Tag: Donald Trump

‘Wuhan virus’ no more: US and China in truce

by Shaun TANDON Suddenly, it's no longer the "Wuhan virus." The United States and China have reached a truce in a vitriolic feud over the coronavirus pandemic, with the two powers each seeing at least a tactical interest in cooling down. President Donald Trump, hardly known for...

Nearly 2,000 US coronavirus deaths in last 24 hours: Johns Hopkins tally

Nearly 2,000 people infected with the new coronavirus have died in the United States in the last 24 hours, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University as of 8:30 pm Tuesday (0030 GMT Wednesday). The record daily figure of 1,939 brings the total number...

US records 1,169 virus fatalities, new global daily high: Johns Hopkins

The United States recorded 1,169 COVID-19 fatalities in the past 24 hours, the Johns Hopkins University tracker showed Thursday, the highest one-day death toll recorded in any country since the global pandemic began. The toll reflected figures reported by the university between 8:30 pm Wednesday...

Now Trump says it’s wrong to compare coronavirus to regular flu

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the risk from coronavirus is emphatically worse than regular flu, reversing his previous statements. Trump told a White House press conference that "a lot of people" had previously suggested the country should simply let the coronavirus take its course, just...

Covid-19 in the US: Will it be like Italy or can it mirror South Korea and Singapore’s success in containing the virus?

All eyes are now on the United States, with America taking the pole position in the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases around the globe, with almost 165,000 people infected with the coronavirus. Over 3,000 people have died from Covid-19. Whether the United States will be...

Trump ditches hopes of quick virus bounce-back for US

by Ben Sheppard and AFP bureaus President Donald Trump has extended emergency coronavirus restrictions for the United States, where his top scientist warned up to 200,000 people could die, as the Russian capital and Africa's biggest city readied to go into lockdown on Monday. The reassessment by...

Trump says US won’t pay Harry and Meghan security

President Donald Trump said Sunday that the United States would not pay security costs for Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, appearing to confirm that the royal couple have moved to live in California. They reportedly flew by private jet from Canada to Los Angeles...

Trump signs $2 trillion recovery plan as US virus cases skyrocket

by Michael Mathes President Donald Trump signed into law Friday the $2 trillion rescue plan to salvage a US economy crippled by the novel coronavirus, on a day the nation recorded more than 100,000 confirmed cases of virus infections. Hours earlier, the House of Representatives passed...

US tops world in virus cases and logs record unemployment

by Shaun Tandon with Anuj Chopra in Riyadh The United States now has more COVID-19 infections than any other country, and a record number of newly unemployed people, as the coronavirus crisis deepens around the world. Hours after his nation reached the grim milestone, President Donald Trump...

Trump coronavirus briefings become mini election rallies

by Sebastian Smith Forced by the coronavirus pandemic to suspend reelection rallies, President Donald Trump has converted daily White House briefings on the crisis into mini campaign speeches, dominating the airwaves while his main rival sits quarantined in his basement. In a nation paralyzed by fear...