The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Thursday March 26)

March 26, 2020

Here are some of today’s top stories.

Live updates: Coronavirus cuts Australia off from the world as overseas travel banned – CNN

By Helen Regan, Joshua Berlinger and Adam Renton, CNN Updated 2:01 a.m. ET, March 25, 2020 Nearly 15,000 of the 52,976 coronavirus patients in the United States are in the greater New York City metro area, the country’s largest population center.

Prince Charles tests positive for novel coronavirus

Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth II’s son and the heir to the British throne, has tested positive for coronavirus and is now self-isolating in Scotland.

Here’s why the coronavirus may be killing more men than women. The US should take note

Smoking, drinking, general poor health: Researchers say these are some of the factors that could explain why more men seem to be dying from coronavirus than women.

White House, Senate reach historic $2 trillion stimulus deal amid growing coronavirus fears

The White House and Senate leaders struck a major deal early Wednesday morning over a $2-trillion package to provide a jolt to an economy struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic, capping days of marathon negotiations that produced one of the most expensive and far-reaching measures in the history of Congress.

Flipkart shuts down and Amazon limits orders for 1.3 billion Indians under lockdown

India’s biggest online retailers have sharply reduced their service after the government ordered a three-week lockdown on residents across the country in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

NBA player Karl-Anthony Towns says his mother is in a coma and urges people to take Covid-19 seriously

Minnesota Timberwolves player Karl-Anthony Towns took to Instagram to share his mother’s fight with Covid-19 in hopes it would encourage others to follow precautions to stop its spread.

Sailors test positive for coronavirus at sea as US military leaders say crisis could last into summer

The Pentagon’s senior leadership broadcast a different message than President Donald Trump on Tuesday, with military leaders warning the coronavirus crisis could last well into the summer as the President seeks to open the economy back up.

Fashion industry answers the call for masks and personal protective equipment to fight Covid-19

Contributors Ananda Pellerin With stores closed, runway shows canceled and global supply chains disrupted, much of the fashion industry has been rendered idle by the coronavirus pandemic. Now, designers, luxury labels and fashion conglomerates are all stepping up to help overcome shortages of masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) in some of the hardest-hit countries.

TV medical dramas to donate set supplies to hospitals fighting coronavirus

Popular British medical dramas “Casualty” and “Holby City” are to donate protective equipment and medical items from their sets to hospitals in the National Health Service (NHS).

Japanese PM and IOC chief agree to postpone 2020 Olympics

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach agreed Tuesday to postpone the Olympics by about one year, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reports.

Africa Live: Tributes to Manu Dibango ‘giant of African music’ – BBC News

Egypt is imposing a night-time curfew for the next two weeks in its latest move to try to contain the spread of coronavirus. Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli said that movement would be banned on all public roads from 19:00 local time until 06:00 the next morning.

How I built a haircare business that reaches 12 countries

They say that when a woman gets a new hairstyle it means that there is something big going on in her life. For Michelle Ntalami back in 2013, the big thing was sadly that her father was gravely ill with cancer.

Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus

The Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus, Clarence House has confirmed. Prince Charles, 71, is displaying mild symptoms “but otherwise remains in good health”, a spokesman said. The Duchess of Cornwall, 72, has also been tested but does not have the virus.

Pep Guardiola: Manchester City manager donates 1m euros to fight coronavirus

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has donated 1m euros (£920,000) to fight the coronavirus outbreak in Spain. Guardiola, who is at his home in Barcelona, has been working with his lawyers over the past few days to work out the best way of using the money.

Facebook video calls soar 1000% in Italy lockdown

Facebook has seen usage across its platforms surge in countries that have brought in virus lockdowns. Italy – with some of the toughest restrictions – has seen the biggest rise, with group video calls rocketing by more than 1000% in the last month.

Volkswagen converted its iconic 1960s bus into an electric concept car to distract us all

Volkswagen has an idea for a new concept car that – take a deep breath – has nothing to do with the coronavirus pandemic. On Tuesday, the German company unveiled its very electric idea for its next generation of microbuses: The e-BULLI, a converted 1966 T1 Samba Bus, is fully electric, but delightfully retro.

Instagram launches Co-Watching to make staying at home more bearable

Instagram has announced a series of features which should help users stay informed and connected during the coronavirus outbreak. Among the most interesting is a new feature called Co-Watching, which allows users to view Instagram posts together with their friends over video chat. Yes, a watch party for Instagram posts.

Justin Trudeau starts Twitter chain letter to get Canadians to stay home

As an increasing number of countries enter lockdown and social distancing conditions to help ease the spread of coronavirus, more and more celebrities have been weighing in on social media. Some of their messages have been quirky and informative, while others have been amusing. Some have gone down well, others less so.

Conan O’Brien reports from an empty street to show you how empty it is. Empty, right?

With California on lockdown to quell the spread of the coronavirus, Conan O’Brien has seen a lot of reporters covering the empty streets by dramatically walking down them. So, while making the show without an audience and from home, he thought he’d take a moment to do the same.

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