Los Angeles Cancels School, Louisiana Becomes 1st State To Postpone Primary: Live Updates

Friday, March 13, 2020
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
Fri, 03/13/2020

Update (1215ET): Los Angeles Unified School District, which, with 600,000 students, is the second-largest district in the country behind NYC, has cancelled school for two weeks because of the coronavirus. A few miles south, the San Diego Unified School District (student pop: 120k+) has also decided to shutter schools. The decisions were announced in a joint statement.


On the political front, now that Joe Biden is safely ahead in the delegate count, Louisiana on Friday decided to delay next month’s primary

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Update (1140ET): Economists with RBC declared earlier that a recession is coming later this year for Canada as the country suffers from the “one-two punch” of supply/demand shock and falling oil prices, projecting that the pace of GDP growth will slip to just 0.8 percent in the first quarter.

And as the country’s PM enters quarantine and awaits test results (which he might announce at a press conference set to start in 15), Bloomberg reports that Finance Minister Bill Morneau has hinted at fiscal stimulus measures to complement the billions of Canadian dollars in liquidity that the central bank is injecting into the system.

Meanwhile, NYC declared that it’s preparing to set up its first “drive-thru” coronavirus testing facility, following in the footsteps of the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.

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