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US president Donald Trump removes his protective face mask on the Truman Balcony of the White House in Washington on Monday night. Photographer: Ken Cedeno/Polaris/Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump has urged the American people not to be “afraid” of coronavirus as he delivered a video message following his return to the (...)

NearForm’s apps use Bluetooth technology to alert users if they have recently been near someone who later tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Photograph: iStock

Waterford-based NearForm has launched a Covid contact-tracing app in New York and New Jersey as the two US states grapple with rising numbers of Covid(...)

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump during an Independence Day celebration outside the White House in Washington. Photograph: Cheriss May/The New York Times

Donald Trump celebrated America’s Independence Day weekend by stoking divisions over a perceived culture war and dismissing the two most immediate thr(...)

A man wearing a facemask and face shield walks in a downtown park in California. Photograph:  Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty

More than two months after the United States recorded its worst day of new infections since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the nation reached (...)

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(...)

US vice-president Mike Pence visits a General Motors factory making ventilators in Kokomo, Indiana on Thursday. Photograph: Chris Bergin/Reuters

The devastating impact of coronavirus on the US economy was laid bare by new figures on Thursday which showed that 30 million people have filed for un(...)

The contraction marked the biggest quarterly decline since the financial crisis a decade ago. Photograph:  David Becker / AFP

The US economy shrank by 4.8 per cent in the first quarter, with experts warning that worse is to come as the coronavirus pandemic brings the world’s (...)

Huntington Beach, California on April 25th, 2020. Photograph: Apu Gomes/AFP via Getty Images

Many Americans flocked to beaches on Saturday as one Florida county expanded access and California experienced a heatwave, even as new coronavirus cas(...)

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(...)

Paddy Power Betfair’s existing New Jersey interests include   a partnership with a local casino and a horserace betting exchange. Photograph: PA Wire

New Jersey is close to legalising sports betting in a move likely to benefit Irish gambling giant, Paddy Power Betfair, which already has a deal to p(...)