World Health Organization figures show the increase in new Covid-19 infections is now about 70,000 per day, up from about 50,000 just a few days ago. Here are the latest updates for March 30:
Twitter explained in a statement that it had recently expanded its global rules on managing content that contradicted public health information from official sources and could put people at greater risk of transmitting Covid-19.
US President Donald Trump decided to extend the restrictive social distancing guidelines through April 30, after acknowledging that his optimistic attitude towards the coronavirus can cost 100,000 Americans lives and millions of infections.
Italy’s civil protection agency said 5,217 cases were recorded in the last 24 hours — the lowest number in four days.
Dr Anthony Fauci, speaking on CNN's “State of the Union” on Sunday, said as the federal government weighs withdrawing guidelines on social distancing in areas that have not been as hard-hit by the outbreak at the end of the nationwide 15-day effort.
The K1 Air Base is the third site coalition forces have left this month in line with US plans to consolidate its troops in two locations in Iraq.
European nations have been harder hit than the US on a per capita basis with over 20,000 deaths - around half in worst-hit Italy, as millions across the continent continue to be under lockdown and the streets of Paris, Rome and Madrid eerily empty.
The firearms industry was not part of the federal agency's original list of critical infrastructure issued just over a week ago. The designation in an update later released follows a brewing legal battle between gun rights groups and officials.
Cliver Alcala retired in 2013 after Hugo Chavez died. He then became an opponent of Maduro and fled to Colombia, joining forces with opposition leader Juan Guaido. The US has indicted the former general along with Maduro for "narco-terrorism."
An additional 5,974 infections brought to 92,472 the number of people who have officially tested positive for Covid-19 in Italy since the crisis began last month.
US President Trump also issued a federal order to force auto giant General Motors to manufacture ventilators, as supplies of the hospital equipment grow short and coronavirus infections top 100,000 across the country.
Italy is second with 86,498 cases and China is third with 81,340 confirmed cases. Here's the latest for March 27:
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