WHO Says Coronavirus “Starting To Look Like A Pandemic” As Italy Reports Another Massive Jump in Cases, Deaths: 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
Trump to meet with Wall Street CEOs Wednesday
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
78 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 jumps above 9,000 while deaths hit 463
‘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 (1340ET): As the government boosts testing following the imposition of a sweeping quarantine impacting most of the Italian north, for the third day in a row, officials have pointed a more than 1,000-case jump in the total coronavirus infections, and a 25% increase in deaths.

The new cases pushed the total global case number above 110,000. Earlier, Spanish authorities reported 2 new deaths as the Catalonian health department has confirmed “the death of a 97-year-old man and an 88-year-old woman,” bringing the total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Spain to 28.

During its regular press briefing, the CDC announced that 78 labs across the country in all 50 states and Washington DC have been certified to test up to 75,000 people for the coronavirus, according to Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.

Wall Street execs will reportedly visit the White House on Wednesday to discuss the country’s response to the coronavirus and what can be done to save the economy, according to the Washington Post. Trump is supposed to meet with his top economic advisors, including Treasury Sec. Steven Mnuchin, on Monday afternoon with markets back near their lows of the day.

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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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