Italy Reports Huge Jump In Fatalities As Coronavirus Death Toll Outside China Passes 1,000: Live Updates

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com
Tue, 03/10/2020

Summary:
6th patient dies from Cov-19 in UK

US CDC Chief: “the US is beyond virus containment in some areas”

Austria, Switzerland close borders with Italy

NJ Governor declares state of emergency

Harvard moves classes online

Xi takes victory lap in Wuhan

Italy reports 36% jump in deaths, cases climb above 10,000

Three Canadians test positive in Calgary

Spain suspends parliament after lawmaker infected.

EU suspends parliament indefinitely

Italian government suspends mortgage payments across country

CDC says nearly 5,000 tests have been conducted in US through Monday

National Guard is deploying to New Rochelle, area businesses, schools will close, Cuomo says

New Jersey confirms first death

Trump arrives on Capitol Hill to discuss stimulus plan with Republicans

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Update (1310ET): Shortly after an account associated with The League, the right-wing party led by former Deputy PM Matteo Salvini, reported another 135 deaths on Tuesday in Lombardy alone…

https://twitter.com/Noiconsalvini/status/1237413918290649088?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1237413918290649088&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zerohedge.com%2Fgeopolitical%2Fnew-jersey-declares-state-emergency-coronavirus-cases-triple-greater-new-york

…Italian national health officials confirmed that death toll has climbed 36% in one day, adding 168 deaths to bring the total to 631, while another 977 cases were confirmed, bringing Italy’s total confirmed cases above 10,000.

Around the same time, Slovenia announced it would close its borders to Italian travelers, joining Switzerland and Austria. Now, all of Italy’s northern neighbors – with the exception of France, which is struggling with its own spiraling outbreak – have closed their borders to Italian travelers. Air France announced Tuesday evening that it would suspend all Italian flights between March 14 and April 3, becoming the latest airline to do so. However, there still appear to be flights taking off from Italy. Here’s the schedule from Milan’s Malpensa Airport, according to FlightRadar24. Most flights were canceled, but some still made it out.

PM Conte, meanwhile, told reporters on Tuesday that he would call on the ECB to do “whatever it takes” (borrowing some familiar phrasing from former ECB chief Mario Draghi) to save the European economy in the face of the outbreak.

Notably, worldwide, the new deaths reported in Italy brought the global death toll north of 1,000, according to AFP.

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Update (1250ET): President Trump has arrived on Capitol Hill to brief Republican lawmakers on the administration’s fiscal stimulus agenda, following reports that Trump was basically winging it last night when he promised payroll tax cuts and other measures to help offset the economic shock caused by the coronavirus.

TRUMP IS NOW AT THE US CAPITOL. HE’S BRIEFING REPUBLICANS ON HIS STIMULUS PLAN TO OFFSET THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE CORONAVIRUS.
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