LIVE: Coronavirus task force gives update as Americans brace for ‘hardest, saddest’ week of their lives

Americans braced for what the nation’s top doctor warned Sunday would be “the hardest and saddest week” of their lives while Britain assumed the unwelcome mantle of deadliest coronavirus hotspot in Europe.

  Surgeon general warns US of ‘saddest week’ and '9/11 moment’

Tiger at NYC’s Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus

  GoFundMe available to support local 3D face shield printing for area hospitals

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized with virus

  U.S. ‘wasted’ months before preparing for coronavirus pandemic

Four more positive COVID-19 cases confirmed in Gray County

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  States lack key data on virus cases among medical workers

Hansford County confirms first positive COVID-19 case

  Calif. dog daycare remains open for first responders’ pets

Queen: History will remember your actions in coronavirus crisis

Palm Sunday services held without public; some on rooftops

  Biden says Democratic convention may need to be held virtually

  One ton of food, originally meant for 2020 Olympics, donated to Colo. food banks

The food will be donated to food banks in all 31 counties of southern Colorado, based on population size.

Only passenger on flight, woman going to see dying mother upgraded to first class for free

The flight crew upgraded the woman to first class, addressed her personally over the loudspeaker and took selfies with her.

  Good Samaritans spend more than $1,000 on gas for Detroit nurses treating coronavirus

A Michigan man used his savings to buy gas for at least 50 nurses fighting COVID-19 and inspired others to help his cause.

Trump says ‘toughest’ weeks ahead; New York gets ventilators from China

President Donald Trump warned Saturday that the county could be headed into its “toughest” weeks yet as the coronavirus death toll mounts, but at the same time he expressed growing impatience with social distancing guidelines and said he’s eager to get the country reopened and its stalled economy ba

  129 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in panhandle region as of Sunday, April 5

Actress-author Patricia Bosworth dies from coronavirus at 86

Texas County confirms second positive COVID-19 test

Trump, Dems clash on boosting mail-in voting during pandemic

  ‘Don’t take chances:’ Wash. nursing home patient back home after defeating coronavirus

  Surgeon general releases video demonstrating how to make face masks

Medics at Egypt’s main cancer center test positive for virus

The institute will be partly closed for three days to be sterilized, with only the emergency ward remaining open.

Singer Pink says she had COVID-19, gives $1M to relief funds

In a pair of tweets, she said she and her three-year-old son were displaying symptoms two weeks ago, and she tested positive after accessing tests through a primary care physician.

  Castro County issues Shelter-in-Place order

Castro County has issued a Shelter-in-Place order after 11 residents tested positive for COVID-19 and one person dying as a result of the virus in the community.

Trump, 3M clash over order to produce more face masks for US

President Donald Trump said Friday his administration will try to stop “profiteers” from exporting medical protective gear, shortly after picking a fight with manufacturing giant 3M, a major producer and exporter of face masks used to protect health care workers from the coronavirus.

  Hutchinson County has been notified of their first positive COVID-19 case

Hutchinson County has received word from officials this evening that one resident has tested positive for COVID-19.

  Feds recommend Americans wear face masks; NY governor says he’ll seize ventilators

"If they want to sue me for borrowing their excess ventilators to save lives, let them sue me," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

  2 more COIVD-19 cases confirmed in Gray County

The City of Pampa has confirmed two more COVID-19 cases in Gray County.

McConnell, Pelosi signal more virus aid likely from Congress

In a shift, the top leaders in Congress made it clear Friday there will be another coronavirus rescue package amid the stark need for federal resources to fight the pandemic and economic crisis.

TTUHSC 3D printing PPE, ventilators for West Texas hospitals in immediate need

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center has partnered with Ascension Academy in 3D printing personal protective equipment and ventilators for hospitals across the Texas Panhandle that are in need.

  Law enforcement shuts down Amarillo business connected to COVID-19 cases

Law enforcement are shutting down a business officials say is connected to multiple COVID-19 cases in the area.

  Face masks recommended, but Trump says he won’t wear one

The latest guidance suggests that Americans use makeshift coverings, such as T-shirts, scarves or bandanas to cover their noses and mouths.

COMMENTARY: What a time to celebrate National Love Our Children Day

It seems redundant to have a day titled “National Love Our Children Day” each year. However during the coronavirus pandemic, it’s probably important to take a moment and reflect on how and why we show love for our kids.

  Hobby Lobby closes all store locations

Employees are being encouraged to file unemployment claims with their state unemployment commissions.

  Walmart to limit customers in stores to reduce risk of spreading coronavirus

Retail giant Walmart is the latest to announce new restrictions inside its stores to help promote social distancing and limit the spread of the coronavirus.

  City of Hereford confirms 2 new COVID-19 cases, bringing total to 5

According to the city, there are now five confirmed patients with COVID-19 in Deaf Smith County.

Small biz rescue off to slow start; some banks not ready

The federal government's relief program for small businesses is off to a slow start Friday, with only some businesses able to apply and several banks either not accepting applications or seeing long waits to do approvals.

  Robocalls advertising fake coronavirus-related products and bogus deals

Robocalls have turned from the usual social security fraud scams to coronavirus-related messages. The FTC says some are peddling fake products, and others are looking to cash in on stimulus checks.

  Donley County judge confirms 2 new COVID-19 cases

The Donley County judge has confirmed two new COVID-19 cases in the county.

  Many college students not eligible for stimulus checks

High school and college students between ages 17 and 24 will not receive money if they are claimed as a dependent on someone’s tax returns, even if they normally work and file taxes themselves.

  Castro County judge confirms first COVID-19 death in the county

One person has died in Castro County due to COVID-19.

  Corona stops beer production

The Mexican government has shuttered non-essential businesses, including the makers of Corona Beer.

WATCH LIVE: Gov. Greg Abbott to address hospital capacity, live at 2:30 p.m.

With more than 5,300 Texans having tested positive for COVID-19 as of Friday, Gov. Greg Abbott is set to address how hospitals are handling an influx of patients, several of whom are critically ill.

  3rd COVID-19 case confirmed in Gray County

A third case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Gray County.

  HBO free programming offers more incentive for people to stay home

The network is offering 500 hours of its programming free for a limited time.

  “It was the worst 2 weeks of my life”: Woman recovers from coronavirus

An Amarillo woman who tested positive for COVID-19 is now considered recovered and is sharing her story in an effort to show others how serious the disease is.

  Florida finally takes passengers of coronavirus-stricken cruise ship, some on stretchers

The exodus from the Zaandaam and its sister ship the Rotterdam could extend into Saturday, officials said.

  Target to limit customers in stores, give employees face masks and gloves

Target is implementing new safety measures starting Saturday, and it may impact your shopping experience at the retailer.

  City of Amarillo awarded $1 million in Coronavirus Recovery Fund

The federal grant comes from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which is part of the CARES Act.

  Hobby Lobby stores in Dallas forced to close after resisting coronavirus executive order

Deputies delivered a warning directly to Hobby Lobby stores in Dallas, causing business at one Hobby Lobby to halt abruptly.

  City of Amarillo officials confirm 48 total COVID-19 cases in Potter and Randall counties

Amarillo officials confirmed 48 total COVID-19 cases in Potter and Randall counties Friday morning during a news conference.

  US flu activity drops sharply; death toll holds at 24K

While the U.S. flu season is ebbing, it’s still not over.

  Hospitals cancel surgeries, ration care as influx of coronavirus patients continues

With so many medical resources being diverted to the coronavirus, doctors are having to make choices about who gets care and who does not.

  WTAMU offering free internet access, online therapy sessions for students amid COVID-19 pandemic

WTAMU is providing free drive-in Wi-Fi sites open to community members on the public “WTCONNECT” network along with the “gobuffsgo” passcode.

  US sheds most jobs in a decade, ending record hiring streak

The U.S. shed 701,000 jobs in March in face of the new coronavirus, ending a record hiring streak after nearly 10 years.

Oprah, DiCaprio, others launch $12M coronavirus relief food fund

America's Food Fund said Thursday that the monies will be aimed to help low-income families, the elderly, individuals facing job disruptions and children who rely on school lunch programs.

Terri Clark, Lauren Alaina, Ashley McBryde to perform Saturday at Grand Ole Opry. Here’s how you can watch.

It will be an all-female lineup as the Grand Ole Opry continues to broadcast live performances during the coronavirus pandemic at its empty venue.

  Judge confirms third positive COVID-19 case in Deaf Smith County

Deaf Smith County Judge D.J. Wagner said the third case was confirmed Thursday.

  Coronavirus survivor: ‘In my blood, there may be answers’

Doctors want to use blood plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients to treat the sick, giving them a dose of the immune system antibodies that fight the virus.

  After financial hit from coronavirus response, dairy farmers are adapting

Of all the commodities impacted, milk has been one of the hardest hit.

Nurses coming out of retirement to help fight COVID-19

Personal protective equipment has been in short supply, but will there be enough medical staff across the country to care for millions of sick patients? Help may soon be on the way.

  Outbreak’s global cost may top $4T; auto insurers get break

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed.

  Prince Charles to officially open new hospital for coronavirus patients

The National Health Service hospital at ExCel London will within days be able to provide intensive care treatment for 4,000 people suffering from the COVID-19 disease.

  Amarillo daycare says child tested positive for COVID-19

In an announcement Thursday night from Imagination Station, they have confirmed one child enrolled has tested positive for COVID-19.

  ‘We need help’: Economic, health crises grow as cases top 1M

The bleak news Thursday — 6.6 million new unemployment claims on top of 3.3 million last week — came as the competition for scarce ventilators, masks and other protective gear seemed to grow more desperate and deaths mounted.

  Navy fires captain who sought help for virus-stricken ship

The captain of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier facing a growing outbreak of the coronavirus was fired Thursday by Navy leaders who said he created a panic by sending his memo pleading for help to too many people.

  VIDEO: New York firefighters support, thank hospital workers

Health care workers getting off a shift change at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, New York, got a special tribute Thursday night.

  Hemphill County has first confirmed case of COVID-19

The Hemphill County Hospital District announced this evening that one resident has tested positive for COVID-19.

  Ships with coronavirus patients dock in Florida

Cruise ships carrying dozens of passengers and crew displaying symptoms of the coronavirus awaited final word Thursday on when they would be able to dock at a Florida port after officials gave their tentative approval and the state’s governor dropped his previously firm opposition.

City of Pampa confirms second positive COVID-19 case in Gray County

The City of Pampa and Gray County were notified this evening of a second confirmed case of COVID-19 in Gray County.

  Kentucky college student makes coronavirus masks for deaf community

The senior studying Education for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at Eastern Kentucky University said she saw a chance to help the community with masks that uniquely address their needs.

  1 new COVID-19 case confirmed in Curry County

One Curry County resident is among 40 new COVID-19 cases in New Mexico.

Child at Stepping Stones daycare tests negative for COVID-19

The child has tested negative for COVID-19.

  Moore County Hospital District confirms 6th positive COVID-19 case

The Moore County Hospital District has confirmed a 6th positive case of COVID-19 in the county.

  Stocks end another whipsaw day solidly higher, led by energy

Stocks are closing solidly higher after another whipsaw day, giving the market its first gain in three days. Major U.S. indexes rose more than 2% Thursday.

  Memo: Some in US may not get stimulus checks until August

The federal government expects to begin making payments to millions of Americans under the new stimulus law in mid-April, but some people without direct deposit information may not get checks until mid-August or later, according to a memo obtained Thursday by The Associated Press.

  Democrats delay nominating convention amid coronavirus concerns

The Democratic National Committee is delaying its presidential nominating convention until the week of Aug. 17 after prospective nominee Joe Biden said he didn’t think it would be possible to hold a normal convention in mid-July because of the coronavirus pandemic.

US eases blood donation limits for gay men due to shortage

The Food and Drug Administration's new policy aims to allow tens of thousands more Americans to give blood, including gay and bisexual men and people with recent tattoos and piercings.

  AP-NORC poll: About half of workers lose income due to virus

About half of all working Americans say they or a member of their household have lost some kind of income due to the coronavirus pandemic, with low-income Americans and those without college degrees especially likely to have lost a job.