Hindus around the world are in the midst of a nine-day period called Chaitra Navaratri that began with what for many is considered the Hindu New Year and will culminate with the festival of Ramanavami, but the festivities look very different this year due to COVID-19 precautions; this year, celebrations and prayers are home-bound events and if there is group worship, it's livestreamed.
Emmy and Grammy-winning musician and songwriter Adam Schlesinger, known for his work with his band Fountains of Wayne and on the TV show “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” died Wednesday after contracting the coronavirus, his attorney said.
To help protect waste collectors, Canadians are being encouraged to exercise extra caution when putting out the garbage -- particularly around sanitary wipes and used tissues -- and to delay their spring cleaning.
A Guatemalan migrant died during a riot at an immigration detention centre in Mexico, where detainees burned mattresses to protest conditions that they say could expose them to the new coronavirus, officials said Wednesday.
Scientists offered more evidence Wednesday that the coronavirus is spread by seemingly healthy people who show no clear symptoms, and the U.S. government issued new guidance warning that anyone exposed to the disease can be considered a carrier.