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Coronavirus Update: No Karaoke in Tokyo, Cuomo on Bidding for Ventilators, Japan Closes Borders

Coronavirus Update: No Karaoke in Tokyo, Cuomo on Bidding for Ventilators, Japan Closes Borders

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In Hungary, parliament granted Prime Minister Viktor Orbán sweeping new authority to rule by decree for an unlimited period of time.  Orbán, who has in recent years consolidated his power and attempted to stifle political opposition, cited the coronavirus pandemic as the reason to require the elevated powers.
Meanwhile, Japan appears to be on the brink of declaring a state of emergency, although Prime Minister Abe Shinzo said while speaking …

Apple Acquires Dark Sky Weather App

Apple Acquires Dark Sky Weather App

Apple announced the acquisition of the Dark Sky Company, makers of the eponymously named weather app.
The app aggregates weather information from multiple sources and is available for both Apple iPhone and Android devices. It offers multiple looks at upcoming weather including a next-hour forecast, a 24-hour forecast, a daily summary, an umbrella reminder, and a sunscreen reminder.  A popular feature is down-to-the-minute notifications of impending rain. A time machine feature …

Coronavirus Update: Moscow in Lockdown, CNN Anchor Cuomo Tests Positive, CDC Reconsiders Mask Guidance

Coronavirus Update: Moscow in Lockdown, CNN Anchor Cuomo Tests Positive, CDC Reconsiders Mask Guidance

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China’s coronavirus figures are in doubt, while Muscovites woke up to a city in lockdown that is unprecedented in peacetime as residents were told to stay indoors. Red Square is empty, malls are shuttered, and parks have been closed.
Meanwhile, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, brother of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, tested positive for the virus, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control said it is reconsidering its guidance that …

Coronavirus Update: Spain Calls for National ‘Hibernation,’ Trump Retracts Easter Prediction, U.S. Cities Prepare for Deluge

Coronavirus Update: Spain Calls for National ‘Hibernation,’ Trump Retracts Easter Prediction, U.S. Cities Prepare for Deluge

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The death toll climbed in Spain and Italy, Prince Charles ended his isolation after being diagnosed with the coronavirus, and President Trump retracted his earlier hope that the pandemic would be over by Easter.
Over the weekend, 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 …

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 …