The death toll from the coronavirus in the U.S. climbed to nine on Tuesday - all in Washington state - where health officials are battling a cluster of cases.
More than 100 people have been diagnosed with the coronavirus nationwide.... Among the latest - a New York man from the Westchester County town of New Rochelle, a suburb of Manhattan, where he works as a lawyer.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo: (SOUND BITE) (ENGLISH) NEW YORK GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO, SAYING: "We have a case in Westchester, a 50-year-old gentleman who did not travel to any of the places that are on the quote-unquote 'watch list.'
He did travel to Miami, but that is not a place where we have known that there is any cluster of the coronavirus.
Our information is that the gentleman had an underlying respiratory illness and he is ill, and he is hospitalized." New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio said the school attended by one of the patient's sons, in the Bronx, has been closed as a precaution.
That son is not exhibiting any symptoms of the virus, also known as COVID-19.
Another son, who attends college in New York City, does have symptoms, Mayor DeBlasio said, adding that both sons are in isolation at their Westchester County home... their test results pending.
The Director of the World Health Organization warned on Tuesday that while the symptoms may be flu-like, right now the coronavirus has proven to be more deadly.
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) DIRECTOR-GENERAL, TEDROS ADHANOM GHEBREYESUS, SAYING: "While many people globally have built up immunity to seasonal flu strains, COVID-19 is a new virus to which no one has immunity.
That means, more people are susceptible to infection and some will suffer severe disease.
Globally, about 3.4 percent of reported COVID-19 cases have died.
By comparison, seasonal flu generally kills far fewer than 1 percent of those infected." As the U.S. braces for more cases... transit workers in New York - a city of over eight and a half million people - were seen wiping down hand railings and subway machines... and store shelves that once stocked hand sanitizer and face masks are now mostly empty.
Trump administration officials have said they are working to increase the number of available test kits, but Washington state Democratic Senator Patty Murray - outside of a Senate hearing with health officials Tuesday - expressed concern that testing efforts are falling short.
(SOUND BITE) (ENGLISH) SENATOR PATTY MURRAY, SAYING: "They're only doing 100 a day right now in my state where we have a prevalence of sick people, and we're told well there might be a million by the end of the week - but no proof that we really do or how people even get that test if they feel sick and don't know where to go." President Trump – who toured The National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland on Tuesday - said his administration is working with Congress to pass an emergency spending measure to help stem the virus, adding that he expects lawmakers to authorize about $8.5 billion.
[NFA] New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday said that all school districts in his state, once the epicenter of the nation's COVID-19 crisis, could open for in-person learning in the fall based on their current low infection rates of the virus. Gavino Garay has more.
[NFA] Teachers from dozens of school districts nationwide protested plans by some governors to resume in-class instruction, saying it threatens the safety of students, their families and educators. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
CNN reports new research reveals a record number of people are giving up their US citizenship. Bambridge Accountants is a New York-based firm specializing in US expatriate tax, UK expatriates, actors, and other creatives in the US and the UK. The firm says more than 5,800 Americans gave up their citizenship in the first six months of 2020. That's compared to the 2,072 Americans who renounced their citizenship in all of 2019.
[NFA] New York state's attorney general sued to dissolve the National Rifle Association on Thursday, alleging senior leaders of the non-profit group diverted millions of dollars for personal use. At the same time, the attorney general for Washington, D.C., filed suit against the NRA, alleging the misuse of charitable funds. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
A crowded riverboat party in New York over the weekend violated state and city emergency orders. According to the New York City Sheriff's Office, the party was attended by more than 170 people. CNN reports that officials intercepted the Liberty Belle at Manhattan's Pier 36 on the East River. Officers arrested the owners for an illegal party and accused the operators of serving alcohol without a license.
The Manhattan district attorney's probe involving U.S. President Donald Trump is not limited to so-called hush-money payments made to two women in 2016 by his former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen, according to a court filing on Monday. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
[NFA] Geoffrey Berman, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan who was ousted last month as his office led a probe into President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudolph Giuliani, told lawmakers on Thursday that U.S. Attorney General William Barr had pressured him to resign. Colette Luke has more.
[NFA] New York City is putting up COVID-19 quarantine checkpoints at key entry points to ensure that incoming travelers from 35 states with outbreaks comply with New York's 14-day quarantine mandate, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Wednesday. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday he would take U.S. President Donald Trump to court if he went forward with a threat to send federal officers to help police the country's most populous city, but predicted that Trump was bluffing.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio joined Reverend Al Sharpton and others on Thursday in painting the words "Black Lives Matter" on Fifth Avenue - and right outside of Trump Tower. Lisa Bernhard has more.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday announced that public schools will have "blended learning" in the fall that will limit classroom attendance to a maximum of three days per week in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
[NFA] A gas explosion ripped through a Baltimore neighborhood on Monday, killing at least one person, injuring four and trapping children as the blast destroyed at least three homes. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
White House health experts are warning of a slow rise in the percentage of people testing positive for coronavirus in U.S. cities such as Boston, Chicago, Detroit and Washington and urged local leaders to remain vigilant to avoid a surge. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
New York Attorney General Letitia James has readied, aimed, and fired her first shot at the National Rifle Association. CNN reports James has launched a stunningly bold suit to dissolve America's top gun lobby group. The NRA is one of the most feared forces in American politics, spending billions to weaken gun control initiatives after mass shootings. It has also transformed the American constitutional right to bear arms into a cultural cause that dominates conservative politics.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Monday that gatherings of up to 25 people will be permitted in parts of New York that have entered the third phase of the state's reopening plan, up from a previous limit of 10, but urged local governments to keep on top of enforcing social distancing rules.
Olympian gymnast Dipa Karmakar resumed her training session after over 5 months amid COVID-19 pandemic. She was back in gym to enhance her gymnastic skills. Dipa was seen flexing muscles to get back in action. Olympian gymnast resumed training under supervision of her coach BS Nandi. While speaking to ANI, Dipa Karmakar said, "I am feeling glad that after over 5 months I came to gym. All the gyms were shut due to coronavirus pandemic in March." "I want to thank Tripura Sports Council for giving me an opportunity of training," she added.
The Prince of Wales’ official 70th birthday photograph with his family was a“nightmare“ to plan because his sons blew “hot and cold” with their father, anew book has claimed. Finding Freedom chronicles the Duke and Duchess ofSussex’s romance and brief period as members of the monarchy before they brokeaway to forge a new life for themselves and their son Archie in America. Butthe book also comments on how when Charles contracted Covid-19, Harryimmediately telephoned his father to find out how the 71-year-old was doing.
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Hindustan Times’ National Political Editor, Sunetra Choudhury brings you the top stories you need to know. Sunetra talks about the number of covid-19 cases in India so far, fatalities, rising Covid cases among kids in US. She also speaks on WHO seeing hope despite looming 750k death toll from pandemic. Watch the full video for more details.
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