Coronavirus Live Updates: People Leaving NYC Advised To Self-Quarantine For 14 Days


The virus has killed greater than 16,000 individuals worldwide and continues to unfold at a fast tempo. Efforts to curb the outbreak have led to the worldwide disruption of day by day life and the financial system, as colleges and workplaces shutter in hopes of slowing transmission.

HuffPost reporters around the globe are monitoring the pandemic and the measures being taken to flatten the curve of transmission.

Learn the most recent updates on the coronavirus pandemic beneath. (To see the most recent updates, you might must refresh the web page. All instances are Japanese. For earlier updates on the pandemic, go right here.)

Prisons are one of many final establishments in Canada that haven’t seen a fast, coordinated response to cease the unfold of the novel coronavirus, an especially harmful scenario activists are demanding be addressed earlier than it’s too late.

“My concern is there might be asymptomatic transmission [of COVID-19], and it’ll tear like wildfire by means of prisons,” Dr. Claire Bodkin instructed HuffPost Canada Bodkin has expertise offering medical care in a Hamilton, Ontario, jail and is a part of a analysis staff taking a look at jail well being care.

“We’d like a coordinated nationwide response to this, however as an alternative it’s each establishment doing its personal factor, and that’s not an appropriate customary of care.”

In Canada, there are on common 40,000 adults incarcerated in provincial jails or federal prisons every single day, based on Statistics Canada. Inmates have already got poorer well being than the final Canadian inhabitants: Analysis suggests they expertise larger charges of tuberculosis, heart problems, bronchial asthma, diabetes and HIV, which makes them extra weak to COVID-19’s most extreme signs of pneumonia and problem respiratory.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), in a press convention on Fb Stay late Tuesday, urged everybody, notably younger individuals, to comply with the state’s orders on social distancing to assist stem the unfold of coronavirus.

“It’s a reminder to all people to take this critically,” Newsom stated, including that the statewide “keep at dwelling” directive contains staying off the seashores and out of parks.

“I can not impress upon younger individuals on the market extra — how essential they’re to getting us to the opposite facet by practising social distancing.”

The governor famous the state’s first dying of somebody below 18 from coronavirus: A youngster in Lancaster, close to Los Angeles, was confirmed useless of COVID-19 on Tuesday.

“We had the tragic lack of a younger life, a teen,” Newsom stated, noting that half of those that examined optimistic up to now within the state had been 18 to 49 years outdated. “This well being disaster… it may affect anyone and all people.”

As of early Tuesday, greater than 2,100 individuals in California had examined optimistic for coronavirus and 40 had died.

Vancouver, Canada, is getting loud in help of important service staff and frontline well being care staff combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

Each evening at 7, the streets of town’s West Finish neighborhood echo with applause and cheers from 1000’s of residents on their house balconies. And their spirit is clearly contagious.

Vice President Mike Pence introduced at a information convention Tuesday that Apple is donating a whopping 9 million N95 masks to hospitals treating coronavirus sufferers.

“At this second in time, Apple went to its warehouses and is donating 9 million N95 masks to well being care amenities and all throughout the nation to the nationwide stockpile,” Pence stated. “There’s a degree of generosity that I do know is inspiring to the president, and it’s actually inspiring to all those that are engaged on the White Home activity drive.”

It’s not clear why Apple has so many N95 masks, that are able to filtering out microscopic particles, micro organism and viruses.

Well being care staff on the frontline of COVID-19 have been battling a nationwide scarcity of the N95 masks and different private protecting gear (PPE) wanted to securely deal with contaminated sufferers.

At a White Home briefing on the coronavirus pandemic late Tuesday, Dr. Deborah Birx, the response coordinator for the White Home Coronavirus Job Power, stated that individuals who depart New York Metropolis ought to self-quarantine for 14 days to keep away from spreading COVID-19 additional.

“We stay deeply involved about New York Metropolis,” Birx stated, noting that about 56% of all new circumstances within the U.S. are popping out of New York and that just about one-third of deaths are in that state alone. Vice President Mike Pence then repeated the instruction for individuals who journey outdoors New York to self-isolate for 2 weeks, noting that an infection charges for coronavirus within the New York metropolitan space are roughly 1 in 1,000 individuals.

On the similar briefing, President Trump stated New York was “positively a scorching spot” for the virus. In New York, there have been greater than 25,000 confirmed circumstances of coronavirus, as of Tuesday, and greater than 200 useless — far surpassing different states.

Warner Bros. introduced it’s suspending the discharge of “Marvel Lady 1984” to Aug. 14 as an alternative of June 5. The studio can be delaying “Within the Heights” till additional discover. Directed by “Loopy Wealthy Asians” director Jon M. Chu, the difference of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s debut musical was presupposed to open in theaters on June 26.

The postponements are the primary indicators that many industries and cultural occasions may stay halted till at the very least June. Up till now, a lot of the films that had pushed their theatrical launch dates had been films slated for this spring. However with the pandemic persevering with to worsen throughout a lot of Europe and North America, it leaves industries like Hollywood in a state of uncertainty. Public well being and authorities officers have warned that the lockdowns and closures of nonessential companies presently in place may stay for a lot of weeks and even months.

Within the U.S. and Canada, most film theaters have been closed since final week. The 2 largest chains, AMC and Regal, shuttered their greater than 1,100 areas, with AMC closing for at the very least six to eight weeks, and Regal closing till additional discover.

“We made Marvel Lady 1984 for the large display screen and I consider within the energy of cinema,” the movie’s director Patty Jenkins tweeted in response to the postponement. “In these horrible instances, when theater house owners are struggling as so many are, we’re excited to re-date our movie to August 14th 2020 in a theater close to you, and pray for higher instances for all by then.”

Nurses and medical doctors in Spain have demanded motion after the nation reported its sharpest day by day improve in circumstances on Tuesday, with about 14% of the practically 40,000 infections amongst well being staff. The SATSE nursing union stated Madrid’s hospitals had been on “the snapping point” and wanted pressing help, whereas a medical doctors union stated it had filed a lawsuit demanding protecting gear inside 24 hours. The capital’s Palacio de Hielo mall, dwelling to an Olympic-sized ice rink (hyperlink in Spanish), started working as a makeshift mortuary after authorities stated amenities had been unable to manage. Spain is Europe’s worst-hit nation after Italy and has recorded 2,696 deaths.

President Donald Trump pinned all blame for the scarcity of accessible ventilators in New York state — which has turn into the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak within the U.S. — on Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) throughout a Fox Information city corridor on Tuesday afternoon.

With greater than 25,000 circumstances throughout the state, Cuomo has stated repeatedly that his staff is “scouring the globe” for ventilators to deal with probably the most severely affected sufferers. They’re aiming to amass about 40,000 of the units, however have up to now secured simply 7,000, Cuomo stated Tuesday morning. The governor criticized federal authorities for refusing to launch a federal stockpile of 20,000 ventilators, and likewise for refusing to implement the Protection Manufacturing Act, which might require American producers to start churning out the units to assist fight the disaster.

Lower than two hours later, Trump produced a printout of a headline essential of New York authorities, handing the sheet of paper to Fox Information host Invoice Hemmer. The printout is believed to reference a column by Betsy McCaughey, a former lieutenant governor of New York. In line with McCaughey, Cuomo handed up a chance so as to add 1000’s of ventilators to its stockpile in 2015, years earlier than COVID-19 appeared.

“They’ll’t blame us for that,” Trump stated. He additionally dug in his heels on his earlier suggestion that the “treatment” can’t be worse than “the issue,” saying that the nation is “not constructed to close down” regardless of warnings from public well being consultants {that a} return to regular could be detrimental to the nation’s well being care system. 

“The sooner we return, the higher it’s going to be,” Trump claimed. Later, he stated he needed to see the nation “opened up and simply rearing to go by Easter.” 

U.S. President Donald Trump could also be targeted on restarting the American financial system, however Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his authorities’s goal is to maintain individuals alive and wholesome.

In Trudeau’s day by day nationwide deal with, from outdoors his dwelling the place he stays in self-isolation after his spouse, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, contracted COVID-19, the Canadian chief prompt the 2 neighboring nations are charting totally different programs. 

“We’re persevering with, in Canada, to base our selections and our suggestions and our tips to Canadians on science,” Trudeau stated. “Our precedence is protecting Canadians alive and wholesome and that’s what we are going to proceed to give attention to in Canada.”

Learn extra from HuffPost Canada.

A brand new hospital in London might be opened to assist the U.Okay. address the coronavirus disaster, the federal government confirmed. The Excel within the capital’s Docklands space, which is presently used for conferences, might be remodeled into the Nationwide Well being Service Nightingale Hospital, offering area for two,000 beds.

Will probably be opened and run with the assistance of the army, well being secretary Matt Hancock confirmed at a press convention in Downing Avenue on Tuesday. The U.Okay. dying toll hit 422 on Tuesday, with 87 extra individuals with the illness having died in 24 hours.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), who leads the state with probably the most COVID-19 circumstances within the U.S., issued an pressing plea at his day by day press convention, warning that the speed of development for circumstances continues to extend and can peak in “14 to 20 days,” making it important that the state strengthen its hospital capability and acquire much-needed medical provides.

“We’re not slowing it, and it’s accelerating by itself,” Cuomo stated, explaining that consultants describe it not as a “freight practice” however a “bullet practice.”

“They are saying ‘flatten the curve, flatten the curve.’ We’re not flattening the curve,” he added. “We have now exhausted each choice obtainable to us.”

Along with shutting down nonessential companies and vastly growing testing, the state is retrofitting amenities resembling New York Metropolis’s Javits Middle to make use of them as further hospitals, recruiting extra medical workers and utilizing resorts and empty school dorms for further beds.

Cuomo estimated the state will want a further 140,000 hospital beds and 30,000 ventilators. Warning that the state couldn’t do sufficient by itself to stem the unfold of the virus, the governor didn’t mince phrases in criticizing the federal authorities’s response.

“The place are they? The place are the ventilators?” Cuomo stated, after calling on Well being and Human Providers Secretary Alex Azar to launch a federal stockpile of ventilators.

Cuomo additionally blasted the Federal Emergency Administration Company for sending the state solely 400 ventilators.

“You choose the two,600 people who find themselves going to die since you solely despatched 400 ventilators!” he stated, virtually yelling.

The governor known as on the federal authorities to encourage states to collaborate, as every state will attain its peak in circumstances at totally different instances and would require the identical sources. He known as New York “the canary within the coal mine.”

“I’ll take private duty for transporting the ventilators,” he stated. “I’ll ship ventilators, I’ll ship well being care staff, our professionals … Let’s be taught from one another and assist one another.”

With out straight mentioning Trump, Cuomo referred to the president’s suggestion Monday that the financial system may reopen ahead of anticipated.

Though he acknowledged the necessity to think about the financial system, Cuomo stated it’s essential to “give attention to the looming disaster” of the expansion in COVID-19 circumstances and ensuing hospital shortages.

“We aren’t placing a greenback worth on human lives. First order of enterprise: Save individuals’s lives,” Cuomo stated, reiterating that there may be an “financial startup technique that’s per a public well being technique.”

On Monday, Cuomo had prompt permitting younger individuals to return to work sooner and testing individuals who have recovered to make sure they’re now not carriers of the virus.

India To Go Beneath Full Lockdown At Midnight — 3/24/20, 11:00 a.m. ET
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated the complete nation could be positioned below a full lockdown for 21 days beginning at midnight, insisting that this was the one option to sort out the extremely infectious illness. As he defined the idea of exponential transmission by means of knowledge, Modi stated India would pay a excessive value if individuals didn’t comply with social distancing measures. 

Nevertheless, Modi didn’t announce any financial reduction package deal, elevating considerations about how individuals with low incomes will survive if they’re unable to work for 21 days. Information experiences have stated that poor migrant laborers who’ve been making an attempt to succeed in their houses within the midst of the lockdown have been harassed and overwhelmed up by the police. The prime minister additionally didn’t clearly define how Indians may entry meals, drugs and different important items.

Many elements of India have already been below a strict lockdown because the variety of COVID-19 sufferers has risen to 519 throughout the nation. Ten individuals have died up to now.

The Worldwide Olympic Committee and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have agreed to delay the 2020 Olympic Video games in Tokyo till the summer season of 2021 at newest, Abe instructed reporters after talking with IOC President Thomas Bach. It’s the most recent international occasion to be upended by the pandemic. Learn extra right here.

— Marina Fang

An Arizona man has died after consuming a poisonous, non-medicinal model of chloroquine, an energetic ingredient in medicine touted final week by President Donald Trump as a possible “sport changer” for treating COVID-19, which additionally seems in a product used to wash fish tanks.

His spouse, who had been in essential situation however is now recovering after taking the substance, instructed NBC Information that the couple determined to self-medicate with chloroquine phosphate, an aquarium cleansing product they’d of their dwelling. Throughout a press convention final week, Trump referred to 2 anti-malaria medicine, chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, as a potential COVID-19 treatment.

As HuffPost’s Dominique Mosbergen experiences: “The product they consumed contained the identical energetic ingredient as the 2 anti-malaria medicine Trump referred to — however not like the drugs taken by people, the product they ingested is used to do away with algae and a parasite that causes a situation referred to as white spot illness in fish.”

“Watch out and name your physician,” the lady, who wished to stay nameless to guard her household’s privateness, instructed NBC Information. “It is a heartache I’ll by no means recover from.” Learn extra right here.

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) stated his state would maintain major elections as scheduled for April 7 regardless of stress to postpone attributable to coronavirus considerations. He identified that there have been additionally native races on the poll for workplaces that will go unfilled for weeks or months, resembling mayoral and county seats who could be essential decision-makers because the disaster continues.

Evers inspired voters to mail in ballots from the security of their houses, saying that he and his spouse had already despatched theirs.

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From right now, individuals within the U.Okay. should keep at dwelling, with few exceptions. Tens of 1000’s of nonessential outlets are to shut. Different premises being shuttered are libraries, playgrounds, out of doors gyms and locations of worship. Resorts and campsites will now be a part of pubs, cafes and eating places in being closed to sluggish the illness’s unfold.

And, whereas parks will stay open for train, all social occasions together with weddings and baptisms might be stopped. Funerals, nevertheless, can proceed. 

China To Carry Lockdown In Most Of Virus-Hit Hubei Province — 3/24/20, 3:40 a.m. ET

Chinese language authorities introduced Tuesday they might finish a two-month lockdown of a lot of the virus-hit Hubei province at midnight, The Related Press reported.

Folks with a clear invoice of well being might be allowed to go away, the provincial authorities stated. The town of Wuhan, the place the outbreak began in late December, will stay locked down till April 8.

China barred individuals from leaving or getting into Wuhan beginning Jan. 23 in a shock middle-of-the-night announcement and expanded it to a lot of the province in succeeding days. Practice service and flights had been canceled and checkpoints arrange on roads into the central province.

The drastic steps got here as a brand new coronavirus started spreading to the remainder of China and abroad through the Lunar New Yr vacation, when many Chinese language journey. The virus raged for weeks in Wuhan; nevertheless, the outbreak has steadily been introduced below management there, and Hubei has seen virtually no new infections for greater than every week.

The director of Johns Hopkins College’s Middle for Well being Safety criticized President Donald Trump and his allies in a prolonged Twitter thread on Monday for desirous to ease financial and social restrictions meant to ease the unfold of coronavirus.

“In final 24 hrs there’ve been outstanding US voices calling for a cease to social distancing, citing rationale that they’re worse than affect of COVID itself,” Tom Inglesby tweeted. “These huge social distancing measures take time to work. … To drop all these measures now could be to just accept that COVID pts will get sick in extraordinary numbers everywhere in the nation, far past what the US well being care system may bear.”

The remarks got here hours after the White Home’s day by day coronavirus briefing, during which Trump claimed that the U.S. will see extra deaths by protecting the restrictions in place than by COVID-19 itself.

― Sanjana Karanth

Trump Claims U.S. Will See Extra Demise By Holding Economic system Shut Than By Coronavirus ― 3/23/20, 9:55 p.m. ET

President Donald Trump’s insistence on downplaying the coronavirus dangers reached harmful ranges on Monday as he scoffed at medical recommendation and proposed opening up the financial system regardless of skyrocketing case numbers.

There are “sure scorching spots like New York,” and the federal authorities has to work on these spots, “however on the similar time, at a sure level, we’ve to get open, and we’ve to get transferring,” Trump stated. He added that “we will do two issues at one time” earlier than once more mentioning flu deaths and motorcar fatalities.

“We have now a really energetic flu season, extra energetic than most. It’s wanting prefer it’s heading to 50,000 or extra deaths ― deaths, not circumstances. Fifty-thousand deaths ― which is, that’s so much,” he stated. “And also you take a look at car accidents, that are far larger than any numbers we’re speaking about. That doesn’t imply we’re going to inform all people no extra driving of vehicles. So we’ve to do issues to get our nation open.”

As reporters pushed the president on why he would open up companies when the nation is seeing COVID-19 deaths happen at a sooner charge, Trump stated that extra individuals would die from financial and social restrictions than from permitting the virus to unfold.

“You will have suicides over issues like this, when you have got horrible economies,” he stated, including that “the treatment has been very robust.”

Sanjana Karanth

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