Coronavirus Global Death Toll Nears 4,000 As WHO’s Tedros Says Outbreak Finally Starting To Look Like “A Real Pandemic”: Live Updates

Monday, March 9, 2020
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
Mon, 03/09/2020


First 2 Coronavirus deaths recorded in Germany
WHO’s Dr. Tedros says threat of pandemic has become “very real”
Confirmed cases near or pass 1,000 in France, Germany and Spain
Germany state of Brandenburg has between 4k and 5k in home quarantine
South Korea imposes travel advisory, confirms another 96 cases; 3 new deaths (total: 54)
Hungary stops flights to and from Northern Italy
PM Johnsons says UK won’t close parliament
Trump to hold WH meeting on fiscal stimulus
Italian PM promises “massive shock therapy” to save economy from coronavirus
Deutsche Bank cancels 150-year-anniversary celebrations
Dozens of flights leave northern Italy despite quarantine, even as airlines cancel routes
Moody’s says US economy headed for recession
Cuomo confirms 142 new cases in New York State, bringing total confirmed in NYC to 19
NY has started making its own sanitizer
Columbia University cancels classes, Princeton moves lectures online
77 new public health labs open across US Monday
Spain PM says he will have ’emergency plan’ to tackle outbreak
UK confirms another 45 cases
VP Pence will hold press conference at 5:30ET Monday
Amtrak shutters ‘Acela Corridor’
Korean construction worker contracted by US military tests positive
Total number of cases in Italy hits 7,375
‘Grand Princess’ docks in Oakland
Another cruise ship disaster might be shaping up in Fla.
Trump congratulates VP Pence via tweet
New cases in South Korea drop as Philippines case total doubles
EUCO President says conference call will be held to coordinate EU response
Germany and France finmins hold talks to discuss crisis
Missouri declares first “presumptive” positive Sunday night; father of patient breaks quarantine
Dutch infections climb to 321
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Update (1300ET): It looks like another troubling cruise-ship coronavirus disaster is shaping up in Florida, one of three states that has recorded fatalities related to the outbreak.

According to CNN, two recently diagnosed cases in Florida are tied to a cruise that recently docked in Port Everglades. Broward County in Florida announced that two of the three presumptive positive cases of coronavirus in the county are related to people coming through Port Everglades. Port Everglades is among the most active ports in the US for cruise ships, cargo and petroleum products. However, the county wont’ say more than that: Were these individuals passengers on a cruise ship? How were they exposed.

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Update (1240ET): During the WHO’s daily press update, Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Monday that the global coronavirus outbreak, which is closing in on its 4,000th death, is beginning to look like a “real pandemic.”

Dr. Tedros said the WHO is “encouraged” by Italy’s quarantine, and hopes that these methods will “prove effective” in the coming days. The rule of the game, he added, is “never give up.”

Gov Cuomo made a similar comment earlier:

“This is not the ebola virus. This panic that you see is unwarranted. We have dealt with worse viruses,” Cuomo said.

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