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Coronavirus deaths in New York surged by 731 on Monday, the biggest single-day jump in COVID-19 fatalities since the outbreak began a few months ago, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday. The jump in fatalities comes even as the number of intensive care admissions starts to decline, giving the state some needed breathing room to ramp …

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday he is doubling to $1,000 the maximum fine for violating the state’s strict social distancing rules during the coronavirus outbreak. The reason: Too many New Yorkers aren’t taking the rules seriously, he said. He spoke less than a week before Easter and two days before the start of …

For people without heart problems, Trump recommended combining hydroxychloroquine with azithromycin, a common antibiotic. He said azithromycin “will kill certain things that you don’t want living within your body.” Yet there is little reliable evidence that the drugs — either alone or in combination — are effective at treating the novel coronavirus. Without evidence, Trump …

A worker walks near a 747-8 airplane at the Boeing factory in Everett, Wash. David Ryder | Bloomberg | Getty Images Boeing is extending production shut down at its Seattle-area airplane factories “until further notice” because of the coronavirus pandemic, the company said Sunday. The manufacturer last month said it would pause production for two weeks …

The government could stop people leaving their homes for exercise if too many people flout existing social distancing rules, for example by sunbathing in parks, the health secretary has said. Warning about the possibility of moves towards a fuller lockdown as seen in places such as France and Italy, Matt Hancock confirmed that under current …

A “car crash” media appearance. A political “reset” already being challenged. A prime minister stuck in isolation. The beginnings of a bureaucratic blame game and increasingly open concerns about the route out of the coronavirus epidemic. And all in the opening weeks of a crisis that most experts believe will grip the nation for months. …

Welcome to the modern world. For the longest time, people had a choice. They could take care of business face-to-face and pay cash for their bills instead of going on the Internet. Not anymore. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses and governments everywhere are doing everything they can to limit human contact. Even right here …

Capt. Brett Crozier was relieved of his command this week by acting US Navy Secretary Thomas Modly, for what Modly called “poor judgment,” going outside the chain of command, and too widely disseminating the memo over an unsecured system. “I thought it was terrible what he did, to write a letter. I mean, this isn’t …

This dynamic has played out over the past few weeks, and was on full display again during the White House briefing on Tuesday. Trump said the drugs might be a “total game-changer” and implied that good news from clinical trials was just days away, only to be corrected by the nation’s top infectious disease expert, …

Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference at the Jacob Javits Convention Center during the Coronavirus pandemic on March 30, 2020 in New York City. Noam Galai | Getty Images New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he is closing all playgrounds in New York City as coronavirus deaths start to climb …