US passes nine million coronavirus cases as infections spike
Washington (AFP) - The United States passed nine million reported coronavirus cases on Friday and broke its own record for daily new infections for the second day in a row, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University, as Covid-19 surges days before the country chooses its next president.The US, which has seen a resurgence of its outbreak since mid-October, has now notched up 9,034,295 cases, according to a real-time count by the Baltimore-based school. On Friday the country set a record for new daily infections of more than 94,000 in 24 hours, breaking the record of 91,000 it had set ju...
The coronavirus cases in Trump's inner circle
Washington (AFP) - The coronavirus has not only reached the White House, infecting President Donald Trump, but it has also spread among members of his family, inner circle and his Republican allies.The following is a list of some of the people surrounding the American president who have tested positive for Covid-19:His familyTrump, 74, announced early Friday that he and First Lady Melania Trump, 50, had tested positive for Covid-19.Trump was hospitalized at Walter Reed medical center while the First Lady stayed at the White House, where the president was to return on Monday.Two of Trump's clos...