“Stay Indoors” – Italy Begins Nationwide Quarantine For Seniors As New York Reports 6th Case: Live Updates

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
Wed, 03/04/2020


New York has reported its third case: the son, wife and daughter of an infected Westchester County lawyer have been diagnosed with the virus
Italy will ban public events, and close cinemas and theaters even though the government denied an earlier ANSA report that the country would also close schools & universities momentarily
Italy urges elderly people to stay indoors if possible.
German finance minister declares outbreak “a global pandemic”
Israel urges people to stop shaking hands, will quarantine travelers from most of Europe
EU reports a second coronavirus case at its headquarters in Brussels
France has reported 45 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total to 257
UK cases surge by 34 to a total of 85 – a 66% surge.
China reported 119 additional coronavirus cases and 38 additional deaths
South Korea reported 809 additional coronavirus cases and 4 additional deaths
Israel quarantines group of soccer fans
“Official” Iranian death toll hits 92
Saudi suspends Umra pilgrimage
Japan confirms 3 more cases from Osaka
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(Update 0950ET):

A Yeshiva University student who is the son of the Westchester County man infected by the coronavirus, has also been diagnosed with the illness, the school announced Wednesday. “We have unfortunately received news this morning that out student has tested positive for COVID-19. Our thoughts are with him and his family as well as to all those affected,” Yeshiva said in a statement. “We are taking every precaution by canceling all classes on Wilf Campus in Washington Heights. This includes all in-person graduate courses on that campus as wall as the boys’ high school,” it added.

The student’s father, attorney Lawrence Garbuz, 50, runs a boutique law firm with his wife that also employs one of their four kids as a paralegal, according to information posted online. The seven-lawyer practice, Lewis & Garbuz, is located across the street from Grand Central Terminal.

In addition to the son. Garbuz’s wife and daughter are among the new cases confirmed in the state.

According to Governor Cuomo, this means that there are now 6 confirmed cases of coronavirus in New York State.

(Update 0940ET): PM Netanyahu has told Israelis that while it is not openly spoken of as such, the coronavirus epidemic is a global-scale pandemic and it could “possibly be among the worst diseases in this century.”

He asked Israelis to avoid handshakes and suggested greeting one another using the Indian greeting of namaste while keeping one’s hand clasped together.

Additionally, all travelers will be quarantined from these nations: >France, Germany, Spain, Austria, Switzerland

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(Update 0935ET): France has reported 45 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total to 257

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