US suffers more coronavirus deaths in one day than any other country
Cases and deaths from Covid-19 are continuing to rise alarmingly in the US, with New York State alone reporting more than 560 fatalities in one day.
New York hospitals under intense pressure as coronavirus epidemic grows in USA
The number of people claiming unemployment benefit in the United States has doubled in a week.
Coronavirus patients ‘coming in higher and higher numbers’ – New York doctor Chidubem Iloabachie
Earlier we were joined by Dr Chidubem Iloabachie, the Associate Chair of Emergency Medicine at the Long Island Jewish Valley Stream Hospital in New York.
Trump warns 240,000 people in the US could die as result of coronavirus
‘Look at us today and you’ll see yourselves tomorrow’ – the New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has warned the rest of the United States, as he warned 16,000 New York residents could lose their lives to coronavirus.
‘There’s no question we’re behind the eight ball’ – Maryland Governor Larry Hogan
We’re joined from Annapolis by the Governor of Maryland, Larry Hogan.
New York at centre of rise in US coronavirus cases
In America, cases of Covid-19 continue to rise exponentially.
Donald Trumps backs away from New York quarantine as cases soar in the region
Donald Trump has backed away from putting New York state and neighbouring areas under quarantine. But millions of residents in its three neighbouring states have been urged to avoid non-essential travel in a region that has become the deadliest hotspot of the outbreak in the US. So far more than 800 people have died and …
US has more coronavirus cases than China
There are now over 94,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States, more than any other country in the world – including China.
Coronavirus deaths reach 1,000 in US as New York struggles with outbreak
In the US things are continuing to deteriorate in New York and around the country as Covid-19 has claimed over 1,000 lives.
‘It’s not a light switch that you can turn off and on and in two weeks this outbreak is going to be over’ – pathogens expert Dr Syra Madad
Joining us from New York is Special Pathogens Expert, Dr Syra Madad.
US Senate and Trump agree to huge stimulus package to fight coronavirus
The US Senate has finally reached a deal with the White House on an unprecedented emergency bill worth almost $2 trillion to help businesses, workers and the health care system.
Trump announces US-Mexico border closure
President Trump has announced an agreement between America and Mexico to close their shared border to all but essential travel.
White House tells people not to gather in groups of more than 10 as cities and states shut down
As Covid-19 continues to spread in the U.S, most states are closing schools and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention has told people not to gather in groups of more than 50.
Trump declares national emergency over coronavirus
In the United States the death toll has reached 41 and the number of people confirmed to have the virus is over 1,700.
FTSE 100 suffers biggest one-day fall since 1987
Stock markets across the world went into meltdown today in the wake of Donald Trump’s announcement