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Dozens mall closes, two members of the US Congress are positive, the US Census suspend field operations and stock hit Wednesday as the coronavirus tighten its grip on the world.

The US death toll jumped to 150 in 22 countries – including the victims were first reported in Connecticut, Michigan, Missouri and Pennsylvania – and taste normal America continues to grow. President Donald Trump promise financial assistance to potentially millions of workers facing layoffs and furlough.

“For people who are now out of work because of the detention policy is important and necessary, for example, shut off from the hotel, bar and restaurant, the money will soon come to you,” Trump tweeted.

Later Wednesday, Trump signed a multibillion-dollar emergency aid package approved by the Senate that would provide paid sick leave for many American families while also offering free testing for coronavirus and strengthen unemployment insurance.

There are more than 9,400 confirmed cases in the US late Wednesday night, according to. One week ago, the US death toll has risen to 33, the number of US cases rolled past 1,300, and federal health officials say the virus has to spread to at least 38 countries.

Worldwide, the virus has killed more than 8,700 people, with more than 217,000 confirmed infections. A week ago, the death toll has reached 4,600.

Our live blog on the coronavirus that is being updated throughout the day. Refreshing for the latest news. more headlines:

President Donald Trump Wednesday night that would provide sick leave for Americans who are in quarantine, help family members who are infected COVID-19 or have kids that schools have been closed as a result of a coronavirus outbreak.

The bill also offer free testing for coronavirus and increase unemployment insurance, food assistance and federal funding for Medicaid as part of Washington’s efforts to combat the rapid spread of the pandemic.

– Courtney Subramanian

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., Announced Wednesday that he had tested positive, be the first known members of Congress to contract the virus spread rapidly.

A few hours later, Rep. Ben McAdams, a Democrat from Utah, announced to coronavirus.

Diaz-Balart, who represents part of Miami and South Florida, said in a statement that he decided to self-quarantine in Washington on Friday because his wife has a condition that already exists, and thus more vulnerable to contracting the virus. Diaz-Balart, 58, said the next day he began to show symptoms that include fever and headache. He told the positive test on Wednesday.

“I want everyone to know that I feel much better,” he said in a statement.

McAdams, the only Democrat who represents Utah in the US House, released a statement saying that he consulted his daughter on Sunday after developing a cold-like symptoms in the previous night after returning to Utah from Washington, DC He says he then developed a fever, dry cough and shortness of breath and self-quarantined.

“on Tuesday, my doctor told me to get tested for COVID-19 and follow his direction, I go to local testing clinics for tests,” he said in a written statement.

Members of Congress have to worry about the prospect of contracting the virus, with some reason that the MPs should be able to choose from a distance to avoid traveling back and forth to Washington. At least 15 MPs have so far to go into self-quarantine after coming into contact or be around someone who has tested positive for the virus.

-Christal Hayes, USA TODAY, and David DeMille, St. George (Utah) Spectrum & Daily News

Oregon Governor Kate Brown, on Wednesday directed all Oregon hospitals, outpatient clinics, and health care providers to stop all non-emergency procedures. booking including veterinarians and dentists.

The order, which also restrict hospital visits, intended to “preserve the protective equipment (PPE), such as surgical masks, gowns, and gloves for health care workers treating COVID-19 patients,” according to a statement from governor office.

“It’s important that we preserve every piece of personal protective equipment that we have in Oregon so that health care workers we can keep themselves safe while treating COVID-19 patients,” Brown said in a statement. “If we do not take a direct action, the surge in demand in our hospital for masks, gowns, and gloves will quickly exceed the limited supplies they have. We can not let that happen “

Brown also ordered all colleges and universities in the state to move to online learning model through at least April 28

– .. Jordan Culver

Prime Minister Scott Morris announced a ban on all travel to the country to non-residents at a Thursday press conference, the ban will take effect from 09:00 on Friday local time, which allows for the aircraft as it travels to the ground.

in one day, Australia had a huge spike in confirmed cases, going 110-568.

Jared Polis of Colorado Governor Wednesday signed an executive order that will create a public and private school students in the state learning through remote means until April 17.

to direct “the school district and the Colorado Charter school Institute to make every effort to provide alternative learning opportunities during this time whilst memp erhitungkan needs of the local community, “according to a statement from the governor’s office.

Col ​​orado Department of Public Health issued the order following the guidance announced by President Donald Trump, who recommends people. Polis also extended the suspension country downhill ski area operation from 22 March to 6 April

-. Jordan Culver

Simon Property Group, the largest owner of shopping malls in the country, is due to an outbreak of coronavirus.

closures begin at 7 pm on Wednesday and is expected to end March 29th Indianapolis-based company said in a news release.

closing comes after several department stores, Macy and JC Penney to Nordstrom and other mall brands including Gap, Victoria’s Secret and Sephora, announcing they also closed while the location.

closure including 209 companies of US properties, which include shopping malls and premium outlets in 38 states and Puerto Rico.

. – Kelly Tyko

Here’s a rare bit of convenience brought by coronavirus: The Transportation Security Administration is allowing passengers SIM ended March 1 are still getting on the plane

Because of the current crisis, in the post security checks “one year after the expiry date, plus 60 days after the duration COVID 19th national emergency. ”

TSA also relaxed his rule about carrying liquids in carry-on bag when it comes to cleaning the hands, allowing co ntainers of those cleaners that holds as much as 12 ounces, nearly four times the normal limit. However, those containers will be screened separately, which may delay the process.

3.4 ounce regular Restrictions still apply to other liquids and gels .

some retailers take time. the elderly and people with underlying health conditions are more prone to COVID-19, so some retailers dedicate time or open earlier for senior buyer d Other late-risk groups.

Earlier Thursday, Walmart stores will be open from 7 am to 20:30 local time. Shops are open later than 07:00 will continue their regular hours begin, Walmart, Wednesday night. From March 24 until April 28 for customers 60 and older, who will start one hour before the store opened.

All Target stores for parents and their underlying health problems. Albertsons, which has 2,200-plus stores under banners including Safeway, Acme and Vons, said it was ordering two hours every Tuesday and Thursday morning to buyers who are vulnerable, including senior citizens, pregnant women or those who have immune system. Whole Foods Market stores will let customers who are 60 and older store an hour before opening to the public. The company, which is owned by Amazon, has about 500 stores in the US, UK, Canada

-. Kelly Tyko

Agency for deporting illegal immigrants is famous for holding off on some of their duties during the epidemic coronavirus.

that began Wednesday it will focus on immigrants who risk to public safety and they are subject to arrest for crimes.

in relation to all the others, the operation ICE “will exercise discretion enforcement action delay until after a crisis or make use of alternatives to detention, as appropriate, ” the agency said in a statement.

to encourage immigrants with COVID-19 to find the right treatment without fear of arrest, ICE also said will not do enforcement operations near hospitals and other healthcare facilities “except in the most exceptional circumstances. ”

A week after the census once-a-decade began, the work

Director of the Bureau Census Steven Dillingham said in a posting for two weeks because of the pandemic coronavirus, the post that says the decision was made to protect the public, employee census and they are applying for the position of the enumerator. further adjustments to this break could come.

taker Census is now scheduled to start the visit in late may of households that did not respond, but the timing can be delayed.

“communities are strongly encouraged to respond to the 2020 Census online using a desktop computer, laptop, smartphone, or tablet, and also can respond by phone or mail, ” said the posting. “Everyone should respond to 2020 Census as soon as they receive their invitation. ”

The Pentagon sent a hospital ship that can hold up to 1,000 beds to the port of New York City, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced. Cuomo shot down advice the mayor that the city will soon face a “shelter-in-place” order. Cuomo also issued an executive order saying no business can have more than half of the labor report them out with their homework.

Nearly 2,400 cases of coronavirus has been confirmed in New York, by far the greatest figure of any country, representing 30% of the national total, the number of cases in New York increased by more than 1,000 from Tuesday to Wednesday.

Cuomo has struggled to get more many ventilators and hospital beds for the city and the country, warned that COVID 19 cases will be booming.

to contain the growth of cases, Mayor Bil l de Blasio has warned that the city’s 8 million residents could be immediately ordered to take shelter at home t heir except for food shopping and emergencies. Cuomo, however, flatly rejected the idea again on Wednesday, said the lockdown would encourage people to stay with friends and family outside of town.

“We are fighting against this pandemic and we know that two of the most effective way to stop it is to reduce the density and increase the capacity of our hospitals so that our healthcare system is not overwhelmed,” said Cuomo. “The spread of the USNS Comfort to New York is an extraordinary steps but necessary. ”

US stocks as lockdowns and restrictions on investors confused despite the promise of Washington to help the economy. Dow Jones industrial average fell nearly 8%, and Standard & Poor’s 500 also fell. Stocks quickly gave back strong gains from the previous day after Trump promised help to get the US economy through the plague.

“is not clear. We do not know what the real effects of policy- monetary and fiscal policies will be, “said Rich Sega, head of global investment strategy asset managers cheat.” We need to look at the data shows that the rate of infection has peaked. “

– Jessica Menton < p> Trump said he was calling on the Defense Production Act, which allows the government to. Trump did not say specifically what he would execute the power, but the move could allow him to increase the production of respirators and other medical equipment.

“We need millions of masks,” said Trump. “We need a respirator.”

announcement came as the White House and Congress negotiate economic stimulus plan trillion dollars to combat the effects of the outbreak of coronavirus , Trump also said health officials are working on a “self swab” test coronavirus that will enable front line health workers to test themselves for the virus

-. John Fritze and Courtney Subramanian

the face of the federal government’s response to the pandemic coronavirus that begs for young people for the purpose that to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said understanding the immune feelings that often accompany the youth, but stressed the importance of members of all age groups to do their part in controlling the crisis.

“I would like to appeal specifically to people who are younger group, ” Fauci said in an interview conducted by the Journal of the American Medical Association. “They have a responsibility to the public to protect themselves, not only because there is a possibility they could have serious consequences, but equally important is that they may be vectors of infection can continue his spread. ”

Although studies in China and South Korea showed people in their 20s and 30s have largely avoid the effects of the most severe COVID-19, the latest report of the European express members of that age group is getting sick.

Fauci said that in the early morning call by the World Health Organization, the representative of Italy and France called millennium elsewhere to take a serious disease and avoid large gatherings.

He acknowledged Monday launched a cozy guidelines to follow, but said they were important to keep the outbreak from getting exponentially worse.

“This happened suddenly, very suddenly, ” said Fauci. “You have some cases, not much of a case, and then suddenly, an explosion, it started to skyrocket. And the best time to cut is before it happens, because if you wait until after that happens, you’re playing catch-up, and catch-up did not work very well with this outbreak. ”

border between Canada and the US wants. Trump confirmed the news in a tweet on Wednesday: “We will, by mutual consent, while closing our northern border with Canada for non-essential traffic Trade will not be affected Details to follow ..!” Trump tweeted.

On Monday, Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau announced he was closing the country’s borders to immigrants, but Americans have been released. Trudeau inside isolate -. Positive his wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, has been tested for coronavirus

– David Oliver

Trump promised crater business has seen a reaction against the restrictions and falling demand due to coronavirus.

Trump devoted most viable airline industry as a support but also mentioned other travel businesses. He said details of the bailout has not been fully developed, including where the line will be drawn that will determine the industry are eligible for assistance.

“These will be No. 1,” the president said. “You go from having the best year they have ever had to have a passenger because of what we have to do to win this war – and the war.”

Trump also mention the hotel and the cruise ship industry as “prime candidates” for the bailout

-. Chris Woodyard

President Donald Trump called COVID-19 as despite the claims of prejudice from some Democratic leaders of color. In one post addressing the American laid off because of the virus’ economic impact, he wrote, ‘The China Virus attack is not your fault!’

The Democratic lawmakers have appealed Trump and other leaders to “stick expert guidance and do not spread xenophobia.” Pressed on the issue Tuesday, Trump said China has been sowing misinformation about the virus ‘origins, and’ rather than having an argument, I said I should call it where it comes ;. It came from China ‘

– Nicholas Wu

Paradise is not closed, but it’s better if you go another time

Hawaii Gov. David Ige encourage visitors to postpone holidays their island over. at least 30 days ahead as the country tries to slow the spread of coronavirus.

Ige announced a request along with a series of measures aimed at slowing the virus. Among them, gathering restricted to no more than 10 people, all bars should close and the restaurant can serve food only through takeout, delivery and drive-thrus.

“The actions I’m announcing today may seem extreme to some of you, and we know that it will have negative effects for our economy,” said Ige. “But we believe that taking aggressive action now will allow us to have a faster recovery when the crisis is over.”

Tourism accounted for almost one-fifth of the state work.

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