- 22 million Americans have filed for unemployment in 4 weeks (5.2 million in the last week), wiping out 9 1/2 years of job gains
- Nationwide State of Emergency declared in Japan till 6 May due to worsening Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak
- New study claims a multi-decade megadrought is already under way in the western US, published in journal "Science"
- Gene Deitch, American illustrator (Tom Terrific, Nudnik), dies at 95
- Howard Finkel, American pro wrestling ring announcer (WWE Hall of Fame), dies from stroke complications at 69
- Luis Sepúlveda, Chilean writer and political activist (The Old Man Who Read Love Stories), dies of COVID-19 at 70
- Steve Cash, YouTube personality (Talking Kitty Cat), commits suicide at 40