Carnival offers cruise ships as floating hospitals

The company that owns Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, and Princess Cruises is offering local governments use of some of its ships as temporary hospitals to help address the escalating impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

WHO: Africa should 'prepare for the worst' with COVID-19

Africa should "prepare for the worst" as the coronavirus begins to spread locally, the World Health Organization's director-general said Wednesday, while South Africa became the continent's new focus of concern as cases nearly doubled to 116 from two days before.