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New infections in U.S. soar and the nation is warned that 200,000 could die. Faced with the grim prospect that 200,000 Americans could die even with aggressive action to slow the spread of the coronavirus, President Trump extended the guidelines on avoiding nonessential travel, staying away from work, visiting bars and restaurants and gathering in …

200,000 Americans could die even if the U.S. takes aggressive action, Fauci says. Two of the top doctors advising President Trump on the coronavirus pandemic warned on Sunday that as many as 200,000 Americans could die during the outbreak, even with much of the country already under stay-at-home orders and practicing social distancing. Dr. Anthony …

Mr. Trump denied on Sunday that the prospect of a quarantine was a threat. “I didn’t go around threatening,” he said during a White House briefing. He raised the idea because the region has the most confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States, but he offered no details about how his administration would enforce it. …

America’s lost month: How the U.S. fell behind on coronavirus testing. As the deadly coronavirus spread across the United States between late January and early March, large-scale testing of people who might have been infected did not happen because of technical flaws, regulatory hurdles, business-as-usual bureaucracies and lack of leadership at multiple levels. The three …

Earlier this week, the country surpassed the case totals in China and Italy. The number of known cases has risen rapidly in recent days, as testing ramped up after weeks of widespread shortages and delays. Over 600,000 cases have now been confirmed worldwide, according to figures compiled by Johns Hopkins University. On Friday, President Trump …

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 …

Temperatures set to plummet A Welsh seaside resort recorded the warmest temperature in the UK on Tuesday – but temperatures are set to plummet. A temperature of 19.4°C was recorded in Rhyl on what was the warmest day for the UK since October 2019. The sunny and mild weather has helped many as they come …

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Male bighorn sheep are susceptible to local environmental factors in ways that females are not A new study that looks at lifespan in wild mammals shows that females live substantially longer than males. The research finds that, on average, females live 18.6% longer than males from the same species. …

India extends its lockdown to cover almost the entire nation of 1.3 billion. The Indian authorities are grounding all domestic flights and putting most of the country, the world’s second most populous, in full lockdown. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country remains relatively low — about 420. But the government has steadily …