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Iowa governor, after possible coronavirus exposure at White House, to partially self-quarantine

12 May 2020

WASHINGTON Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds said on Monday she would follow a modified self-quarantine plan in case she was exposed to the deadly coronavirus during a visit to the White House last Wednesday or meetings in Iowa with Vice President Mike Pence on Friday.

REFILE-UPDATE 1-Iowa governor, after possible coronavirus exposure at White House, to partially self-quarantine

12 May 2020

WASHINGTON, May 11 Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds said on Monday she would follow a modified self-quarantine plan in case she was exposed to the deadly coronavirus during a visit to the White House last Wednesday or meetings in Iowa with Vice President Mike Pence on Friday.

Trump says U.S. sending ventilators, coronavirus help to Latin America, Asia

25 Apr 2020

WASHINGTON/TEGUCIGALPA The United States will send ventilators to three countries in Latin America - Ecuador, El Salvador and Honduras - as well as to Indonesia, President Donald Trump said on Friday, as the coronavirus pandemic has devastated countries around the world.

More U.S. companies return payroll loans after new Treasury guidance

24 Apr 2020

WASHINGTON/BOSTON U.S. companies on Thursday began refusing government loans they were just awarded, after the Treasury Department said that publicly traded firms would have a hard time proving they really needed the coronavirus relief funds.

U.S. coronavirus outbreak could peak this week, CDC director says

13 Apr 2020

WASHINGTON, April 13 The coronavirus outbreak could reach its peak in the United States this week, a top U.S. health official said on Monday, pointing to signs of stabilization across the country.

Trump removes top coronavirus watchdog, widens attack on inspectors general

08 Apr 2020

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump removed the inspector general (IG) who was to oversee the government's $2.3 trillion coronavirus response, a spokeswoman for the official's office said on Tuesday, fueling concerns in Congress about oversight of the relief package. | Video

U.S. unemployment to shoot up while GDP declines in second quarter: congressional estimators

03 Apr 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. unemployment rate will shoot past 10% in the second quarter and the growth rate of gross domestic product will decline by more than 7% as the coronavirus crisis grips the U.S. economy, according to projections released by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on Thursday.

U.S. can avoid lockdowns if coronavirus returns: Fauci

27 Mar 2020

WASHINGTON The United States will likely see another cycle of the coronavirus sometime after the current outbreak has ended, but entire cities will not be need to be closed down again because of what is being learned now, the government's top infectious diseases expert said on Thursday.

U.S. can avoid lockdowns if coronavirus returns - Fauci

27 Mar 2020

WASHINGTON The United States will likely see another cycle of the coronavirus sometime after the current outbreak has ended, but entire cities will not be need to be closed down again because of what is being learned now, the government's top infectious diseases expert said on Thursday.

U.S. Treasury chief sees short-term economic hit from coronavirus

13 Mar 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Friday said he expected the U.S. economic hit from the coronavirus outbreak to be short-term, and that the Trump administration was keeping its options open for any other future steps that may be needed.

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U.S. coronavirus deaths top 100,000 as country reopens

The novel coronavirus has killed more than 100,000 people in the United States, according to a Reuters tally on Wednesday, even as the slowdown in deaths encouraged businesses to reopen and Americans to emerge from more than two months of lockdowns.