HEADLINES: • Democrats want Trump to stop building border wall during COVID-19 • Global cases near 2 million; Social distancing may be necessary into 2022 • Barack Obama formally endorsed Joe Biden..
Reuters: Finance officials from the Group of 20 major economies agreed to suspend debt payments for the world’s poorest countries
New York Daily: MTA officials requested an additional $3.9B in federal aid as the coronavirus pandemic continues to crater the agency’s finances.
New York Post: Democrats want Trump to stop building border wall during coronavirus
Reuters: UK to keep some social distancing until vaccine available: epidemiologist reuters
CNN: A machine that gives out free rice -- it sounds too good to be true. But these "rice ATMs" have been set up around Vietnam to help those who need it most during the coronavirus pandemic.
Global Times: US politicizing pandemic, labeling virus and stigmatizing China reflects unilateralism and Cold War mentality, deeply ingrained arrogance and double standards, and the leaders to shirk responsibility, Chinese Ambassador to Russia Zhang Hanhui said on Mon in a bylined article
Quartz: Ethiopian workers are being expelled from Saudi Arabia and UAE on coronavirus suspicions
Fox News: Former President Barack Obama on Tuesday formally endorsed Joe Biden – his vice president and running mate through two terms and presidential campaigns – in the looming race against President Trump, stepping off the sidelines after withholding support for any candidate for months.
CNN: The Internal Revenue Service has started sending out stimulus checks.
Fox News: Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday that the U.S. does not have the testing and tracing procedures necessary to safely begin reopening the economy amid the coronavirus crisis, while warning that the White House’s May 1 target may be a “bit” too optimistic.
MSNBC: President Macron admits France was unprepared for the coronavirus pandemic.
Al Arabiya: Kuwait reports 50 new cases of the coronavirus, raising the total number of cases in the country to 1,405.
SkyNews: Bill Gates says Donald Trump's decision to stop US funding of the World Health Organisation during the COVID-19 pandemic is as "dangerous as it sounds"
CBS News: Coronavirus updates: Trump says states will decide when to reopen
Fox News: According to a new study by researchers at Harvard University, social distancing may be needed on and off until 2022.
Al Arabiya: British Finance Minister Rishi Sunak warns during a daily briefing of tough times ahead as government “can’t protect every business and every household” during the coronavirus pandemic.
Bloomberg: Iran will sell around 10% of holdings in one of its largest state-managed investment companies on the Tehran Stock Exchange to raise money for efforts to contain the coronavirus
ABC News: Global cases near 2 million; Social distancing may be necessary into 2022.
MSNBC: President Trump threatened Wednesday to adjourn Congress so he can unilaterally install nominees to federal positions that he said are pertinent to the coronavirus crisis.
CNN: Connie Titchen, a 106-year-old great grandmother, may be the oldest person in the United Kingdom to beat coronavirus. Three weeks after testing positive for Covid-19, she was discharged from Birmingham City Hospital in the UK. "I can't wait to see my family," she said.
New York Daily: Medical examiner in Thailand is the first person to die from coronavirus after contracting the disease from a corpse, researchers believe.
The mysterious case is also the first known transmission from a dead body to a forensic worker.
Reuters Tech: Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency gets revamp in response to backlash
NBC 7 San Diego: Border Bust: U.S. Border Patrol agents find nearly $100K worth of meth stashed inside woman's car at I-8 Pine Valley checkpoint.
USA TODAY Money: Facebook combats coronavirus misinformation with resources and real-time updates from public health authorities on COVID-19 at the top of news feeds.
New York Post: Tax preparer glitches reportedly delay millions of coronavirus stimulus checks..