European nations have been harder hit than the US on a per capita basis with over 20,000 deaths - around half in worst-hit Italy, as millions across the continent continue to be under lockdown and the streets of Paris, Rome and Madrid eerily empty.
The pandemic sees no class barriers as it spreads across the world.
Governor Andrew Cuomo, again pleads for help in dealing with onslaught, attributes cluster to city's role as a gateway to international travellers and sheer density of its population.
Eateries in major cities like London are turning to takeaway and delivery options to make ends meet, but are still suffering from decimated sales and worries about health risks.
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.
More than 18,500 people have died from Covid-19 globally, according to the Johns Hopkins pandemic tracker.
Nations are ramping up efforts to fight the deadly novel coronavirus, which has upended societies and sparked economic turmoil as it spreads around the world. Here're the latest developments:
In a letter to criminal justice leaders, Board of Correction interim chairwoman Jacqueline Sherman wrote that at least 58 other people were currently being monitored in contagious disease and quarantine units.
While the elderly and those with pre-existing medical conditions are the hardest hit by the virus, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned that young people were also vulnerable.
Transitioning to online teaching comes with challenges, even in schools that already use many tools of online communication, as coronavirus threat forces schools to shut.
The novel coronavirus has spread to more than 170 countries, infected more than 205,000 people worldwide. More than 81,000 people have recovered so far, mostly in China.
Eduard Limonov – a controversial figure who founded a radical nationalist party and led protests against President Vladimir Putin before supporting Kremlin on Crimea's annexation – passed away in Moscow, his party says.
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