Spain’s coronavirus deaths leap; Prince Charles now infected

Medical staffers wearing protective gear, part of a special unit performing house calls, walk in Bergamo, northern Italy, one of the areas worse-affected by coronavirus, Wednesday, March 25, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (Claudio Furlan/LaPresse via AP)

The coronavirus outbreak hit home Wednesday among the well-born and the desperately poor alike. Britain’s Prince Charles tested positive and India locked down its 1.3 billion people, or one-sixth of the Earth’s population. Meanwhile, U.S. lawmakers finally agreed on a massive domestic aid package of $3 trillion and would give one-time payments of $1,200 per adult and $500 per child directly to the public, and the death toll in Spain shot up.  More than 435,000 people worldwide have been infected by the virus and more than 19,000 have died, according to  Johns Hopkins University. Overall, more than 111,000 have recovered.