The award-winning American playwright, Terence McNally, died on Tuesday, at the age of 81, as a result of infection with the emerging Corona virus.
“We have lost one of New York’s greats, and he is one of our most famous elite of intellectuals,” New York City Mayor Bill de Palacio told a news conference.
De Blasio added that McNally “wrote some of the greatest plays in modern memory, but he also worked hard for the city of New York to be better and America better.”“.
The New York Times reported that McNally, who survived lung cancer, had a chronic pneumonia.
On the other hand, the US Department of Health and Human Services said, on Tuesday, that it granted $ 100 million to 1,381 medical centers across the country to enhance its response to the outbreak of the new Corona virus, and the ministry said in a statement that the centers may use these funds to meet the need for testing and testing and to purchase supplies Medical and enhance medical service delivery capabilities using communications technology.
US President Donald Trump has reiterated his concerns about the economic impact of the Corona virus and said that Americans will take precautions to avoid infection when they return to work, and Trump said on Twitter, “Our people want to return to work … they will practice social separation and everything else and the elderly will be followed up.” With love and preventive measures, we can do two things together, the treatment cannot be worse (in any way) than the problem. “