Tag: Coronavirus

Church leaders urged to prepare for long-term shift in how people worship amid pandemic

Denominational executives are urging pastors to protect their mental health as well as prepare for a long-term shift in the way the church worships as the world struggles to respond to the new coronavirus pandemic that currently has no cure. The advice came Thursday during a panel discussion hosted by Walter Kim, president of the […]

Trump says coronavirus ‘peak in death rate’ likely in 2 weeks, extends social-distancing guidelines through April 30

Speaking at a contentious White House coronavirus news briefing on Sunday that involved testy standoffs with multiple reporters, President Trump declared that “the peak in death rate” in the coronavirus pandemic “is likely to hit in two weeks,” and said the federal government will be extending its social-distancing guidelines through April 30. “The modeling estimates that […]

Mnuchin lays out when Americans can expect their coronavirus rescue package checks

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a Sunday morning interview that qualifying Americans can expect to see their $1,200 checks deposited into their accounts “within three weeks.” Mnuchin, who played a lead role in the $2 trillion bill’s passage, told CBS’ “Face the Nation,” that there will be an online system created so Americans who are not […]

Monday morning news briefing: ‘Six months’ from normal life

Britain is one week into full coronavirus lockdown. Could there be 25 more to go? A senior government adviser has warned that civil liberties could be restricted until the autumn, as she said a “normal way of living” may not return for more than six months. Dr Jenny Harries, the Deputy Chief Medical Officer, said that […]

Singapore to Jail People For 6 Months For Standing Too Close to Strangers

Singapore is set to punish people who stand too close to strangers with 6 months in prison as the true scope of “social distancing” measures begins to be felt around the world. According to a press release from the country’s Ministry of Health, Singaporeans who fail to maintain a distance of one meter from other […]

Italy’s coronavirus death toll passes 10,000; doubles in one week

Italy’s coronavirus fatalities have crossed 10,000, according to officials — more than double the number of deaths reported just one week ago. In the past 24 hours, Italy suffered 889 additional deaths, bringing the country-wide total to at least 10,023 as of Saturday, and the nationwide mortality rate to 10.8 percent compared last week to 9 […]

With schools shuttered over pandemic, NGOs partner to ensure no child goes hungry

NGOs Nevet and Leket Israel have joined forces to deliver warm meals and food packages to families and children in the Nevet Breakfast Program. For over 9,000 financially and socially disadvantaged school children across Israel, the daily sandwiches they receive during school from Nevet might have been the only nutritious food of their day. Today, when […]

Israel’s unemployment rate tops 21 percent

Israel’s unemployment continued to climb rapidly amid the coronavirus crisis and as of Thursday evening 21.2 percent of workers in the country were out of a job. Since the beginning of March, 723,028 people have been without work, 90% of them put on unpaid leave. In the past 24 hours 38,112 people have joined the […]

Birx cautions against inaccurate models predicting significant coronavirus spread

White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx cautioned Thursday against models that predict alarming increases in coronavirus infections and deaths in the U.S. Birx, speaking at a White House press briefing, singled out a recent study on the United Kingdom that originally predicted 500,000 people would die from the virus and has since been […]

Fox News Poll: Recession fears mount as coronavirus jolts US economy

Here are eight takeaways on the coronavirus pandemic from a Fox News Poll released Thursday. – President Trump’s overall job approval ticks up, while large numbers of Democrats and Republicans approve of infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci. – Equal numbers of voters, 9 in 10, are concerned about the spread of coronavirus in the U.S. […]