Coronavirus latest: 6.6 million more people file unemployment claims in the US

Brazil: President Jair Bolsonaro, who has claimed social distancing measures are needlessly damaging Brazil’s economy, has found himself at the center of a row over spreading fake news. Bolsonaro posted a video on Wednesday of a market supposedly hit by shortages caused by the outbreak. But he was forced to take it down hours later […]

Coronavirus latest: Half of humanity confined by pandemic

Brazil: President Jair Bolsonaro, who has claimed social distancing measures are needlessly damaging Brazil’s economy, has found himself at the center of a row over spreading fake news. Bolsonaro posted a video on Wednesday of a market supposedly hit by shortages caused by the outbreak. But he was forced to take it down hours later […]

Coronavirus latest: Global coronavirus infections top 1 million

13:50 Indonesia has released around 18,000 prisoners in a desperate attempt to prevent the deadly coronavirus from spreading through its overcrowded prison system, authorities said Thursday. The Southeast Asian nation had previously said it would free over 30,000 inmates from prisons and jails, where unsanitary conditions would allow the infection to flourish. “Our target is to […]

Coronavirus live updates: Stimulus relief payments to go out in 2 weeks, Treasury Dept. says

8:25 a.m. Europe running out of medicines: Nine leading European university hospitals are warning they will run out of essential medicines needed for COVID-19 patients in intensive care in less than two weeks as they are increasingly crushed by the pandemic, the Associated Press reports. The European University Hospital Alliance said that without countries cooperating […]

Europe Coronavirus Updates: Deaths in Spain exceed 10,000 as Portugal extends state of emergency

The daily death toll fluctuates in The Netherlands from 132 on Sunday, 93 on Monday, 175 on Tuesday, 134 on Wednesday to 166 on Thursday. The total number of reported deaths in The Netherlands now stands at 1,339.