March 2, 2020

Child dies as migrant and refugee crisis escalates on Greek-Turkish border

PeskyMonkey/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Chaos has been escalating on land and sea at the border between Greece and Turkey this week as refugees and migrants make a push into Europe, resulting in the death of at least one child. Last week Turkey announced it was opening its borders, allowing refugees and migrants who were held there to move on toward Europe. The decision by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has increased pressure on Europe to action. Between Erdogan's announcement and Saturday ..
March 2, 2020

Coronavirus live updates: US confirms 2nd fatality as global death toll nears 3,000

jarun011/iStock(NEW YORK) -- A viral outbreak that began in China has since spread to every continent across the globe except Antarctica, infecting nearly 90,000 people. Although the spread of the novel coronavirus appeared to be slowing down in China on Monday, it has picked up speed elsewhere in the world, including in the United States. Here's the latest on the developing situation. Please refresh this page for updates. 10:45 a.m. ET WHO staff member tests positive for coronavirus in ..
March 2, 2020

Coronavirus live updates: US confirms second fatality as global death toll nears 3,000

jarun011/iStock(NEW YORK) -- A viral outbreak that began in China has since spread to every continent across the globe except Antarctica, infecting nearly 90,000 people. Although the spread of the novel coronavirus appeared to be slowing down in China on Monday, it has picked up speed elsewhere in the world, including in the United States. Here's the latest on the developing situation: 8:07 a.m. ET Trump teases meeting with drug-makers U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Monda..
March 2, 2020

Global death toll from novel coronavirus outbreak nears 3,000

jarun011/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Two people sickened with the novel coronavirus have died in the United States, as the global death toll from the viral outbreak that began in China nears 3,000. Both patients who succumbed to the newly identified virus, known officially as COVID-19, were residents of Washington state's King County, officials said. The second death was announced Sunday night. The United States has confirmed at least 74 cases of COVID-19 so far, including several community-acquire..