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From CNN Andy Rose
King County in Washington state is taking over public football field to be used as a hospital for people who may have a coronavirus.
Shoreline facility is designed to accommodate up to 200 beds, according to the announcement from the city. Shoreline officials say they hope to save traditional hospital beds just for those with the most serious needs if there is a surge of patients suspected coronavirus.
A video from CNN affiliate KOMO showed a group of workers on Wednesday laying in the field of construction materials.
However, city officials said the hospital will not be allowed to operate unless all city regulations are followed, including obtaining permission. It is unclear when the hospital opens.
From CNN Andy Rose
Colorado is the latest state to close elementary schools and secondary to combat the spread of coronavirus.
In a statement, the governor Jared Polis he signed an executive order suspending in the teaching and both public and private schools throughout the state. The order will be valid from Monday to April 17.
From CNN Liz Turrell and Rebekah Riess
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced Wednesday the country’s first death due to the new coronavirus.
According to a statement from the governor, the patient is a resident of Prince George’s County in the 60s, who suffered from an underlying medical condition.
at least 85 cases have been reported in Maryland coronavirus.
From CNN’s Dan Berman
Rep. Ben McAdams, a Democrat from Utah, tweeted Wednesday that he tested positive for coronavirus.
He said he first felt the symptoms on Saturday after returning from Washington, and tested on Tuesday. He received a positive result on Wednesday
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From CNN’s Rob Frehse
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio criticized the president’s response to coronavirus pandemic Donald Trump Wednesday night, told CNN “there is a national crisis great- run began and he consistently late and very marginal in what he is doing. ”
De Blasio said the federal government is now absent in the discussion and noted the President is “Herbert Hoover of his generation.”
He added that the President “has not done anything to maximize the amount of medical supplies that are produced and to make sure they are being distributed where it is most needed in the United States. “
From CNN Clare Foran and Ted Barrett
President Trump signed legislation that includes a provision for free testing for COVID- 19 and emergency leave.
Senate had earlier Wednesday approved House bill-passed, this step allows enough space to devote his full attention to pass an aid package next in responding to the coronavirus.
According to the White House, “the First Family coronavirus response Act” will provide “allocation associated with COVID additional 19 public health emergency, as well as lightening and modification of federal nutrition programs, protection and work-related benefits, health programs and insurance requirements, and the related tax credit for public health emergencies COVID-19. “
Australian airline Qantas and its subsidiary Jetstar will suspend international flights scheduled from late March until at least the end of May due to the crisis coronavirus. < p> in a statement posted on its website Thursday, Qantas group announced that 60% of domestic flights will also be cut, and two-thirds of the 30,000 employees will be temporarily retreat.
There is a possibility of low international ad-hoc group it said in a statement
Here’s the group’s statement.
Customers, shareholders, and passengers can read more about how this affects them.
From CNN Arman Azad
the US Food and Drug Administration has now officially nine tests coronavirus for emergency use.
Constructor one test, Abbott, promised on Wednesday to ship 150,000 laboratory tests “soon.”
authorization bit of formality. FDA guidelines issued earlier this week allows the company to manufacture and test the boat before receiving permission.
However, the authorization is still offering a seal of approval for the test, indicating that federal regulators are satisfied with their data validation and believe the benefits outweigh the risks, such as false positive or negative
Four other tests have been approved by the FDA this week .; Abbott test is the fifth, for a total of nine.
test as results at home or in the doctor’s office, coronavirus tests should be run on special equipment in a clinical laboratory.
Abbott system can process up to 470 tests per day, according to the company, the official test Tuesday. Swiss company Roche, which test was greenlit last week, saying that the system can process up to 960 results in eight hours.
Such a “high-throughput” system has the potential to dramatically improve testing capabilities in the United States. But shortages of people and equipment needed to run the tests – such as health care workers and cotton swabs – .. Still can slow testing
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