This is AP News Minute.
As hot spots in the coronavirus pandemic flared around the country- New York continues to be the hardest hit with the statewide death toll doubling in three days to more than 1,900. Bodies were loaded onto refrigerated morgue trucks outside overwhelmed hospitals.
The U.S. coast guard has directed all cruise ships to prepare to treat any sick passengers and crew on board while being sequestered “indefinitely" offshore during the pandemic. New rules require any foreign vessels "that loiter beyond U.S. territorial seas "to first medically evacuate the very sick.
European nations facing extraordinary demand for hospital intensive-care beds are putting up makeshift hospitals, unsure whether they will find enough healthy medical staff to run them. About 900,000 people have been infected worldwide and over 44,000 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Wimbledon was canceled on Wednesday because of the pandemic. It was scheduled to start June 29th. This is the first time since World War II that the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament won't be played.