coronavirus update cases per state

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  • Des 08, 2019

Here Are The States With The Most (And Least) Coronavirus Cases
Here Are The States With The Most (And Least) Coronavirus Cases

President Trump has signed into law a bill to make sure for many Americans, part of a broader aid package to counter the effects of the pandemic. The law also promises free coronavirus testing to anyone who needs it, including insurance; improving health financing across the country; and nutritional support programs such as the food stamp system.

China on Thursday said that there has been no case of domestic coronavirus infection in the country the previous day, for the first time since the outbreak began. All 34 infection was diagnosed on Wednesday is in the people who come to China from abroad, the National Health Commission. It is an important milestone for the country, where the virus was first reported in mid-November.

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Two members of Congress, Reps Ben McAdams (D-Utah) and Mario Diaz-Balart (R -Fla.) On Wednesday said they had tested positive for coronavirus.

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11:48: Amazon confirms first case in NY warehouse employees

An Amazon warehouse employees have tested positive for the new coronavirus, according to, raising concerns about the delivery package as millions of people quarantined in home they rely on the technology giant to receive basic goods.

Rena Software, a spokesman for Amazon, confirmed to the magazine Wednesday night that someone working at its facility in Queens has been tested positive for the virus to spread rapidly. (Amazon founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos owns The Washington Post.)

“We support individuals who are now in quarantine,” Soft to the Atlantic. “In addition to increasing the daily cleaning of deep, we have closed the Queens delivery stations for extra sanitation and colleagues have sent home with full pay.”

The headquarters of the Seattle company that previously tested positive for the virus, but the employee Queens is the first confirmed case in the Amazon warehouse worker hours, which makes the majority of its workforce.

Jonathan Bailey, an employee sorts packages at the Queens facility, said the worker management were not informed about the test results and some believe they are still expected to work in the warehouse – a claim disputed Amazon.

A spokesman for Amazon did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

By: Teo Armus

10:18: Twitter cracking above coronavirus misinformation

Twitter cracking down content contradicts coronavirus health authorities, because some of the tech giant trying to combat misinformation about the pandemic.

social media platform will work with “trusted partners” such as the government and “public health authorities” review the information, he said in a Wednesday. Facebook, which says that it will remove the malicious claims about the virus, also on Wednesday announced the news coronavirus and resources to billions of users.

Sample tweet that will now be removed, as outlined in a blog post, among others: the rejection of expert guidance, such as the statement that “no effective social distance”; promotion of active coronavirus dangerous treatments and medications that are ineffective; Unverified claims that spawned mass panic, such a false statement that delivery of food will end up for two months.

Twitter said it also created a “global system of triage severity content” – prioritize the offense first address to the harm they present. The company said it is trying to reduce the burden on users to report problematic content.

The tactics against the virus could develop the wrong information, said on Twitter.

“As we have said on many occasions, our approach to protecting the public conversation is never static,” wrote the company. “It is particularly relevant in times of unprecedented.”

By: Hannah Knowles

09:57: China report land zero infection for the first time since the outbreak of coronavirus start

China on Thursday said it had no cases of infection domestic coronavirus in the country the previous day, for the first time since the outbreak began.

All 34 infection was diagnosed on Wednesday is in the people who come to China from abroad, the National Health Commission said, in another sign of the impact of the outbreak appears to be reduced.

Among the 34 imported infections, 21 were found in Beijing, where the authorities impose new strict quarantine rules to try to stop a new outbreak in the capital sensitive, the seat of power of the Communist Party.

The new infections bring the total number of cases in China for more than 80 900, including upwards of 3,200 deaths, Chinese health officials said. Eight deaths were reported in the past 24 hours.

Earlier this week, China said it had fewer cases of the virus from the rest of the world, for the first time since the outbreak was detected.

However, some experts have found based on the pattern of previous pandemics, China could face further waves of infection.

By Anna Fifield and Teo Armus

9:31: Trump signs the bill into law coronavirus assistance to ensure sick leave

President Trump has signed the law the bill to make sure for many Americans as this coronavirus end to the labor market, part of a broader aid package to combat the pandemic.

This legislation also promises free coronavirus testing to anyone who needs it, including insurance; improving health financing across the country; and nutritional support programs such as the food stamp system.

This is going to Trump, who had declared, after passing the Senate on Wednesday.

World combat outbreaks of new coronavirus called COVID-19, which starts in the city of Wuhan, China, and has been spreading ever since. The virus has killed more than 7,000 people and infected more than 150,000 people worldwide. The World Health Organization declared a global pandemic on 11 March

(Pictured) A regular emptying Champs de Mars near the Eiffel Tower on March 18 in Paris as a lockdown tight that requires most people in France to remain in the house came into force at midnight the day before the ban all but essential event in an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus.

a man and a woman looking out of the hostel where they were placed under quarantine in response to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) after returning from abroad, in Istanbul, Turkey on March 18.

a polling station workers adjust gloves when he tended reception desk during the Florida primary election at the First united Methodist Church, March 17, in Jupiter, Florida. As Florida officials are trying to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, state voters headed to the polls to cast ballots in the Democratic presidential primary.

Mike Mastrian, director of the Senate Radio and TV Gallery, disinfects the podium before the press conference about the coronavirus in Washington, DC on March 17.

Police officer talks to tourists at the Champs-Elysees on March 17 in Paris.

Prime Minister’s Jacinda Ardern speaks to the media at a press conference after the 19th COVID financial response packet announcement in Parliament on March 17 in Wellington, New Zealand. New Zealand Finance Minister Grant Robertson has announced a package of $ 12.1 billion in response to the ongoing pandemic. This package contains the initial $ 500 million for health care, $ 8.7 billion to support business and jobs and $ 2.8 billion for income support and boost consumer spending.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Who has urged fellow Republicans reluctant to “gag and chose to stay,” tweeted shortly after the 90-8 Senate voice that legislators “are already working on additional larger and bolder legislation to combat this crisis.”

“House and Senate already hard at work on the third bill in the House of Representatives Families First agenda, which will take bold action, historic on behalf of American workers and families,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D -Calif.) Echoed Wednesday.

About a quarter of US workers currently get no sick leave at all. Many low-wage workers who live paycheck to paycheck. , Which is passed by the House on Saturday, aims to give time off to workers who do not have it and extend paid leave for workers who got only a few days. This benefit is not forever. They will apply only to workers stuck at home because of the coronavirus.

The size will give you two weeks of sick leave at 100 percent of the person’s normal salary, up to $ 511 per day. It also will provide up to 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave at 67 percent of a person’s normal salary, up to $ 200 per day.

After the House of Representatives passed the bill,amended to allow more companies to come out of the two weeks of paid sick leave requirements and eligibility limit to 12 weeks of family leave.

By: Hannah Knowles and Heather Long

09:18: Police in Indian dance choreography for handwashing

As a new coronavirus continues to spread, experts say keeping good hygiene is one of the best ways to be safe and healthy.

That includes washing your hands, the state police official sentiment of Kerala in southern India were pleasant choreographer.

“Let’s put everything to work, including humor,” wrote the minister of state, Pinarayi Vijayan, which includes video.

video depicts masked uniformed police personnel in a synchronous rubbing their hands as they sway back and forth to encouraging.

“Let’s work together. Do not panic, be wary. Kerala police with you, “Kerala police station.

India more than 150 confirmed cases of covid-19 and three deaths.

In the video, which has received more than 1 million views, text appears with special instructions on how to wash hands properly. “Soap back of your hand,” he said. “Wash up your wrist.”

By: Ruby Mellen

8:47: Second Congress of the positive coronavirus test

Rep. Ben McAdams (D-Utah) has tested positive for coronavirus, he asserted in a statement Wednesday night. He is the second member of Congress.

McAdams said developing a “mild cold-like symptoms” after returning from Washington on Saturday night. He immediately went into isolation, where the symptoms – including “fever, dry cough and wheezing” – deteriorated. A local testing clinics confirmed that the symptoms result from covid-19.

“I’m still working for Utahns and pursue its efforts to get Utahns resources they need because I continued to do my work from home until I know it is safe to end the quarantine myself,” wrote McAdams. “I did my part as all Americans do to prevent the spread of the virus and reduce the outbreak of coronavirus.”

Earlier Wednesday, Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) Said he had tested positive for coronavirus and also began to feel the symptoms on Saturday. In a statement, McAdams urged his constituents to take serious coronavirus and following a recommendation from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention CDC.

By Michael Brice-Saddler

8:30: More than 8 million Californians who live under the orders of the shelter-in-place

More than 8 million people living in California were ordered to shelter in place as the authorities continue to try to curb the rapid spread of the new coronavirus.

On Wednesday, following in the footsteps of 10 districts other California at San Francisco Bay area and California Central, residents and county joined San Francisco, Santa Clara, Sonoma, San Benito, Monterey, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin and Santa Cruz as the latest California counties require citizens to stay at home.

About 20 percent of the country’s population is now under one command, direct everyone to stay in their homes and away from others as much as they can, except in the case of important functions, such as shopping for groceries and visits to doctors, among others.

This Yolo shelter in place order will begin Thursday and last through at least 7 April Businesses are not defined as an essential requirement as well as close. So that Napa will take effect on Friday and through the latter at least 8 April

The order came when the six districts of the Bay Area, plus Santa Cruz County, ordered residents to stay at home if possible, starting Tuesday, before the orders started to spread various districts. is the last county Bay Area that have not issued the order.

Asking people to stay at home except in the case of important functions have been among the most drastic measures were taken across the country, as the number of cases continues to increase in California. Authorities in Southern California state command has not directed any shelter-in-place but instead apply a sweeping restriction.

In Ventura County, health officials announced Tuesday there will be a shelter in place order only applies to older citizens. Cities also announced Wednesday it will ask citizens to do the same. Fresno sequence effect on Thursday and will run until the end of the month.

By: Samantha Pell

8:15: CDC report: Staff working with symptoms, the limited resources to help spread the deadly virus in Washington nursing

More than half of the deaths coronavirus Washington state has been hit Seattle-area single nursing home, evidence of virus threat for the already-frail elderly. A new government report captures the devastation in the Life Care Center of Kirkland in the number of gloomy and shed light on what went wrong.

With the March 9th virus has also spread to at least eight other nursing and assisted living centers in King County, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention paper Wednesday. members of staff who continue to work while they have symptoms and who work at the facilities have helped the progress of the deadly outbreak, the report said.

Similarly, the short supply of personal protective equipment and items such as hand sanitizer; lack of familiarity with the standards; limited testing; and “difficult to identify people with COVID-19 based on signs and symptoms alone,” the researchers write.

The report does not mention the facilities, but a spokesman for Life Care Center of Kirkland, Timothy Killian, confirmed to The Post that it refers to their nursing homes.

Killian said the staff has been working closely with the CDC on the analysis and now meets all the standards institute urgent. He said there was no policy to encourage employees to keep working while sick and stressed that some of the symptoms appear quickly, while people in the workplace. Kirkland Center is not aware of the staff who went to work at other facilities, he said.

“This is a situation that is totally unprecedented,” said Killian, said that the staff “had to learn on the fly” without the guidance now offered and struggling to get an important resource testing.

“If there is some good that can come out of our experience, we are grateful that the CDC has been able to publish this report,” he added.

The authors of the report suggest long-term care center to be “proactive” about identifying staff and visitors who may be infected and keep them away, including the outer stopping visit “loving care situation.” Center should try to see covid 19 patients as early as possible, they say.

Investigators found 129 covid 19 cases related to the facility: 81 residents, 34 staff and 14 visitors, according to the CDC report, which covers the period from 27th February to March 9. The death toll has gone up by a dozen since then, to 35, according to state health authorities.

On March 9 at the nursing home residents suffer from a median age of 81 years and has a mortality rate of about 27 percent. Visitor average age was about 63 years old and has a mortality rate much lower 7 per cent, while no member of staff – who tend to be younger – had died.

By: Hannah Knowles

8:09: Small businesses worry they will run out of cash before the emergency federal loans come through

some employers hurt by the shutdown of coronavirus say they are facing a delay in tapping the emergency loans from the small business Administration, the White House even called for billions more in funding for small businesses.

SBA disaster loan program coronavirus Thursday, up to $ 2 million per business to help small firms overcome the lost revenue.

SBA warned at the time that each country should seek and accept SBA disaster declaration before the agency can begin the loan. Employers in Indiana, New York and Tennessee told The Post that the process, as required by law, hold everything.

A few days delay would not care for a large company but it can make or break a small business, they said.

“People are still taking charge of my account and I do not have money coming in,” said Jason Smith, who employs seven people at M & M Car Care Center in Merrillville, Ind. “It will get tight really quick.”

Smith said his wife called the SBA on Monday and held for one hour and 40 minutes before getting disconnected. Later that day he visited the SBA website and find Indiana has not been accorded the status of a disaster zone.

SBA did not immediately respond to requests for comment Wednesday. On Tuesday, it eased the requirements of the program to enable countries to receive emergency declaration faster.

Governor of Indiana and Tennessee announced Wednesday they have requested disaster declarations. New York didn’T respond to requests for comment.

Trump Government is now working with congressional Republicans on emergency stimulus package that will pour an additional $ 300 billion to help small businesses avoid mass layoffs Wednesday.

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By Jeanne Whalen

08:06: Facebook launched a new tool to help provide an update coronavirus

Facebook on Wednesday announced a portal that aims to become a one-stop shop for more than 2.5 billion users to find news and resources about the new coronavirus, something he said is a step in the effort to combat falsehood and provide accurate information in the face of fast-moving pandemic.

The information center will hold a new coronavirus during the next 24 hours and would go at the top of the Facebook news feed, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said on the call media. He stressed that the most important services that Facebook can give you right now is the authoritative information – while removing hoaxes and other falsehoods that can cause immediate danger to public health.

“The top priority and the focus for us has been to make sure people can get access to good information and reliable sources during a pandemic,” he said.

Facebook and other platforms, Instagram and WhatsApp, has struggled to police-related coronavirus wrong information since the outbreak began.

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By: Elizabeth Dwoskin

7:10: The first member of Congress test positive for coronavirus

Rep Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) On Wednesday said he tested positive for coronavirus, becoming the first member of Congress to test positive for the virus.

According to the statement, the Diaz-Balart said he decided to self-quarantine in Washington after the vote on Friday, chose not to return to South Florida because of his preexisting health condition “which puts him in a very high risk . “Diaz-Balart developed symptoms on Saturday and was recently informed that he had tested positive, according to the statement.

” I want everyone to know that I feel much better. However, it is important that everyone takes this very seriously and follow the CDC guidelines to prevent illness and reduce the spread of this virus, “he wrote.” We must continue to work together to emerge stronger as a country during a try. ”

By Michael Brice-Saddler

6:57: Israeli Sephardi Chief Rabbi allows the use of mobile phones during the Sabbath

Sephardi Chief Rabbi Israel ruled Wednesday that observant Jews can use their mobile phones on the Sabbath to receive development and warnings about the coronavirus that.

“there is no doubt that everyone who has been tested for coronavirus must leave mobile phones available on Shabbat for an answer, “wrote Yitzchok Yosef in a letter.” If they see the phone calls that come from health care providers, so they can be updated on their condition and where they should go. and even if there is no doubt that the call is from a health care provider , it must be answered. ”

“Even those who have not been tested for coronavirus must leave mobile phones available,” Joseph continued, “so that if it is found that they were near the person confirmed ill and had to go into isolation, they can be notified.”

Denominations Orthodox Judaism are very strict about not allowing the use of electricity during the Sabbath, or Shabbat, which runs sundown to sundown every Friday and Saturday. But one exception to the rule electricity Pikuach nefesh, or save a life.

Joseph had decided that, in the midst of an outbreak of coronavirus, Pikuach nefesh apply to allow the phone as a security measure that is critical. Judaism does not have a spiritual leader of the universal – such as Catholics not to the pope – but the sector is Jewish will look to Yosef for guidance.

in the letter, Yosef also called on synagogues in the hospital should be closed, because they are space is often small and people can not stay two meters apart, as the state ministry of health has recommended .

By: Jesse Dougherty and Miriam Berger

6:38: FDA postpone the examination of the most domestic of food, ob at, the device maker

Food and Drug Administration until further notice partial inspection of US producers of food, drugs, biologics, devices and other products, citing the safety of employees and industry concerns about the visitors.

Earlier this month, the agency that most government Theections foreign facilities.

inspection in question is routine “surveillance” those who carried out every few years based on risk analysis.

“For” inspection, which occurs when the FDA was worried about a certain issue, will be “evaluated and will continue if the mission-critical,” said FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn said in a statement.

The agency also directed all FDA employees qualify to start teleworking.

Hahn said the agency is currently evaluating additional ways to perform inspections that would not endanger public safety or to protect the staff and the company, including evaluating the records instead of doing on-site inspections.

By: Laurie McGinley

6:30: Trump government ban on fetal tissue research block some experiments on treatment possibilities coronavirus

An immunologist at the National Institutes of Health the Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Montana has attracted for nearly a month to top NIH officials, arguing that the pandemic warrants an exception to a ban imposed last year prohibits government researchers of using tissue from aborted fetuses in their work.

According to some researchers familiar with the situation, some of whom spoke on condition of anonymity about the internal disputes that are sensitive, such experiments can be very rewarding. Only months ago, before the new coronavirus began infecting people around the world, other US scientists made two discoveries are very relevant. They find that special mice can be transplanted with human fetal tissue that develops into the lungs – a new coronavirus invades the body part. These “humanized mice,” they found, could then be infected with the coronavirus – that ordinary mice are not susceptible – closely related to the one that caused the new disease, covid-19.

outside researchers say scientists who created the mice that had been offered to give them to the Rocky Mountain Lab, which has access to a new virus that causes covid-19, so that the animals can be infected with the source of the pandemic and the experiment can be run on potential treatments. In addition, the NIH Montana site has a biosafety laboratory is equipped with a high level of protection to experiment with harmful microbes.

“It is not clear whether this additional layer urgent inquiry will find more effective” treatment for people infected in a pandemic than other approaches were tried, said Irving Weissman, a stem cell researchers leading at Stanford University, “but it foolish not to try. ”

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By: Amy Goldstein

6:24: Trump border control is not ready, will require the cooperation of Mexico, officials say

Department of Homeland Security is making preparations to carry out the orders of the President Trump for tightened border controls and immediately returned migrants who crossed illegally, but the arrangement will require the cooperation of the Mexican government, officials from both countries said Wednesday.

Homeland Security officials said the goal of the new restrictions is to limit the number of border crossers who were detained in immigration jails to prevent further outbreak of coronavirus that could expose US agents and officials to infection.

Mexican officials said they were surprised by the government’s plan Trump, and has shown that the number of cases confirmed in the United States coronavirus is much higher than the number of Mexico. Mexican officials say a large percentage of cases are travelers returning from the United States.

“That kind of arrangement requires cooperation and coordination, and at this point we do not have anything formal,” said a Mexican official who was not authorized to discuss the negotiations with reporters.

Under the administration’s plan Trump, Border Patrol agents that prohibit migrant will filter out and record biometric information they were “on the ground” instead of taking them to the station and holding cells for processing, according to an official of CBP senior depicting the plan on condition anonymity to describe the operational plan has not been published.

Trump said he plans to announce restrictions today, but officials said it would probably take several days to go before such arrangements could be made operational. Border Patrol agents do not yet have the tools to perform the biometric checks, especially in remote areas.

The plan would require Mexican authoritiesagree to accept immigrants from Central America and other countries at official border crossings after they are processed and returned.

The Mexican government said Wednesday that Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard engaged in talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, without giving further details.

“Foreign Minister Ebrard emphasized the willingness of the Government of Mexico to collaborate with US authorities together and coordinate to cope with the pandemic at the regional level,” Mexico’s foreign ministry said in a statement.

It is unclear whether the restriction of government Trump will strictly apply to asylum seekers, family groups and children unaccompanied, but the US government returned thousands of migrants to Mexico every month to keep them waiting for the US territory outside while applications them for humanitarian protection are processed by a US court.

senior CBP official knowledge of the plan said the agency will continue to detain border crossers felony or has outstanding criminal warrants. But officials said the prosecution for illegally entering the United States have fallen in recent days as a federal court fight to continue to function.

Some parts of the border have seen a large increase in arrests during the past few days, the official said, officials thought surge fueled by smuggling organization’s decision to send as many clients as possible Harden enforcement at the border before.

By Nick Miroff

6:17: First confirmed case reported in Rikers Island coronavirus

NEW YORK – First confirmed case new coronavirus in Rikers Island prison complex of the famous new York City, has been confirmed, according to sources with knowledge of the diagnosis.

male inmates who tested positive were being held at the George R. Vierno Center in the set are isolated from facilities near LaGuardia Airport, according to one source, who was not authorized to speak about the situation. Rikers Island has come under fire in recent years for the reports of rampant violence and inhumane conditions. The city chose to close the prison complex and moving population for each of the boroughs of the city, while also minimizing the prison population.

Since covid-19 concerns, visits to prisoners in all prisons cities terminated March 18 according to the notice on the Corrections Department’s website. In lieu of in-person visits, DOC is the provision of phone calls free of charge to the population of the city jail, according to the notice of the website.

There are about 5,400 prisoners in the city jail until the end of last week, according to data available to the public. town house prison inmates awaiting trial and defendants who have been sentenced to less than one year in prison.

DOC officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment about the diagnosis of coronavirus-positive inmates.

Michael Skelly, spokesman for the Correction Officers Benevolent Association ‘, said inmates with confirmed COVID-19 is “removed from prison. He was quarantined as well. ” inmates, Skelly said, remained in detention under quarantine conditions.

Skelly also confirmed that the corrections officer who is assigned to an entry gate Rikers Island watching the vehicle passes have been tested positive. unions have prompted DOC officials to test its members and provide more protective measures.

“We advocate for our officers to have more masks, more gloves, hand sanitizer more and for a separate department for new admissions,” says Skelly.

“We are constantly told they are working on it,” he added. “It is not done fast enough.”

By Shayna Jacobs

6:01: RNC chairman tests negative for coronavirus

Republican National Committee Chairman Ronna McDaniel does not have coronavirus, according to test results he received today.

An official close to McDaniel said the tests, given last weekend in his native state of Michigan, came back with negative results on Wednesday.

McDaniel had complained of flu-like symptoms but tested negative for strep throat and flu, RNC said. McDaniel has at Mar-a-Lago this month when another person who has since tested positive at the club.

By Josh Dawsey

5:29: New York Stock Exchange to close trading floor traders next week after testing positive

The NewYork Stock Exchange Wednesday announced that it closed the trading floor and will be completely electronic as coronavirus pandemic continues in the stock market.

The move comes as part of traders testing positive for coronavirus, President NYSE Stacey Cunningham told CNBC.

“the trading floor of the NYSE provides unique value to issuers and investors, but our market is fully capable of operating in a mode of all-electronic to serve all participants, and we will continue that way until we can re-open a trading floor we for our members, “said Cunningham in

” While we take preventive steps the close of floor trading, we continue to believe the market must remain open and accessible to investors, “Cunningham added. “Markets All the NYSE will continue to operate under normal trading hours despite the closing of trading floor.”

all-electronic trading kicks in on Monday and will mean the closure of trading floor in New York and San Francisco, said NYSE.

By: Hannah Knowles

5:26: HUD offers a 60-day foreclosure moratorium for homeowners affected by coronavirus

US Department of Housing and Urban Development Federal Housing Administration Wednesday authorities to place a moratorium on foreclosures and evictions during the next two months for single-family home owners who can not afford to pay their mortgage backed FHA middle coronavirus pandemic.

Homeowners with loans backed by the two government-controlled companies, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, will also be given assistance foreclosure, which regulates the company. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgage back about half of the nation and has operated under the control of the government since the global financial crisis in 2008.

“The cease all acts of foreclosures and evictions for 60 days in the future will provide homeowners with some peace of mind during a try, “said HUD Secretary Ben Carson.

By Renae Merle and Tracy January

5:12: France more problems than 4,000 fines for violating the lock on the first day

sweeping, virus-motivated that the French who live in the house has been valid for a day – and police have issued more than 4,000 fines for violations;

well it started at 35 euros (about $ 38) and has now been raised to 135 euros, the Interior Minister said on television Christophe Castaner, the Telegraph reported. It can go up to 375 euros, he said.

Castaner tweeted Wednesday that it is very important to respect the social distance measures and that the authorities will make sure they are enforced.

France announced earlier this week that starting Tuesday, it will follow the lockdowns similar in Italy hit and Spain: Residents could leave their homes only for important activities for at least 15 days, and those who do venture outside should justify activity those with papers signed.

Public health officials say that Europe has become the new global center of coronavirus pandemic.

By: Hannah Knowles

4:48: San Francisco Bay Area ordered millions to shelter in place. Tesla’s Elon Musk has employees to report to work anyway.

About two weeks ago, as the stock market plummeted, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted: “The coronavirus panic stupid.”

That attitude appears to stretch into this week.

Although the order of the shelter-in-place San Francisco Bay area-wide, he and other Tesla employees continue to work at the company’s plant in Fremont, part of Alameda County.

Step Musk place in an unusual standoff with local officials, who say the plant does not qualify as a “business critical,” which provides for exemption only about 7 million people who otherwise should remain in place. Violation of the order of carrying payloads of potential violations.

“They are not important for the health crisis,” said Sgt. Ray Kelly, a spokesman for the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department, which handles the coronavirus related questions for the county. “It’s not a matter that we would take lightly given the fact that it is a major employer in the state and region with 10,000 employees who come every day to work in the factory.”

Other tech giants including Apple, Google and Facebook is headquartered in districts affected by the order says they sent workers home last week even before the population was ordered to himlter-in-place. Musk appears to be the only CEO of technology to fight drastic changes.

Late Monday, Musk send an email to staff said he would work on Tuesday.

“First, I want to be super clear that if you feel the slightest pain or even discomfort, do not feel obligated to come to work,” he wrote in an email to staff late Monday, according to the website Electrek, obtained memo shortly after it was sent. “I personally would be at work, but that’s just me. Really OK if you want to stay at home for any reason. ”

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By Faiz Siddiqui

4:47: Resources tense, some police departments to change their response to low-level crime

As a coronavirus outbreak shut down the court system and strain public resources, some police departments arrest postpone or change their response to low-level crime.

Supporters say the move will help avoid the accumulation of problems in the prison system and will also help minimize the potential exposure officers and agents for the virus. But the decision also has been mixed reaction from members of the public who may be concerned about an uptick in crime.

In Philadelphia, memo leaked in a change to a low-level offense – which police confirmed to The Washington Post is authentic – go out the day after the city court is closed until April to fight the virus.

The new protocol into force on Tuesday for all drug offenses, theft of people, theft, economic crimes such as fraud, and many more, the memo said.

“I am very concerned that if more space to publish, such as Philadelphia did, the police would no longer deal with crimes such as robbery, there may be a very common disturbance of public order,” one skeptical Indonesia.

Police quickly tried to reassure the public that the change does not mean they are “turning a blind eye to crime,” as Danielle Outlaw Philadelphia Police Commissioner put it in a press conference Wednesday. Instead, the department said, it means that people generally will issue the warrant. The department stressed that the officers are still able to use their judgment to physically restrain someone if they believe public safety is at risk.

normal processing for the offense will continue “when we were on the other side of this health crisis,” said Outlaw. Some of the staff have also been transferred to the police patrol to increase visibility and prevent crime, according to the department.

Police in Fort Worth, Tex., And Denver have also changed their approach to low-level crime in the face of a pandemic, according to Fort Worth and. San Francisco defenders had urged the city police to make it easier for low-level crimes for the virus; the police department did not immediately respond to an inquiry Wednesday. DC police announced Wednesday driven by a coronavirus, too.

By: Hannah Knowles

4:31: Largest US mall owner closed the properties in the country, as the state crack down on outlet shopping

United States of America’s largest mall owner Wednesday that it is shuttering all properties in the country through the close of business March 29 another major pandemic is driven by a coronavirus.

The announcement by Simon Property Group comes as New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and New Jersey traffic moving to drastically cut spending. Countries will “temporarily close all the indoor portion of retail shopping malls, amusement parks and bowling” starting Thursday at the 0800 New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo (D) tweeted.

Simon shutdowns will take effect 07:00 Wednesday, Simon Property Group said in a statement.

“The health and safety of our buyers, retailers and employees is very important and we take these steps to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community,” David Simon, chief executive of Simon, said in a statement.

An S & P 100 company, Simon has properties that offers shopping, food and more around North America, Europe and Asia. The group says the location that serves as a “community gathering place for millions of people every day” – exactly the kind of environment that public health officials a warning will encourage the spread of the virus.

Last year, the Indiana-based group has 5,000 employees and revenues in the billions, according to a. He has hundreds of properties in the United States.

By: Hannah Knowles

4:27: 500, 000 swabs to test coronavirus sent from Italy to Memphis, the Pentagon said

US Army National Guard Unit Air transported 500,000 to test coronavirus from Italy to Memphis on Tuesday, Pentagon officials said Wednesday.

Swabs, which are used to collect a sample of cells from the back of the nose and throat, then flown on FedEx aircraft to various locations across the country in the direction of the Department of Health and Human services, a spokesman for the Pentagon chief Jonathan Hoffman told reporters.

“There are companies here in the United States who work around the clock producing these wipes, and we are working with international partners to meet this future demand our full,” Air Force Brig. said General Paul Friedrichs.

Pentagon officials did not immediately provide additional details about the delivery.

By Dan Lamothe and Marisa Iati

4:06: Europe mostly closed. But what is still open says a lot about the priorities of a country.

BRUSSELS – Many European countries have imposed drastic restrictions to limit the outbreak of coronavirus, forcing people to stay at home and venture out only for the most important shopping and traveling doctor.

But in fact what is “essential” may vary from country to country. coffee shop cannabis-supplying Amsterdam remains open. Belgian french-fry stand still serve up a dose of greasy potato. Paris wine shop – bien sûr – could still make a visit.

Here’s a look at what European countries see it as important.

FRANCE: The country closed most shops and markets on Monday. But the government swiftly published around 40 categories of exceptions. Most French staples still be available in stores they are often small: bakery, butchery, wine shop, tobacco shops and merchants either all remain open. Lockdown France will take place until at least 16 April

Belgium: friteries Country icon, or french-fry stand, remain open for business. Closing them would be a great psychological blow has been dealt to the citizens, the authorities reasoned. Because the stand is open, Belgian policy makers said the risks are minimal, as long as they eat elsewhere.

“The goal is not starving population,” said Minister of Health Belgium Maggie de Block.

Bookstore also remained open in Belgium, which allows people anxious opportunity to take some readings mild pandemic. And hairdresser are also open, although they can take only one client at a time.

THE NETHERLANDS: In the Netherlands, after the government announced Sunday plans to close most of the stores at a later date, the line began to appear in coffee shops selling cannabis-famous of the country. residents and tourists Holland rushed to get products related to marijuana. Authorities then retreated, allowing cannabis coffee shops to reopen. But clients can not smoke the drug in the store.

red light district of the iconic Amsterdam, apparently, is not important, or at least a good place to spread the virus, and it will remain closed until at least 6 April

GERMANY: Germany less locked some neighboring countries, and each German state has the ability to decide for itself what it will remain open. In Berlin, the authorities have included a bicycle shop in the list of essential services – the size may be understandable at a time when people are being urged to avoid public transport.

ITALY: Italy remains a European country hardest-hit by the coronavirus, and there are a few exceptions to the near-total shutdown. But newsstands remains open, strange and sweet measure that allows the elderly the opportunity to read the paper. A small number of bakeries and bread have decided to stay open for takeaway or delivery service. And there is at least one Roman gelateria making deliveries.

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Chico Harlan in Rome contributed reporting.

By Quentin aries

3:50: field operations the United States Census Bureau to postpone until April

The US Census Bureau announced Wednesday that all field operations will be suspended for two weeks until April 1, 2020 because of the threat of a new coronavirus.

During this pause, the bureau said it will continue to evaluate all of 2020 Census operations.

“Should additional adjustment is necessary, the Census Bureau will communicate these changes widely and promptly,” the agency said in a statement.

“public highly recommended to respond to … Census online using a desktop computer, laptop, smartphone, or tablet, and also respond by phone or mail, “the statement said. “Everyone should respond to the Census 2020 as soon as they receive their invitation.”

By Michael E. Ruane

3:46: Ford, GM to stop the North American automotive production

Two of the leading car United States announced Wednesday that it would temporarily halt production at their plant in North America as part of the containment efforts to coronavirus.

Ford said it would be after the shift Thursday night, until March 30, to perform a deep clean. company executives said they plan to meet with the leaders of the United Auto Workers union in the coming weeks to determine when to reopen the plant and to find ways to maximize the social distance between the workers.

Ford Michigan Assembly Plant closed temporarily for cleaning Wednesday morning after an employee there tested positive for coronavirus. The company said it will instruct the workers who come into contact with the infected employee to self-quarantine and seek medical attention.

General Motors also said it would be in North America as a protective measure, to clean and because of market conditions. The closure will last until at least March 30 and will be evaluated week to week after that, said the leaders of the company.

By Marisa Iati

3:26: Greek island locks down the migrant camps, where overcrowding bringing concerns coronavirus

ATHENS – Greek squalid camps of migrant island , designed to hold 6,000 people, instead of continuing to 37,000. In the largest of the camps, three doctors state handles almost exclusively by screening new arrivals. Aid workers say that the social distance – or any of the other steps needed to contain the outbreak of coronavirus probably – almost impossible. In the part of the camp, there is only one water tap for every 1,300 people, and there was no soap, according to Doctors Without Borders.

No cases were not detected among migrants in the camp, though that may be the result of a lack of testing.

But the Greek government camps Tuesday placed under lockdown, barring volunteers and visitors and discouraging migrants – living in tents pitched next to the other one – from moving around. Meanwhile, not to take steps to reduce the population or limit congestion, even when the prohibits the gathering of more than 10 people across the country.

Greek aid worker said the new measures in the camps are problematic, sealing off the place massively overcrowded where the disease is widespread and rarely tested for.

“About 80 percent of the people we see come to us with respiratory symptoms and fever,” said Siyana Mahroof-Shaffi, founder and director of Kitrinos Healthcare, which operates in the largest camp, known as Moria , “It is very difficult to know who may be positive, because there is no testing coronavirus in the camp.”

“If coronavirus hits the camp, a large percentage of people will get it. And a large number of them could die. It is like a time bomb, “said Mahroof-Shaffi. “If it hits the camp, there was no way to contain the virus, and will also tend to spread to the Greek population on the island.”

Moria camp, on the island of Lesbos, has more than 19,000 people, many of whom live in tents that have spread to the olive grove outside the gates of the official camps.

One migrant, Zahra Mousavi, 17, from Afghanistan, said that the camp has posted instructions on how to prevent coronavirus but that they are not likely to adhere to – including simple measures such as hand washing.

The line for the food, which can last for several hours due to overcrowding of the camp, also presents a problem.

“We are standing next to each other,” said Mustafa Dahadori, 17, from Afghanistan. “Some people wear a mask, but I do not know how they got them. No one gave us a mask, and in my family we do not have one. We knew it was good to get away from other people, but not impossible. ”

By Elinda Labropoulou and Chico Harlan

3:25: Israel barred entry to anyone who is not a citizen or permanent resident

Israel on Wednesday banned all foreigners entering the country, the latest in a strict measures aim to protect themselves from the coronavirus spread.

international travel has largely been stopped since 12 March, when Israel announcedban anyone who is not an Israeli citizen or permanent resident and can not prove they have a place to carry out a two-week quarantine.

Under the directives issued Wednesday by the Population and Immigration Authority, but only Israeli citizens or permanent residents will be allowed to come and go. Last status including about 350,000 Palestinians in disputed East Jerusalem, who are not Israeli citizens but have permanent residence.

Israeli interior minister on Wednesday also ordered the border crossings with Egypt and Jordan close.

In the country, Israel has restricted public gatherings of 10 people and ordered residents not to leave their homes except for work or other needs. The government also said it would use cyber monitoring to ensure that patients remain in quarantine and contact tracing behavior.

The country has about 430 confirmed cases and no deaths, but it saw a 40 percent rise in infections between Tuesday and Wednesday, according to health authorities.

Ruth Eglash in Jerusalem contributed to this report.

By Miriam Berger

3:21: Experts warned the rise of domestic violence throughout the world during the quarantine

As more people around the world go to in self-isolation, experts warn that this could be a quarantine conditions rife for the increase in domestic violence and gender-based.

“Women who suffer domestic violence has been isolated. They are often isolated from family, from friends frequently and sometimes even ordinary workplace, “Joanne Yates, chief executive of the Australian group Domestic Violence NSW ,. “So, a self-enforced isolation true power inadvertently increase their exposure to violence. We were really afraid of it. ”

As covid-19 cases of gender-based violence transcends nationality, religion and class. And, like the coronavirus that causes the disease, it’s a problem many governments lack the resources or are not ready to addresses.

With so many places that are closed to the public, where, for example, is a woman needs to go?

French secretary of state responsible for gender equality, Marlène Schiappa, recently warned that the situation is an emergency shelter for victims “is a major concern” for the country’s new quarantine measures, according to Brussels-based.

Schiappa said that the judge is still considering the case of domestic violence, even though the courts are on lockdown. However, the government’s emergency hotline for victims of domestic violence, 3919, operates on a reduced schedule, he said, according to Euractiv.

On top of the physical isolation, compounding the economic problems and stress overall global pandemic potential triggers for domestic players.

China, where the new coronavirus originated, passing the first national law criminalizing domestic violence in 2016. It is important legislation for the country, but critics say has been poorly enforced.

Quarantine only worsen that trend ,, an online publication focusing on China, reported in early March.

“The epidemic has had a major impact on domestic violence,” Wan Fei, an activist anti-domestic-violence in Hubei province, told the Sixth Tone. the group estimates that “90 percent of the causes” of domestic violence has recently tied up with the virus.

“While everyone’s attention was on the epidemic, victims of domestic violence is very much neglected,” he said.

By Miriam Berger

3:03: English closed schools for all children except those of ‘key workers’ such as health care staff < / p>

LONDON – Schools in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will be closed on Friday in an attempt to slow the spread of covid-19, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Wednesday.

Until now, the British government has rejected calls to close school for questioning the usefulness of the measure which could cause disruption to the labor force of parents, especially those who work in health care, who must stay home to care for children their children.

But at a press conference Wednesday, Johnson said that “most students” will stop going to school after the gates closed on Friday afternoon. They were released, including children and the children of “key employees,” which he said included people in the health care industry, police, supermarket delivery driver, and social care workers who look after the elderly vulnerable. Johnson said the Governmentalt will leave more detail about who qualifies as a “key worker.”

Although the British government was reluctant to close schools, it said it is now pushing ahead with closure because it will help to slow the spread of the disease.

On Wednesday afternoon, the death toll in the UK. of coronavirus beyond the 100 mark.

Earlier in the day, Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish first minister, suggested that school in Scotland may not resume before the summer break. When Johnson asked how long the school closure will last, he said: “I wish I could give you an answer.”

By Karla Adam

2:45: Merkel says Germany faces the biggest challenge since World War II

BERLIN – In a rare recorded message on television, the format usually reserved for his new year’s speech, German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday impressed upon the 87 million people in the country that they face their toughest challenge since World War II.

She said she handles people in this “unusual format” to share the details of what guides him as chancellor.

“This is serious,” he said. “Take it seriously. Since the reunification of Germany – did not exist, since World War II, there was a challenge for our country that depends as much on our united actions carried out in solidarity “.

This is an indication that the weight of the coronavirus crisis hit home in Berlin, after some criticized the slow initial reaction like the plague began to take hold in Europe.

But the scale of the crisis sets in. The case of Germany jumped more than more than 1,000 overnight Wednesday to a total of 8198. If effective measures are not taken, 10 million Germans could be infected within the next three months, health authorities warned Wednesday.

Germany not to introduce large-scale lockdown seen in other countries in Europe, but the country has closed schools, and shops that are not important and bars and nightclubs have been closed.

“This coronavirus is changing lives dramatically in our country,” Merkel said. “Our expectations of normality, of public life, society – all of which are being tested like never before.”

Merkel called on all Germans to play their part to help to limit the damage. “This is a historic task, and it can only be achieved together.”

While Germany has recorded only 12 deaths so far, officials say it is a given that more will follow.

“It’s not just abstract numbers in the statistics, but it is the father or grandfather, a mother or grandmother, spouse or partner – they are people,” said Merkel. “And we are a community in which every life and every person is important.”

By Loveday Morris and Luisa Beck

2:38: The World Health Organization announced a global study

The leader of the World Health Organization announced that the agency has created a global experiment to study the treatment for new coronavirus.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the organization, told reporters that “solidarity trial” is necessary so that data from researchers around the world can be evaluated to determine an effective treatment for the virus.

“small group trial with a different methodology may not give us solid evidence that clearly we need about treatments that help save lives,” he said. “WHO and its partners therefore organize a study in the many countries where some of them untested treatments compared with each other.”

Argentina, Bahrain, Canada, France, Iran, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland and Thailand is part of the trial.

Tedros repeating the message about the importance of practicing social distancing, testing and isolating suspected cases of sick patients. He also shared that the first vaccine trials began just 60 days after the genetic sequence of the virus shared by China.

As the international community is working to flatten the curve, Tedros cautioned against assuming that each area or people who are immune to the virus and urged the public to be prepared for the worst.

“This virus presents us with an unprecedented threat,” he said. “But it is also an unprecedented opportunity to come together as one against a common enemy -. Enemy against humanity “

By Lateshia Beachum

2:16: Hospitals are advised to postpone elective surgery as coronavirus

Hoping to preserve the protective equipment for front-line health care workers, administr Trumpation asking surgeons, doctors and dentists Wednesday to limit the operation and procedures that are not important.

Instructions from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is not mandatory. But the head of the agency that made clear that the masks, gowns, gloves and other equipment used in surgery or other invasive procedures are needed in the fight against coronavirus.

“The fact is that the stakes are high, and we need to preserve the personal protective equipment for them at the forefront of this fight,” said Seema Verma CMS administrator.

Tens of millions of elective surgeries performed each year in the United States, in hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers street.

By Lenny Bernstein

2:12: Trump refused to condemn the reported use of White House staff, the term ‘flu kung’ for coronavirus

President Trump on Wednesday refusing to condemn the reported use of White House staff about the phrase “kung flu” to describe the novel coronavirus in a conversation with a Chinese-American reporter.

Asked at a briefing coronavirus task force on the use of the phrase, the first Trump asked reporters to repeat the term. The President then shook his head but did not denounce the use of staff unidentified sentence.

Earlier, White House counselor KellyAnne Conway said he was not interested in entertaining “hypothesis” when a reporter asked him about the incident.

Conway condemned as offensive term but then pressed reporters to disclose the identity of the staff who allegedly used the term.

“I am married to an Asian,” he said, referring to her husband and Trump critic George Conway. “My children are 25 percent of the Philippines.”

George Conway, whose mother immigrated to the United States from the Philippines, has not commented on his statement.

Seung Min Kim and Philip Wegmann contributed to this report.

By Lateshia Beachum and Felicia Sonmez

1:58: 50 FEMA teams will deploy to help the state government, amid criticism of the role of second-string body < p> President Trump put the federal Emergency Management agency at the highest level of operation Wednesday, show that the agency will take a greater role managing nonmedical elements of the government disaster response.

“FEMA is now fully involved at the highest level,” Trump told reporters at the White House Wednesday briefed task force coronavirus. “Today FEMA activated in each area on Level 1 … the highest level.”

Agency is preparing to deploy 50 teams across the country to support state and local jurisdictions struggling to cope with coronavirus and nuisance shutdowns, Lizzie Litzow FEMA spokesman said Wednesday.

The team of four people “will be there to support countries as they activate their emergency operations center,” said Litzow.

Government FEMA Trump has been used mostly in secondary roles, with the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the lead among federal agencies.

“This began to shift the operational center of gravity of HHS to FEMA,” said Dan Kaniewski, who resigned in January because of FEMA’s second-in-command, and is currently working as a consultant risk.

The White House Task Force will continue to run the government’s response, but FEMA is best-qualified to coordinate among federal agencies, the sources spreading and respond to requests for state aid, while allowing HHS and CDC to continue to lead on the response medical emergencies, Kaniewski added.

“FEMA is the quarterback for the federal response to the disaster,” he said. “This is a disaster, and it needs to be coordinated.”

FEMA administrator Peter Gaynor explanation coronavirus White House task force on the assets and resources of the agency for the first time Wednesday, saying Litzow.

The agency does not have a stock of materials or drugs, but the incident manager in charge of helping state and local government procurement process and provide financial resources.

10 regional coordination office agency working with the state governments, and more than 50 emergency teams will support them, said Litzow. “Our regional administrator in touch with all the governors and in touch with the White House task force,” he said. “This is a whole of government response.”

FEMA has broad authority to coordination between federal agencies in responding to natural disasters. Officials at the agency will continue to play a “supporting role” to the federal government because the coronavirus is a public health pandemic, not natural disasters such as hurricanes or floods.

Trump is scheduled to visit the FEMA emergency operations center in Washington on Thursday, said a government official.

By Nick Miroff

1:54: Italy reported 475 deaths, the toll record one day

Italy on Wednesday reported 475 new deaths, the largest one-day toll recorded in any country yet.

Even as a step lockdown has gradually slowed down the number of new cases, the death toll in the state has exploded, more than tripled in the span of a week, for 2978. Italy has reported more than 300 deaths in each last four days. For comparison, China, the country with the highest overall death toll, from 3241, only once has reported more than 200 deaths a day.

This virus proved particularly deadly in Italy because of the aging population and the hospitals are overloaded. the death toll in the country increased exponentially in a way that mirrors the growth of the total cases earlier this month, as people lose their battle with the disease after a few weeks.

Italy is the country hardest-hit in Europe, with 35 713 cases, about 17 percent of the world total.

About half of the cases Italy is in the northern Lombardy region, which includes Milan.

On Wednesday, the governor of the region, Attilio Fontana, said that medical facilities will soon be able to help the sick.

“We will soon be able to provide a response to those who have fallen ill,” said Fontana.

By Chico Harlan

1:38: Just go on a cruise? Stay at home for two weeks, the CDC said.

United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising tourists who had just come down from the cruise ship to isolate themselves.

“Stay home for 14 days from the time you get off, to practice social distancing and monitor your health,” the agency said Tuesday. “Social distancing means staying out of crowded places, avoid group meetings, and maintain distance (about six feet or two meters) of others whenever possible.”

CDC recommendation came in a new travel warning Tuesday that the salary increase cruising to Level 3 – “avoid non-essential travel” – status. The agency is recommending travelers postpone all cruise travel around the world, although it did not give a time for when it would be safe to start again. Most cruise lines have canceled until at least the beginning of April.

At least nine oceangoing cruise ships have confirmed cases of coronavirus on board since the end of January, and several cruise ships on the Nile river.

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By Hannah Sampson

1:33: Trump said the hospital ship was preparing to deploy in response to coronavirus, but the timing is unclear

President Trump said Wednesday that two Navy hospital ship is being prepared for deployment in response to the pandemic coronavirus, said at least one of them will go to New York.

Trump, speaking at the White House along with several advisors, said that the “great white ship with red crosses on the side” will “soon” be in “good shape” and can spread. Each ship has about 1,000 beds, the size of a large hospital, and will be able to offer support in one location.

It is not clear how long it takes for the ships that will be useful. USNS Comfort, with a home port in Norfolk, is currently maintenance, Defense Minister Mark T. Esper told reporters on Tuesday. Her sister ship, USNS Mercy, which is based in San Diego. Trump says his government has “made a final determination as to where it will go on the West Coast.”

But defense officials say repeatedly that it can take longer than that to assemble the medical personnel needed to staff the ship. On Tuesday, Esper also said that he feared that calling the reserve service members who are already working in other medical facilities as civilians could be counterproductive.

In a statement released after the announcement of Trump, the Navy said the ships were preparing to deploy “if called upon.” Both are currently undergoing scheduled maintenance and search for medical staff to deploy it as “soon as possible,” the statement said.

As Esper said Tuesday there is a possibility that a hospital ship would not be deployed to treat patientswith covid virus-19, the Navy said. It is a reflection of the design of the vessel, which has an open floor plan and is focused on treating trauma patients.

The ships will be “made available to help treat more patients in a beach location where local health professionals certainly focused on a large number of cases COVID,” the Navy statement said.

By Dan Lamothe

1:16: Trump touts his approval numbers, Biden attack again in response to coronavirus

President Trump continues to deny criticism of government failures to improve coronavirus rapid testing, the hospital shares with equipment to keep people alive, and take more decisive steps to protect Americans.

She tweeted Wednesday morning he gives himself 10 out of 10 in response to coronavirus. But when a reporter asked Wednesday how he assured Americans who do not trust him to handle this crisis, he repeated a familiar defense: that he flatly did a good job.

“We have a very large number of approvals, people like the work we do,” he said, without citing a specific poll. “I beat Sleepy Joe Biden by many in Florida and many other states,” he said, and then, without citing the poll.

found that 52 percent of Americans do not think Trump has taken a serious threat, and showed 52 percent approve of the job he is doing as president. And Trump has, for weeks, to underestimate the threat of viruses, comparing it with the flu, but he denied Wednesday he did, either.

“I think my previous comment is to be calm,” he said.

By: Amber Phillips

1:11: Trump confirms he plans to impose emergency border controls targeting migrants

Trump confirmed Wednesday, that the government is developing a plan to impose emergency border controls will immediately send illegal migrants who crossed back into Mexico, including those who arrive seeking asylum.

The government officials involved in the preparations have told The Washington Post on Tuesday that “all options are on the table.”

‘The answer is yes, “Trump told reporters at the Media Wednesday briefing when asked if he planned to impose border controls, he added that he might take a step. “;. soon as possible today”

Homeland Security agencies to work out the logistics of the new measures, which will also be paired with the new restrictions on the Canadian border. they will not force US citizens, legal residents and their families, or the flow of commercial goods.

one Ministry official Homeland Security with knowledge of the plan said Tuesday that one the purpose of the measures will reduce the population of prisoners in jails immigration along the Mexican border, where fears of an outbreak is high.

Mexico only confirm about 1 00 cases of coronavirus so far, compared with about 5,000 in the United States, but the view of the restrictions Trump administration as one of the most effective tools to travel to slow the spread of infection. last month, slightly more than 37,000 migrants were detained by US authorities along the Mexican border

by :. Nick Miroff and Felicia Sonmez

1:04: Senate Democrats salary increases with Google’s privacy issues, the White House about our coronavir screening services

A coronavirus screening service launched by Indeed, the brother company Google, this week raised the red flag on Capitol Hill, where five senior Senate Democrats questioned whether the technology giant properly maintain patient data.

DPR central concern at new tool that allows people in the San Francisco Bay area to enter their symptoms, and, if they show signs of infection, obtain testing. Indeed, the health of the child’s parent company Google, Alphabet, launched the Portal Monday after President Trump touted the previous day.

But Congressional Democrats, including Sens. Robert Menendez (NJ), Cory Booker (NJ) and Kamala D. Harris (California.), Say they are not clear what Google plans to do with the data Collecting – and whether the information obtained the company, or may take advantage of users browsing habits , can be used for the purpose that people might not expect.

To that end, lawmakers asked Google and administration Trump in a letter Wednesday to explain the privacy protections in place and how Google’s efforts will be monitored.

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By Tony Romm

1:01: Coronavirus cases in New York raises in 2382, up 1,008 since Tuesday

New York confirmed 1,008 cases of the new coronavirus on Tuesday, raising the country’s total in 2382, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo (D) told reporters on Wednesday.

Cuomo due to an increase in cases for testing and that New York now has the most cases of any country. People who are sick, 549 were hospitalized.

“We are a more dense environment, we have more people, from the state of Washington,” said Cuomo, referring to other countries with many cases reported. “So science will dictate, the math would dictate, that you will have a higher rate of spread.”

The virus growth curves demonstrate that New York could require 110,000 hospital beds and 37,000 ventilator 45 days from now, Cuomo said. The country currently has 53,000 beds and 3,000 ventilator.

Officials may convert the facilities available in the hospital and for the patients who need to lower the level of care, according to the governor. He said the administration Trump will send the USNS Comfort, a Navy medical ship with about 1,000 rooms, to New York City Harbor. The federal government can also create a mobile hospital provided with between 200 and 250 beds, said Cuomo.

The governor said ventilator is the country’s most pressing needs.

Cuomo also announced a statewide requirement in the new mandatory, which will be inaugurated by executive order, which is not more than half of the staff report any business to work outside their homes. orders will exclude “essential services,” including shops, pharmacies, health care and others.

Cuomo said he was reluctant to order New York residents to shelter in place, policies that would restrict people to their homes, in part because of the number of business closures will make it difficult for citizens to access food and other necessities. He urged residents to remain calm in the face of crisis.

“I get the drama, I get anxiety, but all in moderation, and all in relation to the facts,” said Cuomo.

By Marisa Iati

12:53: US health officials warned millennium this virus can be serious for them, too

one thing that scientists think they know about the new coronavirus is that it leads to more serious – and deadly – complications in people older than 60. But on Wednesday, the White House coordinator coronavirus response Deborah Birx said health experts are not so sure anymore that young people mostly avoid serious complications from the virus.

“There are about a report out of France and Italy on some young people get very sick and very ill – in the ICU,” Birx said. He said that they have not seen any significant mortality among children but that people in their 20s, 30s and 40s could be in danger than previously thought. He wondered whether the higher rates of hospitalization in Europe for young people is the result of demographic manufacture up a significant portion of the overall population.

Birx also urged young people to stay at home.

“We could not have a larger meeting that continue to occur throughout the country for people who are off work and socialize,” he said. “You have the potential to spread to someone who does have an underlying condition that none of us know about and cause us to have catastrophic results.”

Birx also discusses broad shortage coronavirus testing, said officials were focused on making sure the test reach areas hardest-hit nation first. Of all the tests performed so far, he said, about 93 percent have been negative, comparing that with the level of South Korea 96 percent negative. most of the country has got an outbreak under control.

By: Amber Phillips

12:51: Trump defended the use of the phrase ‘virus China’: ‘It’s not racist at all’

Trump issued a challenge defense use her phrase “China virus” to describe the new coronavirus, pushed back against criticism that racist expression.

Some members of the administration Trump himself has balked at using the phrase, arguing that ethnicity does not cause the virus. And critics argue that the coronavirus called “China virus” has encouraged attacks against people of Asian ethnicity in the United States and around the world.

But Trump said Wednesday that he sees no problem with the term.

“It’s not racist at all,” Trump told reporters at the daily press conference. “No, not at all. It comes from China, that’s why. It comes from China. I want to be accurate. ”

Pressed further on this issue, Trump suggested that he decided to use the term in response – including the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman – that the US military carried the virus to Wuhan, where the first case was recorded.

After the emergence of respiratory syndrome Middle East (mer) in Saudi Arabia in 2012, asking national authorities, scientists and the news media to not mention the name of the virus after people, geographic location, ethnic group or even species of animals, because that can stigmatize people or incited the slaughter of the animals need.

“I have great love for all the people of our country, but as you know, China is attempting to say at one point – perhaps they’ve stopped now – that it was caused by American soldiers,” Trump said Wednesday. “It can not happen. This will not happen, not as long as I’m president. It comes from China. ”

By Felicia Sonmez and Joel Achenbach

12:35: Trump said HUD will stop foreclosures and evictions until the end of April

On Wednesday coronavirus task force briefing, Trump announced that the Department of Housing and Urban Development will suspend all foreclosures and evictions until the end of April.

The move would provide “direct assistance to renters and homeowners” in the midst of a pandemic coronavirus, said Trump.

The president also announced that he would summon the Defense Production Act of 1950, to further mobilize private industry during the crisis.

The two Navy hospital ships, Mercy and Comfort, to be sent immediately to New York and the West Coast, said Trump.

And the government cooperate with “some groups” to determine the feasibility of large-scale self-swabbing, the President said, adding that there would be another press conference on this issue either in the future or Thursday.

By Felicia Sonmez

12:12: 52 percent said Trump did not take sufficiently serious outbreak, the Pew survey findings

During the period of one week, the United States has sharply grown more worried about how the coronavirus outbreak threatens the health and economic standing of their own countries and communities, according to released Wednesday.

A national survey of nearly 9,000 adults highlights the extent to which Americans have growing concerns of even the middle of last week. In an interview conducted on Tuesday and Wednesday, 29 percent of adults think an outbreak of coronavirus pose a great threat to daily life in their communities. Which grew by 39 percent on Thursday and Friday and 46 percent among those interviewed Saturday through Monday, the last day of the survey.

America continues to be the biggest concern of the US economy, with 77 percent saying coronavirus pose a huge threat to the economy in the last three days of the survey, while 55 percent are worried about the health of the overall US population. However, four in 10 worried about their own financial situation, and roughly 3 in 10 of their own personal health.

Clear the majority rated officials of CDC and state and local officials to respond to outbreaks positive, although less than half said the same thing to President Trump. A slight majority 52 percent said Trump did not take the risk of rupture is quite serious.

The poll found mixtures ratings for the news media, with 7 in 10 say they do the job very or somewhat well include plague, even more than 6 out of 10 said they generally exaggerated risks.

The Pew survey conducted March 10 to 16 among 8914 adults using her American Trends Panel, recruited from a random sample of US households. Overall results have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 1.6 percentage points.

By: Scott Clement

11:55: Trump, Trudeau agreed to close the US-Canada border to traffic ‘not important’

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau said Wednesday that the United States and Canada have agreed to cover the 5,500-mile border them to “all non-essential travel” as a new coronavirus outbreak continues to spread.

Trudeau spoke Wednesday after the previous close. maintained the world’s longest border being closed by “mutual agreement” of Canada, Trump said, and would not affect trade.

Trudeau agreed that the decision was mutual. He vowed to “ensure the smooth flow of goods and essential materials and drugs. ” He described the new spending to ease the impact of an outbreak of coronavirus in Canada. Trudeau spoke outside Rideau Cottage, the home office in Ottawa, where he has worked in self-isolation since his wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, covid-19 tested positive last week.

of coronavirus, according to a count kept by the Johns Hopkins University. At least eight people were killed. The United States has confirmed over 6,400 cases, with patients now in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. More than 110 people were killed.

Trudeau for most travelers on Monday, but US citizens are exempted, Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

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By Rick Noack

11:49: Spain hotel commands to close

Spain has ordered all to close Tuesday as part of a developing country and an emergency lockdown measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

Spain, which has around 600 deaths and over 13,700 cases of coronavirus, is a very popular tourist destination for Europeans and others.

A spokesman for the British Foreign Office confirms the closure in a news statement and urged “British travelers in Spain to contact the tour operator or airline as soon as possible, to arrange their return trip home before this date.”

That, however, is much easier said than done.

From Peru to Morocco to Ukraine, tourists have been reported after a flight cancellation suddenly in the middle of closing the border to leave them without a route home. The US has banned tourists (who are not US citizens or permanent residents) of Europe, as well as China and Iran, causing nearly all flights between the two continents to stop.

The Moroccan government abruptly terminated Sunday international travel and Monday ordered all hotels and restaurants to close. North African countries rely heavily on tourism and hosts about 12 million tourists in 2018 – but that changed in the age of the coronavirus. Countries such as Britain and France has been running the emergency of Morocco set to prioritize their citizens, while Americans have pleaded with the US government to assist them in finding a way home.

Some hotels Morocco remained open despite the ban, provide tourists stay discounts.

By Miriam Berger

11:37: German postpone refugee resettlement program

BERLIN – Germany on Wednesday said it would suspend the resettlement program for refugees because coronavirus outbreak.

The reason for the decision, including a travel ban imposed in recent weeks to stop the spread of the virus, said Steve Alter, a government spokesman. The European Union banned all non-essential travel in and out of the 27-member bloc this week.

Partner organizations such as the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) also suspended the resettlement activities, citing “severe disruption” to the trip settings associated with an outbreak of coronavirus.

A government spokesman, Alter, said: “This is an adaptation to the actual situation that we are now experiencing.”

E.U. resettlement agreement with Turkey will also be suspended, including the so-called one-to-one mechanism that the Syrian asylum seekers or migrants resettled to countries E.U. member states to any Syrian asylum seekers back to Turkey.

The program has come to a “de facto standstill” since last Friday and will resume “as soon as it was actually possible,” says Alter.

By Luisa Beck

11:28: coronavirus White House plan to send $ 2,000 goal for many Americans

White House officials worked with Republican congressional emergency stimulus package that could send two $ 1,000 checks to many Americans and also devotes $ 300 billion toward helping avoid mass layoffs small businesses, according to two senior government officials and Treasury Department fact sheet.

There is no final decision has been made, and talks with leaders of the Republic remains fluid, but the growing scale of $ 1 trillion rescue plan will come into sharper focus. The priorities would like to see in the final agreement.

The White House still need the support of Democrats before any plan can be pushed into the law, but many Democrats say they will support the delivery of cash payments to Americans who are struggling to pay the bills because of the economic impact of the virus. However, mome level negotiations remain. Senior government officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the talks remain ongoing.

developing a spending plan to the White House unprecedented in size and speed, dwarfing the stimulus bill passed during the Obama administration and the Troubled Asset Relief Program passed during the administration of George W. Bush.

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By Erica Werner and Jeff Stein

11:20: The US Embassy in Ethiopia warns ‘harassment and assault incidents directly related to COVID-19’

Just a few days after the first case of the Ethiopian new coronavirus was announced, threats and even incidents of violence have been reported by foreigners in the country, prompting the US embassy in the capital Addis Ababa to issue a security warning which is rare for the normally peaceful town.

“The embassy continues to receive reports of rising anti-foreign sentiment revolves around the announcement COVID-19 in Ethiopia. Typical insulting comments directed at foreigners, the term ‘China’ and ‘Ferengi’ (foreigner), have been reported along with the label ‘Corona’ show underestimate the views on the link between the outbreak COVID 19th and foreigners in Ethiopia, “read. Covid-19 is a disease caused by a new coronavirus.

“The report showed that foreigners had been attacked with stones, denied transportation services, being spat on, chased on foot, and was accused infected with COVID-19.”

Ethiopia has confirmed six cases of coronavirus, four of which are in foreign (three Japanese business executives and a British diplomat). A recent government closed schools and present the state-owned transport vehicles, equipped with hand sanitizer, to ease the burden of dilapidated taxi van share capital of the most used to commute.

The US Embassy urges Americans not to go out alone and to seek shelter in case of a threat, not to reply.

By: Max Bearak

11:11: California schools are unlikely to reopen this school year

More than 6 million children who attend public schools California is not possible to go back to class before the end of the school year, the Governor Gavin Newsom (D) as he described more measures to control outbreaks of coronavirus.

“Let me be honest, and this is a very serious thing to say,” Newsom said at a press conference, “It is unlikely that many of these schools – few, if any – will open before summer break. “

Almost all California school has been closed, he said, and schools are left tend shutter immediately.

his comments came after the governor of Kansas Laura Kelly (D) announced schools in the country will remain closed for the remainder of the academic year.

According to the nearly 42 million children out of school because of the closure of pandemic-related. in recent days, school leaders have expressed frustration at the lack of clear guidance from the The White house and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

More than half of California school children come from homes poor enough to qualify for free or subsidized lunches, and many schools continue to treat i food to meet the needs of hungry families.

For many children, school is a lifeline, protection from violence and places where they can get a warm meal, is connected with a social worker and saw a nurse. Move to close schools has raised questions about the types of hazards that can be done for the welfare of children.

By Moriah Balingit

10:59: W.Va senator: The state does not have a case because it is not looking for them

West Virginia was the last country to confirm cases positive covid-19 due to lack of testing, Senator Joe Manchin III (D) told CNN’s John Berman on Wednesday.

“Until a couple days ago, we only had 40 tests done,” Manchin said, adding that the total number of tests are now over 130.

The claim is in stark contrast to the praise of President Trump handling Republican Governor Jim Justice of the last-zero cases in the state. Although Justice closed schools West Virginia last week, he also encouraged people not to panic.

“Go to the grocery store. If you want to go to Bob Evans and eat, go to Bob Evans and eat, “he said at a press conference.

Manchin, who ruled the country from 2004 to 2010, hope the president does not see the country as a beacon excEllence given the lack of tests, he said. He saw the carnage on the horizon because of the vulnerable population in the state.

“We have more than 700,000 […] or more people who are elderly,” he said. “We have more than 230,000 people who were under 60 with a chronic disease because of all the hard work they have done.”

Manchin said West Virginia is not ready for a virus that has shut down other countries and claimed lives. He said he had asked federal health officials to test more and asked the Vice President of Pence for medical supplies that will protect first responders.

“When it hits my country, and had a hit,” he said, “it would be absolutely disastrous.”

By Lateshia Beachum

10:47: Eurovision Song Contest was canceled for the first time in 64 years

Eurovision Song Contest, an annual international song competition that already occurred since 1956, has been canceled due to the outbreak of coronavirus.

Representatives from 41 countries are scheduled to participate in an event in May at Rotterdam, the Netherlands, before the European Broadcasting Union announced the cancellation Wednesday. The company says this is the first cancellation in the event of his 64 years.

“Over the past few weeks we have explored many alternative options to enable the Eurovision Song Contest to go ahead,” said EBU in. “But the uncertainty created by the spread of COVID-19 in the rest of Europe – and the restrictions imposed by the participating broadcasters and the Dutch authorities – means the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has taken the difficult decision that it is impossible to continue with the live event as planned.” Covid-19 is a disease caused by a new coronavirus.

EBU said it would “continue the conversation” about hosting a contest in 2021.

By Marisa Iati

10:39: coronavirus new study on children’s show they may spread the virus even more easily than adults

A paper released this week in the journal, by 2143 young people in China, providing the most comprehensive evidence on the spread of the virus in children.

The results of this study confirm that the infection is generally less severe in children, with more than 90 percent have mild symptoms or even no symptoms to moderate. But that contain alarming information about one part – a baby – and suggested the children may be an important factor in the rapid spread of the disease.

According to an analysis by the Shanghai Children’s Medical Center researchers Yuanyuan Dong, Xi Mo and co-author, mild cases (52 percent) are characterized by typical symptoms of a cold – fever, fatigue, cough, sore throat, runny nose and sneezing. Some patients not only symptoms of fever and gastrointestinal such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

Those with moderate infections (39 percent) had pneumonia with fever and cough frequently, mostly dry cough, followed by a wet cough. Some have wheezing, but no obvious shortness of breath.

Severe cases are rare (5 percent) as those who needed critical care (0.4 percent). Severe cases begin with early respiratory symptoms, which are sometimes accompanied by digestive issues. Approximately one week, children have more difficulty breathing. Cases sometimes rapidly developing into critical illness with acute respiratory distress or failure, which in turn sometimes leads to dysfunction of other organs – heart failure or kidney injury.

The data suggest they may have more symptoms that make them infectious, such as a cold, and that they may have more gastrointestinal symptoms that cause concern to the virus is in the feces for several weeks after infection.

Of particular interest to pediatricians are a group of seven infants (11 percent of the total number of babies in the study), and two children in the age range of 1-to-5 (15 percent), which develops into the condition critical. This study demonstrates, the authors wrote, that “children, especially infants, are vulnerable.”

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By Ariana Eunjung Cha

9:53: Trump says the Canadian border will be temporarily closed for ‘traffic non-essential’

United States and Canada have agreed to close their borders to non-essential traffic to stem the flow of viruses, President Trump said Tuesday.

“The trade will not be affected!” he said in. “Details to follow!”

The Trump administration also developed a plan to impose emergency border controls will immediately send illegal migrants who crossed back into Mexico, including those who arrive seeking asylum, according to government officials involved in the preparation.

“All options are on the table,” said a senior official who, like others, would discuss the plan only on condition of anonymity.

Homeland Security agencies to work out the logistics of the new measures, which could be announced in the coming days. They will not force US citizens, legal residents and their families, or the flow of commercial goods. Steps were first reported by the New York Times.

One of the Department of Homeland Security official with knowledge of the plan said one of the goals of the measures will reduce the population of prisoners in jails immigration along the Mexican border, where fears of an outbreak is high.

Mexico only confirmed about 100 cases of coronavirus so far, compared with about 5,000 in the United States, but the view of the restrictions Trump administration as one of the most effective tools to travel to slow the spread of infection. Last month, a little more than 37,000 migrants were detained by US authorities along the Mexican border.

Under the plan being discussed, the migrants were taken into custody to be quickly turned around and sent back across the border. administration has been using the same steps for asylum seekers, fast-tracking of deportation or requiring them to wait in Mexico for their court case.

administration will justify the restrictions added by citing health risks, while also potentially rely on the president broad authority to deny entry to foreign nationals in an emergency.

Immigration hawks in the administration have long argued the president has the ability to send migrants back to Mexico under the provisions of US immigration law known as “back to the region.” At peak moments of frustration, President Trump also has ordered aides to seal the Mexican border.

“The White House finally has reason to be accepted by the public to close the southern border,” said one DHS official, who requested anonymity to speak frankly.

A senior official with Mexico reached Tuesday said, the Mexican government has not received notice from the government Trump “They have not told us anything,” the official said

By :. Nick Miroff and Marisa Iati

9:46: China provides medical equipment to Poland, Italy, in the middle of the continent anger in response to the EU

BRUSSELS – Polish Foreign Ministry said Wednesday it expects shipments of 10,000 coronavirus assays and additional medical equipment protector of China, such as Beijing increasingly seeks to portray itself as a partner for the countries in the midst of crisis coronavirus.

“Despite a battle with the coronavirus in China has not ended, the state decided to menunjukka n solidarity with Poland, “a

France and Germany last week vomiting political boundaries around medical equipment vital produced in their territory, forbid the export of protective equipment, including masks, to other countries, even Italy, which is struggling with a shortage. Upon request by EU leaders, countries loosen their ban, but not before the message is sent to Italy and others: In a crisis, do not rely on your neighbors to help you out.

Outside E.U. border, the President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic reacted bitterly to news that E.U. the end of this week banned the export of block-wide on equipment to protect medical personnel, such as masks and gowns.

“International solidarity does not exist. European solidarity is not there, “said Vucic. “The only country that can help us is China.”

China has moved quickly to step into the gap in Europe’s generosity, fly masks, respirators and other critical supplies to Rome Fiumicino last week when France and Germany have not offered assistance to Italy. Chinese media have played up the international aid effort, despite the government’s response to stop the initial virus outbreak is seen as helping fuel the pandemic.

Chinese leader Xi Jinping said this week the country working to establish a “Healthy Silk Road,” by – reference for global infrastructure projects Beijing.

Noack reported from Berlin.

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By Michael Birnbaumand Rick Noack

9:45: Trump administration Snooze immigration hearings in 9 cities

Government Trump Wednesday postponed the trial of immigration in nine cities amid concerns about the further spread of coronavirus new – a move that supporters of immigration has been seeking for several weeks because of lobbying courthouse in society is strongly influenced remain crowded.

“Since the evaluation continues to EOIR is information on local, regional, state, and federal officials regarding the pandemic coronavirus, the agency is delaying the trial of non-detained nationwide,” Executive Office of the Department of Justice Immigration Review, which oversees 58 immigration courts nationwide, announced Wednesday.

delay, which will take up to 10 April were for hearings that do not involve undocumented immigrants who are already in custody, the agency said.

They will take place in the following cities: Atlanta, Charlotte, Houston, Louisville, Memphis, New York (both Broadway and Federal Plaza location), Newark, Los Angeles and Sacramento.

The agency said all trials at other locations will continue.

By Antonio Olivo

9:19: The first coronavirus case of Liberia is a government official who violates the country’s health safety regulations. Second: His personal chef.

boss William Berrah is home because of Switzerland, so that Liberia driver slid into a shiny, SUV and rolled into the West African nation’s biggest airports owned by the government.

Nathaniel Blama, head of the Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia, has a little fever when he landed on March 13. The government officials should go to the quarantine hospital, per protocol state, since he arrived from coronavirus hotspot: Swiss, who was has reported more than 1,300 cases.

But Blama – who became the first confirmed case of Liberia covid-19 three days later – walked out of the airport and into the back of his driver’s seat, involuntarily thrusting employees into economic difficulties.

“My family was not at home – no money,” said Berrah, 34, speaking from a military hospital room that she was not allowed to leave. “People in the government’s need to show some concern. They did not do anything to help us. ”

The driver, along with two security guards, were tested negative, but must remain in the hospital for seven days. Blama cook was not so lucky: He is identified as the second case of Liberia, on Tuesday. (Both men remain in a stable condition, and Blama not immediately respond to requests for comment.)

Liberia has suspended the head of the EPA for violating the rules, but Blama has defended himself in a voice message widely circulated, said he thought he was doing everything correctly and that he seek medical attention immediately.

Blama go to the pharmacy popular in Monrovia when he began to feel ill, authorities said, then seek treatment from a doctor.

“Everywhere he violated the protocol,” said Isaac Solo Kelgbeh, press secretary to the president of Liberia.

Leaders around the world are likely to enjoy special treatment, but cases of Liberia illustrate how strong a person’s actions can release potentially serious consequences.

As both a single case caused by re-single official that violates the protocol, this West African nation have closed schools, stopped public meetings and handshakes prohibited.

By Danielle Paquette

9:01: Governor of Puerto Rico requesting FAA delay domestic and international flights to the island for

Wanda Vázquez Garced, the governor of Puerto Rico, Wednesday said that he asked the federal Aviation Administration suspended domestic and international flights to the island for 14 days due to the pandemic.

Garced also asked the agency to let him near the airport where the National Guard will not do screenings and to allow him to drive to the charter of coronavirus-impact state to the three airports, according to a statement from his office.

“A few days ago, we did not have a case coronavirus (covid-19), and now, because of the arrival of tourists by boat and by plane, we counted five positive cases,” Garced writing. “We do not want more cases in Puerto Rico, and the only way to prevent more people infected with the virus from arriving is to take greater control of tourist arrivals.”

Puerto Rico has reported five confirmed cases of the virusand no deaths.

Outer Banks, a collection of barrier islands that are part of North Carolina, also seeks to prevent non-residents. Officials in Dare County, which includes the Outer Banks, said Tuesday that they set up checkpoints to restrict visitor access.

By Marisa Iati and Kim Bellware

8:56: hospital staff the state of Washington who craft their own masks because of lack

Medical Staff in one new coronavirus outbreak epicenter of the nation is forced to create an emergency mask to treat the patient ,.

Washington state hospital workers, part of the system Providence St. Joseph Health, which improvised by crafting wear protective mask of marine grade vinyl, tape industry, and elastic foam purchased from craft stores and Home Depot, the outlet reported.

Washington state has the highest death toll of covid-19 and the second-highest total confirmed cases. State has implemented strict measures to contain the virus after tearing a nursing home, adding casualties behind.

The rapid spread of this virus thin stretch of medical supplies to workers interact with the patient, causing Providence infection control and quality experts to step in and emergency gear design that can be built from store fronts, Bloomberg News reported.

Becca Bartles, executive director of infection prevention at Providence St. Joseph Health, told Bloomberg News reporters that the hospital system is close to running out of face shields and that it was only days away from being without a face mask.

To prepare more homemade masks and shortcomings, the hospital system plans to purchase the necessary items from wholesale retailers so that staff can keep stitching and sewing their traditional masks in the large conference room at its headquarters, Bloomberg News reported.

The experts also examine another mask made of a material that coats the surgical tray.

By Lateshia Beachum

8:48: Spanish nobleman White House trip delay

White House to postpone the scheduled April visit the king and Queen as the leader of Spain focused on reducing the spread of a new coronavirus in their countries, according to a statement Wednesday.

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia is supposed to visit the first woman President of Trump and Melania Trump on April 21, but a global pandemic was given precedence over the trip.

“President Donald J. Trump and Melania Trump Mom look forward to welcome His Majesty to the United States and the White House in the near future,” said a White House statement. “The United States will continue to work with Spain and all our European partners to minimize the impact of pandemic COVID-19.”

The number of confirmed US cases doubled over the last three days, from 2,844 on Saturday to more than 6,000 on Tuesday night. Due to the limited availability of test coronavirus in the United States, experts agree the actual number of cases is much higher.

Spain is at the bottom as its number of confirmed cases has grown to nearly 14,000. Death has reached a total of 558 ,.

By Lateshia Beachum

8:36: Victims in Iran of past coronavirus 1,000 people after the biggest rise in a day of the death

ISTANBUL – The death toll in Iran of coronavirus infections surged past 1,000 Wednesday as the Ministry of Health announced the biggest single day rise in deaths since the epidemic began.

Between Tuesday and Wednesday, 147 people were killed, so the number of deaths for 1135, Alireza Raisi, Iran’s deputy health minister, said at a press conference. In Iran, 17 361 people have been infected, after 1192 new cases were reported during the last 24 hours, said Raisi.

Iran, with a population of about 80 million people, has suffered one of the worst surges coronavirus infection outside of China, where the pandemic originated. As infection rates have soared, the virus has not spared the country’s top leadership. lawmaker and adviser of Iran’s supreme leader among the dead, and dozens of other officials have been infected.

The government, which began in late February announced infections, has been accused of covering completely the plague and was criticized for not mandate a strict lockdown on public activities. On Wednesday, President Hassan Rouhani defended his government’s response,said in a televised address that the officials had been “honest” with the community and continue to provide critical supplies of food and medicine in the midst of a pandemic, even as the country struggled under US-imposed sanctions and a shortage of European countries suffer.

The government has closed schools, universities and brought the “main” measures to reduce the meetings in places of worship, including the weekly congregational prayer haltingly, he said. “It is not easy to close the Friday prayers. It is not easy to close our holy shrine, “he said. “We do it for the sake of public health. It is a religious duty.

By Kareem Fahim

8:30: German case grows ‘exponentially’ and 10 million could be infected in the coming months, health officials warn

BERLIN – a high official German health on Wednesday warned that it is possible that as many as 10 million people in the country could be infected with the coronavirus during the next three months if the measures of social-distancing does not work effectively.

Lothar Wieler, head of the German Robert Koch Institute, the federal agency for disease control, laid out a grim assessment at a press conference in Berlin on Wednesday, as he warned that the German case are spiking.

Institute for German switch risk level from “moderate” to “high” the day before, after surging more than 1,000 cases overnight. There were 9877 confirmed cases in Germany by Robert Koch, although the death toll remained low compared to other countries, with 26 deaths.

“We have exponential growth,” says Wieler. “To make it clear, we are at the beginning of the epidemic will continue to exist in our country for many weeks and months.”

He said it believes that the number of infections could be “significant” if reduced social contact between people is minimized. It should become clear in recent weeks if the current measures have an impact, he added.

However, he also warned that a pandemic could continue to affect Germany for two years.

“The pandemic has always occurred in waves,” he said. It could take two years for some people to “skip” covid-19 and for immunity to build up the level of infection is stopped, a phenomenon known among experts as “herd immunity.”

Chancellor Angela Merkel, who will discuss Germany in a speech on Wednesday night, said he expects at least 60 to 70 percent of a population of 87 million are infected eventually if conditions remain the same.

By Loveday Morris and Luisa Beck

8:03: Traffic jams at the border and travel ban: Europe adapt to life under new restrictions

BERLIN – European countries continue to impose new measures to slow the spread of coronavirus Wednesday, as a European Union travel ban implemented which will temporarily make it impossible for most non-EU residents to get in almost all member states plus blocks aligned.

Inside the block, restrictions have recently adopted the free movement continues to be enforced by fines and.

Meanwhile, concerns over supply chain disruptions in the continent was installed. Volkswagen Group, one of the world’s biggest automaker, will stop production because of an outbreak of coronavirus Thursday’s European and economic impact carries a large share of the manufacturing sector to a virtual standstill.

The German company said late on Tuesday that it is responding to the rapid spread of the virus, supply chain disruptions and the rapid decline in demand. Factories in Germany, Slovakia, Spain and Portugal will be the wind, as will the plant components throughout Europe. Production is expected to stop for two weeks, initially.

Many other companies had closed their European plants in the last few days.

Although the state has vowed to keep supplies exempt from closing borders or check reintroduced, long traffic jam formed along the Polish-German border.

In Spain, the death toll approaching 600, with the number of confirmed cases exceeds 13,700. The number of cases jumped to more than 31,000 in Italy.

Rachel Siegel contributed to this story.

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By Rick Noack

7:59: Worldwide over 200,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus

The number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus worldwide has exceeded 200,000, by Johnns Hopkins Center for Science and Engineering Systems.

There were 201 672 cases of early Wednesday, with 82 071 people are registered as recovered.

Europe now has more deaths from the virus from Asia. The Washington Post calculated using the number of data Johns Hopkins. At least 8,000 people worldwide have died since the outbreak began. China, Italy and Iran already has the highest number of deaths.

By Marisa Iati

7:20: Petition warn doctors at the forefront of the UK are at risk, but could not be tested

LONDON – a petition started by a junior doctor in the UK to highlight the dangers facing health personnel and testing needed in the middle of the outbreak was heading almost 1 million signatures.

Rebecca McCauley, founder of this petition, the present situation of many physicians face a crisis. “I have a dilemma. I have a cough, “he wrote. “My cough was small, but how do I know it’s not COVID-19? Actually I do not. ”

He continues: “So now I have to ask … I stayed leave for 7 days, leaving a shortage of staff and put a further burden on the already strained NHS [National Health Service], when the likelihood is that I do not really have COVID-19? ”

McCauley then went on to debate another alternative: they will work with a small cough but “potentially spreading COVID-19 for all patients sick” he interacts with daily. Petition claims test is only done in certain patients and the people who work in hospitals, including cleaning staff, not being checked for infection.

“It’s just a number of common sense – an extraordinary person should start a petition to get it done,” read one comment from supporters of the petition.

Another doctor taking to Twitter to also call for priority testing. “My wife had a sore throat. I am doing fine. I have to isolate themselves, no current tests, for 14 days from the initiation of symptoms. We had to quickly prioritize testing staff, “read a tweet from Toby Eyre, a consultant working lymphoma in Oxford, England.

In the United States, dozens of healthcare workers have contracted the virus, while others have been forced to isolate themselves after infection. “They do not do testing,” adding that the staff are not protected.

By Jennifer Hassan

7:12: New York Orthodox Jewish opposition met more social distance

For businesses, schools and workplaces nationwide closed down due to new coronavirus, some Orthodox Jewish community leaders in new York are working to do the same thing – but not without provoking some suspense in this tight knit, very obedient bag Brooklyn and Rockland County.

Of more than 1,600 cases of the state, at least three were in Crown Heights, Brooklyn neighborhood home to a large Orthodox Jewish community and synagogue area that serves as the world headquarters for the Hasidic movement.

That’s synagogue lay leaders have banned people 65 or older from entering the building, according to, a local news website. Environmental rabbinical court members warned in that the symptoms people experience not to be entered into the synagogue either.

“The fire burns in our society,” reads the letter Monday, stating that attendance at religious services in the midst of a pandemic, “a mitzvah performed through sin.”

But Zalman Lipsker, one usher synagogue, insisted on Tuesday that the building will not close. Over the weekend, the pictures packed Orthodox wedding in a nearby neighborhood.

However, other people in this community have been pushed back. Aron Wieder, an Orthodox Jewish legislators in Rockland County, N.Y., asking constituents for house in a video in Yiddish this week.

“Out on the street there is a pandemic,” he warned. “People are already sick, some at home and some at the hospital.”

Some of the messages appear to be working: On Tuesday night, striking photos appearing on social media from Brooklyn minyan, a quorum of 10 or more is required for a traditional Jewish worship.

Although it is usually the practice of sex, the picture shows the participants all spread out across the yard, at least six feet apart.

By: Teo Armus

6:37: Restrictions compel Israel to hold creative partner – and clandestine – Wedding

JERUSALEM – “Love in the time of coronavirus” ishas become a cliché but for some couples in Israel excited their desire to get married even if the virus spreads rapidly and progressively tighter restrictions on social interaction has meant getting creative – and clandestine.

On Saturday, Israel ordered all places of entertainment are closed and banned gathering of more than 10 people. Since then, online video has emerged unaffected couples holding their wedding isolated on rooftops, in parks, and outdoor courtyard and investigators watch from afar.

One pair of extra-determined to even walk down the aisle in a supermarket, where the only community in which the cap on the amount people are a bit more flexible.

In the town of Beit Shemesh, near Jerusalem, one of the organizers of the wedding to send a notice to the guests told them the wedding will go forward but urged them to keep quiet about the ceremony.

After the show more than 100 people dancing in close contact going viral, police said on Wednesday they had arrested three people for endangering public health and violating orders.

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By: Ruth Eglash

6:33: Fear of the spread of coronavirus, Middle East governments to release some prisoners from jail filled

ISTANBUL – Middle East battered by a coronavirus pandemic has begun to detach or leave prisoners, including some political dissidents, amid concerns about the spread of infection in a prison notorious for rough treatment, unsanitary conditions and overcrowding.

Officials in Iran, which has suffered one of the worst outbreaks of the virus, said Tuesday that about 85,000 detainees have been released on temporary leave throughout the country. Those released include Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a person who has been detained for nearly four years.

Bahrain, a tiny Persian Gulf country that has reported more than 200 coronavirus infection, pardoned or alternative sentence ordered for nearly 1,500 prisoners last week. Jordan also began releasing hundreds of prisoners this week.

The release highlights global concerns that a pandemic could spread quickly in confined spaces and limited. Outbreaks in prison in China, where the pandemic began ,.

A spokesman for the Iranian judiciary said the temporary release, including half of all prisoners “security-related” – an apparent reference to political prisoners. Activists said at least 17 political prisoners were released.

Among them are Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who was released from Evin prison on two weeks’ leave, according to a statement on the free Nazanin campaign. An image released by her family shows Zaghari-Ratcliffe smiled when he wore ankle bracelet tracking her movements were restricted 300 meters around his parents’ house, the statement said.

opposition activists say they have been released by Bahrain, including some political prisoners but not in the country, and that forgiveness is a response to the outbreak. “They are forced to take this step,” said Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei of Bahrain London-based Institute for Human Rights and Democracy, citing what he said was overcrowded and filthy conditions in the prisons of Bahrain.

By Kareem Fahim

5:36: European markets fell as concerns rose over the coronavirus

European markets fell on Wednesday, as concerns over continued to disrupt economic coronavirus internationally, despite the efforts of policy makers to ward off recession. London’s FTSE 100 fell more than 4 percent and the pan-European Stoxx 600 fell close to 3 percent.

The price of oil also fell, with US crude oil futures fell nearly 4 percent. Stocks also retreated in Asia, with Hong Kong market fell more than 4 percent.

U.S. indexes rallied on Tuesday but the move overnight in Europe and Asia suggested Wednesday it will cause a further decline in the US market, as businesses have stalled in large US cities.

By Siobhan O’Grady

5:25: A ray of hope for parents in the middle of the coronavirus and supermarket chaos

LONDON – People around world who hoard – grabbed cans and disinfectants from supermarket shelves as they’re gold dust. In Australia, the buyer is believed to occur in a fight over toilet paper, while many alley across the UK was stripped of all items over the weekend. In the United States, a man of 17,700 bottles of hand sanitizer and in Germany, the store appealed to the students to help refill emptying shelves.

In the center, parentsand buyers are more susceptible to suffer and supermarkets are now taking steps to protect them.

A supermarket in Northern Ireland is the first announced plans to give special shopping hours for parents 8-9 am slot providing them with the space to do their shopping before storage can attack the new shelf stacked.

“We are focusing on the ability to feed the nation and to support those most in need,” said the chain is known as Iceland.

With online delivery slot booked for a week, Sainsbury announced that on March 23 that the buyers are vulnerable and customers over the age of 70 will be given priority for their orders delivered.

Australia’s largest supermarket chain, Woolworths, to apply similar measures, opened the shop early for elderly customers. chain said the move was in response to panic buying and noted that buyers are vulnerable “losing important items that they may need.”

Stores such as Tesco also imposed limits on how many items customers can buy, in an attempt to suppress the bulk-buy them food like pasta. On Monday, the supermarket chain Aldi announced: “Customers today are limited to buy four items of one product during each visit,” adding that “not everyone has the financial resources or practical to buy in bulk, including our customers old.”

By Jennifer Hassan

4:44: Closing Down Nevada casinos, all gambling activities

Nevada will shut down all gambling and casino Wednesday, marking the first time that industrial bedrock of the country will close due to legalize the practice nearly a century ago

Governor Steve Sisolak (D) follows similar measures from more than a dozen other states in recent days to contain the spread of coronavirus new.

But the directive Nevada, which also closes the other “unimportant” Limiting the restaurant business and offers only takeout and delivery, it would have a profound impact on a particular $ 68 billion hospitality industry Nevada.

Prohibit the resort casino blackjack table in Las Vegas and slot machines the same store, the ban was soon attracting attention from the casino industry leaders and unions, who continue to pay and health benefits for their members.

“I know that this directive will cause a lot of friends and neighbors for the distress,” Sisolak said at a news conference late Tuesday. “But I ask you – what are you willing to do to save your own life and the lives of those you love?”

Earlier this week, both MGM Resorts International and Wynn Resorts they plan to close their Las Vegas properties. Three resort casinos joined on Tuesday.

By: Teo Armus

4:39: Saudi Arabia’s prayer group delay, orders for work from home business

DUBAI – Saudi Arabia suspended congregational prayers in mosques and ordered to stay at home for 15 days in the future to combat the spread of coronavirus, state media reported Wednesday.

The order by the Department of Human Resources exempt sensitive sectors such as electricity, water or communications and said those involved in the supply chain can allow up to 40 percent of the employees to come to their office as long as they follow certain hygiene precautions.

Commission also suspended all group prayers in the mosques, except for the two holy mosques in Mecca and Medina. Athan has also been changed, urging listeners to pray at home rather than “come to pray.” Saudi Arabia recorded a virus on Tuesday, raising the national total to 171.

The case continues to rise around the Arabian Peninsula countries, with Kuwait, which has shut down all businesses and air space ,, increasing the total to 142. United Arab Emirates Emirates also said it had confirmed 15 more infections, for a total of 113.

Sultanate of Oman, meanwhile, following in the footsteps of Kuwait and, houses of worship and tourist sites, including beaches, parks and natural attractions.

All business conference in the UAE have also been canceled until the end of the month, but the mall for now remain open, though with limited hours.

By: Paul Schemm

3:22: report hospital nursing South Korea alarming uptick in cases

SEOUL – A hospital nursing in South Korea’s most hard-hit cities reported number of new cases of the new coronavirus on Wednesday, raising the alarm about a possible reversal of the downward trend in infection.

Kwon Young-jin, the mayor of Daegu, the southeastern city where more than 6,000 cases of coronavirus has been recorded, said on Wednesday that 74 new infections can be traced to a local hospital, specializing in care for elderly patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

South Korean health authorities ordered a thorough examination of the 1,435 nursing homes and hospitals nationwide earlier this month after a group of emerging infections in elderly care facilities.

Kwon said the latest cluster found during their inspection. A dozen more cases of the virus were reported in nursing homes and hospitals in the city on Wednesday, he said.

Total South Korea confirmed infections rose 93 Wednesday, marking another day that the country has recorded fewer than 100 cases, after several weeks in a row when hundreds of new cases confirmed every day.

By: Min Joo Kim

3:06: Japan defends lack of testing as an advance rate of infection is only slowly

TOKYO – Japan has defended the low level testing for the new coronavirus, insisted that was not the reason the infection has only been climbing quite slow in this country.

Japan has an extensive network of community health centers, with universal access to health care, makes it possible to find pockets of virus even in small towns in sparsely populated northern island of Hokkaido, authorities said.

“If we had an outbreak of pneumonia, we will have community health centers to report it to our people. So far, we have not heard about it, “said Takuma Kato, a senior official of the Ministry of Health. “In addition, we have given high priority to those incidents of pneumonia whose origin is unclear. PCR tests have been given to them. Therefore, we think the test has been administered without delay. ”

The government was criticized for lack of early testing capacity, with unfavorable comparisons drawn to South Korea. So far it has been tested 32 125 people, and there are still concerns that the missing people with milder symptoms.

The Ministry of Health announced 47 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the total to 868 cases, according to public broadcaster NHK, excluding 712 from Diamond Princess. Death rose by one to 29, plus a seven-passenger cruise ship.

Some experts see the death rate is relatively high, running at about 3.3 percent, as evidence of a hidden infection.

Hitoshi Oshitani, a member of government advisory panel of experts, recognizes the lack of early testing means some of the virus’ transmission chains “undetectable, but said authorities have since worked hard to identify a group of infections. Japan says can be tested more than 6,000 people per day and aim for a capacity of 8,000 at the end of the month in the case of a major outbreak occurs.

By Simon Denyer and Akiko Kashiwagi

2:45: Health officials are targeting millennium for social distance

The new coronavirus has taken the most severe toll on people in over age 60, causing outbreaks in nursing homes and to prove to the parents with the underlying condition.

But to contain its spread, health officials are turning to the younger group: the millennium.

In a public service announcement from the White House on Tuesday, the US Surgeon General Jerome Adams urged members of the group, which falls between the ages of 23 and 39, to avoid the gathering of 10 people or more.

“Why should young people concerned about the spread of coronavirus?” He asked. “We know that if you get a coronavirus, you run the risk of spreading it to others.”

Another has issued a similar call to arms. Earlier this week, Deborah Birx, coronavirus response coordinator for the White House, said at a news conference that the millennium is “a core group that will stop this virus.”

“The millennium was very good about getting information in a clear way, but more importantly, they are very good about understanding how to protect each other,” she ABC’s “Good Morning America” ​​on Monday.

It may be too positive evaluation, at least for now. Over the weekend, a crowd of people mostly young all over the country, who seem not to care about the pandemic.

They also reflect the demographic reality scenes that may play a role in fighting the spread. In every major US city, millennium up the largest segment of the population – about 22 percent, he said.

Because so many cases their case will be mild or asymptomatic, young people in particular should be separated from others, potentially even at home, to protect parents and their grandparents.

“We need the army of the millennium are out there doing everything they can,” Birx said.

By: Teo Armus

2:13: United flights as travel demand cut for collapse

United Airlines will cut flights by 60 percent, as the airline industry struggles with the outbreak of coronavirus that has limited demand for travel worldwide amid widening quarantine measures and fears of contagion.

Aviation in the United States and Canada will be cut by 42 percent and international flights will be cut by 85 percent, the airline.

The statement said that at present no plans to suspend service to cities in the United States in addition to Mammoth Lakes, Calif., But that the company “to monitor demand and changes in the country and the curfew local and government restrictions in the US States and will adjust the appropriate schedule throughout the month. ”

San Francisco has ordered residents to basically shelter in place, and officials in New York said they were considering the same mandate there, which is likely to be dramatically affected travel flows in and out of town. As more and more people are quarantined, airlines are forced to confront the most rapid, dramatic drops in demand in the year by furloughing staff and cutting routes once-popular.

By Siobhan O’Grady

1:22: Japanese expert advisers say avoid the cluster is the key to defeating the coronavirus

TOKYO – Avoiding a cluster of infection is key to tackling the coronavirus, an expert and a leading advisor to the Japanese government on Wednesday.

Japanese Health Ministry released a map Tuesday night showed 13 infections “cluster” around the country, giving a fresh insight into what types of activities are high risk – and what needs to be avoided to keep the pandemic under control.

13 clusters, each one directly responsible for five or more infections, including four child care centers for the two medical institutions of old, two gyms, two live music venues, exhibitions, a boat where the party was held , and a table tennis club. The cluster is a music club in Osaka is responsible for more than 50 infections.

Hitoshi Oshitani, a member of government advisory panel of experts who helped draft the map, said while the virus is difficult to control, “also has some weak points.”

Oshitani, a virology professor at Tohoku University School of Medicine, said 80 percent of people do not pass on the virus to others, while 10 to 15 percent of people infected only infect one other individual.

“But in some cases, one of the infected individuals infected many others,” he said. “That’s what we call a cluster. Without a cluster, most of the transmission chain will die without any intervention. ”

Japanese approach has identified a group and then track infection associated with the cluster. But Oshitani said it was important to avoid a fresh cluster breaking out.

Although schools in Japan remains largely closed, a lot of people in Tokyo were tired of staying at home, with shopping streets, bars and restaurants all busy recently. “Many people still drink at the bar – every night,” he said. “They need to change their behavior.”

By Simon Denyer

1:03: Taiwan to close its borders to foreigners, except citizens and diplomats

HONG KONG – Taiwan will refuse entry to all non-resident foreigners who are not diplomats, the government announced on Wednesday, the most severe restrictions in the traveler alert introduce viruses into places that have largely dominated the plague of their own.

The new measures apply at midnight local time, Reuters reported. Anyone who enters the island, which Beijing considers part of its territory, will be asked to self-isolate at home for 14 days, orders placed increasingly common on tourists worldwide.

Taiwan has recorded 77 cases of the virus, and the number of cases of coronavirus imported from abroad has “risen sharply,” Health Minister Chen Shih-chung.

Foreign Minister Joseph Wu told a press conference that the United States and Taiwan coordination for sharing protective equipment for health workers. The United States will supply to 300,000 Protective coat to Taiwan, he said, and Taiwan will send 100,000 masks come back every week.

“It symbolizes the close relationship between Taiwan and the United States,” Reuters reported him saying

By :. Siobhan O’Grady

1:01 AM: Local , state officials pushed ahead on the uneven response, as the death toll of US exceeds the number 100

as calls intensified for Americans to adopt social distance, some states, counties and cities increased their aggressive restrictions on daily life day, pointing. response patchwork appear to coronavirus new in the US

on Tuesday night, more than 6,000 cases have been reported throughout the United States, including – for the first time – at least one patient in each state and the District of Columbia, the death toll in the country, another milestone that shows the wide spread of this pandemic.

Washington, government Trump shows that Americans can get the check, as part of in order to protect people from tires gkrut. And it will buy short-term loan to keep the fl credit for the economy.

“We’re going great,” Trump said Tuesday.

But many other things in the government’s response remains consistent. Kansas said Tuesday closed schools for the rest of this year, but 11 countries to in-person classes this week. While restaurants and bars continue to operate entirely in some parts of the country, six counties in the San Francisco Bay Area that is almost closed, and New York as soon as possible.

And as the virus prompted Ohio shutter poll, three other countries with their primaries. On Tuesday, the Democratic National Committee and extend polling hours to prevent more delays.

The impact of this virus is only expected to become more pronounced: in the front line of the infected. Some warn that, with many families rely on the school to eat ,.

“We all assumed it was a tip of the iceberg,” said Liam Yore, a board member of the Washington state chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

By: Teo Armus

1:01: China reported only 13 new cases, 12 of them are imported

BEIJING – China reported only 13 cases of the new coronavirus Wednesday and said 12 of them are patients who have recently entered the country from abroad.

The new data is the latest indication of China that the outbreak has slowed sharply in recent weeks, even in Hubei province, the original epicenter of the crisis.

Only one case reported on Wednesday occurred in Hubei, although 11 deaths linked to the virus were also recorded there. China has recorded nearly 81,000 cases of the virus and 3,237 deaths since the outbreak was first publicly listed in December.

But as the virus spreads throughout the world, the Chinese government raised fears that travelers entering China from overseas could introduce public deadly re-transmission. In recent days, travelers entering the country faced new measures are more stringent, including a mandatory two-week quarantine themselves at some point.

By: Liu Yang and Siobhan O’Grady

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