HEADLINES: • COVID-19 outbreak may have started in September - British scientists • 66 cases confirmed on flight SU208 which flew from Moscow to Shanghai • Germany declares virus is 'under control'..
SkyNews: New York governor Andrew Cuomo has called for a "coordinated approach" between the federal and state government on coronavirus testing in the US, describing the current situation as "mayhem."
New York Daily: Sam Clayton Jr., a member of the 1988 Jamaican bobsled team that inspired the movie “Cool Runnings,” has died from coronavirus at 58.
Clayton, also a lover of reggae music who worked with artists all over the world, died March 31 in Kingston, Jamaica.
Al Jazeera: Turkey coronavirus cases rise by 4,353 to 78,546, total deaths 1,769.
Malay Mail: Flower emoji replaces bouquet as Russian couple wed over live stream.
The Independent: Trump administration scraps mercury emissions rule as rollback of Obama-era regulations continues.
ANI India: 67 new positive cases reported in Delhi today; the total number of positive cases now stand at 1707: Delhi Health Government.
Donald J. Trump: “ Why did the W.H.O. Ignore an email from Taiwanese health officials in late December alerting them to the possibility that CoronaVirus could be transmitted between humans? Why did the W.H.O. make several claims about the CoronaVirus that ere either inaccurate or misleading in January and February, as the Virus spread globally? Why did the W.H.O. wait as long as it did to take decisive action? Lanhee Chen, Hoover Institution Fellow - Fox News. ”
New York Daily: A Washington mother who delivered her new baby while in a medically induced coma due to coronavirus has finally been able to hold her days-old daughter after testing negative for the illness wreaking havoc worldwide.
Reuters: Iran on Friday paraded disinfection vehicles, mobile hospitals and other medical equipment to mark its national Army Day as the country's death toll from the coronavirus outbreak rose by 89 to 4,958.
Economic Times: Coronavirus in India - Ratio between cured and deaths at 80:20, says Health Ministry.
BBC: The head of the IMF says predictions of huge economic declines may be understatements.
NBC News: Markets - Stocks surged after a report said a Gilead Sciences drug showed some effectiveness in treating the coronavirus, giving investors some hope there could be a treatment solution that helps the country reopen.
Reuters: Singapore's health ministry confirmed 728 new coronavirus infections on Thursday, taking the tally to 4,427 in the city-state.
CNN: Captain Tom Moore, a 99-year-old British war veteran, completed 100 laps of his garden -- raising more than $22.4 million to support the UK's National Health Service in the process..
Donald J. Trump: “ Governor Cuomo should spend more time 'doing' and less time 'complaining'. Get out there and get the job done. Stop talking! We built you thousands of hospital beds that you didn’t need or use, gave large numbers of Ventilators that you should have had, and helped you with testing that you should be doing. We have given New York far more money, help and equipment than any other state, by far, & these great men & women who did the job never hear you say thanks. Your numbers are not good. Less talk and more action! ”
CBS News: New York Gov. Cuomo responds to President Trump's tweet criticizing his Friday press briefing: “First of all, if he's sitting home watching TV, maybe he should get up and go to work" .
Daily Mail: Germany declares coronavirus is 'under control' despite highest number of new coronavirus cases for six days.
AFP: China denies it covered up the extent of its coronavirus outbreak, as it responds to growing questions from Western powers led by the United States.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration: FDA issued an alert for patients and health care professionals to Amneal Pharmaceutical’s voluntary recall of nizatidine oral solution (15 mg/mL) because it may contain unacceptable levels of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA).
People's Daily China: More than 2,600 people have been sent to put out a forest fire that started on Tuesday and has spread over more than 7 square km in Nyingchi, SW China's Tibet Autonomous Region.
TIME: U.S. officials have expressed frustration with bureaucratic and other hurdles that American companies are facing in trying to export goods made in their Chinese plants.
Premium Times: Coronavirus - Report warns over 300,000 Africans may die if action is delayed
Reuters: Myanmar to free almost 25,000 prisoners in New Year amnesty.
ABC News: Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan delivered free meals to Los Angeles residents on Easter Sunday. The Sussexes spent Easter morning volunteering with Project Angel Food, then did another shift on Wednesday.
Global Times: By Thursday, 66 COVID-19 cases had been confirmed on flight SU208 which flew from Moscow to Shanghai on Apr 10 carrying 170 passengers. Patients are being treated in a Shanghai hospital and are in stable conditions: Shanghai health authority.
SCMP News: Coronavirus outbreak may have started in September, say British scientists..