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Wuhan farmers struggle as crops wither from travel limits

  • Apr 07, 2020

HUANGPI, China  — Stuck in the same bind as many other Chinese farmers whose crops are rotting in their fields, Jiang Yuewu is preparing to throw out a 500-ton harvest of lotus root because anti-coronavirus controls are preventing traders from getting to his farm near Wuhan, where the global pandemic star

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California lends 500 ventilators to 4 states, 2 territories

  • Apr 07, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The White House said Monday that 500 ventilators on loan from California will be shipped to Nevada, Maryland, Delaware, the District of Columbia, the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam as the nation faces a crush of coronavirus-related hospitalizations. California Gov. Gavin Newsom

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What to know about malaria drug and coronavirus treatment

  • Apr 07, 2020

Some politicians and doctors are sparring over whether to use hydroxychloroquine against the new coronavirus, with many scientists saying the evidence is too thin to recommend it now. HOW IS IT BEING USED? The drug can help t

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The Latest: South Korea health minister urges vigilance

  • Apr 06, 2020

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s vice health minister has urged vigilance to maintain hard-won gains against the new coronavirus. Kim Gang-lip expressed concerns over loosened attitudes toward social distancing that he says puts the country at potential risk of an infection “explosion&rdq

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The Latest: Pope Francis earmarks initial $750,000 aid fund

  • Apr 06, 2020

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has earmarked an initial $750,000 for a new fund for hospitals, schools, nursing homes and other structures run by the Catholic Church in poor countries to use to battle the coronavirus pandemic. Francis on Monday urged church entities around the world to contribute to the f

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Tiger at NYC’s Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus

  • Apr 06, 2020

NEW YORK  — A tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the new coronavirus, in what is believed to be the first known infection in an animal in the U.S. or a tiger anywhere, federal officials and the zoo said Sunday. The 4-year-old Malayan tiger named Nadia — and six other tigers and l

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NY’s death count nears 4,200, but there’s a glimmer of hope

  • Apr 06, 2020

NEW YORK  — A slight dip in new coronavirus deaths in New York over the last 24 hours may be a glimmer of hope that the spread is slowing, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday as overall fatalities in the state climbed to nearly 4,200. Cuomo said it was too soon to determine whether the pandemic had reac

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Trump talks with US pro sports leaders to discuss virus

  • Apr 05, 2020

President Donald Trump talked to many U.S. pro sports leaders about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, saying he was looking forward to the resumption of competitions “as soon as we can.” “I want fans back in the arenas,” Trump said later in a briefing at the White House. “

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Israel’s health minister has new coronavirus

  • Apr 02, 2020

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.: — Isreaeo’s health minister diagnosed with new coronavirus

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