Around the World:
President Donald Trump announced new federal guidelines for reopening the U.S. that puts the onus on governors for making decisions about their own state economies.
The government in the Chinese city of Wuhan added 1,290 people to its COVID-19 death toll, bringing the number of deaths there now to 3,869.
Aircraft manufacturer Boeing said it would resume plane production starting the week of April 20th at its Washington state facilities in a "phased approach," after operations had been suspended due to the coronavirus epidemic.
Officials across the U.S. are racing to provide coronavirus tests to diagnose infections and to identify recovered patients with antibodies that may help others battle the disease.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced his intention to "start opening Ohio back up," saying the first phase of the planned reopening would begin on May 1.
Seven midwestern governors announced they are forming a regional pact to plan for the reopening of their respective economies.
The small business loan program is officially out of cash: The Small Business Administration said in a statement that it had run out of money for the Paycheck Protection Program.
An anonymous tip led to the discovery of 17 bodies crowded into a four-person morgue at one of New Jersey’s largest nursing homes.
Japan extended its coronavirus state of emergency, in place in seven regions including Tokyo and Osaka, to cover the rest of the country, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said.
The president of the European Commission — the executive branch of the European Union — offered an apology to Italy on Thursday, saying the country did not receive adequate help at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.
While hand-washing with soap and water has been advocated worldwide to keep the coronavirus at bay, some 74 million people in the Middle East lack access to a sink, soap, or basic water facilities at home, a United Nations report found.
The latest jobless claim numbers were announced: Around 5 million more people filed for first-time unemployment claims in the week ending April 11, as the job market in every sector of the economy continued to be devastated by the coronavirus pandemic.
Sources: The COVID Tracking Project and NBC News