Coronavirus Latest News
Instead of blasting you with coronavirus (COVID-19) news every hour, I’m putting together a roundup of news that I come across during the day. Here you can read about airlines seeking $50 billion in government aid, a new coronavirus vaccine, a sharp increase in new cases in Africa, drive-thru testing sites, man who horaded 17,700 bottles hand sanitizer donates his stockpile and a fun video for those locked indoors.
U.S. airlines are in talks with the government to obtain as much as $50 billion in financial assistance, according to people briefed on the discussions.
U.S. researchers gave the first shot to the first person in a test of an experimental coronavirus vaccine Monday — leading off a worldwide hunt for protection even as the pandemic surges. With a careful jab in a healthy volunteer’s arm, scientists at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Research Institute in Seattle begin an anxiously awaited first-stage study of a potential COVID-19 vaccine developed in record time after the new virus exploded from China and fanned across the globe.
There’s been a sharp rise in the number of cases of #COVID19 across Africa over the weekend. The total count more than doubled to over 370, as countries announced drastic measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
MGM Resorts plans to draw down as much as $1.5 billion in backup loans, after closing its casino operations in Nevada and New Jersey
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The state’s first drive-through testing site opened last Friday in New Rochelle, which has been battling a large outbreak of the disease. The facility can test 200 people daily. It is reserved only for Westchester residents with priority given to high-risk individuals in New Rochelle. New York will create three drive-through COVID-19 testing facilities in Staten Island, Long Island and Westchester.
A Tennessee man who became a subject of national scorn after stockpiling 17,700 bottles of hand sanitizer donated all of the supplies Sunday just as the Tennessee attorney general’s office began investigating him for price gouging.