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Coronavirus Updates

FDA approves coronavirus test that gives positive results in 5 minutes
The Media Line Staff
10:40 | 03/29/2020
The US Food and Drug Administration granted Emergency Use Authorization to a COVID-19 test that delivers positive results in five minutes and negative results in 13 minutes.
CDC issues travel advisory for New York, New Jersey, Connecticut
The Media Line Staff
10:39 | 03/29/2020

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a travel advisory Saturday night for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Residents of the tri-state area are being asked to “refrain from nonessential domestic travel for 14 days effective immediately,” the CDC said on its website.

Italy passes 10,000 coronavirus fatalities
The Media Line Staff
10:36 | 03/29/2020
The number of Italians killed by coronavirus passed 10,000 on Saturday. Italy now has the highest death toll in the world from COVID-19 at 10,023. The global death toll from the coronavirus now stands at 30,864.
Spanish princess is first royal to die from coronavirus 
The Media Line Staff
15:38 | 03/28/2020
Coronavirus has claimed the life of the first member of a royal family around the world. Spain’s Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Parma, 86, died in Paris on Thursday, her brother said.
Coronavirus cases pass 1,000 in Russia
The Media Line Staff
12:08 | 03/27/2020
Russia reported 196 new coronavirus cases, which is the country’s biggest day-to-day increase so far. There are now 1,036 confirmed cases in Russia.
Israel: 500 troops to assist police in enforcing coronavirus measures
The Media Line Staff
12:07 | 03/27/2020
The IDF is preparing to deploy some 500 troops to assist the Israeli police in enforcing coronavirus restrictions starting March 29.
10th Israeli dies from coronavirus 
The Media Line Staff
12:07 | 03/27/2020
Two more Israelis died from coronavirus overnight, bringing the death toll to 10. As of Friday morning, Israel had 3,035 people diagnosed with COVID-19 with 49 in serious condition.
Hungary announces new movement restrictions 
The Media Line Staff
12:06 | 03/27/2020
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced new coronavirus restrictions Friday that limit leaving home only for going to work and essential purposes. The measure will initially be for two weeks.
Argentina declares 6-month rent freeze
The Media Line Staff
12:05 | 03/27/2020
Argentina has declared a six-month rent freeze to help families hurt financially by the nation’s lockdown that was announced last Friday.
Study: Coronavirus could claim 1.8 million lives this year
The Media Line Staff
12:04 | 03/27/2020
The coronavirus pandemic could kill 1.8 million people this year even with drastic measures implemented to stop it, according to a study from Britain’s Imperial College published Thursday.
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