Coronavirus: Trump backs away from New York quarantine

US President Donald Trump has said quarantining New York “will not be necessary”, after the state’s governor said doing so would be “preposterous”. Mr Trump said the latest decision was taken on the recommendation of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. The president had earlier said he might impose a quarantine on New York, and […]

Coronavirus: Australia bans ‘non-essential’ gatherings of over 100 people

Australia has banned “non-essential” gatherings of more than 100 people in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced sweeping new measures on Wednesday, including discouraging travel overseas. But he said schools, public transport and public squares would remain open, avoiding the kind of shutdown seen in some nations. Australia has recorded over […]