COVID-19, the illness attributable to the novel coronavirus, was formally declared a pandemic by the World Well being Group on Wednesday.
The virus has killed greater than 4,000 individuals worldwide and continues to unfold at a speedy tempo.
HuffPost reporters world wide are monitoring the pandemic and the measures being taken to flatten the curve of transmission.
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Trump Tries To Make clear Journey Ban, European Shares Fall — 3/12/20, 6:11 a.m.
In a follow-up tweet to his earlier remarks, Trump mentioned that the journey ban utilized to individuals, not items, and “commerce will on no account be affected by the 30-day restriction on journey from Europe.”
Trump’s reassurances didn’t appear to make a distinction to European inventory markets, which tanked on the journey ban information. European bourses fell round 6% in morning buying and selling, and S&P futures slid 5%, which is the utmost drop allowed exterior of buying and selling hours.
“Shares are cratering on the president’s remarks from the White Home,” an economist from MUFG Financial institution instructed the Monetary Occasions.
The downturn in European shares adopted heavy losses in Asian markets. Japan’s Nikkei index closed 4.4% decrease, and Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 closed 7.36% decrease.
All of this factors to a different tough day for U.S. shares when the market opens.
A number of States Ban Massive Occasions To Comprise Coronavirus Unfold — 3/12/20, 2:43 a.m.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) introduced late Wednesday that each one non-essential gatherings involving 250 or extra individuals can be prohibited in his state to sluggish the unfold of COVID-19. Newsom’s choice follows related bans instituted in Oregon and Washington.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) mentioned earlier Wednesday that he too deliberate on issuing a statewide ban on giant occasions.
State Division Urges Individuals To “Rethink” All Worldwide Journey — 3/11/20, 11:54 p.m.
U.S. residents have been urged by the State Division to “rethink journey overseas because of the world impression of COVID-19,” based on an company well being advisory launched Wednesday night time.
“Many areas all through the world at the moment are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and taking motion that will restrict traveler mobility, together with quarantines and border restrictions,” the advisory mentioned. “Even nations, jurisdictions, or areas the place circumstances haven’t been reported might limit journey with out discover.”
The State Division’s suggestion got here hours after President Trump introduced a 30-day ban of most journey between the U.S. and Europe. That prohibition, nevertheless, doesn’t apply to U.S. residents and everlasting residents, nor to journey to the UK.
— Dominique Mosbergen
All The Information Breaks — 3/11/20, 10:26 p.m.
A slew of stories associated to coronavirus broke throughout the final hour.
President Donald Trump introduced all journey from Europe, aside from the UK, can be banned for 30 days. He additionally introduced some deliberate monetary measures to assist fight the virus’s detrimental results on the economic system however failed to deal with an absence of accessible testing throughout the U.S.
As Trump was delivering his remarks, the NBA introduced it could droop the season after a participant examined constructive for coronavirus. That affirmation got here after a sport between the Utah Jazz and Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder was postponed with followers already within the area awaiting tip-off.
Actor Tom Hanks additionally launched an announcement tonight confirming he and his spouse, Rita Wilson, had each examined constructive for coronavirus. The married couple are at the moment in Australia, the place they have been examined after feeling a “bit drained” and “like we had colds.”
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