Coronavirus

  Time to ‘revenge shop’: China’s coronavirus hot spot reopens

Officials are under orders to revive manufacturing, retailing and other industries while also preventing a spike in infections as people return to work.

  US cities brace for coronavirus spread; Spain’s hospitals at breaking point

County-by-county COVID-19 tracker

  Wall Street pushes higher, led by surging health care stocks

1,307 people have tested positive for coronavirus in NC

  Midway Fire Rescue offers tips to maintain social distancing while boating

Dutch museum says van Gogh painting stolen in overnight raid

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  Prince Charles ends isolation period for coronavirus

  Is takeout safe to eat during the coronavirus outbreak? Experts explain.

  SCDHEC updates zip code information for COVID-19 cases

  AP FACT CHECK: Trump gets a reality check on coronavirus

  Blissful ignorance? Submariners likely unaware of coronavirus pandemic

  Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July 23-Aug. 8 in 2021

  Trump uses wartime act but GM says it’s already moving fast

President Donald Trump, claiming the company wasn't moving fast enough, on Friday invoked the Defense Production Act, which gives the government broad authority to direct companies to meet national defense needs.

  Local nonprofit assisting families in need goes virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic

A nonprofit organization based in Conway is changing the way they meet with families in need due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Statewide ‘stay at home’ order goes into effect for North Carolina today

The order goes into effect at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 30, but Cooper urged people start “as soon as you possibly you can.”

  Instacart workers seek strike as jobs get busier, riskier due to coronavirus

  Liberty University denies report of returning students with coronavirus symptoms

  Co-writer of ‘I Love Rock and Roll’ dies from coronavirus complications

  As virus makes goodbyes hard, fears of many more rise in US

John Prine in critical condition with COVID-19 symptoms

Nature brings South Carolinians comfort during coronavirus outbreak

  Country singer Joe Diffie dies of coronavirus complications

Country music star Joe Diffie died of complications from coronavirus at 61.

Governor issues executive order activating SC National Guard, giving DHEC emergency powers

South Carolina’s governor is aiming to protect first responders during the new coronavirus outbreak, ordering that anyone calling 911 be asked if anyone near them has symptoms of COVID-19.

10 tickets issued for failure to social distance, Horry County police say

Horry County police are doing their job to prevent the spread of COVID-19 along the Grand Strand.

28-year-old NC woman hospitalized with coronavirus doing ‘much better’

A 28-year-old Cabarrus County woman was released from the hospital on Sunday, just a couple days after being in “guarded condition” at a hospital with COVID-19.

South Carolina DHEC announces one new Horry County COVID-19 death, 113 new cases statewide

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced one additional death related to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. This brings the state’s total number of deaths to 16.

  Iran defends virus response as Syria reports first death

Iran's president on Sunday lashed out at criticism of authorities' lagging response to the worst coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East, saying the government has to weigh economic concerns as it takes measures to contain the pandemic.

  Relief package billions can’t buy hospitals out of shortages amid coronavirus outbreak

For more than a week, governors have pushed back against administration assurances that supplies are available now, bitterly complaining to President Donald Trump that there's no coordination.

South Carolina’s typical June primary not certain with coronavirus

As the coronavirus has caused massive changes to life in South Carolina, one thing is proceeding as scheduled - the deadline for political candidates to be on the ballot for the 2020 primaries and November election.

  Age is not the only risk for severe coronavirus disease

Older people remain most at risk of dying as the new coronavirus continues its rampage around the globe, but they’re far from the only ones vulnerable.

Emergency leaders ask for more information from S.C. health officials to combat COVID-19 outbreak

Emergency responders need it to protect themselves when responding to scenes where coronavirus patients live.

Charleston Co. bus drivers will be paid for some lost work hours during school closures

Durham Bus Services and the Charleston County School District have come to a limited agreement to pay bus drivers for lost work hours due to school closures related to the coronavirus pandemic. Durham had previously told its employees to file for unemployment insurance.

  Coronavirus makes it harder for campaigns to ask for money

With a recession potentially on the horizon, there's a question of whether wealthy donors are in a giving mood and whether grassroots supporters who chip in small amounts will still have the wherewithal to keep at it.

  World Health Organization encourages playing video games during coronavirus pandemic

The World Health Organization is encouraging people all over the world to play video games during the coronavirus outbreak.

  Dog delivers groceries to Colo. neighbor self-isolating due to coronavirus

When a Colorado woman with underlying health issues had to self-isolate, her neighbors thought of a clever way to help her get her groceries.

  Doctor sees son crawl for first time through glass door after coronavirus separates family

An Arkansas father is among the many healthcare workers separated from their families while on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump: No quarantine, but travel advisory for NY, CT and NJ

President Donald Trump backed away from calling for a quarantine for coronavirus hotspots in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, instead directing Saturday night that a “strong Travel Advisory” be issued to stem the spread of the outbreak.

North Korea test fires missiles amid worries about coronavirus

In recent weeks, North Korea has fired a slew of missiles and artillery shells into the sea in an apparent effort to upgrade its military capability amid deadlocked nuclear talks with the United States.

  ‘Off the charts’: Virus hotspots grow in middle America; Illinois infant with virus dies

The U.S. leads the world in reported cases with more than 112,000, but five countries exceed its roughly 1,700 deaths.

Tidelands Health reports health system’s first COVID-19 death

A Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital patient who tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus has died. The death was announced by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control this afternoon.

3 more national parks close to prevent coronavirus spread

Three more of America's most popular national parks have closed their gates as pressure mounts on superintendents to prevent crowded trails that could lead to more spread of the coronavirus even as the Trump administration sticks to its decision to waive entrance fees at the parks.

DHEC announces two additional deaths related to COVID-19, 121 new cases; 4 new in Horry County

The latest numbers from SCDHEC are in.

Columbia stay-at-home ordinance to go into effect Sunday, despite warning from attorney general

It means all non-essential businesses in Columbia are ordered to close for two weeks.

South Carolina National Guard delivers personal protective equipment for coronavirus protection

The agency posted a video to its Twitter account Saturday, showing soldiers loading and unloading pallets of supplies that will be delivered to the 46 counties in South Carolina, in support of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

WATCH: What Coronavirus symptoms look like, day by day

After being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19, it can take as few as two and as many as 14 days for symptoms to develop.

Professionals say your gloves may not protect you if you wear them wrong

A lot of Mississippians have taken to wearing nitrile or latex gloves to battle against the spread of the coronavirus. Medical professionals say, however, the gloves won’t save you if you don’t wear them right.

Google donates $800 million, provides ad grants as part of coronavirus response

The tech company says it is giving the World Health Organization and global government agencies $250 million in ad grants.

Highlights of Trump-signed $2.2T economic relief package

Highlights of a $2.2 trillion package to help businesses, workers and a health care system staggered by the coronavirus that President Donald Trump signed into law Friday after the House voted final congressional approval.

  McMaster orders mandatory quarantine for those coming into SC from COVID-19 hot spots

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster issued an executive order Friday calling for a mandatory quarantine for those coming into the state from areas in the country deemed “hot spots” for the novel coronavirus.

  Myrtle Beach makes changes to ordinance prohibiting new short-term rental reservations

The city of Myrtle Beach made some changes to an emergency ordinance that prohibits short-term rentals, such as hotels, from booking new reservations.

WHAT TO KNOW: Grand Strand, Horry County visitor reservation restrictions

Major visitor restrictions were made by Grand Strand leaders on Thursday to try and prevent the spread of the coronavirus in our area.

City of Folly Beach lifts restrictions; other municipalities release updates on restrictions

City of Folly Beach officials will be lifting restrictions and checkpoints on the island Friday night.

  Trump seeks to force GM to produce ventilators; Infections worldwide top 590,000

Italy, with by far the most deaths from COVID-19, surpassed China and the U.S. to also record the most infections in the world. With numbers rising in the U.S., though, the grim distinction could be temporary.

  Rep. Tom Rice explains stimulus bill impact on small businesses in Grand Strand

The stimulus package passed through the House of Representatives unanimously, and Rep. Tom Rice, who represents the Grand Strand, was part of that historic moment.

US government looks to continue feeding students

The U.S. federal government is turning to public/private partnerships to keep feeding students in need after the global pandemic forced nationwide school closures.

BI-LO stores to offer special shopping hour for healthcare providers, first responders

BI-LO wants to make sure that those working on the front lines of the coronavirus are able to get their grocers.

  Pee Dee Mental Health Center offering telehealth services for those struggling during COVID-19 crisis

The uncertainty of the coronavirus and social distancing can take a toll on people’s mental health, and one Pee Dee facility is letting the community know they are there to help.

President Trump approves disaster declaration for South Carolina

President Donald Trump declared on Friday that a major disaster exists in South Carolina due to the coronavirus.

Peeps production stops, but Easter is taken care of

No more Peeps are being hatched for at least a couple of weeks — but it shouldn't affect Easter baskets.

  Horry County councilman sheds light on the decision-making process for hotel closure ordinance

Horry County Councilman Johnny Vaught is shedding light on why Horry County leaders decided to shut hotels down and how the process proceeded.

  Feds, states crack down on price gouging and hoarding of coronavirus supplies

Attorneys general at the state and federal level begin cracking down and investigating reports of price gouging and hoarding of critical supplies.

  COVID-19 impacts Myrtle Beach addiction treatment center

Center of Hope experienced an overflowing parking lot and long lines of patients earlier this week.

  Trump signs $2.2T stimulus after swift congressional votes

The House approved the sweeping measure by a voice vote, as strong majorities of both parties lined up behind the most colossal economic relief bill in the nation's history.

  Apple releases COVID-19 app, opens pandemic website

Apple released a new coronavirus screening tool on Friday, along with a COVID-19 website.

  DHEC announces 4 more coronavirus-related deaths; 86 new cases in S.C.

The new numbers were released Friday afternoon.

Iowa professor charged in gagging death released from jail

An Iowa college professor accused of murder in the gagging death of her husband has been released from jail because of concerns about the coronavirus.

  Stocks drop, but hold on to weekly gains after a big rally

Stocks had soared over the previous three days as the relief bill moved closer to becoming law. It passed the House Friday afternoon and President Donald Trump signed it later in the day.

4 passengers dead aboard cruise ship anchored off Panama

Four passengers have died aboard a cruise ship now anchored off the coast of Panama and two people aboard the ship have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Grand Strand organizations give away free food to hundreds of families during COVID-19 crisis

Cars lined up Friday morning at the Myrtle Beach Bowl, where a massive free food distribution was held for those in need during the coronavirus pandemic.

  SCDHEC releases info on COVID-19 cases by zip code

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has released zip code data for the state’s 456 confirmed coronavirus cases as of Thursday, March 26.

  Surfside Beach adopts emergency ordinance preventing short-term rentals through end of April

The Surfside Beach Town Council adopted an emergency ordinance Friday preventing new short-term rentals in the city through the month of April.

  Kristen Bell hosts Nick pandemic special for kids, families

Kristen Bell is hosting a Nickelodeon special with a “kid’s-eye view” of the coronavirus pandemic to address youngsters' concerns and help families weather the crisis.

U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham tests positive for coronavirus

The U.S. Representative said he has been in self-quarantine since March 19 and will remain.

Rep. Cunningham says he tested positive for COVID-19

U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham released a statement Friday after learning he tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

  Boeing may get billions in coronavirus stimulus aid

The aerospace giant qualifies because it's "businesses critical to maintaining national security."

  New flu cases drop; death toll tops 24K

While the number of confirmed flu cases in the United States is going down, the number of Americans seeking care for flu-like illness is increasing.

‘Baby Shark’ reworked for the coronavirus outbreak

Sorry parents, ‘Baby Shark’ is making a comeback — for a good cause.

  Emergency ordinance bans short-term rentals in Pawleys Island through April

Pawleys Island Town Council passed an emergency ordinance Friday prohibiting short-term rentals and other overnight accommodations through the month of April.

  British Prime Minister Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

Downing St. says Johnson is self-isolating and continuing to lead the country’s response to COVID-19.