U.S. to witness toughest next two weeks due to rising coronavirus cases

Data suggests Spain could be moving off from its peak of daily number of confirmed cases

Goodell had acknowledged there would have to be significant changes and told teams to prepare to conduct the draft outside team facilities and with a limited number of people. "Whenever we're ready", he said.

But he insisted on Saturday: "We have to vanquish the virus as quickly as we can..."

The president said that as the number of deaths peak, "I really believe we probably have never seen anything like these kind of numbers, maybe during the war - a world war". "There [will] be a lot of death, unfortunately".

At the same time, the president stressed the USA can not remain shut down forever.

Trump predicted that the coming week would be one of the "toughest" weeks the country could face due to the spreading disease.

On several occasions, he repeated what has become a mantra of late: "The cure can not be worse than the problem itself". WWE's signature annual event WrestleMania will air this weekend.

Globally, more than 60,000 people have died and more than 1.1 million have been infected, Johns Hopkins University in the USA says. "The two leaders also touched upon the significance of practices such as Yoga and Ayurveda (traditional Indian herbal medicine practice) for ensuring physical and mental well-being in these hard times", the statement said. The Coronavirus is ravaging the country and almost 90 percent of all people are on a lockdown.

"I'm not anticipating that happening in this state", Newsom said of NFL football being playing in September by his state's teams, the San Franisco 49ers, Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers.

The daily rise in new infections across Italy has also slowed.

It reported 681 new deaths on Saturday, down from a peak of nearly 1,000 just over a week ago.

It brings the total death toll in the U.S. to 8,452.

He also said widespread testing would have to be available before the NFL could contemplate reopening, and that it's too early to say how the league would deal with large groups of fans until a vaccine is widely available.

Responding to a question about accusations that the USA had committed an act of "modern piracy" by redirecting 200,000 Germany-bound masks for its own use, the president said: "There has been no act of piracy, it's the opposite". One has to be very cautious here, one has to be careful not to overpromise. Gov. Andrew Cuomo sounded his most dire warning yet about the coronavirus pandemic Tuesday, saying the infection rate in NY is accelerating and the state could be as close as two weeks away from a crisis that sees 40,000 people in intensive care.

Kuwait has recorded its first death, and a 79-year-old woman has become the first person to die of coronavirus in Georgia.

"Anyone who's not already in this fight, we need you", Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

The state has counted 113,074 confirmed cases, 63,036 of them in New York City.

There are more than 311,000 confirmed cases of Coronavirus now.

The president also continued to tout hydroxychloroquine, a drug long used to treat malaria, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, after very small preliminary studies suggested it might help prevent the coronavirus from entering cells and possibly help patients clear the virus sooner.

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