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Global COVID-19 cases pass 4 million

Global COVID-19 cases pass 4 million

The global COVID-19 total has topped 4 million cases, taking 12 days for the pandemic total to jump from 3 million to 4 million, WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said. The worldwide total stands at over 4,100,000, with …

Virus deaths in New York increase by 299

Virus deaths in New York increase by 299

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said Saturday that the number of new coronavirus deaths in the state remains “obnoxiously and terrifyingly high” even as the state begins to see a dip in new cases, The Hill …

NYC subway system to be cleaned every night

NYC subway system to be cleaned every night

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he is ordering New York City’s subway authority to develop a cleaning plan for all trains after reports that the subway system has deteriorated, with trains filled with homeless people and crime …

Over 300 Russians to fly back home from U.S.

Over 300 Russians to fly back home from U.S.

More than 300 Russians are expected to be evacuated by Aeroflot’s flight from New York to Moscow today, official spokesman for Russia’s consulate general in New York, Alexei Topolsky, who arrived at JFK International Airport, said. …

U.S. records highest coronavirus death toll in single day

U.S. records highest coronavirus death toll in single day

The U.S. recorded the most coronavirus deaths in a single day with more than 1,800 fatalities reported on Tuesday. It brings the total number of deaths in the country to nearly 13,000, according to data from Johns Hopkins …

Death toll in New York State reaches 3,565

Death toll in New York State reaches 3,565

The death toll in New York State reached 3,565 on Saturday, an increase of 630 from the previous day, The New York Times reports. With the coronavirus having claimed more than 3,560 lives in New York, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo warned …

New York City residents urged to wear face coverings in public

New York City residents urged to wear face coverings in public

New York City urged all residents to wear homemade masks when they go out in public to control the spread of the coronavirus, Mayor Bill de Blasio said. De Blasio stressed that New Yorkers should not seek out professional grade …

Trump considers quarantine of New York

Trump considers quarantine of New York

President Donald Trump said Saturday that he's considering a short-term quarantine of New York state, New Jersey, and parts of Connecticut, as cases of coronavirus continue to rise, CNN reports. "We're thinking …

Statue of Liberty closed in U.S. due to coronavirus outbreak

Statue of Liberty closed in U.S. due to coronavirus outbreak

Operations at the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island in New York were temporarily suspended in response to the coronavirus outbreak. A date to reopen has not yet been determined, according to the National Park …

Russian Kirill Firsov arrested in U.S.

Russian Kirill Firsov arrested in U.S.

U.S. authorities have arrested Russian national Kirill Firsov who ran a hacker "storefront" that took in at least $17 million by selling stolen personal data and other illegal products and services, according to court …

State of emergency declared in New York dew to coronavirus

State of emergency declared in New York dew to coronavirus

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo declared a state of emergency on Saturday as the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in New York rose to 76, The New York Times reports. The governor’s announcement came as concerns about the spread of …

Australia thanks firefighters with Times Square billboard

Australia thanks firefighters with Times Square billboard

An Australian firefighting service has used a 21m billboard in New York's Times Square to thank their local and American volunteers. Mammoth fires which ravaged New South Wales state were finally declared "contained" last …

Russian robot saving New York from coronavirus

Russian robot saving New York from coronavirus

The robot which can detect coronavirus rolled into Times Square in New York to help provide information about the new virus. Promobot was created by a Philadelphia-based startup run by a group of Russians. "We did a …

Demonstrations against war with Iran take place across U.S.

Demonstrations against war with Iran take place across U.S.

Demonstrations calling for 'no war with Iran' took place in 370 communities across the U.S. with protesters stepping out in the likes of Washington DC, Nevada, New York, Chicago, Atlanta and LA to do their part to deescalate tensions …

Trump explains why he changes permanent residence

Trump explains why he changes permanent residence

U.S. President Donald Trump said he will be making Florida his permanent residence instead of his Trump Tower apartment in New York City. "My family and I will be making Palm Beach, Florida, our Permanent …