This live blog published March 16. For the latest updates from USA TODAY ,.
WASHINGTON – In a significant increase in measures to stop the spread of coronavirus, President Donald Trump on Monday issued guidelines calling for Americans to avoid social gatherings of more than 10 people and to restrict travel discretionary <. / P>
Although he stopped imposing national quarantine or evening hours, Trump said the state may be dealing with a number of restrictions through July or August as a result of the virus. He acknowledged the economy may be headed for a recession.
“If every person makes changes or important changes and sacrifices now, we will rally together as one nation and we will defeat the virus and we’re going to have a big celebration all together, ” Trump said in the closest she came to show you levity in a somber press conference which underlines the seriousness of the situation.
Just days earlier, Trump had sounded more cheerful news that the Federal Reserve has cut interest rates close to zero, although that did not stop the stock market from tanking again on Monday.
The new guidelines, the recommendation and not a mandate, US calls to avoid social gatherings involving a group of more than 10 to 15 days ahead. They also suggest that school-age students take classes from home when possible.
Trump called on governors in states with evidence of community transmission to close schools in the affected area and its surroundings. Bars, restaurants, food court, gym and other places where groups of people congregate should also be covered in countries with evidence of community transmission.
“Each and every one of us has an important role to play,” Trump said, surrounded by members of his task force coronavirus
among other guidelines :.
– If someone in your home has testified to the positive, keeping the whole household at home. Do not go to work or school
-. If you are an older person, stay home and away from others
-. If you have a serious health condition underlying, homes and away from others
– .. Avoid discretionary trips, shopping trips and social visits
– Avoid eating or drinking at the restaurant bar and food court. Use the drive-through, pickup and delivery of the
-. Do not visit a nursing home or care facility or long-term pension unless you are there to provide vital assistance
. – good hygiene practices such as hand washing, especially after touching frequently used items or surfaces. Avoid touching your face.
Earlier Monday, the White House pushed back in the news reports that it is considering imposing curfews and national quarantine in the wake of the spread of the epidemic.
“This is not true,” tweeted Katie Miller, a spokesman for Vice President Mike Pence, who led the task force.
Trump insists he is not ready at this point to impose a national quarantine.
In the morning, a few moments after the opening when the stock fell more than 7%. When trading back drop continues. To this day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 2,997 points, the biggest drop of all time, surpassing the 2,352-point fall on Thursday
There are slices of light in the darkness -. US health officials Sunday promised to increase testing efforts by tens of thousands. And testing began on vaccines.
But the US death toll reached 85, with more than 4,600 known cases as of Monday afternoon. The global death surged past 7,100.
In an effort to slow the virus,
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In most size limit has not been by the local government officials in six San Francisco Bay area district on Monday issued a mandate shelter-in-place affects nearly 7 million people.
command, effective Tuesday, said people should stay inside for three weeks and venture out only for necessities. order affects the district San Francisco, Marin, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Alameda and Contra Costa, as well as the city of Berkeley.
People have to work from home unless they provide essential services such as public safety, sanitation and health care.
“The most important thing you can do is to keep as much as possible,” San Francisco Mayor of London Breed posted on Twitter. “No need to rush out for food or supplies, because these stores will remain open.”
People are still going outsthe idea to perform essential functions, such as obtaining services or supplies to households, and they are also allowed to go to practice and take their pets out for maintaining social distance at least six feet.
Another three Bay Area counties of Napa, Solano and Sonoma are not included in the order, at least for now.
Some courts in California, including the Bay Area, delaying the trial and even to temporarily close their doors in the hope can help prevent the virus from spreading further
Popular fitness club -. of Orangetheory, SoulCycle, Gold’s Gym and Equinox -. announced the closing
Boca Raton, Florida-based Orangetheory Monday announced the closure of high-intensity training locations nationwide franchise owned at the end of class Monday, and asked the independent owners to follow suit. In the letter, CEO David Long 31 Mar declare a goal to reopen. Orangetheory Fitness franchisees have opened more than 1,300 studios in all 50 US states and more than 23 countries, per a news release. studio
SoulCycle stationary-bike around the world to announce the closing of the club on Monday. Interim CEO Sunder Reddy did specify the date of reopening. Soulcycle has nearly 100 locations, most of them in the United States, according to its website.
Gold’s Gym announced on Instagram that owned the franchise gyms nationwide will close Monday at 08:00 until March 31. Gold’s Gym has more than 400 US locations, according to its website.
In announcing the closing of the Equinox Club members on Monday, from 08:00, the Chairman Harvey Spevak wrote, “health crisis COVID-19 presents a challenge unprecedented in our lifetime.” Equinox has 106 clubs, according to its website.
Life Time The club also announced the closure of all locations Monday. The company has more than 150 locations in 41 markets across the US and Canada, according to its website.
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Six people at CBS News has tested positive for coronavirus, including correspondents stationed in Italy, as a media organization
Lima employees with work virus at CBS ‘New York office, where most of the journalists were ordered to stay away as a result.
ABC News said Monday that a reporter working on a team of network coverage in the Seattle outbreak had tested positive for coronavirus. People who work at ABC Los Angeles bureau, has been isolated since last week and had suffered only mild symptoms.
The network said it had told the entire team coverage Seattle to stay at home and has closed its Los Angeles bureau for thorough cleaning.
NBC, an employee who works on the “Today” show a positive, forcing the show anchor Craig Melvin and Al Roker and others who come into contact with the person to be ordered to isolate in their home as a result
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for the first time in 75 years,
amid concerns about. coronavirus pandemic, Churchill Downs will delay the Derby from May 2 to 5 September, according to a source, Louisville (Kentucky) Courier Journal reported.
The last time Kentucky Derby is not held on the first Saturday in May 1945, when the government issued a ban on horse racing since World War II. the ban was lifted on VE Day (8 May), and Derby was held on June 9, the only other year the Derby was not held in May in the year 1901, when it ran on 29 April.
– Jason Frakes, Louisville Courier-Journal
McDonald’s fast food chain in all outlets owned companies in the US, limiting sales to walk-in takeout, drive-thru and delivery service , a play area will also be closed.
Although the move was only currently applies to corporate McDonald’s restaurant has, the company expects a lot from its franchisees to follow. Which may mean a large swath of McDonald’s restaurant – which there are about 13,800 in the US -. Will operate as a drive-thru only
“The franchisee is highly recommended to adopt a procedure similar operation while keeping the needs of people and their communities at the center of their decision, ” said McDonald
-. Charisse Jones
Amtrak is cutting frequency on the Northeast Corridor with 60% of a typical schedule for weekdays between Boston, New York and Washington Monday
Amtrak said Sunday that the Acela Express and Northeast Region the train will continue to operate but at a significantly lower frequency. Train said in an email to employees last week that bookings have dropped 50% while cancellations have soared 300%.
Canada on Monday closed its borders to non-citizens. The new restrictions do not apply to citizens of countries other than the US. However, on Monday its annul Amtrak Cascades service north of Seattle to Vancouver, British Columbia. Starting Tuesday, Amtrak train in New York that normally operate to Canada will no longer do so
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Los Angeles Unified School District ,, will not be able to open 40 Family Resource Centers to provide child care, district Superintendent Austin Beutner said in a statement.
Instead, the district, along with the Red Cross, will open 60 “grab-and go-” food center which will be open for three hours on weekdays (07:00 to 10:00). Students will be able to bring home two meals at the time of the station.
“At the moment, health officials and public safety state and local governments can not convince us it would be safe for children and adults in the Family Center for us to provide care for children on site the “Beutner said in a statement ,. He added that the district is “very disappointed.”
– Jordan Culver
dorm College, a former nursing home and other buildings can be converted into a medical facility to help treat the waves of infection coronavirus is expected to hit the hospital system New York state in the coming weeks and months.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo asked the local government to identify existing buildings that can be most easily renovated to handle thousands of extra beds needed to treat the disease COVID New York-19, as well as other medical conditions unrelated.
plans include the deployment of the National Guard as well as partnering with private developers and construction trade unions to resolve the emergency project.
This will create an additional 2,000 beds in Westchester County alone. New York City will require 5,000 beds and Long Island require 2,000 beds based on the current rate of infection in New York and earlier outbreaks in China, South Korea and Italy, said Cuomo.
Without adding new beds in temporary facilities, there is the capacity of state hospitals can not handle the projected surge in COVID-19 patients, he said.
“The wave will break, and the wave will break in the hospital system,” said Cuomo
-. David Robinson, The Journal News
Actor Idris Elba, who is known for his role in the HBO series “The Wire ” and the filming of the South African icon Nelson Mandela, revealed on Twitter
“I feel OK, I do not have any symptoms so far but has been isolated since I know about my possible exposure to the virus,” said the actor in the video announcement. ” Stay home and pragmatic people. ”
Monday night, Kristofer Hivju, 41, actor best known for the famous warriors embody (and admirer Brienne of Tarth) Tormund Giantsbane in the game of Thrones ,, “I’m sorry to say that I, today, have COVID19 tested positive for the virus, Corona. ”
Last week, fellow actor Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson revealed they had tested positive as well.
The United States will end up with a high rate of mortality as a coronavirus as Italy without the aggressive response that includes A mericans following the guidance of the federal government, the Surgeon General Jerome Adams says “Fox & Friends” on Monday.
“When you look at the projections, there is every chance that we could be Italian,” said Adams. the actual mortality rate is difficult to determine because not all infected people are tested. But about 7% of Italy confirmed cases this has resulted in fatalities. South Korea, which tested and act aggressively against plague, have seen the mortality rate of less than 1%.
“There is every expectation that we are going to South Korea if people really listen, if the actual range of social, if people take action basic public health that we have all been talking about as a doctor during this , such as washing hands, such as covering your cough, and clean the surface, “Adams said.
in the state of Washington, where the virus’ death toll has been heaviest, health officials reported that six people had been killed, bringing the total there to 48. in comparison, 71 deaths have been confirmed nationwide.
King County officials said the latest victims ranged in age from 50 to a woman in her early 90s who lives in a nursing home in Redmond.No one was identified as a resident of Life Care Center in Kirkland, who has become the center of the virus in the state
Update from Washington :.
– Maureen Groppe
A Transportation Security Administration officers at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the national total to seven, according to the agency.
on Sunday, the TSA said two officials in Florida have tested positive, one at the Orlando International Airport and the other at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
Last week, three TSA officers at the International Airport Norman Mineta San Jose positive, followed by a fourth.
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The opening bell despite emergency measures Federal Reserve to cushion the economy from a pandemic of deadly global business and travel
12% drop Monday for the S & P 500 means it has dropped nearly 30 % since setting a record less than a mont h then, and it was at its lowest point since the end of 2018. the losses accelerated in the last half hour of trading after Trump said the economy may be heading into a recession.
“Investors are not happy because of the decline in interest rates will not stimulate the economy in the near future. You can not stimulate demand if all people were trapped in their homes, “said Shana Sissel, senior portfolio manager at CLS Investments
-. Jessica Menton
New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to part of a series of measures countries take collectively and individually to combat the spread of coronavirus. The countries also will close all the casinos, fitness centers and cinemas, the governor said in a joint announcement. grocery store will remain open.New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy went further, urging citizens.
“The #Coronavirus no matter the state border, so this agreement with @GovNedLamont & @GovMurphy will help protect the entire Tri-State area,” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo tweeted. ‘This temporary closure will take place as long as necessary to protect public health. “Maryland, Illinois, Ohio, Massachusetts, Washington state, and New York City are among the places that have ordered the bar to close and the restaurant to stop the dine-in service. Takeout and delivery will still be allowed
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New York City public schools to close 1900, a difficult decision made by dozens of countries and city- big cities like crisis coronavirus hit the nation’s education system. Mayor Bill de Blasio has balked step that affects more than 1 million students, in part because of an eating plan that keeps hundreds of thousands of children of low-income meal, this city provides a “grab and go” breakfast and lunch at all schools.
“We made the painful decision to suspend classes,” de Blasio said. “We will start a distance learning in gital on Monday, March 23, and we will do everything in our power to help our kids through this. “
Los Angeles, Houston, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC, among a long list of big cities closed their schools, families disadvantaged who rely most on school for stable services, such as food and access to learning materials, will be some of the most negatively affected, experts said.
“Wide-scale learning loss can be one of the biggest impact coronavirus has on children,” said Betsy Zorio, deputy president of US programs at Save the children, a charity international children.
– Erin Richards
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The first participant in a clinical trial for a vaccine to protect against the new coronavirus receive the experimental dose on Monday. National Institutes of Health funded the trial, which took place at the Institute for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Washington in Seattle.
The first participants of the study is the operations manager at a small technology company. Several others are on track toTests that will eventually provide 45 volunteers two doses a month apart. None of the participants could be infected with a chance of a shot, because they do not contain the virus itself, an official said. Public health officials say it will take a year to 18 months to fully validate the potential vaccine
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Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada for all but Canada and the United States and asked Canadians say in their homes as much as possible. Trudeau is self-isolate at home with his wife, who had tested positive for the virus. His decree came as Canadian “snowbirds” who come back home from respites winter in the southern US.
Authorities said everyone entering Canada will be screened and asked to self-isolate for 14 days. Canada has confirmed more than 410 infections and reported at least four deaths.
Iran’s largest reported daily death toll yet, 129, pushing the death toll to 853, said Department of Health spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour. The number of infections increased to 14 991. However, President Hassan Rouhani sounded encouraging note, claiming that “we passed the peak of the disease.”
In Africa, coronavirus has been confirmed in at least 30 of 54 countries, officials said. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa declared “national calamity” and announced severe travel restrictions. “My concern is that we have this time bomb” as the virus spread through the continent’s poor communities, Bruce Bassett, a data scientist at the University of Cape Town, told the Daily Mail.
For Disney lovers outside Orlando, Florida, which was closed Sunday night in response to a pandemic. The company announced that the hotel several adjacent parks, dining and shopping experience will also be closed.
Additional Closing include Disney-owned and -operated locations Downtown Disney in Anaheim, California, and Disney Springs in Orlando, both of which will close on Tuesday. Non-Disney tenants in these locations “will make a decision on whether to continue or adjust operations,” read the announcement of the Disney Parks.
“We will continue to monitor the situation and maintain regular contact with appropriate officials and health experts,” added the Twitter announcement. It does not include any projected reopening date
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Thousands of schools across the nation closed Monday and will remain closed for weeks. Some school districts are trying to. But many students do not have access to the Internet at home, and teachers and supporters worried the crisis will exacerbate the educational gap that exists for low-income households, even when they are taking steps to try to accommodate students with paper packages or loan of electronic devices.
in Paterson, New Jersey, where more than a quarter of the city life below the poverty level, about 22% of households do not have a computer, tablet or smartphone, and 36% less internet subscription, according to 2019 Census data.
“If possible, we will use the district website and resources such as Google Classroom, ‘said school district spokesman Paul Brubaker.’ But we still need to make resources available on paper for many of our students “
-. Hannan Adely and Ashley Balcerzak, Bergen Record
China relaxed travel restrictions in and around Wuhan , where the coronavirus which was first detected, and thousands of workers returned to the factory now ramping up production, Xinhua News Agency reported, the health authorities of China said 12 of the 16 cases were confirmed as new throughout mainland China on Sunday came from abroad. All tourists enter Beijing from abroad are now required to be quarantined in the designated location for 14 days.
a for some districts of California has been launched by Actual Life Sciences, a sister company of Google. this site – which has been praised President Donald Trump as the site national screening in a press conference that Google reportedly caught off guard – now life for people in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. Truly creative kan sites in cooperation with federal, state and local. The goal is to take the site statewide. California can enter their personal health information, and then directed to a mobile testing sites to test the nasal swab. They will get the test results within a few days. Only “high risk individual” who originally qualified
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Vice President Mike Pence and other health workers shelped two factors will allow them to be in the coming days: Some 2,000 laboratories come online around the nation to test the process, and tests that can be used for drive-through or walk-up center.
Adm Brett P. Giroir, assistant secretary of health in the Department of Health and Human Services, said tooth and federal health care workers were shipping out Monday.
Health officials say they focus their tests on two groups: health workers and first responders, as well as those who are 65 and older with symptoms of respiratory problems and fever of at least 99.6 degrees. American officials have pleaded for help prioritize the two groups.
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