With more than 300,000 people infected in Europe alone, the disease shows few signs of slowing, and has already cast the world into a recession, economists say.
The pandemic sees no class barriers as it spreads across the world.
The US Senate unanimously passed a $2-trillion bill aimed at helping unemployed workers and industries hurt by the coronavirus pandemic, as well as providing billions of dollars to buy urgently needed medical equipment.
The US trails far behind other countries that prioritise humanity over politics.
The agreement came after days of often intense haggling and mounting pressure and still needed to be finalised in detailed legislative language.
New York city reports 157 deaths and some 15,000 cases of Covid-19 – nearly one-third of US total – as WHO says US could become next epicentre of global pandemic.
Stocks surge on Wall Street, sending Dow Jones up more than 2,100 points – biggest-ever point gain since 1933 – as Congress nears a deal to mitigate damage from coronavirus outbreak.
More than 18,500 people have died from Covid-19 globally, according to the Johns Hopkins pandemic tracker.
Governments might have to offer fiscal incentives to ramp up production of vital machines.
As WHO urges countries to take firm steps in face of accelerating Covid-19 cases, more than one-fifth of the world’s population was ordered or urged to stay in their homes.
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