Health

U.S. moves closer to shutdown amid coronavirus fears

This story was updated at 9:54 CHICAGO — Officials across the country curtailed many elements of American life to fight the coronavirus outbreak on Sunday, with health officials recommending that groups of 50 or more don’t get together and a government expert saying a 14-day national ...

Kansas officials urge school closings, traveler quarantines

Story updated at 10:19 p.m. Sunday TOPEKA — Gov. Laura Kelly and Kansas’ top education official on Sunday urged public schools to remain closed this week, and the state health department called for people who are traveling outside the U.S. or to several other states to quarantine ...

New restrictions worldwide as virus weighs on public life, travel, worship

Story updated at 2:56 p.m. Sunday BARCELONA, Spain — New travel restrictions and border closures reverberated Sunday across Europe and beyond as daily life increasingly ground to a halt to try to keep people apart and slow the spread of the coronavirus. Americans returning home faced chaos ...