Spain Reports Deadliest Day On Record, Italy Case Total Passes China’s, Trump Grants Pentagon Power To Call Up Retired Troops: Live Updates

Saturday, March 28, 2020
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com
Sat, 03/28/2020

Summary:

Global case total tops 600k
Japan fast-tracks approval of treatment drug for COVID-19
Third UK minister self-quarantines after showing symptoms of virus
Italy case total surpasses China
Spain reports deadliest day yet
UK case total climbs north of 17k
Navy hospital ships leave for New York, LA
Shinzo Abe promises unprecedented stimulus package
Trump gives Pentagon power to call up retired soldiers and reservists
Italian centennarian survives battle with COVID-19
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Update (1100ET): The Pentagon is taking steps to clarify its powers now that it has the ability to call up reservists and retirees.

PENTAGON SAYS IT HAS ACCELERATED THE PROCESS FOR HOW DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AUTHORIZES THE USE OF NATIONAL GUARD FORCES UNDER TITLE 32

Additionally, Italy has now passed China in total infections, with 86,498 to China’s 81,996. Following several days of back-and-forth criticism with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, whom President Trump infamously referred to as “that woman” and criticized for not taking the outbreak seriously enough, the president finally granted her request for a disaster declaration, as well as one for Massachusetts, according to White House statements released Saturday.

Finally, some good news out of Italy: A centenarian from northern Italy has reportedly been released from a hospital after a battle with COVID-19 that he managed to survive despite being a high-risk candidate with a weak immune system..

The man, identified only as “Mr. P”, was admitted to the hospital last week and released on Thursday, according to Gloria Lisi, the deputy mayor of the city of Rimini, told the local Italian language press.

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