Coronavirus: US now global epicentre of pandemic

Image copyright Reuters The US now has more confirmed cases of coronavirus than any other country with at least 82,404 positive tests. According to the latest figures collated by Johns Hopkins University, the US overtook China (81,782 cases) and Italy (80,589). The grim milestone came…

Two Coronavirus Deaths in Florida as Global Infections Rise

The coronavirus epidemic continued to escalate globally into the weekend, as Florida reported the first two deaths on the U.S. East Coast and school and health officials across the country ramped up their response to the virus’s spread. The two people who died in Florida…

Coronavirus: Rapid spread raises fears of global pandemic

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDrone captures massive queue for masks in South Korea’s Daegu city Fears are growing that the coronavirus outbreak could become a pandemic as new cases are reported around the world. Most infections are in China but other…

World Economy Shudders as Coronavirus Threatens Global Supply Chains

HONG KONG—The last time a coronavirus outbreak hit China in 2003, the global economy emerged relatively unscathed. Now, nearly two decades later, the growth-damping effects of a similar pathogen threaten to ripple around a world transformed by China’s boom. Chinese consumption and production power growth…

Coronavirus Closes China to the World, Straining Global Economy

SHANGHAI—China’s isolation amid the coronavirus outbreak, a rare freeze out for such a vital economic center, is rippling across the world. The U.S., and governments in Europe and Asia are enforcing new regulations to block visitors from China and screen returning U.S. citizens, while major…

Coronavirus declared global health emergency by WHO

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDr Tedros: “We must all act together now to limit further spread” The new coronavirus has been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread outside China. “The main reason…