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Coronavirus Update: CDC Says Wear Masks, Global Caseload Over 1.1 Million, China’s National Day of Mourning

Coronavirus Update: CDC Says Wear Masks, Global Caseload Over 1.1 Million, China’s National Day of Mourning

IN BRIEF
The global caseload of Covid-19 surpassed 1.1 million, and over half the world’s population has been asked to remain home. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control recommend that people wear masks even if they present no symptoms, although President Trump, in announcing the guidance, then said he would demur.
The number of people who have flown into the United States from China since the country imposed travel restrictions is estimated …

U.S. Now Has More Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Than Any Other Country

U.S. Now Has More Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Than Any Other Country

The United States now has the most confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the world.
The number of cases in the country reached 82,179 late Thursday, overtaking China, which has 81,285, according to data compiled from Worldometer, a service that compiles and makes available world statistics.
China, which despite the demotion on the list has had almost three times the number of deaths, said it was closing its borders to nearly …

Coronavirus Update: Officials Beg Public to Stay Home, Olympics in Doubt, Three’s a Crowd, Says Merkel

Coronavirus Update: Officials Beg Public to Stay Home, Olympics in Doubt, Three’s a Crowd, Says Merkel

IN BRIEF
Government and health officials across the globe begged their citizens to stay at home to reduce community spread of the coronavirus, Germany limited groups to two people, and the Olympics face delay.
From Australia to Zimbabwe, officials warned of dire consequences if people carried on as usual.
TODAY’S FACTS AND FIGURES
The number of coronavirus cases across the globe is now 353,904, of which 100,645 have recovered.  The death toll now stands …

Coronavirus Update: Senator Tests Positive, German Chancellor Self-Isolates, Airlines Ask for $29 Billion Bailout

Coronavirus Update: Senator Tests Positive, German Chancellor Self-Isolates, Airlines Ask for $29 Billion Bailout

IN BRIEF
As the pandemic worsened in Italy and Spain, New York State reported some 15,000 cases of the coronavirus, nearly 5% of the global total.
Residents of five states that represent almost 25% of the country’s population, namely California, Connecticut, Illinois New Jersey, and New York, some 82 million people in total, are being asked to stay home as much as possible.  Non-essential businesses have been told to keep all employees …

Coronavirus Update: Lockdowns in California, Taiwan Closes Borders, Today is World Happiness Day

Coronavirus Update: Lockdowns in California, Taiwan Closes Borders, Today is World Happiness Day

IN BRIEF
Happy World Happiness Day. Ironically, today is World Happiness Day, which may be hard to believe for some.  The world’s happiest country as per the U.N. World Happiness Report, Finland, with a population of 5.5 million in 2019, has only 450 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and has reported no deaths from the virus. The world’s second and third happiest countries, Denmark and Switzerland, with 2019 populations of 5.8 million …

Coronavirus Update: Prince Albert II Tests Positive, London Curtails Tube Service, U.S. to Make $1,000 Economic Stimulus Payments

Coronavirus Update: Prince Albert II Tests Positive, London Curtails Tube Service, U.S. to Make $1,000 Economic Stimulus Payments

IN BRIEF
Spring is in the air – and unfortunately so is the novel coronavirus.  Spring will arrive at 11:50 p.m. EDT today.  In the United States, lawmakers passed a $1 trillion relief package that would make payments of $1,000 to adults and $500 to children. Meanwhile, China reported zero new cases and researchers in Wuhan found that the death rate there from the novel coronavirus was lower than originally thought.  …

Coronavirus Update: ‘We Are At War,’ No St. Patrick’s Day Parades, Amazon Suspends Some Deliveries

Coronavirus Update: ‘We Are At War,’ No St. Patrick’s Day Parades, Amazon Suspends Some Deliveries

IN BRIEF
Happy St. Patrick’s Day.  Millions of people in the Bay Area in California have been asked to restrict their movement, Austria will impose steep fines on anyone violating its curfew regulations, and Germany is trying to repatriate its citizens from heavily affected regions.
St. Patrick’s Day parades and celebrations everywhere have been cancelled due to the coronavirus.
In Ireland, the country’s president, Michael Higgins, called on the Irish people to draw …