US coronavirus cases surpass 100,000

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States surpassed 100,000 on Friday, with more than 1,500 deaths reported.

Italy, meanwhile, had more than 86,000 cases, with over 9,000 deaths.

US Representative Mike Kelly, Republican of Pennsylvania, said on Friday he has tested positive for the coronavirus, the fifth member of Congress to do so.

US President Donald Trump has signed a $2.2 tn rescue package after it was passed by the House of Representatives on Friday. 

The unprecedented package is meant to serve as life preserver to a US economy and health care system upturned by the coronavirus pandemic.  

Trump has signed an order requiring carmaker General Motors Co to produce ventilators to fight the coronavirus pandemic under the Defense Production Act.

In a memorandum released by the White House, Trump said Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar would determine the number of ventilators GM must produce

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