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Coronavirus Update: Cases Globally Surpass 680,000, Trump Backs Down on Quarantine, Princess Dies of Virus

Coronavirus Update: Cases Globally Surpass 680,000, Trump Backs Down on Quarantine, Princess Dies of Virus

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Princess Maria Teresa de Borbón-Parm of Spain became the first member of a royal family to die as a result of the coronavirus, President Trump tried and failed to institute an “enforceable” quarantine in the New York metro area, and urban centers outside of the coasts are bracing for what could be catastrophic outbreaks.
Detroit says it is already at a breaking point, while Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and …

Coronavirus Update: Boris Johnson Tests Positive, U.S. Leads in Coronavirus Cases, Stimulus Bill Passes Senate

Coronavirus Update: Boris Johnson Tests Positive, U.S. Leads in Coronavirus Cases, Stimulus Bill Passes Senate

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The first leader of a major western country has tested positive for the novel corona virus. U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he has mild symptoms including a fever and persistent cough. The travel industry applauded the Senate’s passage of the $2 trillion economic stimulus bill.
Stocks fell in New York, London, Paris, and Frankfurt as the U.S. House of Representatives was set to take up the stimulus package.
Meanwhile,the United …

Who Will Benefit from the $2 Trillion Coronavirus Economic Stimulus Bill?

Although it awaits passage in the House of Representatives, the White House and Senate finally agreed on a $2 trillion economic stimulus and rescue act late Wednesday.
The bill represents the largest package of its kind in the country’s 244-year history and is a response to the novel coronavirus pandemic that has shut down much of the economy in the United States and crippled the world’s economy.
Here’s what the rescue package …

Coronavirus Update: Over 500,000 Cases Worldwide, Senate Passes Economic Stimulus Act, Hospitals Running Out of Beds

Coronavirus Update: Over 500,000 Cases Worldwide, Senate Passes Economic Stimulus Act, Hospitals Running Out of Beds

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The number of confirmed coronavirus casesjumped approximately 25%from the prior day to over 500,000.
Conditions in New York State may be slightly improving thanks to social-distancing measures, Governor Andrew Cuomo said.  American Airlines is implementing social-distancing friendly seating and American and Delta Air Lines both said they were cutting back on in-flight beverage and meal service.
Meanwhile, the Senate’s economic stimulus bill includes funding for struggling airlines, with part coming as …

Coronavirus Update: Prince Charles Tests Positive, Russia Has More Cases Than Disclosed, Playwright Terrence McNally Dies

Coronavirus Update: Prince Charles Tests Positive, Russia Has More Cases Than Disclosed, Playwright Terrence McNally Dies

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The world woke up to find out that Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, tested positive to the novel coronavirus. Those people fleeing New York were told to self-quarantine for 14 days as the virus spreads.  President Trump said he wanted the country “opened up” by Easter.
Meanwhile, Moscow’s mayor said that the outbreak in Russia is far greater than official figures indicate and he is introducing sweeping restrictions …

McDonald’s, Burger King, KFC Close in U.K. Amidst Coronavirus Fears

McDonald’s, Burger King, KFC Close in U.K. Amidst Coronavirus Fears

If you are having a Big Mac Attack in the British Isles, you may be out of luck.
Numerous U.S.-based and local fast-food chains including Kentucky Fried Chicken, Burger King, and McDonald’s have closed their doors in the United Kingdom amidst the coronavirus outbreak.
The move came after Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered all non-essential shops and food outlets to close as Britain continues to grapple with the pandemic that has resulted …

Ireland Warns Citizens Abroad of New Travel Restrictions

Ireland Warns Citizens Abroad of New Travel Restrictions

The government of Ireland is warning its citizens who are in the United Kingdom and elsewhere abroad that ever increasing travel restrictions could make it difficult to return home.
The warning comes as Aer Lingus and Ryan Air greatly curtail the number of flights they operate.
Ireland requires anyone entering the country except from Northern Ireland to restrict their movements for 14 days, including residents.
Irish citizens should “monitor”  news reports and travel …