Coronavirus Update: Prince Charles Tests Positive, Russia Has More Cases Than Disclosed, Playwright Terrence McNally Dies

By Anna Breuer on 25 March 2020
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Terrence McNally’s “Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune” at the Broadhurst Theatre

IN BRIEF

The world woke up to find out that Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, tested positive to the novel coronavirus. Those people fleeing New York were told to self-quarantine for 14 days as the virus spreads.  President Trump said he wanted the country “opened up” by Easter.

Meanwhile, Moscow’s mayor said that the outbreak in Russia is far greater than official figures indicate and he is introducing sweeping restrictions to contain the spread of the virus.

TODAY’S FACTS AND FIGURES

The number of coronavirus cases across the globe is now 439,940, of which 111,942 have recovered.  The death toll now stands at 19,744.

At least one-fifth of humanity is under some form of lockdown due to the outbreak.

In the United States, the number of confirmed cases in the United States and its territories is at least 53,934, while the death toll there stands at 728.

In New York City, 25,665 cases have been reported.

CORONAVIRUS NEWS

03-25 NATO said that Spain’s military had asked for “international assistance.” The country urgently needs medical supplies to help limit the spread of the virus.

03-25 Irelandis taking control of all privately-owned health care facilities and hospitals and creating a free single-payer national health service for the duration of the coronavirus outbreak.

03-25 Eleven U.S. states – California, Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington, as well as the District of Columbia have opened enrollment under the Affordable Care Act earlier than usual to allow workers who have lost their jobs during the pandemic to obtain affordable health care insurance.

03-24 Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally, described as “the bard of American theater,” died of complications resulting from the coronavirus at the age of 81.  Among his many plays and musicals were “Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune,” “Ragtime,” “Anastasia,” “The Full Monty,” and “Love! Valour! Compassion!”

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