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MOSCOW – Bells tolled in Madrid’s deserted central square and flags were lowered in a day of mourning Monday as Spain raced to build field hospitals to treat an onslaught of coronavirus patients. In the U.S., the government’s top infectious-disease expert warned that smaller cities are about to see cases “take off” the way they …

MADRID (AP) — Spain overtook China on Monday in confirmed coronavirus infections as the pandemic stretched scores of Spanish hospitals to their breaking point. As confirmed virus deaths in New York surpassed 1,000, President Donald Trump extended stay-at-home recommendations for a month in an abrupt turnaround. With a population of only 47 million people to …

FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a hazmat suit walks on a street in Wuhan, Hubei province, the epicenter of China’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, March 28, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song BEIJING (Reuters) – Mainland China reported 31 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, including one locally transmitted infection, the country’s National Health Commission said, dropping from 45 …

Once again, these joint efforts saved lives. From 2014 to 2016, 28,000 people in West Africa contracted Ebola, far fewer than the 1.4 million the U.S. CDC had predicted near the beginning of the outbreak. In August 2014, 40 percent of Americans told pollsters that they expected a “large outbreak” of Ebola in the United …

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he has tested positive for the coronavirus. Taking to Twitter on Friday, Johnson wrote: “Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus. I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via videoconference as we fight …

Sign up here for our daily coronavirus newsletter on what you need to know, and subscribe to our Covid-19 podcast for the latest news and analysis. China is willing to offer help to the U.S. in controlling the coronavirus, President Xi Jinping told his counterpart Donald Trump after weeks of rising tensions. The World Health …

A medical worker takes a temperature reading as people seeking treatment wait in a queue to be screened at a fever clinic at the Huanggang Zhongxin Hospital in Huanggang, China’s central Hubei province on March 27, 2020. Noel Celis | AFP | Getty Images This is a live blog. Please check back for updates. Global …

Keeping at-risk patient populations – such as the elderly and those with chronic conditions and clinical trial participants – healthy during an unprecedented health crisis is critically important. For quarantined and isolated individuals, maintaining close contact with care providers and adhering to medication therapies has never been more vital. Telemedicine has an essential role to …

The date comes more than two months after the city was first sealed off from the outside world, in an unprecedented bid to contain the fast spreading virus. Similar lockdown measures will be lifted Wednesday for other cities in Hubei province, of which Wuhan is the capital, provincial authorities announced Tuesday. The easing of travel …

A security guard wearing a protective mask sits on a tree at a park, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Beijing, China March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter BEIJING (Reuters) – Mainland China saw a doubling in new coronavirus cases, driven by a jump in infected travelers …