Washington State Warns “Rapid Lockdown” Might Be Necessary To Avoid 64,000 Cases By May: Live Updates

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
Tue, 03/10/2020

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Update (1400ET): The last half-hour has been absolutely jam-packed with virus-related news, so we’re going to do a quick and dirty review of each key story.

Following reports about American soldiers catching the virus in South Korea and Italy, the Pentagon has just confirmed that three active-duty soldiers have been infected with the virus. The announcement was made during a press conference at the Pentagon on Tuesday.


In another press conference, Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday that the entire state of Washington might need to be quarantined because of the outbreak. With so many expected to be out of work, Inslee said the state would be expanding unemployment benefits to cover anybody who misses work because of the virus.

Inslee added that state employees will have additional leave available to them.

Inslee said that cases could increase to 64,000 by May if the state doesn’t take action. If necessary, Inslee said the state would implement mandatory restrictions on travel, possibly even a complete quarantine, as Seattle local TV station KOMO reported.

people could be infected with coronavirus in Washington state within two months if actions aren’t taken now to stop its spread, Gov. Inslee said Tuesday.

Given the situation at the nursing home in Kirkland, where more than a dozen residents have died and families have been made furious by a perceived lack of communication, the state will also consider imposing new standards on nursing homes in the state.

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3 Responses to “Washington State Warns “Rapid Lockdown” Might Be Necessary To Avoid 64,000 Cases By May: Live Updates”

  1. good job inslee!! About time someone takes leadership!

  2. John Hancock

    What a moron. Kill your chances of survival by wrecking the economy. Plenty of other ways to fight this without destroying our lives. First and foremost get the homeless off the streets because nothing spreads disease like feces and urine on the sidewalks and streets. Setup handwash stations with a person employed buy a labor pool to sanitize it or multiple stations at once. Hire private business to continually sanitize stores and gas stations, require all counties to hold sanitizing education meetings and spread cleanliness habits on all available media , the list goes on. The great depression will be reborn this summer thanks to these idiots.

  3. Taylor

    Thank you for taking control since so many people think having fun is more important than the lives of other people. I see too many people mocking the seriousness of the issue and it’s costing people their lives.

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