"We've seen a significant increase in the amount of forwarding which users have told us can feel overwhelming and can contribute to the spread of misinformation," WhatsApp said.
Robots have always been used to take on dull, dirty, and dangerous jobs, and this pandemic requires these kinds of jobs are done all over the world," researcher Bradley Nelson said.
The man's caregiver has told him that people are clapping from their windows due to his musical performance.
"Air pollution levels as observed by satellite are showing drastic improvements in many areas that have been undergoing restrictive quarantines," researcher Peter DeCarlo told Newsweek.
Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is suspending tourism to protect the site's endangered gorilla population amid the coronavirus outbreak.
There is limited data about how exactly COVID-19 may affect asthma sufferers but the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America advises taking extra precautions.
Sting, Lee Ann Womack, Band of Horses and Sharon Van Etten are some of the other artists who have contributed to a new project by the Alzheimer's Association to help spread awareness through music.
Herd immunity is one of the key steps taken to protect society from infectious disease, but does it apply to a new virus?
Octavia Spencer suggested she will use the "Wakanda Forever" salute as an alternative to handshakes "for the next few months" in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
Many are urging politicians and employers in the U.S. to offer paid sick pay for the benefit of individual workers and the general public.
The nurse had volunteered to look after a coronavirus patient and says they were denied testing by the CDC when they started to display similar symptoms.
The money donated by the artists (who were both born in Daegu, the epicenter of the outreak) will go towards purchasing face masks and hand sanitizers for those in need.
Facebook announced that unscrupulous advertisers who hope to profit off panic over a possible coronavirus pandemic are banned from the platform, after earlier promising to nix other types of disinformation about the emerging health threat.
Republican Congressman Kevin McCarthy said "now is not the time to play politics" while characterizing President Donald Trump's coronavirus response funding request as "a little low" Wednesday as the total number of cases in the U.S. rose to 60.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned Americans to prepare for an outbreak, as new cases are confirmed across Europe's most popular destinations including Spain, Greece, France, Germany, and Switzerland.
The Trump administration's response to the emerging coronavirus crisis came under bipartisan fire for "towering and dangerous incompetence" Tuesday, as San Francisco declared a state of emergency despite having no confirmed cases.
More than half of those reported infected outside China were aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which has been quarantined in Japan for over two weeks.
The outbreak is about nine times larger than the 2002-2003 SARS outbreak, but it has been far less deadly.
A new study links the spread of fake news and misinformaiton to the spread of infectious disease. Scientists say it could encourage dangerous behaviors.
Chinese authorities have called for the reasonable use of protective suits amid a shortage, as cases of the new coronavirus continue to rise inside and outside the country.
Researchers have detected novel viruses in samples of glacial ice, suggesting global heating could lead to the re-emergence of historic pathogens. But the science is uncertain.
Hong Kong officials said a patient suffering from coronavirus died early Tuesday, the second death reported outside mainland China.
There are now 11 cases in the United States, but officials are urging people not to panic because the risk of being exposed is still low.
Despite restricting travel from China and urging Americans to not go there, government officials maintained that the risk to the American public is low.
The novel coronavirus was first detected in people living in Wuhan, China, in December, and has since infected thousands of people.
The declaration will enable the WHO leadership to hold countries accountable for their responses and coordinate support for vulnerable states.
On Thursday, the CDC confirmed the first case of human-to-human transmission in the U.S.
Chinese authorities say on the mainland there have been at least 2,744 confirmed cases of the virus which causes severe acute respiratory infection.