HEADLINES: • Mike Pompeo accuses China of delaying notification to W.H.O about coronavirus • Singapore confirms 1,037 new COVID-19 cases • China to donate $30 million to World Health Organization..
TMZ: U.S. Congress Begins Eerie House Session As Most Wear Masks.
Daily Mail: Trump ally Jim Jordan is rebuked for REFUSING to wear a mask as House votes on bailout package.
CNN: Starting Monday, wearing a face mask on public transportation and in stores will be mandatory in all 16 states in Germany.
New York Daily: Sen. Elizabeth Warren offers a moving tribute to her Air Force combat veteran brother who died of coronavirus in an Oklahoma hospital.
Bloomberg: Kuwait said it has started cutting oil output ahead of May 1, the date when suppliers worldwide plan to start slashing production to counter a devastating glut.
Forbes: Stanford and Princeton joined Harvard in announcing they would not take millions of dollars in stimulus money allocated to them by Congress.
ABC News: China pledges to donate $30 million in funding to the World Health Organization to support the agency's effort to fight the coronavirus pandemic, Chinese state-run media reports.
New York Post: UN chief says pandemic is fast becoming 'human rights crisis'.
CNN: New research suggests that some birds evolved over time to have smaller bodies and maintain the large brains of their ancestors. And the biggest evolutionary event happened after the dinosaurs went extinct.
Fox News: Trump says Thunderbirds, Blue Angels will do flyovers across country to honor medical workers..
CNBC: U.S. issues new guidance for small business loans to make it harder for public companies to get funds
Reuters Business: Toilet paper maker Essity reported a 67% jump in first-quarter operating profit as consumers stockpiled before the lockdown, but is uncertain about its future earnings..
Bloomberg: Indonesia is banning domestic air travel from April 24 through June 1 to limit the spread of coronavirus.
VOA: Japanese health officials say 48 crew members of an Italian cruise ship docked in the port city of Nagasaki have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, including 14 cases confirmed Thursday.
Reuters: Singapore confirms 1,037 new COVID-19 cases.
The Independent: Extended social distancing could see a million hospitality jobs put at risk, government warned.
ABC News: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accuses China of delaying notification to the World Health Organization about the coronavirus and blames the WHO for not enforcing its rules. But the UN agency has no enforcement ability, according to those same rules.
DW: After weeks of coronavirus restrictions, many European countries have slowly begun to ease lockdown measures.
Reuters: China is preparing to buy more than 30 million tonnes of crops for state stockpiles to help protect itself from supply chain disruptions due to the coronavirus pandemic and make good on pledges to buy more US crops, sources say..
World Health Organization: Tobacco lobbyists have tried to manipulate COVID-19 policymaking to get tobacco shops listed as 'essential' and offer free delivery of tobacco products to people in quarantine.
Smokers likely face more severe symptoms if infected, leading to hospitalizations and premature deaths.
Arab News: Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court has announced that Ramadan 2020 will start on Friday..