US Senator Bernie Sanders has suspended his presidential campaign, clearing the way for rival Joe Biden to become the Democratic nominee to challenge Republican incumbent Donald Trump in November.
Louisiana, Michigan and Illinois officials said the number of African-Americans getting affected could reflect both lower levels of access to health care and higher levels of underlying illnesses that make them more vulnerable.
The race is the ninth to be affected by the virus, with the March 15 season-opening Australian Grand Prix cancelled along with May's showcase Monaco Grand Prix.
The Grammy-winning singer was hospitalized after suffering from symptoms of Covid-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus, according to his wife, Fiona Whelan Prine, who was also his manager.
Across the US, the death toll neared 13,000, with close to 400,000 confirmed infections. Some of the deadliest hot spots were Detroit, New Orleans and the New York metropolitan area.
Sources said the plan, if finalised, could deal a blow to Huawei and one of its key chip manufacturers.
"The WHO really blew it," Trump said in a Twitter post, accusing the international organisation of giving unsound advice during the coronavirus outbreak.
Blackman died of natural causes at her home in Sussex, England. Her other roles included the goddess Hera in "Jason and the Argonauts" and television appearances in "Doctor Who", "Colombo" and "Coronation Street".
Several undertakers said they were struggling to deal with New York state's coronavirus death toll of more than 500 a day.
Airplane manufacturing giant Boeing announced on Monday it would suspend 787 production at South Carolina plant amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The US prosecutors accused two former executives of 21st Century Fox Inc for paying millions of bribes to FIFA in exchange for lucrative rights to football matches.
Nadia, a 4-year-old Malayan tiger, is believed to have been infected by a zoo employee, raising new questions about transmission of the virus in animals.
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