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US president Donald  Trump:  The number of deaths from coronavirus  exceeds 95,000. Photograph: Andrew Harrer

US president Donald Trump on Friday urged churches to open this weekend, setting up a potential battle with governors across the country who have main(...)

A member of the US secret service wears a surgical mask as  President Donald Trump arrives for a news conference on the  coronavirus in the White House on Monday. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

When the history is written of how the United States handled the global era’s first real pandemic, March 6th will leap out of the timeline. That was (...)

US president Donald Trump watches workers on the assembly line manufacturing protective masks for the Covid-19 outbreak  in Phoenix, Arizona. Photograph: Reuters/Tom Brenner

US president Donald Trump has reversed course on his decision to wind down the White House coronavirus task force, announcing that its work will conti(...)

US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr Anthony Fauci speaks under the eye of US president Donald Trump in April. Photograph: Leah Millis

The White House is considering disbanding its coronavirus task force, vice-president Mike Pence said on Tuesday, as the death toll from Covid-19 in th(...)

White House coronavirus response co-ordinator Dr Deborah Birx: ‘You need to continue to social distance. You need to continue to practice scrupulous handwashing.’ Photograph: Alex Brandon/AP

Dr Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus task force co-ordinator, said scenes of anti-lockdown protesters gathering without masks were “devastatin(...)

President Donald Trump has indicated that he may no longer attend the coronavirus briefings that have been taking place in the White House each day since the crisis hit. Photograph: AP Photo/Alex Brandon

Several states across America will begin reopening this week, despite widespread concerns about the lack of testing needed to identify cases of corona(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus at the White House on Thursday. Photograph: AP

US president Donald Trump has claimed he was being sarcastic and testing the media when he raised the idea that injecting disinfectant or irradiating (...)

Protesters in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Hundreds of people, including politicians, demonstrated against lockdown measures. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

Governors pushed back against assertions by president Donald Trump that the US has sufficient testing capacity in place to begin easing coronavirus r(...)

President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus pandemic in the Rose Garden of the White House on Wednesday.  Photograph: Alex Brandon/AP

Donald Trump says he will announce guidelines to reopen the economy on Thursday, with the US president claiming the country has passed the peak of new(...)

A homeless man  crosses the almost deserted Times Square  in New York City on Monday. Photograph:  Johannes Eisele/AFP

New York’s governor Andrew Cuomo has said that the “worst is over” in New York if current measures to combat coronavirus continue, as the number of ho(...)

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