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The Latest: Italy’s new coronavirus cases continue to drop

Apr. 7, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

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 cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — New York City records more deaths from virus than 9/11....

In this combination of photos, the flag-draped remains of a Sept. 11 victim are carried by New York firefighters during a recovery operation March 8, 2002, left, and at right, a body is unloaded from a refrigerated truck in New York during the coronavirus outbreak on March 31, 2020. New York City’s death toll from the coronavirus officially eclipsed the number of those killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11, health officials said Tuesday, April 7, 2020. (AP Photos)

NYC virus deaths exceed 3,200, topping toll for 9/11 attacks

Apr. 7, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s death toll from the coronavirus eclipsed the number of those killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11, health officials said Tuesday. In Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in intensive care with the virus. At least 3,202 people have died in New York from...

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, declares a state of emergency during a meeting of the task force against the coronavirus at the his official residence in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Abe declared a state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures to ramp up defenses against the spread of the coronavirus. (Franck Robichon/Pool Photo via AP)

Japan declares state of emergency, ramping up virus battle

Apr. 7, 2020 8:44 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a monthlong state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures on Tuesday to ramp up defenses against the spread of the coronavirus as the number of infections surges. But the move came in the form of a stay-at-home request — not an order...

People wearing face masks walk at a downtown street in Hong Kong Monday, April 6, 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/Vincent Yu)

The Latest: Hong Kong to remain closed to foreigners

Apr. 7, 2020 12:42 AM EDT

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 cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Hong Kong to remain closed to foreigners indefinitely...

Medical workers wearing personal protective equipment wheel bodies to a refrigerated trailer serving as a makeshift morgue at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Monday, April 6, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. 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/John Minchillo)

Virus deaths slow in places, but British premier gets worse

Apr. 6, 2020 10:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The steep rise in coronavirus deaths appeared to be leveling off Monday in hard-hit New York, echoing a trend underway in Italy and Spain, while the crisis escalated alarmingly in Britain, where Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to intensive care after his condition deteriorated....

The quarantined Italian cruise ship Aidadiva that is hit by coronavirus and is docked in Skagen harbour at the most northern point in Denmark, Monday April 6, 2020.  Authorities have said that the ship is set to stay for a month at the port, and the hundreds of crew members are kept isolated and cannot disembark from the ship. (Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)

US weighs 'war bonds'; Facebook launches virus survey

Apr. 6, 2020 7:05 PM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Monday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus. _____________ CENTRAL BANKS AND GOVERNMENT: The White House is considering coronavirus “war...

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe takes off mask as he speaks to reporters at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo Monday, April 6, 2020. Abe said that he will declare a state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures as early as Tuesday, April 7, to bolster measures to fight the coronavirus outbreak, but that there will be no hard lockdowns.(Yoshitaka Sugawara/Kyodo News via AP)

Japan to declare state of emergency for Tokyo, other areas

Apr. 6, 2020 10:08 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that he will declare a state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures as early as Tuesday to bolster measures to fight the coronavirus, but that there will be no hard lockdowns. Abe also told reporters Monday that his government will launch a 108...

Japan's prime minister says he will announce a state of emergency for Tokyo and 6 other prefectures as early as Tuesday

Apr. 6, 2020 5:32 AM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's prime minister says he will announce a state of emergency for Tokyo and 6 other prefectures as early as Tuesday.
In this Thursday, April 2, 2020, photo, Tulsa River Spirit Expo Center is mostly empty at the Tulsa Fairgrounds in Tulsa, Okla. (Stephen Pingry/Tulsa World via AP)

The Latest: UN to decide in month whether to delay meeting

Apr. 4, 2020 1:29 AM EDT

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 cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: —CDC recommending Americans cover their faces when leaving...

An Impoverished Indians gives his finger print on a biometric machine after purchasing food ration in Prayagraj, India, Thursday, April 2, 2020. India is adding more resources to tackle its increase in coronavirus cases by announcing that private hospitals may be requisitioned to help treat virus patients, and turning railway cars and a motor racing circuit into makeshift quarantine facilities. The steps were taken after a nationwide lockdown announced last week by Prime Minister Narendra Modi led to a mass exodus of migrant workers from cities to their villages, often on foot and without food and water, raising fears that the virus may have reached to the countryside, where health care facilities are limited. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

The Latest: India's PM looks to boost country's morale

Apr. 3, 2020 12:38 AM EDT

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 cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — India's PM urges citizens to light candles Sunday night to...