The number of people around the world who have controlled coronavirus has surged past 500,000, based on a count maintained by Johns Hopkins University.
What comes as the United States death from the pandemic now topped 1,000, is another grim step for a global epidemic that is taking on life and wreaking havoc on established economies and routines of life. Worldwide, many deaths have risen past 23,000, according to Johns Hopkins’ running count.
Nearly 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week – nearly five times the record before setting in 1982 – amid a widespread shutdown caused by the virus. The wave of weekly applications is a stunning reflection of the damage the viral epidemic is inflicting on the economy. The layoffs are sure to accelerate as the American economy enters a recession and revenue falls to restaurants, hotels, movie theaters, gyms and airlines.
Spanish and Italian medical workers are at breaking point as the virus wages a bitter war of attrition against healthcare workers around the world. Italy reported 6,153 new coronavirus infections, prompting a total of 80,539 cases, almost as many as China.
Here are some of the top stories today about the world pandemic coronavirus. Follow staradvertiser.com / coronavirus / for daily updates.
WHAT TO START TODAY:
– House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Congress will give final approval Friday to the $ 2.2 trillion economic relief ballot, a vote that would put Congress’ tumultuous effort to hasten the relief of a nation defeated by the coronavirus.
– The coronavirus is taking a toll on the US military, and chiefs and senior officers are worse off. From nuclear missile fields to homes in war zones abroad, from flight lines to sea ships, the Pentagon is striving to protect vital missions as it faces urgent calls for help on the civilian front.
– China temporarily bans foreigners from entering the country temporarily seeking to reduce the number of imported coronavirus cases. In India, some of the country’s host of poor and others thrown out of work by a nationwide stay-at-home order have begun receiving help from public and private working groups to ensure people have enough to eat.
– President Donald Trump’s desire to reopen the coronavirus-beaten economy in a matter of weeks has put the administration in delicate positions in weighing the revival of trade against the value of American life. That comes as a growing number of Americans say the state and federal governments are beginning to march civil rights in the name of public health.
– While the rampant infections in New York City have dominated much of the national conversation about the virus, smaller communities in places like Georgia’s mostly rural southwestern corner are preparing for worse. After an infected person is out of town attending a funeral, the largest hospital in this area is rapidly running out of space amid the highest rates of coronavirus infection in the state.
– In France, the fight against COVID-19 is leading one baguette at a time. The iconic bread and the daily ritual of its purchase have become laden with moral, civic and public health considerations that might never have been imagined a few months ago.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
For most people, coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and clear cough in two to three weeks. For some people, especially the elderly and those with existing health problems, it can lead to more serious illnesses, including pneumonia and death. The vast majority of people recover.
Here are the symptoms of the virus compared to the common flu.
One of the best ways to prevent the spread of the virus is to wash your hands with soap and water. The American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends first washing with warm or cold water and then putting on soap for 20 seconds to get it on the back of your hands, between your fingers and under your fingernails before rinsing.
You should also wash your phone. Here’s how.
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$ 2.7 billion: Estimated postponement cost of the Tokyo Olympics, Japanese financial newspaper Nikkei estimates. The Tokyo Olympics need new dates for the opening and closing ceremonies of 2021. Nothing much can be found done until those dates are determined by the International Olympic Committee, the Japanese government and Tokyo organizers.