US virus testing faces new headwind: Lab supply shortages
WASHINGTON (AP) — First, some of the coronavirus tests didn’t work. Then there weren’t enough to go around. Now, just as the federal government tries to ramp up nationwide screening, laboratory workers are warning of a new roadblock: dire shortages of testing supplies.
Italy's virus epicenter grapples with huge toll, some hidden
BERGAMO, Italy (AP) — The priest gave a final benediction. There were no flowers, no embraces. Francesca Steffanoni and her mother hurried away from Bergamo’s main cemetery, their furtive farewell lasting no more than 5 minutes.
Sex workers face ruin amid virus fears, brothel closures
BERLIN (AP) — It’s 7 p.m. on a Friday night, a time when Aurel Johannes Marx’s three-room brothel on the edge of Berlin would normally be preparing for its first customers.
Virus fears fuel spike in sales of guns and ammunition
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The world’s largest gun store, in metro Atlanta, has had lines that are six and eight people deep. A gun store in Los Angeles had lines that stretched down the block.
Virus toll in Iran climbs as lockdowns deepen across Mideast
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran reported another 129 fatalities from the new coronavirus on Monday, the largest one-day rise in deaths since it began battling the Middle East’s worst outbreak, which has claimed more than 850 lives and infected a number of senior officials in the country.
Despite virus risk, 2020 hopefuls keep up campaigns for now
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — As the coronavirus hits more states, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Sunday his campaign is gauging when it may become necessary to cancel the large campaign rallies that public health experts say could be breeding grounds to spread the potentially deadly illness.
Virus halts pilgrimages to Mecca, Friday prayers in Iran
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak disrupted Islamic treasure in the Middle East as Saudi Arabia on Wednesday banned its voters and other residents of the kingdom from performing the pilgrimage in Mecca, whereas Iran canceled Friday prayers in principal cities.
Virus spread prompts Fed to slash rates in surprise move
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a shock switch, the Federal Reserve slash its benchmark hobby rate by a good half-percentage point Tuesday as a ability to beef up the financial system within the face of the spreading coronavirus.
Virus alarms sound worldwide, but China sees crisis ebbing
BEIJING (AP) — Iranians hoarded medical gives, Italians entreated medical doctors out of retirement and South Koreans ready to pump billions into reduction efforts Tuesday because the virus epidemic firmed its lend a hand all the absolute best method by method of the globe.
Virus kills member of council advising Iran's supreme leader
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A member of a council that advises Iran’s supreme leader died Monday after falling unwell from the fresh coronavirus, dispute radio reported, turning into the first high first rate to succumb to the sickness that has effects on members of the Islamic Republic’s management.