Health experts observe when life will return to normal

This photo taken on March 23, 2020 shows employees eating during a lunch break in a Dongfeng Honda car plant in Wuhan, in the Chinese province of Hubei. STR | AFP | China Rapid spread coronavirus has prompted many countries around the world to shut down effectively to contain the epidemic. The draconian measures have […]

Global coronavirus cases cross 350,000, the death toll exceeds 15,000

Confirmed rapidly spreading coronavirus infections exceeded 350,000 worldwide Monday and global deaths increased by over 15,000, while COVID-19 spreads to Europe and North America. COVID-19 has now infected over 350,536 people, according to Johns Hopkins University, and killed at least 15,328 people. More than 100,000 people from that count recovered, according to Hopkins. Global cases […]

The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating as cases eclipse 350,000, says WHO

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), makes a gesture during a daily press briefing on the COVID-19 virus at the WHO headquarters on 2 March 2020 in Geneva. Fabrice Coffrini | AFP | Getty Images The coronavirus pandemic that has spread to nearly every country in the world is accelerating, […]

Singapore will ban short-term visitors from reducing imported coronavirus cases

Passengers wearing face masks, amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, pass through the arrival area at Singapore’s Changi International Airport on March 16, 2020. Roslan Rahman | AFP | Getty Images Singapore will ban entry and transit for all short-term visitors starting at 11.59pm Monday, the Ministry of Health said in a […]

Apple has updated Siri to help people asking if they have coronavirus

It appears that Siri has been updated to help users asking if they have COVID-19. Kevin Stankiewicz IPhone users who are wondering if they have COVID-19 can now turn to Siri. Apple has updated its voice assistant to provide users with a step-by-step questionnaire if they ask for variations of “Hey Siri, do I have […]

Short stop in New York, at Philly airports

This is the 24-hour CNBC blog covering all the latest news on the coronavirus epidemic. All times below are in Eastern time. This live blog will be updated throughout the day as the news stops. Global cases: over 298,000 Global deaths: at least 12,755 U.S. cases: at least 23,480 Deaths in the United States: at […]

Singapore reports its first two deaths

South Korean soldiers wearing protective gear spray the coronavirus antiseptic solution (COVID-19) in Gangnam district on March 6, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. Chung Sung-Jun | Getty Images This is a live blog. Check back for updates. Global cases: at least 234,073, according to the latest data from the World Health Organization Global deaths: at […]

Hospitals are still planning elective surgery during the coronavirus crisis

Kidney transplant surgery. BSIP | Universal group of images Getty Images Many US hospitals are canceling or downsizing optional non-essential surgeries to make room for patients with coronavirus COVID-19 and ensure that sufficient ICU beds are available. Some states like Ohio are even moving to ban elective procedures altogether in the coming weeks. New York […]

Google IO 2020 canceled, will not be hosted online

Sundar Pichai, Google CEO David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Google’s big annual I / O developer conference is now completely canceled, Google said on Friday. On March 3, the company moved the event in person to an exclusively online affair over growing concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. But now […]