Today’s coronavirus update: Doc clocks 80 hours a week, Prince Charles infected

Help is on the way.

The White House and Senate leaders struck a deal Wednesday on a $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package to rush aid to businesses, workers and a health care system walloped by the worsening pandemic.

As part of the massive rescue bill — the largest in history — most adults will get checks of $1,200 per person. It also includes some lesser-known provisions.

US stocks rallied after lawmakers reached the agreement, with the Dow Jones industrial average climbing as much as 1,315.02 points, or 6.3 percent.

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Here’s what else we learned today:

Worldwide warning:

  • The head of the UN’s World Health Organization warned that lockdowns being lifted only for the virus to break out again is the “last thing” that countries need.
  • In India, police have been using extreme force against violators of the country’s lockdown.
  • Prince Charles, the 71-year-old heir to the British throne, announced today that he has the bug.

New York crisis:

  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo offered a glimmer of hope, saying the Empire State’s density control measures appear to be slowing the spread of cases — even as the number of infections eclipsed 30,000.
  • A famed New York City restaurateur died of complications from the virus, one of nearly 300 people to succumb to the illness statewide.
  • Meet The Post’s “Hero of the Day” — a doctor who’s been clocking in 80 hours at her Brooklyn hospital every week since the crisis began. Meanwhile, some 40,000 health care workers have stepped up from retirement or the private sector to help out.

COVIDIOTS:

  • A 21-year-old TikTok personality from California licked a toilet bowl for a nauseating online challenge — and shocker, he says he was hospitalized with COVID-19 days later.
  • And cops in New Jersey broke up a “YouTube party” with more than 30 guests over the weekend.

Young victims:

  • A 21-year-old woman with no underlying conditions reportedly succumbed to the virus in the UK.
  • In New Jersey, a 25-year-old All American lacrosse player is in a coma after a lab lost a test that showed he was positive for the coronavirus.
  • Five members of the same family in Missouri have tested positive, including a 32-year-old man.

Meanwhile…

  • You know things are bad when Waffle House shuts down.

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