“It’s Time To Pull Out All The Stops”: Coronavirus Spreads To Nevada, Tennessee, New Jersey; Officials Believe Virus Already Spreading In NYC: Live Updates from Zero Hedge
- New Jersey confirms first presumptive case
- Pentagon tracking 12 possible COVID-19 cases
- NYC reports 2 more cases, raising total to 4
- Italy postpones referendum vote
- WHO’s Tedros: “Now’s the time to pull out the stops”
- Tennessee confirms case
- Nevada confirms first case
- New Delhi closes primary schools
- EU officials weigh pushing retired health-care workers back into service to combat virus
- Italy to ask EU for permission to raise budget deficit as lawmakers approve €7.5 billion euros
- Beijing tells residents not to share food
- 30-year-old Chinese man dies in Wuhan 5 days after hospital discharge
- Cali authorities tell ‘Grand Princess’ cruise ship not to return to port until everyone is tested
- Global case total passes 95k
- Lebanon sees cases double to 31
- France reports 2 more deaths
- EY sends 1,500 Madrid employees home after staffer catches virus
- Trump says he has a “hunch” true virus mortality rate is closer to 1%
- Switzerland reports 1st death
- South Africa confirms 1st case
- UK chief medical officer confirms ‘human-to-human’ infections are happening in UK
- UK case total hits 115
- Google, Apple, Netflix cancel events
- HSBC sends research department and part of London trading floor home
- Facebook contract infected in Seattle
- Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Netflix cancel events and/or ask employees to work from home
- Netherlands cases double to 82
- Spain cases climb 40, 1 new death
- Belgium reports 27 new cases bringing total to 50
- Germany adds 87 cases bringing total to 349
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Update (1100ET): The UK has reported that total coronavirus cases have risen to 115 from 85 earlier on Thursday, making the UK the latest European nation to see its total confirmed cases break above 100.
In the corporate sphere, accounting and consulting firm Ernst & Young sent around 1,500 employees from its Madrid offices home on Thursday after a staffer was confirmed to have contracted the virus. Wal-Mart is restricting all cross-border travel.
As of March 5, the CDC has confirmed 100 cases in its lab, the agency said, meaning some cases reported by the states have yet to be ‘officially’ confirmed. It has also confirmed another death, bringing the total to 10 (meaning one reported death has yet to be officially confirmed). DHS said US has no plans at this time to lift China travel restrictions.
WHO’s Dr. Tedros said Thursday during the NGOs daily presser that now is the time to “pull out all the stops” to combat the virus – which is ironic, considering the agency won’t officially label the outbreak a ‘pandemic’, even though experts in the US have told the Washington Post and other media orgs that it is undoubtedly a pandemic. They also added that there’s “no evidence” the virus has been spread from a human to a dog, despite earlier reports.
EU officials are reportedly considering pressing retired health-care workers back into service as a ‘response’ to the virus. Hopefully, the elderly nurses and doctors aren’t left to catch the virus and die.