Christians celebrate an Easter like no other

Christians celebrated Easter Sunday isolated in their homes by the coronavirus while pastors preached the faith’s joyous news of Christ’s resurrection to empty pews. St. Peter’s Square was barricaded to

Japan’s state of emergency is no lockdown. What’s in it?

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has declared a state of emergency in Tokyo and six other hard-hit Japanese prefectures to fortify the fight against the coronavirus outbreak. But this is no

Philippines backs Vietnam after China sinks fishing boat

The Philippines yesterday expressed solidarity with Vietnam after Hanoi protested what it said was the ramming and sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat by a Chinese coast guard ship in

Passover in isolation dampens holiday mood in Israel

Each year, Patricia Sheetrit and her family gather with in-laws for the first night of Passover, bringing together some 20 people for the holiday’s main event, the festive meal known

Virus puts world in intensive care; state of emergency

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in intensive care yesterday fighting the coronavirus, while authorities in New York and elsewhere in Europe hoped that an apparent plateau of deaths and

Boris Johnson spends night in ICU not on ventilator

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent the night in the intensive care unit of a London hospital with the new coronavirus, but is not on a ventilator, a senior government

Wuhan | farmers struggle as crops wither from travel limits

Stuck in the same bind as many other Chinese farmers whose crops are rotting in their fields, Jiang Yuewu is preparing to throw out a 500-ton harvest of lotus root

Modeling coronavirus: ‘Uncertainty is the only certainty’

A statistical model cited by the White House generated a slightly less grim figure yesterday for a first wave of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. — a

Japan | Abe to declare state of emergency as early as today

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that he will declare a state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures as early as today to bolster measures to fight the

Analysis | After virus, how will Americans’ view of the world change?

As the coronavirus spread across the world and began its reach into the United States, an assortment of Americans from the president on down summoned one notion as they framed

Patients rush to join studies testing drug for coronavirus

The new coronavirus made Dr. Jag Singh a patient at his own hospital. His alarm grew as he saw an X-ray of his pneumonia-choked lungs and colleagues asked his wishes

From Iran’s hot zone, Afghans flee home, spreading virus

Mahdi Noori, a young Afghan refugee in Iran, was left jobless when the factory where he’d worked cutting stone was shut down because of the coronavirus outbreak. He had no

Chinese smartphone health code rules post-virus life

Since the coronavirus outbreak, life in China is ruled by a green symbol on a smartphone screen. Green is the “health code” that says a user is symptom-free and it’s required

Virus masks, apps | The race is on to avoid hidden carriers

The worldwide race to protect people against unwitting coronavirus carriers intensified yesterday, pitting governments against each other as they buy protective gear and prompting new questions about who should wear

Trump’s contradictory views on China shift as crisis grows

President Donald Trump has held an unequivocal position about China and the coronavirus — several of them. Trump initially praised China, then excoriated Beijing after it made unsubstantiated claims that the virus originated

New York virus toll doubles in 72 hours as hot spots spread

New York rushed to bring in an army of medical volunteers as the statewide death toll from the coronavirus doubled in 72 hours to more than 1,900, while the global

The Latest: Nearly 900K lost their jobs in Spain amid virus

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can

China reveals 1,541 symptom-free virus cases under pressure

China said that it’s put 1,541 people infected with the novel coronavirus but who don’t have symptoms under observation as of March 30, a much-anticipated announcement which helps provide a

Fake news or the truth? Russia cracks down on virus postings

Two weeks ago, an opposition-leaning radio station in Russia interviewed political analyst Valery Solovei, who alleged the government was lying when it said no one had died in the country

Exceptional Times | Volunteers fill gaps amid UK pandemic lockdown

The Rev. April Keech knocked on the door of an apartment in east London, took three giant steps back and made way for other volunteers to lay a bag of

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