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Passengers Reckon With U.S. Coast Guard Guidance That Could Leave Virus-Stricken Cruise Ships At Sea ‘Indefinitely’

When Rick and Wendy de Pinho left Buenos Aires on March 7 onboard the Holland America Line cruise ship MS Zaandam, things felt “perfectly normal.” The New Jersey couple were concerned about the spread of coronavirus, they tell TIME, but… Continue Reading →

As the coronavirus spreads in Ecuador, bodies are being left on streets

The corpses have been overwhelming Guayaquil, a port city of 2.8 million at the epicenter of the coronavirus crisis in Ecuador. Over the last few days, several were wrapped in plastic and left on the streets. Others have lain unclaimed… Continue Reading →

Coronavirus: Air India pilots 'at risk of infection' on rescue flights

India’s national carrier Air India has been praised for flying a number of flights to rescue Indians stranded in coronavirus-affected countries. Now, a group of pilots have alleged their safety was compromised – a charge the airline denies. Air India’s… Continue Reading →

Coronavirus: Fighting al-Shabab propaganda in Somalia

The jihadist group al-Shabab seeks to overthrow Somalia’s central government Muslim clerics in conflict-hit Somalia are moving to the front-line of the battle against coronavirus in a bid to counter the propaganda of militant Islamists, writes BBC Somalia analyst Mary… Continue Reading →

Coronavirus: Fighting al-Shabab propaganda in Somalia

Muslim clerics in conflict-hit Somalia are moving to the front-line of the battle against coronavirus in a bid to counter the propaganda of militant Islamists, writes BBC Somalia analyst Mary Harper. The al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group has warned Muslims to beware… Continue Reading →

This city has lived and died through war and Ebola. Now comes coronavirus

In 1994, when Cacuru Emmanuel was 12, 850,000 people fleeing neighboring Rwanda poured into his hometown of Goma. Eight years later, the Nyiragongo volcano spat out a 1 ½-mile-wide river of lava that destroyed his house and 40% of the… Continue Reading →

Netanyahu reportedly mistook a Hallmark series clip for proof of an Iranian coronavirus coverup

Business Bloomberg A Smart Plan to End the U.S. Lockdown Arrives Just in Time (Bloomberg Opinion) — The U.S. is finally starting to take a sensible and proactive approach toward the Covid-19 pandemic. After a disastrous initial failure, coronavirus testing… Continue Reading →

Can pets get the coronavirus?

With Californians under order to shelter at home and leave only for necessities, we’re spending more time than ever with our pets. Wet puppy noses and sandpaper cat kisses may be a balm for our souls during this time of… Continue Reading →

China is bracing for a second wave of coronavirus

Business Bloomberg A Smart Plan to End the U.S. Lockdown Arrives Just in Time (Bloomberg Opinion) — The U.S. is finally starting to take a sensible and proactive approach toward the Covid-19 pandemic. After a disastrous initial failure, coronavirus testing… Continue Reading →

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ March 31 The Japan News on countries working together to combat the new coronavirus pandemic: There are limits to what any one country can do when it comes to… Continue Reading →

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