WASHINGTON — Democrats in the U.S. Senate on Sunday were voting to block a coronavirus response bill as they pushed for more funding to help hospitals and others hurt by the outbreak. Read More
Rare earths producer Lynas Corp said on Monday it closed its processing plant in Malaysia temporarily after the government introduced strict measures to curtail the spread of the coronavirus. Read More
Amazon.com will stop shipping non-essential products to consumers in Italy and France, the company said on Saturday, representing an escalation in the e-commerce giant’s response in regions hard hit by the coronavirus outbreak. Read More
SAN JOSE — Costa Rica’s congress on Saturday gave its first approval to a $500 million line of credit with the Development Bank of Latin America to combat the coronavirus crisis, President Carlos Alvarado Quesada said on Twitter. Read More
Goldman Sachs Group Inc poured more than $1 billion into two of its prime money-market portfolios this week due to heavy investor withdrawals, according to a filing with the U.S. securities regulator. Read More
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first rapid coronavirus diagnostic test, with a detection time of about 45 minutes, the test’s developer, California-based molecular diagnostics company Cepheid, said on Saturday. Read More
Amazon.com will stop shipping non-essential products to consumers in Italy and France, according to an announcement the company published in Chinese on the WeChat social media platform on Saturday. Read More
A Barrie man infected with COVID-19 may be the first death related to the respiratory illness in Ontario, officials say.
Ontario public health officials reported eight new cases of COVID-19 infection Tuesday morning, while local officials have independently reported at least four more cases not included in the provincial tally.
Premier Doug Ford has declared a provincial state of emergency amid a worsening COVID-19 outbreak that has already led to dramatics restrictions on public life.