New York State Total Hits 33 As Cuomo Confirms 11 New Cases In Westchester: Live Updates

Friday, March 6, 2020
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com
Fri, 03/06/2020

Summary:

14th death reported in the US as case total hits 234
Germany reports 90 new cases to 534
U. of Washington will move all classes online for rest of semester
Italy reports another 678 cases
Gap closes NYC office
New York cases climb to 33
Baggage handler at Heathrow tests positive
Madrid closes old folks homes
5 schools close in PA.
Trump visit to CDC is back on
WHO: “false hope” that virus will disappear when summer arrives
WHO: We don’t know mortality rate
Kudlow: “Buy stocks”
2nd death in UK, cases hit 163; France reports 2 new deaths bringing total to 9
French total cases hits 577
Egypt reports 12 cases aboard cruise ship on the Nile
2,733 asked to voluntarily quarantine in NYC
Trump scraps trip to CDC
Switzerland, the Netherlands report 1st deaths
Slovakia only country in Europe without coronavirus
Russia accuses Italy of spreading virus
Singapore reports 13 new cases, largest one-day jump since outbreak began
US case total: 234
South Korea, Japan feud over virus
Microsoft, Adidas, Lockheed say at least 1 employee has contracted virus
China claims it can have vaccine ready by April
Pompeo says China withheld information, leaving US “behind the curve”
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Update (1310ET): Five schools in the Central Bucks School District, where five schools have closed for deep cleaning over potential exposure to the coronavirus. New Jersey might soon join, having advised public schools to plan for the possibility that buildings could be closed if the spread of coronavirus worsens within the state. Meanwhile, Pennsylvania has become the latest state to declare some kind of public emergency when Gov Tom Wolf signed a coronavirus disaster declaration, according to the Philly Inquirer.

This all comes after the state announced 2 presumptive positives.

The governor said the order would help the state prepare for the outbreak.

In other news, an airline employee has apparently tested positive for the virus in Peru.

LATAM AIRLINES SAYS EMPLOYEE IN PERU HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS -INTERNAL MEMO
RTRS

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Update (1255ET): Trade officials have granted an exemption to a company seeking exemptions to import masks after the firm cited a “critical shortage.”

U.S. TRADE OFFICIALS GRANT TARIFF RELIEF FOR FACEMASKS, MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
MEDLINE INDUSTRIES CITED ‘CRITICAL SHORTAGE OF FACEMASKS’ IN SEEKING EXEMPTION
27 COMPANIES GRANTED TARIFF EXEMPTIONS FOR 103 PRODUCTS FROM CHINA
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Update (1240ET): Cuomo slammed the CDC’s approach to testing. Given limited test supplies, a situation that the government is scrambling to rectify, only patients with permission from doctors can get tested. Though they can’t guarantee results right away, if ever.

“We have said from day 1 that we are increasing our testing capacity, our goal is to get to 1,000 (tests per day). We wanted to increase our capacity with private labs. CDC was slow to approve the use of private labs, but we got it done and now we’re contracting with private labs to increase capacity.”

“But if you can only do 500 tests per day, you need to triage cases. You can’t just say, anybody who wants to get tested call your doctor. You can’t say ‘if you want to get tested enter here’ when there’s no exit.”

“I think this is months. I think the anxiety and the fear is more of a problem than the virus. I think it’ll continue for months.”

He then made a poorly received joke about receiving overtime pay.

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