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Editor’s Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Find the collection here. Three months ago, no one knew that SARS-CoV-2 existed. Now the virus has spread to almost every country, infecting at least 446,000 people whom we know about, and many more whom we do not. It has …

The Federal Reserve said Monday it will launch a barrage of programs aimed at helping markets function more efficiently in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. Among the initiatives is a commitment to continue its asset purchasing program “in the amounts needed to support smooth market functioning and effective transmission of monetary policy to broader …

NEW DELHI: After expanding its testing policy to all hospitalised patients with pneumonia or severe flu symptoms, the government said its strategy remained adequate and there was no need for “indiscriminate testing” as isolation and breaking the chain of transmission were the key to containing the spread of Covid-19 in India. India’s approach to testing …

BENGALURU: The Technology Development Board (TDB), a statutory body under Department of Science and Technology has invited proposals from Indian companies and enterprises to address protection and home-based respiratory intervention for COVID-19 patients. “The proposals may include technologically innovative solutions like low-cost masks, cost-effective scanning devices, technologies for sanitization of large areas as well as …

NEW DELHI: Those flouting the law and ditching home quarantine can face up to six months in jail along with a fine, the health ministry said while asking people to strictly follow the advisories, protocols and guidelines. “We have empowered states to use stringent provisions of the law to ensure people do not break quarantine …

This is breaking news. Check back here for updates. The Federal Reserve, saying “the coronavirus outbreak has harmed communities and disrupted economic activity in many countries, including the United States,” cut interest rates to near-zero on Sunday and launched a massive $700 billion quantitative easing program to shelter the economy from the effects of the …

(Updated at 11 a.m.) While sitting a safe distance away from each other, members of the Arlington County Board voted 4-0 to approve a declaration of local emergency this morning, amid the coronavirus outbreak. County Manager Mark Schwartz signed the declaration of emergency at 7 p.m. Friday. He said the declaration will allow the county …

(Updated at 12:15 p.m.) Arlington Public Schools are closing starting Monday and are expected to remain closed through the end of spring break in April. The school system made the announcement shortly after noon on Friday. APS previously cancelled or postponed non-essential events due to the coronavirus outbreak. Falls Church City Schools are also closing. Alexandria City …

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau has tested positive for coronavirus.    Trudeau’s office released a statement Thursday night confirming that the 44-year-old has tested positive for the virus a day after she reported feeling mild flu-like symptoms, including a low fever, on Wednesday night.    ‘She is feeling well, is taking all the …

LONDON, ON — London International Airport is trying to do its part to put the minds of March Break travellers at ease. It’s a two pronged approach; cleanliness and clear information. Anything travellers might come in contact with is getting more thorough and more frequent wipe-downs. “We’ve stepped up our efforts in having the building …