U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams on Friday defended the Trump administration's stance on not requiring masks at either of President Trump's Fourth of July fireworks shows this weekend, while still urging the public to do so.
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Asking people in English pubs to keep their distance is going to be tough after they've had a few of their favorite tipples.
The nurse started crying when describing her work at a Johannesburg hospital: The ward for coronavirus patients is full, so new arrivals are sent to the general ward, where they wait days for test results. Already 20 of her colleagues have tested positive.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un urged officials to maintain alertness against the coronavirus, warning that complacency risked "unimaginable and irretrievable crisis," state media said Friday.
The coronavirus may have silenced traditional revelries for the Fourth of July, but officials and others still aim to celebrate the country's birthday using creativity, technology and safety.
Members of the Army and Air National Guard have taken lead roles in the nation's war against the coronavirus pandemic and that battle doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon, the head of the National Guard Bureau said Thursday.
Gov. Greg Abbott issued a mask requirement for almost all Texans and limited mass gatherings Thursday as he contends with an explosion of COVID-19 cases.
Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain was hospitalized Wednesday and is being treated for COVID-19, according to conservative news outlet Newsmax.
Presumed Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden said Thursday President Trump's failure to confront the coronavirus is to blame for the European Union barring travelers from the United States.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Thursday another coronavirus relief bill could come by the end of this month.
Rep. Raul Ruiz, a physician, on Thursday issued a direct message to President Trump to "man up" and wear a mask as the U.S. sees a new surge in COVID-19 cases across the country.
President Trump on Thursday celebrated the strong job gains in June as proof that "our economy is roaring back" from the coronavirus outbreak.
The U.S. on Wednesday reported its highest single-day jump in new COVID-19 cases as it saw more than 50,000 new cases confirmed across the country.
The Republican National Committee is exploring what it takes to ready enough COVID-19 testing kits for all attendees of the party's upcoming convention in Florida.
The United States and South Africa have both reported record new daily coronavirus infections, with U.S. figures surpassing 50,000 cases a day for the first time, underlining the challenges still ahead as nations press to reopen their virus-devastated economies.
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Researchers from Johns Hopkins University using "mini-brains" made from human stem cells have discovered that brain cells could be infected by the coronavirus, an indication that COVID-19 could cause serious neurological problems.
Georgetown grad David Fajgenbaum knows firsthand how using a repurposed drug can be a vital way to save lives. The doctor and rare disease researcher saved his own life that way.
Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday the federal government will swiftly dispatch doctors and nurses to Arizona after Gov. Doug Ducey pleaded for 500 additional personnel to tame an explosion of COVID-19 cases and a rise in deaths.
More than 80 troops tested positive for COVID-19 while attending a survival training course at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, Army officials confirmed this week.
Tom Hanks has a message for "p---y" Americans who won't wear masks during the coronavirus pandemic: "Shame on you."
As confirmed coronavirus case levels in Texas continue surging to record highs, Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says the nation's top infectious disease expert "doesn't know what he's talking about" as Patrick defends the state's handling of the pandemic.
White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway on Wednesday backed calls for people to wear masks in public and when social distancing may be difficult and encouraged Americans to take steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Voters in six states critical to President Trump's electoral fortunes give him poor marks over his handling of the coronavirus, with more than half saying he pushed states to reopen their economies too quickly to improve his reelection chances, according to a CNBC/Change Research poll.
German automaker Volkswagen said Wednesday it is halting plans for a new factory in Turkey, saying that the steep drop in demand for cars worldwide caused by the coronavirus pandemic means the manufacturing capacity is no longer needed.
Protesters against Africa's first COVID-19 vaccine trial burned their face masks Wednesday as experts note a worrying level of resistance and misinformation around testing on the continent.
Fireworks have been booming across the country, as revelers with pent-up energy and spare change have engaged in their own Independence Day pyrotechnics.
Nearly 300 children in the U.S. have developed a serious inflammatory syndrome linked to COVID-19 that damages multiple organs, according to two studies published this week.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser on Tuesday warned Washingtonians to avoid Fourth of July celebrations where social distancing isn't possible.
There were no group pictures or tearful hugs from parents crowded outside Alumni Hall on Tuesday as the U.S. Naval Academy's Class of 2024 began the first stage of their lives as future officers in the Navy or Marine Corps.
Dr. Anthony Fauci said coronavirus cases could grow to 100,000 a day in the U.S. if Americans don't start following public health recommendations.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee was heckled and had to cut short his speech Tuesday on battling the coronavirus pandemic in Eastern Washington.
Roger Stone's conduct during the course of his criminal proceedings came into play when his judge weighed his bid to push back the start of his prison sentence by two more months.
Chinese authorities have approved a new COVID-19 vaccine for immediate use by military staff.
The government's disease-fighters told Americans Tuesday to wear masks and take "personal responsibility" for stamping out the pandemic, saying the nation is heading in the wrong direction as hospitalizations rise in a dozen states and Arizona sees more deaths per day.
The Council of the European Union recommended the gradual lifting of coronavirus-related travel restrictions Tuesday, welcoming visitors from over a dozen countries.
The Republican National Committee is planning to host its 2020 convention in Jacksonville, Florida, in line with mask-wearing guidelines in place at the time in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Health Secretary Alex Azar on Tuesday blamed risky behavior by individuals and not the reopening of economies for driving the spike in new coronavirus cases across the Sun Belt.
The U.S. peace envoy to Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, will not be going to the Afghan capital, Kabul, while in the region on his latest peace mission because of the dangers presented by the coronavirus and instead will video conference with Afghan leaders, the U.S. State Department said.
Scientists have found a new flu strain in China that has the potential to become another pandemic on top of the COVID-19 virus, the BBC reported Monday.
At least a dozen states are pausing reopening plans or reimposing restrictions, especially ahead of the July Fourth holiday.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urged Americans to "take small steps" to help combat the spread of coronavirus, and endorsed wearing face masks as a common-sense solution.
Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman and right-handed pitcher Joe Ross will opt out of the 2020 Major League Baseball season.
AMC Theaters, the nation's largest chain, is pushing back its plans to begin reopening theaters by two weeks following the closure because of COVID-19. The company said Monday that it would open approximately 450 U.S. locations on July 30 and the remaining 150 the following week.
Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander said Sunday that he believes that "it would help" if President Trump occasionally wore a mask to rid the political stigma surrounding the suggested precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The Florida city of Jacksonville, the new home of the Republican National Convention in August, is ordering people to wear masks indoors and in public places where they cannot practice social distancing.
A downward trend in COVID-19 cases in the Washington, D.C., area has prompted military officials to modify some of the restrictions in place at Arlington National Cemetery.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Monday that she is extending the vote-by-proxy period to Aug. 18, saying the coronavirus crisis is still too hot to force lawmakers to come back to the Capitol to participate in legislating.
The U.S. secured half a million treatment courses of a drug that's been shown to speed the recovery of coronavirus patients, the Trump administration said Monday.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson acknowledged Monday that the coronavirus pandemic has been a "disaster" for Britain, as he announced a spending splurge designed to get the country -- and his faltering Conservative government -- back on track.
The European Union is edging toward finalizing a list of countries whose citizens will be allowed to enter Europe again in coming days, with Americans almost certain to be excluded in the short term due to the number of U.S. coronavirus cases.
Governments were stepping up testing and warily considering their next moves Monday as the number of newly confirmed coronavirus cases surges in many countries. India reported 20,000 new cases Monday, while the U.S. confirmed more than 40,000 new infections for the the third straight day.
Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday told Texas it will get whatever it needs to expand testing and combat a coronavirus surge that's forced Gov. Greg Abbott to close bars and scramble for hospital beds after a nation-leading push to lift lockdown rules.
State officials have ordered a Maryland lab to stop performing coronavirus tests and have warned people who recently got tested through the company that their results may be incorrect.
London-based Diageo -- the parent company of Guinness, KetelOne vodka, Bailey's Irish Cream, Bulleit Bourbon and 200 other familiar brands -- has launched "Raising the Bar," a new global recovery fund to offer financial support to bars and pubs struggling with the economic challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.
A Maryland man who has helped organize "reopen" protests against measures intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus says he has the virus.
An Ethiopian Orthodox monk whose family says he is 114 years old has survived the coronavirus.
American Airlines will start booking flights to full capacity next week, ending any effort to promote social distancing on its planes while the United States sets records for new reported cases of the coronavirus.
The World Health Organization needs $31.3 billion over the next year to develop and distribute tests and treatments in its fight against COVID-19, the agency said Friday.
Microsoft said Friday it is permanently closing nearly all of its physical stores around the world.
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