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COVID-19 is a national emergency, Trump declares

COVID-19 is a national emergency, Trump declares

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Enlarge / US President Donald Trump declared the novel coronavirus a national emergency on March 13, 2020. The spread of the new coronavirus within the US is a national emergency, President Donald Trump declared Friday afternoon, March 13. The declaration provides states and territories with access to up to $50 billion in funds to address…
Pandemic declared as COVID-19 blazes across globe

Pandemic declared as COVID-19 blazes across globe

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Enlarge / Geneva: WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced on March 11, 2020 that the new coronavirus outbreak can now be characterized as a pandemic. COVID-19 is a pandemic, the World Health Organization declared in a press briefing Wednesday. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus cited not just the leaping numbers of cases, deaths, and countries…
US coronavirus cases top 550 with 22 deaths as virus spreads to over 30 states

US coronavirus cases top 550 with 22 deaths as virus spreads...

Enlarge / KIRKLAND, Wash.: A patient is shielded as they are put into an ambulance outside the Life Care Center of Kirkland on March 7, 2020. Several residents have died from COVID-19, and others have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The coronavirus situation in the United States continues to escalate with the country’s case…
Coronavirus: You may need to take a 2-week break from your life, CDC says

Coronavirus: You may need to take a 2-week break from your...

Enlarge / SEATTLE, WA - FEBRUARY 29: Healthcare workers transport a patient on a stretcher into an ambulance at Life Care Center of Kirkland on February 29, 2020, in Kirkland, Washington. Dozens of staff and residents at Life Care Center of Kirkland are reportedly exhibiting coronavirus-like symptoms. As ramped-up testing for COVID-19 by individual US…
WHO raises global coronavirus alert as US faceplants

WHO raises global coronavirus alert as US faceplants

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Enlarge / A pedestrian wearing a protective mask stands on Mission Street in San Francisco, California, on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. California is monitoring 8,400 people for signs of the virus after they traveled to Asia. With the dizzying international spread of the novel coronavirus, the World Health Organization Friday announced that the global threat…
New US coronavirus case from area with quarantined evacuees from cruise, Wuhan

New US coronavirus case from area with quarantined evacuees from cruise,...

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Enlarge / UC Davis Medical Center, where the patient with a COVID-19 infection of unknown origin is being treated. A Northern California resident has contracted the new coronavirus despite having no known exposure through travel or obvious contact to an infected person—a first for the US. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed…
CDC tells Americans to brace for coronavirus

CDC tells Americans to brace for coronavirus

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Enlarge / Team leader of the joint mission between World Health Organization (WHO) and China on COVID-19, Bruce Aylward shows graphics during a press conference at the WHO headquarters in Geneva on February 25, 2020. Fresh off a plane from China, epidemiologist Bruce Aylward sat before members of the press at the World Health Organization’s…
WHO tries to calm talk of pandemic, says the word “does not fit the facts”

WHO tries to calm talk of pandemic, says the word “does...

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Enlarge / World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus gives a press conference on the situation regarding the COVID-19 at Geneva's WHO headquarters on February 24, 2020. As outbreaks of the new coronavirus flare up in several countries beyond China, experts at the World Health Organization on Monday tried to rein in fears and…
CDC didn’t want 14 coronavirus patients flown to US—it was overruled

CDC didn’t want 14 coronavirus patients flown to US—it was overruled

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Enlarge / Jumbo jets arrived to evacuate US citizens from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, with people quarantined onboard due to fears of the new COVID-19 coronavirus, at the Haneda airport in Tokyo on February 16, 2020. - The number of people who have tested positive for the new coronavirus on a quarantined ship off…
Americans on coronavirus cruise ship barred from US after failed quarantine

Americans on coronavirus cruise ship barred from US after failed quarantine

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Enlarge / YOKOHAMA, JAPAN - FEBRUARY 19, 2020: A bus carrying passengers who will take the flight chartered by the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China drives past the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship docked the Daikoku Pier. On Wednesday, the initial 14-day quarantine aboard a coronavirus-stricken…

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