Donald Trump addresses the Nation about the widening novel coronavirus crisis in Washington. File/AFP
US President Donald Trump ordered thousands of emergency hospital beds set up at American coronavirus hotspots but a trillion-dollar economic rescue package crashed, as pandemic deaths soared across the globe.
A deadly prison riot in Columbia triggered by concerns over the virus highlighted the deepening sense of panic around the world as unprecedented government containment efforts have failed.
The death toll from the virus has surged to more than 14,400, according to an AFP tally, with Europe the epicentre but the situation worsening from Pacific islands to Africa and the United States.
"We're at war, in a true sense we're at war," Trump said on Sunday as he ordered emergency medical stations with 4,000 beds to be deployed to California and other worst-hit areas.
More than a third of Americans are under various forms of lockdown, including in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, but the number of infections in the United States has continued to climb.
Highlighting the desperation inside the world's biggest economy, the mayor of New York said his city was just 10 days away from running out of ventilators.
And a trillion-dollar Senate proposal to revive the US economy crashed Sunday after receiving zero support from Democrats, further traumatising investors who are watching stock markets implode worldwide.
With limited testing available, US officials have recorded nearly 3,000 cases. Globally more than 162,000 are infected and over 6,000 have died.
With the disease tearing around the globe and three billion people locked down, countries are desperate to find ways to stop its terrifying spread and deal with a shock that could surpass the Great Depression.
The 16,050,223 cases include 645,184 fatalities with the United States the worst hit country, registering 4,178,021 infections and 146,460 dead.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex spent an hour at the school, with Meghan reading her children’s book 'The Bench' to a group of second-grade students. Footage from the filmed visit was included in their 2022 Netflix docuseries 'Harry and Meghan.'
Sheikh Khaled Bin Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, has attended a group wedding reception, which was held at the Erth Hotel in Abu Dhabi.
The decree stipulated that the name of the Sharjah Department of Suburbs and Villages Affairs (SDSVA) shall become “Department of Suburbs Affairs in the Emirate of Sharjah.”
Carlson explained in an interview with the Swiss magazine “Die Weltwoche,” “I think at the present time that the wisest and most interesting president is the President of the UAE, Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed… I respect him very much.”