The string of weapons drills come as a prolonged hiatus in disarmament talks with the United States drags on, and despite recent overtures from Washington offering help to contain the pandemic.
US President Trump also issued a federal order to force auto giant General Motors to manufacture ventilators, as supplies of the hospital equipment grow short and coronavirus infections top 100,000 across the country.
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.
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.
The US trails far behind other countries that prioritise humanity over politics.
The world does not have time to waste on conspiracy theories and the political blame game.
The pandemic provides a chance for the US to reassess its financial warfare against Iran and generate some goodwill.
US President Donald Trump acknowledges pandemic may send US economy into recession and suggests nation may be dealing with virus until "July or August."
The Federal Reserve took emergency action to help the economy withstand the coronavirus by slashing its benchmark interest rate to near zero and saying it would buy $700 billion in Treasury and mortgage bonds.
US President Donald Trump's sweeping travel ban drew an angry response from EU chiefs Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel who rebuked his "unilateral action" and called for cooperation to fight the pandemic.
After days of playing down the threat, he blamed the European Union for not acting quickly enough to address the novel coronavirus and claimed that US clusters were “seeded” by European travellers.
The edited video, which appeared to show Joe Biden endorsing US President Donald Trump, was marked "partly false" by Facebook and "manipulated media" on Twitter.
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