Trump projects up to 240,000 will succumb, even with mitigation

The president took a newly somber tone — and contradicted many of his previous assessments of the virus — as he urged residents to follow measures aimed at limiting the spread of covid-19.

Governors plead for medical equipment from U.S. stockpile plagued by shortages, confusion

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The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center Plaza is among the institutions that closed their doors. (Metropolitan Opera)
The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center Plaza is among the institutions that closed their doors. (Metropolitan Opera)
Broadway’s 41 theaters are closed, and the Tony Awards have been postponed indefinitely. (Jeenah Moon for The Post)
Broadway’s 41 theaters are closed, and the Tony Awards have been postponed indefinitely. (Jeenah Moon for The Post)
The director of the Museum of Modern Art believes it will be years before operations return to levels seen just weeks ago. (iStock)
The director of the Museum of Modern Art believes it will be years before operations return to levels seen just weeks ago. (iStock)

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