The declaration will help state and local governments respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. Central to the aid package is free testing for the virus, guaranteed sick pay for workers, and financial support for unemployment benefits and food programs.
President Donald Trump says the decision will allow access to around $50bn of funding to combat the coronavirus.
The model and blogger implored the reality TV star to not “underestimate the problem and spread the wrong message” on Instagram.
Tens of millions of Americans may not seek medical help because they are uninsured or undocumented.
A social media post about his entrepreneurial bid during the coronavirus outbreak went viral.
One consequence of coronavirus: It will become more apparent that good online education is easier said than done.
Politicians across the world are either testing positive for the new virus or putting themselves in quarantine.
The Canadian prime minister’s wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, had begun “exhibiting mild flu-like symptoms including a low fever.”
We don’t have enough ventilators and I.C.U. beds if there’s a significant surge of new cases. As with Italy, the health system could become overwhelmed.
Abandoned public places, empty grocery stores and extreme sanitation are visible in photos from around the globe.
President Jair Bolsonaro, a close Trump ally, says the media is exaggerating the outbreak, even as it reaches members of his government.
Lab directors and federal officials are keeping a close eye on the supply of other materials needed to conduct the tests.