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A line of London ambulances outside the ExCel center, which is being turned into a 4000 bed temporary hospital called NHS Nightingale to deal with coronavirus patients in London, Monday, March 30, 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/Matt Dunham)

The Latest: Laid-off airline crew asked to work at hospitals

Mar. 30, 2020 6:12 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: — Spain surpasses China in coronavirus infections tally....

Spain has 85,000 coronavirus cases, becomes 3rd nation to surpass China in infections after the US and Italy

Mar. 30, 2020 6:03 AM EDT
MADRID (AP) — Spain has 85,000 coronavirus cases, becomes 3rd nation to surpass China in infections after the US and Italy.
A group of kayakers practice social distancing while floating down the Greenbrier River Thursday, March 26, 2020 in Ronceverte, W.Va. Greenbrier County Health Department reported it's first COVID-19 case in the county Thursday. (Jenny Harnish/The Register-Herald via AP)

The Latest: Phuket closes land and sea entry and exit points

Mar. 30, 2020 3:07 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: — Trump extends stay-at-home guidelines for another 30 days....

An elderly man, wearing a protective face mask as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus, prays during mass at a church in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, March 29, 2020. COVID-19 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/Matias Delacroix)

As virus makes goodbyes hard, fears of many more rise in US

Mar. 29, 2020 10:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak could kill 100,000 to 200,000 Americans, the U.S. government's top infectious-disease expert warned on Sunday as family members described wrenching farewells through hospital windows with dying loved ones. Faced with that grim projection and the possibility even...

A view of La Boqueria market closed down in downtown Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, March 26, 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/Emilio Morenatti)

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Mar. 29, 2020 9:59 PM EDT

President Donald Trump on Sunday extended the country's voluntary national shutdown for a month, significantly changing his tone on the coronavirus pandemic only days after musing about the country reopening in a few weeks. He heeded public-health experts who told him the virus could claim over 100,000 lives in...

Andrea Napoli, 33, takes a selfie in a hotel being used for patients recovering from coronavirus, in Rome, Sunday, March 29, 2020. Andrea Napoli, a lawyer in Rome, developed a cough and fever less than a week after Italy's premier locked down the entire nation, including the capital which had continued life as usual while the virus raged in the north. He received a positive diagnosis for COVID-19 three days later. Initially, Napoli was told to quarantine at home with the warning that his condition could deteriorate suddenly, and it did. By the next day, he was hospitalized in intensive care, with X-rays confirming he had developed pneumonia. (Andrea Napoli via AP)

Fit, healthy 33-year-old recounts falling ill to coronavirus

Mar. 29, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Andrea Napoli didn’t fit the usual profile of a coronavirus patient. At 33, he was in perfect health, with no history of respiratory disease. And he was in top physical shape, thanks to regular workouts, including water polo training. Still, Napoli, a lawyer in Rome, developed a cough...

European Council President Charles Michel speaks during a media conference after an EU summit by video conference in Brussels, Thursday, March 26, 2020. Following the informal video conference, members of the European Council adopted a statement on the EU actions in response to the COVID-19 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. (Francois Walschaerts, Pool Photo via AP)

Virus forces Europeans to ask: How united do we want to be?

Mar. 29, 2020 12:25 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Europe’s fractured union came under new pressure this weekend, as Italy and Spain pleaded for urgent European help to withstand the virus ordeal but Germany showed reluctance to plunge into any radical new solutions. The north-south divide that has dogged the European Union...

El portugués Cristiano Ronaldo, de la Juventus, hace una gambeta frente a Antonio Candreva, del Inter, durante el partido disputado el domingo 8 de marzo de 2020 en Turín. Cristiano y sus compañeros de Juventus, además del técnico Maurizio Sarri, acordaron renunciar a 90 millones de euros (100 millones de dólares) el sábado para ayudar al club durante la crisis del coronavirus. (Marco Alpozzi/LaPresse via AP)

The Latest: Spanish league raises $740,000 for virus relief

Mar. 29, 2020 8:27 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Spanish league says more than 665,000 euros ($740,000) has been raised for the fight against the coronavirus outbreak with the help of athletes and musicians in Spain. The final tally was announced a day after the athletes...

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 25, 2020 file photo, medical personnel are silhouetted against the back of a tent before the start of coronavirus testing in the parking lot outside of Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. As cases skyrocket in the U.S. and Europe, it’s becoming more clear that how healthy you were before the pandemic began plays a key role in how you fare regardless of how old you are. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Age is not the only risk for severe coronavirus disease

Mar. 29, 2020 8:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Older people remain most at risk of dying as the new coronavirus continues its rampage around the globe, but they’re far from the only ones vulnerable. One of many mysteries: Men seem to be faring worse than women. And as cases skyrocket in the U.S. and Europe, it’s becoming...

File---Picture taken March 23, 2017 shows German Chancellor Angela Merkel pointing during an election campaign of the Saarland Christian democrats, CDU, in St.Wendel, Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Germany's Merkel shines in virus crisis even as power wanes

Mar. 29, 2020 6:03 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — In her first address to the nation on the coronavirus pandemic, German Chancellor Angela Merkel calmly appealed to citizens' reason and discipline to slow the spread of the virus, acknowledging as a woman who grew up in communist East Germany how difficult it is to give up freedoms, yet as a...