Novel coronavirus

Our latest reporting on the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr 06

Faint glimmers of hope as virus deaths appear to be holding

The steep rise in coronavirus deaths in New York appears to leveling off in a faint glimmer of hope in the nation's epicenter,the governor said Monday, warning residents they must continue to adhere to social distancing and lockdown measures that…

Apr 06

Wisconsin governor orders delay of Tuesday election to June

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Monday issued an executive order to delay the state's presidential primary for two months because of the coronavirus pandemic, a move that will almost certainly prompt a court challenge and inject new uncertainty about whether…

Apr 06

Governors plead for food stamp flexibility amid pandemic

State governments and food security activists across the country are imploring the U.S. Department of Agriculture to make the food stamp program more flexible and easier to access at a time when so many people are losing their jobs and…

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