Washington State Warns “Rapid Lockdown” Might Be Necessary To Avoid 64,000 Cases By May; North Carolina Declares State Of Emergency: Live Updates

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
Tue, 03/10/2020

6th patient dies from Cov-19 in UK

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

Washington State considering “Rapid Lockdown”, new benefits announced for workers

Lagarde calls on European governments to embrace “rapid fiscal action.”

Austria, Switzerland close borders with Italy

NJ Governor declares state of emergency

North Carolina declares state of emergency

Harvard moves classes online

Xi takes victory lap in Wuhan

Trump says had ‘great’ meeting with Repubs on stimulus plan, but no details released

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 (1420ET): As CNBC just reported, the novel coronavirus has finally hit Wall Street. Barclays on Tuesday confirmed that an employee in its New York City midtown office has tested positive for Covid-19. The employee worked on the second floor. Morgan Stanley said an employee at its Purchase office has contracted the virus, but they started self-quarantining early enough to likely avoid exposing coworkers.

An employee at BlackRock in New York has also tested positive. And let’s not forget Steve Cohen’s Point72, where a back-office employee who worked on the 14th floor of the firm’s NYC office reportedly tested positive.

Meanwhile, North Carolina Gov. Cooper declared a state of emergency Tuesday afternoon, becoming the latest state to do so. The decision activates the Emergency Operations Center to help agencies coordinate their response, while also making it easier to purchase medical supplies, protects consumers from price gouging, and increases county health funds.

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