The Rich Have a Coronavirus Cure: Escape From New York

By Thursday afternoon, texts and emails circulating among New York’s professional class warned that perhaps it was time to leave. The city was going into lockdown, or at least that’s what people were saying — probably by Friday morning. No one really knew this but now, you did. The rumor was false but that didn’t…

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Fact Check: Trump’s Claims About His Response to the Coronavirus

As he declared a national emergency over the coronavirus outbreak, President Trump attempted to deflect criticisms of his administration’s response to the virus with inaccurate claims. Here’s a fact-check. what the facts are Mr. Trump wrongly blamed the Obama administration for coronavirus testing shortages and falsely said it “didn’t do testing” during the swine flu…

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Trump Declared a National State Emergency Over Coronavirus. Here’s What that Can Do

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Friday signed an emergency declaration over the coronavirus pandemic, unlocking certain government powers to deal with the public health challenge. Here’s a breakdown of what that means on a legal and practical level. What is emergency power? It’s special authority that a president can unlock and use in exigent circumstances.…

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Cap and Gone? College Commencements Confront the Coronavirus

The University of Michigan on Friday canceled its commencement planned for May over fears of the coronavirus — one of what is likely to be many such college ceremonies to be reconsidered in the face of the pandemic. The ceremony, which was to be held May 2 at Michigan Stadium and feature former Vice President…

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What the New European Travel Ban Means for Air Travelers

President Trump on Wednesday night announced that foreign nationals who had been in certain European countries for the last two weeks would not be allowed to fly to the United States. Within days, two airlines announced cutbacks to services to and from Europe, with Delta Air Lines, the largest carrier in the United States, cutting…

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Le Bernardin, Daniel and Other Top New York Restaurants Temporarily Close

Some of New York City’s leading restaurants, including Le Bernardin and Daniel, announced Friday that they would close indefinitely after dinner that night. All 19 of the Union Square Hospitality Group’s restaurants in New York City closed after lunch on Friday and will remain closed until further notice, said Danny Meyer, the group’s founder and…

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Coronavirus Is Causing Chaos for Travel Influencers

As flights, events, and media trips are canceled and hospitality marketers tighten their budgets over coronavirus fears, travel influencers are scrambling. Dana H. Freeman, a travel influencer in Vermont, was supposed to board a cruise ship from San Diego on Thursday, only to have the trip canceled over the weekend. Merissa Principe, 29, a travel…

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Spain Becomes Latest Epicenter of Coronavirus After a Faltering Response

MADRID — Just last weekend, about 120,000 people marched through downtown Madrid to celebrate International Women’s Day. Some 60,000 soccer fans filled one of the city’s largest stadiums. And 9,000 supporters of Vox, Spain’s third-largest party, gathered inside a former bullring. Now Spain has the second-highest number of infections of any European country, after Italy…

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What Are the Rules for Play Dates During the Coronavirus Crisis?

ImageCredit…Getty Images As coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, we’re working to answer the questions on many parents’ minds. This is a fast moving situation, so some information may be outdated. For the latest updates, read The New York Times’s live coronavirus coverage here. Schools and day care centers are closing, and the Centers…

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