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Empty runways and parked passenger aircraft are seen grounded at Copenhagen Airport, Denmark, Wednesday, March 25, 2020.  About 4, 000 employees from the nordic airline company SAS have agreed to have their pay cut down during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (Martin Sylvest/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
Reporting for duty: Airline crew sign up to help hospitalsAirlines are looking to retrain laid-off cabin crew staff as medical workers to help in hospitals currently overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press49 minutes ago
National Health Service staff wait in their cars to take a coronavirus test at a drive through centre in north London, Wednesday, April 1, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
UK's Johnson under fire for low number of COVID-19 testsWhen Prime Minister Boris Johnson developed a cough and fever, he got a test for the new coronavirus
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Notes Pulled From Western Wall, With a TwistHe stood at one of the world’s holiest sites and prayed for those who've contracted COVID-19. Then Shmuel Rabinowitz, rabbi of Jerusalem's Western Wall, watched as thousands of written prayers crammed into the crevices of stone were removed. This happens twice a year before Passover and Rosh Hashana, per the...
Newser2 hours ago
In this March 28, 2020, photo, people stand in a line outside a bank in Beirut, Lebanon, amid a financial crisis and a lockdown imposed by the government to help stem the spread of the coronavirus in Lebanon. (AP Photo/Zeina Karam)
VIRUS DIARY: An unfamiliar war for those who live with warThe pandemic has no shape, smell or sound
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Well, a Celeb Pulled an April Fools' Coronavirus PrankA K-pop star apparently didn't get the April 1 memo. As governments across the globe went so far as to issue warnings against pulling coronavirus-related April Fools' Day jokes, the singer Jaejoong from the K-pop group JYJ told his 1.9 million fans on Instagram he'd been diagnosed with COVID-19...
Newser3 hours ago
Bill Gates: 3 Things We Need to Do ASAP on VirusThough it may seem the US missed its chance to get ahead of the coronavirus, one prominent name sees glimmers of hope. In a Washington Post op-ed, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates notes that "the choices we and our leaders make now will have an enormous impact on how soon case...
Newser4 hours ago
UN: We've Seen Nothing Like This Since WWIIAs confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide move relentlessly toward the 1 million figure, the United Nations is warning that the outbreak is the biggest test it has faced since it was formed in 1945. The global body called for international cooperation to fight the pandemic Wednesday, warning that it is "attacking...
Newser4 hours ago
They Were Told Spring Break Trip Was Safe. Now, 28 Are SickThe University of Texas at Austin says 28 students have tested positive for the coronavirus—and most of them were on the same plane for a spring break trip. The Austin Public Health Department says the students were part of a group of around 70 people in their 20s who...
Newser5 hours ago
US Captain Fighting Outbreak Pleads With Navy to EvacuateWith at least 100 sailors having tested positive for the coronavirus, the captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt is pleading with his Navy bosses to let him evacuate the crew onto land. The ship has a crew of more than 4,000. "We are not at war. Sailors do not...
Newser6 hours ago
The Rev. April Keech, an Anglican priest, who organizes food deliveries to old and vulnerable people, makes a phone call in London, Saturday, March 28, 2020. Keech and her team of volunteers have spent the past two weeks buying groceries, filling prescriptions and making deliveries to residents in east London who are at risk of serious illness or death from the COVID-19 disease. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
Volunteers fill gaps amid UK pandemic lockdownBritain is in the process of mobilizing around 750,000 volunteers to help vulnerable people after the government ordered a nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of COVID-19
The Associated Press6 hours ago
'Against the Law to Fake Having COVID-19' on April 1This April Fools' Day, very few people are in the mood for being pranked—or for reading news stories more surreal than what is already happening. Companies like Google have called off their annual corporate jokes and in some countries, authorities have warned that anybody spreading misinformation about the outbreak...
Newser7 hours ago
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