Spain surpassed China in COVID-19 deaths, second to Italy

Spain surpassed China in COVID-19 deaths, total now 3,434, second to Italy.

Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, has tested positive for the new coronavirus, COVID-19, his office said on Wednesday. The 71-year-old is showing mild symptoms of the virus and is self-isolating at a royal estate in Scotland, his Clarence House office said. It added that his wife Camilla, 72, has tested negative.

The White House and the U.S. Congress have hammered out an emergency aid deal to help American businesses and citizens during the outbreak of COVID-19. We breakdown what's in the bill and how much is being paid to companies and people.

Wall Street stocks surged early Wednesday as markets awaited a Senate vote on a two trillion U.S. dollars package to boost the U.S. economy ravaged by the coronavirus outbreak.

About 15 minutes into trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 2.6 percent, or around 540 points, at 21,244.77.