Coronavirus live updates: Unemployment increase largest in one month since 1975

3:25 p.m. SF supervisors push to house homeless in hotel rooms after positive test at shelter: San Francisco had its first person at a homeless shelter test positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, and a group of city leaders later gathered to call for sheltering homeless people in hotel rooms. “We have the hotel rooms, we […]

Coronavirus live updates: Unemployment rate rises to 4.4%

3:25 p.m. SF supervisors push to house homeless in hotel rooms after positive test at shelter: San Francisco had its first person at a homeless shelter test positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, and a group of city leaders later gathered to call for sheltering homeless people in hotel rooms. “We have the hotel rooms, we […]

Coronavirus cases approach 10,000 as California braces for worsening conditions

A medical staff member carries a digital inverter generator into Cedar Mountain Post Acute nursing home after 51 residents and 6 staff members have tested positive for coronavirus in Yucaipa. Two residents have died. The city of Yucaipa has the most positive cases of any city in San Bernardino County.  (Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times)

The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Guidance on masks is coming

➔ Petroleum: Trump on Thursday said global oil production could drop by 10 million to 15 million barrels a day as a result of talks between Russia and Saudi Arabia. Trump told CNBC he expects Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Russian President Vladimir Putin to announce a deal. Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, however, […]

Churches reach out to Hungary’s struggling Roma

Choice of churchesNot far away in Hodasz, 70 years of the Greek Catholic Church’s mission to the Roma has borne many fruits: a Roma church where the liturgy is sung in the Romany language, with guitar and synthesizer accompaniment; a kindergarten; a home for the elderly, and another upstairs for battered women and their children.

Off our trolleys: what stockpiling in the coronavirus crisis reveals about us

Two weeks ago, pre-lockdown, I popped to Sainsbury’s on the way home from school with my 11-year-old son. He drags his heels at shopping, but I assured him I only wanted to buy potatoes. I had everything else I needed for a shepherd’s pie. But we stopped in our tracks to see that there were […]

The Sun launches campaign to raise £1m for NHS staff fighting coronavirus crisis – and we need YOUR help

KING’S College Hospital Charity has used donations to build wellbeing hubs in its two London hospitals. Staff at King’s College and the Princess Royal can take a break out of the heavy protective equipment, eat and chat. The charity is providing hardworking staff with groceries, shaving kits and even knickers paid for from donations. THE […]