Health

Iran Says Virus Kills 63 More, Death Toll Climbs To 354

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Wednesday that the new coronavirus killed 63 more people, raising the death toll to 354 amid over 9,000 cases in the Islamic Republic. Health Minis...

Store Owner Charged After Homemade Sanitizer Burns Youths

RIVER VALE, N.J. (AP) — A convenience store owner in New Jersey reacting to the coronavirus outbreak created and sold a spray sanitizer that left four children with burns, state an...

Does Screening Travelers For Disease And Infection Really Work?

NEW YORK (THE CONVERSATION-AP) Following the emergence of a new coronavirus late last year, China closed its borders to prevent the disease from traveling. Yet many people had alre...

Trump Says White House To Seek Possible Payroll Tax Relief Amid Virus Outbreak

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump said Monday his administration will ask Congress to pass payroll tax relief, as he looks to calm financial markets' fears over the impact o...

Another Princess Cruise Ship Kept At Sea Pending Virus Tests

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Thousands of passengers on an additional Princess Cruises ship are being kept on board while crew members get tested for COVID-19. The Caribbean Pri...

Wary New York Subway Riders Carry On Amid Virus Concerns

NEW YORK (AP) — Touching a germy pole or interacting with a sick person was always a concern for the millions of people who use the New York City public transportation system every...

Italy Imposes Nationwide Restrictions To Contain New Virus

MILAN (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte says travel restrictions are being imposed nationwide to try to stop the spread of the spread of the new coronavirus. Conte said Mond...

In New Rochelle, Yeshivah Students To Bring Purim To The Quarantined

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NEW ROCHELLE (CHABAD.ORG) — When Rochel Butman of Chabad-Lubavitch of New Rochelle, N.Y., learned that the COVID-19 coronavirus was at her doorstep last week, her mind buzzed. “...

Port Authority Chief Tests Positive For Coronavirus, Gov. Cuomo Says

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NEW YORK (VINnews) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that Rick Cotton, the executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, has tested positive for the n...

Israel’s Hospitality Industry Suffering Worst-Ever Crisis, Says Israel Hotel Association

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JERUSALEM (JNS) — Amidst the world-wide tourism slowdown due to the coronavirus outbreak, Israel Hotel Association (IHA) president Amir Hayek warned on Monday that the hotel indust...

What’s Happening: Markets, Cruise Ships, Travel Chaos

ROME (AP) — More than half of the world's countries have now reported a combined total of more than 110,000 cases of the new coronavirus. While most of the people infected so far —...

How Big Will The Coronavirus Epidemic Be? An Epidemiologist Updates His Concerns

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NEW YORK (THE CONVERSATION-AP) The Harvard historian Jill Lepore recounted recently in The New Yorker magazine that when democracies sink into crisis, the question “where are we go...

Capitol Doctor Office: Person At Meeting Developed Covid-19

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Capitol's attending physician's office said Monday that “several” members of Congress had contact with a person who attended a recent political conference and...

Pelosi, Schumer: Trump needs to support help for outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) — The two top Democratic leaders in Congress are calling on President Donald Trump to support a series of steps to help Americans deal with the coronavirus outbreak...

Before Italy’s Virus Lockdown, A Dash To The Last Train Out

ITALY (AP) - I was out to dinner in the medieval city of Padua when the text messages and phone calls started pouring in: The last train out leaves at 11:31 p.m. Get back to Rome b...

Israel Weighing Quarantine Requirement For Anyone Entering The Country

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel could soon require anyone arriving in the country to self-quarantine, as the number of Israelis affecte...

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz To Self-quarantine After Contact With Man Infected By Coronavirus

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WASHINGTON (AP) — GOP Sen. Ted Cruz said Sunday he will remain at his home in Texas after learning that he shook hands and briefly chatted with a man in suburban Washington who has...

New York Hatzolah Releases Purim Message On Coronavirus

NEW YORK (VINnews) — New York Hatzolah has sent out a message to the community regarding Purim amid the Coronavirus outbreak. The message is below. Dear Community Member, ...

Anxiety Grips Companies Across The World As Virus Spreads

WASHINGTON (AP) — Since breaking out of China, the coronavirus has breached the walls of the Vatican. It's struck the Iranian holy city of Qom and contaminated a nursing home in Se...

Wife Of Critical Weschester Coronavirus Patient Speaks Out

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WESTCHESTER (VINnews) — As reported by VINnews, ann Orthodox Jewish man was hospitalized with coronavirus and was reportedly in seriious condition. The man has been identified a...