Inside the talks on the big bailout: Frantic negotiations, partisan tensions and a tweet

Amid fear about the coronavirus in the Capitol, the administration and congressional negotiators faced multiple obstacles before reaching a deal.

Trump signs $2 trillion bill to blunt virus fallout

Agencies are rushing to implement the law, which will send $1,200 payments to Americans and create programs to disburse close to $1 trillion in business loans and guarantees.

Trump seeks to ramp up production of medical equipment after harsh criticism

The president issued an order to allow the government to force General Motors to manufacture ventilators. The action represented an about-face after he had largely dismissed the outcry for ventilators.

‘Mission critical’ federal employees and contractors are still reporting to the office, terrified they’ll get sick

The federal bureaucracy has been slow to act to protect the health of many in its workforce, according to employees, managers and contractors.
Police officers try to disperse hundreds of migrants fleeing Delhi on foot after India announced a lockdown. (Niha Masih/The Post)
Police officers try to disperse hundreds of migrants fleeing Delhi on foot after India announced a lockdown. (Niha Masih/The Post)

In India, the world’s biggest lockdown has forced migrants to walk hundreds of miles home

India has begun a 21-day lockdown in a bid to stop the coronavirus from spreading out of control. For migrant workers, the measures are a double blow. The economic shock has vaporized their incomes while the transport restrictions eliminated their normal ways home.

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