Coronavirus Update: Boris Johnson Tests Positive, U.S. Leads in Coronavirus Cases, Stimulus Bill Passes Senate

By Anna Breuer on 27 March 2020
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IN BRIEF

The first leader of a major western country has tested positive for the novel corona virus. U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he has mild symptoms including a fever and persistent cough. The travel industry applauded the Senate’s passage of the $2 trillion economic stimulus bill.

Stocks fell in New York, London, Paris, and Frankfurt as the U.S. House of Representatives was set to take up the stimulus package.

Meanwhile,the United States now has the most confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the world.

SIMPLE STEPS TO PROTECT YOURSELF DURING THE PANDEMIC

Practice social distancing consistently no matter where you are outside your home.  Wash your hands often.  When you do leave to go shopping, wipe down your shopping cart with a Clorox-type wipe.  And did we say “wash your hands”?

TODAY’S FACTS AND FIGURES

The number of coronavirus cases across the globe is now 559,103, of which 128,777 have recovered, based on data compiled by Worldometer, a service that compiles and makes available world statistics. The death toll now stands at 25,277.

At 8,000, the Italian death toll is more than twice that of China.

In the United States and its territories, the number of confirmed cases is at least 86,548, approximately a 12.5% increase from the previous day, while the death toll there stands at 1,320, a 33% increase.

CORONAVIRUS NEWS

03-27 Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airportsaid it will temporarily close Terminal D starting April 1, 2020. The closure will last until further notice.

03-27 U.S. President Trump praised China’s handling of the coronavirus crisis on Twitter.  “China has been through much & has developed a strong understanding of the Virus,“ he wrote.

03-27 New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu issued a stay-at-home order.

03-26 The State of Texas will require travelers flying in from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and New Orleans to self-quarantine for 14 days.

03-26 United Airlines, which previously announced drastic cuts to its flying, announced additional cutbacks. It said it was reducing domestic flying by 52%.

03-25 Paul Frishkorn, a Philadelphia-based American Airlines flight attendant, died from Covid-19, the airline later confirmed.

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