What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

  • The U.S. House on Friday approved a $2.2 trillion rescue package. That sends it to President Donald Trump for his signature. The measure tosses a life preserver to a U.S. economy and health care system left flailing by the coronavirus pandemic.
  • America’s coronavirus infections have surged to the most in the world.
  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for the new coronavirus, but remains in charge of the U.K.’s response to the outbreak.
  • Advocates and prison guards are calling for reforms to head off a potential outbreak in the federal prison system.

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