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THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION has declared the global coronavirus crisis a pandemic. / AP FILE PHOTO/AMIN NAZARI

WHO declares that COVID-19 is now a pandemic

ROME (AP) — Expressing increasing alarm about mounting infections, the World Health Organization declared Wednesday that the global coronavirus crisis is now a pandemic. Tedros...
CARE NEW ENGLAND has enacted visitor limitations at its hospitals in response to the coronavirus. / COURTESY CARE NEW ENGLAND

Coronavirus concerns prompt no-visitor policy at Care New England hospitals

PROVIDENCE – Amid growing concern over the spread of coronavirus, Care New England Health System announced today that visitors are banned from all of...

R.I. positive coronavirus cases up to five

PROVIDENCE – Two more people in Rhode Island have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, bringing the state’s total...
CVS HEALTH CORP. said that an employee working in its Lincoln office tested positive for COVID-19, and an unknown number of other employees out of that office have been placed on a 14-day cautionary quarantine. / COURTESY CVS HEALTH CORP.

Local colleges, businesses step up efforts to fight coronavirus spread

PROVIDENCE – Local businesses and colleges on Tuesday continued to take steps to limit the spread of COVID-19, placing employees under cautionary quarantine, restricting...
MASSACHUSETTS has declared a state of emergency as the number of people who have tested positive for the new coronavirus in the state jumped by 51 to 92 Tuesday. / AP FILE PHOTO/CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

Baker enacts state of emergency over coronavirus

Here's a rundown of coronavirus 2019-related developments in Massachusetts, as the number of people in the state who have tested positive for the virus...

PBN reschedules manufacturing awards program to May 7

PROVIDENCE – Providence Business News on Tuesday announced that it is rescheduling its 2020 Manufacturing Awards Program to May 7. The event originally planned for...

Mass. positive coronavirus cases up to 41

BOSTON (AP) — The number of people in Massachusetts who have tested positive for the new coronavirus has jumped to 41 — up from...
A BOTTLE of bleach sits on the steps of Saint Raphael Academy in Pawtucket. When the new coronavirus surfaced at the school after a group returned from a trip to Italy, officials decided to close it for two weeks. Instead of cancelling classes, the Catholic school instituted "virtual days" where students are expected to work from home, check for assignments through an online portal and occasionally chat with teachers. / AP FILE PHOTO/DAVID GOLDMAN

As outbreak spreads, schools face dilemma in going online

PROVIDENCE (AP) – When the new coronavirus surfaced at Saint Raphael Academy after a school group returned from a trip to Italy, officials decided...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has declared a state of emergency in Rhode Island in reaction to the spread of the coronavirus. Above, Raimondo addresses the virus's impact on the state last week. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Raimondo declares a state of emergency over coronavirus worries

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo declared a state of emergency in Rhode Island Monday afternoon in reaction to the spread of the coronavirus,...
THE DOW Jones Industrial Average lost 1,582 points, or 6.1%, to start the day Monday. / AP FILE PHOTO/ RICHARD DREW

Dow drops 1,500 points as oil price plunge shocks markets

NEW YORK (AP) — Fear gripped financial markets around the world Monday as stock prices and bond yields plunge on worries about the effects...

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