks."
The captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt sent a letter to the San Francisco Chronicle detailing his ship's plight as 100 of his 4,000 sailors have come down with the coronavirus.
Chris Cuomo, the CNN anchor who is the brother of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, has been diagnosed with coronavirus. "Everyone is subject to this virus. It is the great equalizer," Gov. Cuomo said at his press conference in Albany, adding that his family found out that Chris was positive Tuesday morning.
New Yorkers are taking to their windows to applaud medical professionals dealing with the coronavirus amid the pandemic. Cheers filled the streets as thousands paid tribute to the people working to protect their communities. Even the Empire State building was lit up in red and white to honor them. New York is the epicenter of the United States coronavirus outbreak.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that he won't engage in politics with President Donald Trump over their efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Cuomo's comments came hours after Trump suggested that the Democratic governor would make a better presidential nominee than former Vice President Joe Biden, who leads the 2020 Democratic primary.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has received national attention for his handling of the coronavirus outbreak as New York continues to be one of the hardest hit states in the country.
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