The U.S. has continued to repatriate citizens amid travel restrictions from the coronavirus. On Wednesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said more than 50,000 American citizens have already been returned home from abroad.
U.K. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will be standing in for Johnson at Thursday’s government emergency response meeting as they try to pinpoint when to end its lockdown.
President Trump is weighing his options regarding a spike in the world production of oil. While speaking to reporters on Wednesday, he said U.S. oil producers have already cut production in response to the increased supply.
Vice President Mike Pence recently stated that the coronavirus is showing signs of stabilizing. While speaking Wednesday, he said the protocols in place are working.
The U.S. Department of Labor has encouraged essential workers subjected to unsafe conditions to submit whistleblower complaints. In a statement Wednesday, the department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) detailed “more than 20 whistleblower protection laws” to ensure proper working conditions for all Americans.
A new revised model has projected a vastly smaller number of coronavirus deaths in the U.S. than expected. According to a model by the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation, a peak death toll of about 60,000 is expected by August.
A Texas teen is facing terrorism charges for allegedly threatening to spread COVID-19. 18-year-old Lorraine Maradiaga was arrested near Dallas this week after police were alerted to videos she posted on Snapchat.
President Trump showed support for Jewish Americans this week by wishing them a happy Passover.
According to the World Trade Organization (WTO), international trade could drop as much as 32% this year due to the coronavirus outbreak. On Wednesday, WTO Chief Roberto Azevedo claimed virus lockdowns have created major shocks to both supply and demand worldwide.