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‘Shrugging off the pessimism’: Stocks rally on early signs that lockdowns are working against coronavirus

Italy suffered its fewest deaths from the disease in two weeks on Sunday, while casualties in France and Spain fell to multi-day lows.
An Italian sews masks in her home for friends and neighbors.

12 ways Italians are keeping spirits high during the coronavirus pandemic

From singing on balconies to virtual family dinners, Italians have creative ways to stay unified during the coronavirus pandemic.
The author's Kolkata neighborhood.

I’m one of the 1.3 billion people on lockdown in India, where shoppers are panic-buying, police patrol the streets, and chalk is used to mark so...

Somdyuti Datta Ray is a freelance journalist living in Kolkata. Her town is eerily quiet, and grocers have shut down or raised prices amid the crisis.
Italian Carabinieri pose in front of St. Peter's Basilica as a Carabinieri helicopter flies overhead, in Rome November 12, 2014.

‘A taste of things to come’: Italian services activity plunges to 11-year low as national lockdown weighs

The survey results indicate an "extremely challenging time for the Italian economy."
People maintain social distance as they shop during the tenth day of the lockdown imposed by the government in Kathmandu, Nepal April 2, 2020.

Fascinating Google data from 131 countries shows where people go amid lockdowns — with park and grocery visits plummeting as much as 90%

In many countries visits to recreational and retail locations, grocery shops, transit stations, and workplaces has plummeted.
People enjoy the sun at an outdoor restaurant, despite the continuing spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Stockholm

Sweden had resisted mandatory social distancing measures. That changed on Wednesday.

Sweden has had some of the least strict social distancing guidelines in Europe. The country released new rules Wednesday, but they're still loose.
A usually busy Main Street in Livingston , Montana after Governor Steve Bullock order the closing of restaurants, bars, and theaters on March 20,2020 in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

About 90% of Americans have been ordered to stay at home. This map shows which cities and states are under lockdown.

Thirty-eight states are under stay-at-home orders designed to keep people apart. Even more have closed nonessential businesses.
FDA Commissioner-designate Scott Gottlieb testifies during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on April 5, 2017 at on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

A former Trump health official says life won’t return to normal by the summer, warning camps and concerts will be cancelled even as coronavirus ...

Some restrictions will likely loosen up by June, but high-density environments like college campuses could still be subject to lockdowns.
President Donald Trump at a daily briefing on the coronavirus in the White House on March 31, 2020.

2 charts lay bare how the US coronavirus outbreak is growing far faster than anywhere else in the world, as it does less to stop it

The US has the most coronavirus infections in the world, but is still taking a delayed and piecemeal approach to lockdown.
A chart showing the UK's trajectory on new coronavirus deaths over seven day rolling periods, compared to other affected countries.

The UK recorded its 2 worst days in a row for the coronavirus, and now the country ‘is on a much worse trajectory for deaths than China’

A sharp spike of 944 deaths in 48 hours has put the UK on a worrying trajectory for deaths from the novel coronavirus.