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March 24, 2020 - 5:29 am
(NEW YORK) -- Over 1.5 billion people across the globe -- more than one-fifth of the world's population -- have been ordered or urged to stay home amid a deadly pandemic of the novel coronavirus, which the World Health Organization has warned "is accelerating." The new respiratory virus, known...
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March 24, 2020 - 5:18 am
(NEW YORK) -- A man reportedly died after ingesting a substance used to clean fish tanks that contains chloroquine, a drug that President Donald Trump has claimed repeatedly could be a "game changer" in the fight against the novel coronavirus. The man's wife is also in critical condition, the...
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March 24, 2020 - 5:18 am
(NEW YORK) -- The rapid spread of novel coronavirus throughout America’s communities has crippled courts across the country as judges, attorneys and defendants trying to come to grips with how to achieve justice under the law while balancing public safety concerns amid ​a pandemic. In...
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March 23, 2020 - 3:19 pm
(NEW YORK) --Faced with more critically ill COVID-19 patients than equipment to treat them, New York hospitals are mapping out how they can ration care and equipment in order to save the greatest number of patients possible. In the last two days, internal memos from a chairman of surgery at New...
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March 23, 2020 - 2:13 pm
(SAN DIEGO) -- With the spring semester for many U.S. college students studying abroad cut short due the novel coronavirus pandemic, one student who has since tested positive for COVID-19 wanted to repeat an important message for others. Olivia McLaughlin, a 20-year-old student at the University of...
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March 23, 2020 - 1:56 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- National Park Service staff and communities around the national parks issued pleas for the visiting public to consider the risk of exposure to the novel coronavirus in national parks, saying that despite the desire to get out of their homes, crowded trails or parking lots could be...
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March 23, 2020 - 1:40 pm
(HOUSTON) -- Pastor Joel Osteen was one of many religious leaders across the country to stream sermons Sunday, as people lean on faith amid the novel coronavirus affecting the globe. Four million worshippers tuned in as Osteen spoke from Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, without an audience...
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March 23, 2020 - 1:21 pm
(NEW YORK) -- In the last week, cases of coronavirus have spiked around the country causing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to announce a 100% workforce reduction for all non-essential businesses statewide, while California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a “stay-at-home” order for all of the state’s...
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March 23, 2020 - 12:24 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Despite the stay-in-place orders implemented by various states, and the federal government's guidance to stay inside, the Bureau of Prisons is still moving inmates from facility to facility, internal documents obtained by ABC News show. One document, written to staff at the...
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March 23, 2020 - 10:41 am
(WASHINGTON) -- A U.S. Navy hospital ship was heading to Los Angeles on Monday, with the intention of helping to alleviate the strain on the city's hospital system due to the influx of patients infected by the novel coronavirus. The USNS Mercy -- one of the Navy's two 1,000-bed hospital ships --...
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