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Wall Street trading halts as major indexes crash Wall Street trading halts as major indexes crash
- March 10, 2020

The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 2013.76 points, suffering a 7.79% decline to 23,851.02; the S&P 500 lost 7.6% of its value, sinking 225.81 points to 2,746.56; and the Nasdaq Composite lost 624.94 points, sinking to 7,9250.68 for a 7.29% decline. (more...)
Whole Of Italy Under Coronavirus Lockdown, Public Gatherings Banned Whole Of Italy Under Coronavirus Lockdown, Public Gatherings Banned
- March 10, 2020

M - The number of people to have died from the coronavirus in Italy has shot up by 133 in a day to 366, officials say, BBC reports. Italy has one of the world's oldest populations. In addition, some 80 tents would be set up across the jails, serving as triage centers to test people for coronavirus . Discontent swelled among inmates after the authorities on Sunday curtailed prisoner rights, including a restriction on family visits for inmates, as part of a strategy to curb the spread ... (more...)
New coronavirus case reported in Peel New coronavirus case reported in Peel
- March 10, 2020

Staff and students at Whitney Junior, a Toronto public school, are being warned they could've been exposed to COVID-19 after it was discovered a resident diagnosed with the virus had visited the school. Ontario health officials will provide an update on the virus' status in the province at 3 p.m. Monday, March 9 at Queen's Park. At this time, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Algoma. (more...)
Facebook, Instagram ban ads selling face masks Facebook, Instagram ban ads selling face masks
- March 10, 2020

We'll begin to enforce this change over the next few days. Furthermore, Facebook says its teams are actively monitoring the situation, and more policy changes or updates may be necessary as they identify "people trying to exploit this public health emergency". (more...)
Singer Missy Higgins father diagnosed with coronavirus Singer Missy Higgins father diagnosed with coronavirus
- March 09, 2020

She added that "He became unwell with a runny nose on an internal flight from Denver to San Francisco on February 27, USA time, then flew to from San Francisco to Melbourne on United Airlines flight UA60, arriving at approximately 9.30 am Saturday 29 February". (more...)
First COVID-19 related death in Canada in B.C. care home First COVID-19 related death in Canada in B.C. care home
- March 09, 2020

The two health officials described the situation at the care centre as an "outbreak". Vancouver Coastal Health is conducting an in-depth investigation to track where else the infected employee may have worked, and the care home is following its outbreak protocol, meaning it will be curtailing the number of people moving in and out of the facility. (more...)
Number of United Kingdom coronavirus cases rises by 46 to 209 Number of United Kingdom coronavirus cases rises by 46 to 209
- March 09, 2020

The public has been told to prepare itself in case "social distancing" policies are needed to help contain the spread of the virus. Seattle and King County public health officials urged businesses to allow employees to work remotely if possible, and the county said it will allow telecommuting for some of its workers for the next three weeks. (more...)
2 presumed cases of COVID-19 identified in Pennsylvania 2 presumed cases of COVID-19 identified in Pennsylvania
- March 09, 2020

On Saturday afternoon, Governor Tom Wolf confirmed two new presumptive positive cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Pennsylvania. According to the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA), there is now no evidence of community transmission of the virus in Pennsylvania, meaning the two presumptive cases are directly related to travel history. (more...)
SA's second Coronavirus patient confirmed SA's second Coronavirus patient confirmed
- March 09, 2020

The 38-year-old businessman had returned to KwaZulu-Natal after visiting Italy as part of a group the Gauteng woman had also been travelling with. "This morning we received results of the direct contact of the first patient, his wife". The Minister also assured people in South Africa that the government knows the whereabouts of the people who had travelled to Italy. "At that point, they will also be tested to ensure that they remain negative", he continued. (more...)
Confirmed COVID-19 cases in United Kingdom rise to 206
- March 09, 2020

Two patients who tested positive for the deadly coronavirus has died. The announcement came as more than a quarter of Italy's population were placed in mandatory quarantine as the government attempts to stem the spread of the coronavirus. (more...)
State of emergency declared to address coronavirus State of emergency declared to address coronavirus
- March 09, 2020

The county's fifth new case had no known contact with a confirmed case. Private labs will report lab results - including positive test results - to OHA as part of the state's overall monitoring. "The impacted faculty member is exhibiting mild illness, and the District's response is created to demonstrate vigilance and recognition of individuals who may be immuno-compromised", the district wrote in a message posted to their website. (more...)
Oil crashes, fears of 'price war' up after OPEC deal failure Oil crashes, fears of 'price war' up after OPEC deal failure
- March 09, 2020

The Alberta government is budgeting for benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude to average US$58 a barrel for the new budget year that begins in April. The fight against climate change may also suffer a setback as fossil fuels become more competitive versus renewable energy. The supply glut will have a wide-ranging impact on energy markets. (more...)
Coronavirus cases rise to 21 in Ireland Coronavirus cases rise to 21 in Ireland
- March 09, 2020

It brings the total number of cases to seven. Meanwhile, a number of football teams in the Mid Ulster area are taking precautions after a player recently tested positive, with training and fixtures cancelled. It's still unclear where another man, from Cork, contracted Covid 19. Information and advice can be found on the Public Health Agency website . "Washing our hands with soap and water for 20 seconds at a time before touching our mouth, nose or eyes, before preparing food, before ... (more...)
Washington coronavirus deaths reach 18, including 2 more from stricken nursing home Washington coronavirus deaths reach 18, including 2 more from stricken nursing home
- March 09, 2020

However, the number of counties that now have cases has grown to eight, with a case each reported in Kittitas and Spokane counties. One was a woman in her 70s, the other a woman in her 80s. King County Executive Dow Constantine also expressed appreciation. "We feel like we're still in triage mode", Killian said. Meanwhile staff at two other Seattle-area senior communities dealt with their first reported cases. (more...)
Biden stuns with 9 Super Tuesday wins as Sanders gets 4 Biden stuns with 9 Super Tuesday wins as Sanders gets 4
- March 09, 2020

While Sen. Bernie Sanders , I-Vt., had Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar stumping for him, Klobuchar's endorsement appeared to carry more weight when it came time for Minnesotans to vote. Adding insult to injury, she also trailed former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who she targeted with some of her harshest attacks. Sanders could negate Biden's advantage in Southern states, for instance, by winning a huge delegate haul in California. (more...)
CPAC Attendee Tests Positive for Coronavirus CPAC Attendee Tests Positive for Coronavirus
- March 08, 2020

Organizers said the individual did not interact at CPAC with President Trump or Vice President Mike Pence , who were among several politicians who gave addresses at the event. She feels like a million bucks. The two patients who attended conferences were a 32-year-old man from Fort Lee and a 55-year-old man from Englewood , state officials said. (more...)
Frontrunner Sanders under attack in Democratic Party debate Frontrunner Sanders under attack in Democratic Party debate
- March 08, 2020

This isn't Steyer's first attacks on Sanders or Biden during the days leading up to the SC primary. One change from last week's rumble: businessman Tom Steyer made the cut. Biden, who lagged behind in Iowa and New Hampshire and finished a distant second in Nevada, still edges Sanders in SC, according to recent polling , which places the former vice-president at 30% of the vote compared with Sanders' 23%. (more...)
Two new presumptive cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Alberta Two new presumptive cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Alberta
- March 08, 2020

The announcement of the province's second presumptive COVID-19 case came on Friday, after a man in the Edmonton region tested positive for the virus after visiting the United States. The risk of exposure is still considered low in Alberta, Hinshaw says, but that this may change over the coming weeks. "We are doing everything we can to protect the health and safety of our team members and customers". (more...)
Confirmed Irish cases of Covid-19 stands at 19
- March 08, 2020

This brings the total number of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) cases to 18. One the cases relates to a male in the east of the country while the second relates to a female in the south of the country. "The Department of Health and the HSE are equally dedicated to protecting and supporting this vital group of people". This challenge is going escalate as the number of cases here rise. (more...)
Edmonton's first presumptive case of coronavirus found Edmonton's first presumptive case of coronavirus found
- March 08, 2020

Health officials confirmed the second case late afternoon on March 6. She returned to Calgary on February 21 and started to self-isolate at home on February 28. "The important thing is that we were able to identify this case (and) we were able to take public health measures to contain any spread". Despite the first presumptive coronavirus case in Alberta, Hinshaw said "the risk of catching the virus is still considered low in our province". (more...)

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