Health

Italy’s Coronavirus Death Toll Tops 1,000 As Europe Becomes New Center Of The World’s Pandemic

ROME (AP) — Italy, the center of Europe's coronavirus pandemic, has hit the milestone of 1,000 deaths since it saw its first cases in mid-February. Italy’s positive cases contin...

Starbucks Stores May Go Drive-Thru Only Or Limit Seating

NEW YORK (AP) - Some Starbucks stores in the U.S. and Canada may become drive-thru only while others could limit the number of people allowed inside, the company said, one day afte...

Canadian PM Quarantining Self After Wife’s Flu-Like Symptoms

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is quarantining himself at home after his wife exhibited flu-like symptoms. Trudeau's office said Thursday that Sophie Grég...

Vaad Harabanim Of Bergen County Shuts Down Shuls, Yeshivos, Shabbos Guests, Levayos, Shiva

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BERGEN COUNTY, NJ (JTA) - The Rabbinical Council of Bergen County in New Jersey, in conjunction with local synagogues and day schools, just adopted sweeping regulations designed to...

‘The Worst Situation We Have Faced Since World War Ii’: Rome’s Jewish Community Responds To The Coronavirus

ITALY (JTA) - Rome’s Jewish community is in a “state of complete uncertainty” amid Italy’s coronavirus crisis, according to its president. “We are a proud and ancient community ...

Philippine President Imposes Travel Limits, Quarantines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president has suspended domestic travel to and from the Manila area for a month and authorized sweeping quarantines in the region to fight...

Virus Lockdown Means Italy’s Old Are Isolated From Relatives

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ROME (AP) — Natalina De Santis’ three adult children come to her front door, bringing food to keep her healthy and books to relieve her boredom, but she doesn’t let them in any mor...

NBA Suspends Season Until Further Notice, Over Coronavirus

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MIAMI (AP) — The NBA has suspended its season “until further notice" after a Utah Jazz player tested positive Wednesday for the coronavirus, a move that came only hours after the m...

U.S. Actor Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson Test Positive For Coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Hanks and his actress-singer wife Rita Wilson have tested positive for the coronavirus, the actor said in a statement Wednesday. Hanks said the couple were i...

Opinion: I’m Not A Doctor, But I Am A Rabbi. Here’s My Spiritual Prescription For The Coronavirus.

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WASHINGTON (JTA-RABBI SHMULY YANKLOWITZ) I am not a medical professional, an epidemiologist or an expert on pandemics. I leave the serious information in those important fields for...

As Virus Shuts Schools, Experts Debate If That Curbs Spread

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WASHINGTON (AP)- As families across the United States scramble to care for children sent home from schools closed due to the coronavirus, experts disagree on whether such closures ...

DC Health Officials Recommend Canceling All Mass Gatherings

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington health officials recommended on Wednesday that all “non-essential mass gatherings, including conferences and conventions,” be postponed or canceled thr...

UN Agency Warns Nations For Scenarios Like Italy

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak sweeping the globe: World Health Organization officials are telling national governments it’s time for aggressive action...

WHO Declares That Virus Crisis Is Now A Pandemic

ROME (AP) — Expressing alarm both about mounting infections and slow government responses, the World Health Organization declared Wednesday that the global coronavirus crisis is no...

FAA Waives Rules That Led Airlines To Fly Empty Planes

NEW YORK (AP) - Federal regulators waived a rule Wednesday that was causing airlines to fly nearly empty planes just to avoid losing takeoff and landing rights at major airports. ...

Newspaper: Iran’s Senior Vice President And 2 Other Cabinet Members Have New Coronavirus

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's senior vice president and two other Cabinet members have contracted the new coronavirus, a semiofficial news agency reported Wednesday as the death toll ...

Top Expert Warns: Worst Still To Come In U.S. Virus Outbreak

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has told a U.S. House committee that the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S...

There’s Plenty Of Toilet Paper In The US – So Why Are People Hoarding It?

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NEW YORK - (THE CONVERSATION-AP) The other day I went into Costco to buy some toilet paper. It came as a small shock when I couldn’t find a single roll. The new coronavirus is i...

Italy Passes 10,000 Infections As Clusters Spur Worry In US

ROME (AP) — Expanding clusters of the new coronavirus were eyed warily Wednesday as the outbreak upended daily life and reshaped everything from the United States presidential race...

Coronavirus Clusters Swell On Both Sides Of The US

NEW YORK (AP) - Alarming clusters of the coronavirus swelled on both coasts of the U.S. on Tuesday, with more than 70 cases now tied to a biotech conference in Boston and infection...