Germany Confirms First Coronavirus Case Is Traveler From Milan: Live Updates

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com
Tue, 02/25/2020

Summary:

WHO warns the rest of the world “is not ready for the virus to spread…”

CDC warns Americans “should prepare for possible community spread” of virus.

Germany confirms first case; traveler from Milan

Italy cases spike to 322; deaths hit 10

Kudlow tries to jawbone markets higher

HHS Sec. Azar warns US lacks stockpiles of masks

Italy Hotel in Lockdown After First Coronavirus Case in Liguria

Algeria confirms 1st case

First case in Switzerland

Kuwait halts all flights to Singapore and Japan

Iran confirms 95 cases, 15 deaths

First case in Austria

First case in Spain

Iran Deputy Health Minister infected with Covid-19

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Update (1500ET): Germany has confirmed its first case of the virus, a traveler who reportedly came from Milan.

Maybe they should give the whole ‘keep the borders open’ idea a rethink?

Meanwhile, HHS is delivering its press conference:

LIVE: HHS holds briefing on the coronavirus. https://t.co/qKwCFZK0Y7

— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 25, 2020
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Update (1445ET): Algeria has confirmed its first case of the virus as the focus on the Middle East intensifies.

Back in the US, the Dems are on the offensive against President Trump, with Chuck Schumer likening the administration’s purportedly ‘lackluster’ virus response to Chernobyl (we also enjoyed the HBO series, Mr. Senator). Conn. Sen. and wax-faced robot Dick Blumenthal also criticized Trump’s request for Congressional funds as “too little, too late.”

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Update (1420ET): Kuwait has halted all flights to Singapore and Japan, according to Al Arabiya, as the paranoia over the outbreak in Iran intensifies, particularly among the GCC member states who barely need an excuse to shit on Iran.

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Update (1400ET): Here’s an update on the situation in Iran via the Washington Post.

Iran has confirmed 95 cases across the country, with at least 15 deaths, as more cases have popped up in Bahrain, the region of Kirkuk in neighboring Iraq, and elsewhere.

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