UK Reports 2 More Deaths After Being Excused From Trump Travel Ban: Virus Updates

Thursday, March 12, 2020
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com
Thu, 03/12/2020

Summary:

Scott Gottlieb says US can still avoid “Italy-like” outcome
UK reports 2 more deaths
Reports claim once again that Merkel is ready to whip out the checkbook
EU officials condemned Trump’s travel ban
Olympic torch lit in front of just 100 spectators
La Liga suspends season after Real Madrid player tests positive
Blackstone advises portfolio companies to draw down revolving credit lines
NHL rumored to be planning a league play suspension as playoffs begin
Passenger on JetBlue flight from NY to FLA tests positive for virus
Spanish cabinet being tested for coronavirus
Scandinavia begins shuttering schools
Iran reaches out to 3 million Iranians who may have been infected
Market participants wary of dissipating bond market liquidity
Global deaths pass 4,600
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Update (1045ET): UK public health officials have reported two more deaths Thursday morning after President Trump exempted the country from the travel ban last night, bringing the death toll to 8, according to the Department of Health and Social Care.

Meanwhile, UK coronavirus cases have reached 590, an increase of 134 in the last 24 hours.

Different news organizations are reporting different death tolls for the UK. Sky News is saying 10, though only 8 have been confirmed by by the DHSC.

We also neglected to mention earlier that another lawmaker, Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, has closed his Washington DC office because some of his staff were reportedly potentially exposed to the virus.

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Update (1030ET): The ceremonial lighting of the Olympic torch was held in Olympia (not the one in Washington State) on Thursday and video has been posted on YouTube for anybody who wants to watch.

We also neglected to mention earlier that another lawmaker, Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, has closed his Washington DC office because some of his staff were reportedly potentially exposed to the virus.

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Update (1030ET): The ceremonial lighting of the Olympic torch was held in Olympia (not the one in Washington State) on Thursday and video has been posted on YouTube for anybody who wants to watch.

We’re sharing because nobody except 100 “accredited” spectators were allowed to watch the ceremony. Typically, the event draws as many as 12,000 spectators.

Following rumors they might ask that some of the events be delayed, the Japanese government has said that cancelling the Olympics is impossible, even as sports leagues suspend play.

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