HEADLINES • US oil prices close with 25% surge to $25.32 per barrel • Russia sends tons of medical supplies to US • 500 people under quarantine in North Korea • Belgium virus death toll tops 1,000..
SkyNews: A US aircraft carrier captain has been sacked after sending a scathing letter that was leaked to the public asking Navy leadership for stronger measures to control a coronavirus
NK NEWS: 500 people remain under quarantine in North Korea, state media says
CNN: President Trump's claim that scarves can work better than masks is not supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's guidance to health care workers.
Bloomberg: Japan's government fears the country is on the "brink of the brink" of an explosive coronavirus surge
Coronavirus - Most Americans must wait weeks or months for stimulus checks
Russia sends 60 TONS of medical supplies to the US after Putin offers to assist during call with Trump
New York Daily: Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said he only just learned coronavirus can be transmitted by people before they see symptoms. Health experts have been warning that was the case for more than a month.
US oil prices closed with a surge of 25% to $25.32 a barrel as President Trump suggested potential production cuts and Saudi Arabia called for an "urgent" meeting between OPEC, Russia and other unnamed nations to restore "balance" to the oil market
CGTN America: The U.S. state of Florida will allow COVID-19 stricken passengers from two cruise ships the green light to disembark. 2 people died from COVID-19 on the cruise, which was denied entry at several South American ports before sailing to Florida- AP reports
Globalnews.ca: One in 66 Canadian children has autism, but no two experiences of the condition are the same which makes it difficult to create adequate care programs for all.
New York Daily:
Tekashi69 is out of prison. A judge ordered his early release from a two-year sentence because his asthma makes him particularly vulnerable to coronavirus
Donald J. Trump: “Just spoke to my friend MBS (Crown Prince) of Saudi Arabia, who spoke with President Putin of Russia, & I expect & hope that they will be cutting back approximately 10 Million Barrels, and maybe substantially more which, if it happens, will be GREAT for the oil & gas industry!”
Coronavirus has forced the world’s polio-eradication experts to suspend mass vaccination efforts.
Al Arabiya: Iran's Speaker of Parliament Ali Larijani tests positive for coronavirus, official IRNA news agency reports.
The Nation: Air France airlifts 399 nationals out of Nigeria
Malay Mail: Philippines reports 11 new coronavirus deaths, 322 more infections
The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Singapore has reached 1,000
Washington Post: U.S. coronavirus deaths surge past 4,600 as officials start to compare struggle with Italy’s outbreak..
DailyMail US: New Yorkers aged 18 to 44 account for over 40% of the city's confirmed coronavirus cases
Bank of America has agreed to allow 50,000 mortgage customers to defer payments for 3 months.
SkyNews: An NHS critical care nurse who is on the frontline fighting against COVID19 in London has said it feels like working "in a war zone"
Belgium virus death toll tops 1,000: official
TIME: New York rushed to bring in an army of medical volunteers as the statewide death toll from the coronavirus doubled in 72 hours to more than 1,900
Global Times: To bring Chinese students home from UK, a chartered flight sent by Chinese government took off at 9:30 am Apr 2.
Chinese financial regulator warned of virtual currency investment risk and fake information from illegal foreign-based trading platforms.
CBSNews: Adam Schlesinger, Fountains of Wayne co-founder, has died from coronavirus at age 52
Bloomberg: Moody’s slashes the outlook for the Indian banking system to negative from stable
Reuters: UK house prices grew in March, market now grinding to halt - Nationwide
Junior doctor left unable to treat coronavirus patients after thugs smash up his car
Donald Trump sends Navy ships to crack down on drug traffickers
SkyNews: Seven tech industry bodies are calling on the government to provide £300m to keep start-ups going during the coronavirus crisis..