Over 1.5 billion globally told to stay home to avoid virus

NEW YORK (AP) — A fifth of the world’s population has been asked or ordered to stay home as coronavirus infections soar.

Britain on Monday has added to the the number of countries ordering residents to restrict their movements across the country. It comes as the hunt for ventilators and other medical supplies is consuming Europe and the U.S. Political paralysis has stalled efforts for quick aid from Congress, sending U.S. stocks down.

New York City is becoming a hot spot for cases, and the mayor says hospitals are 10 days away from running out of basic supplies. Medical supplies and hospital space are in short supply elsewhere.

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