- 2nd case confirmed in NY
- 2nd NY case commuted to Manhattan, traveled to Miami
- Third case possibly identified in Fla.
- Stocks surge, then fade, after surprise 50 bp rate cut
- 4th person dies in France
- Fauci says we should know soon whether Gilead’s vaccine will work
- Son of Westchester corona case attended NYC school that closed
- Pope tests negative for coronavirus
- NYC high school closes over ‘suspected case of coronavirus’
- Global case total passes 91,000
- UK case total hits 51
- US case total tops 100 across 15 states (including evacuees)
- South Korea case total passes 5,000; death toll hits 34
- Italian death toll surpasses Iran
- Iran confirmed cases pass 2,000, 70+ dead
- Head of European football says Euro 2020 will go on
- 9 new cases confirmed in Japan
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Update (1325ET): Following reports last night about a Miami woman who was denied proper testing despite suspicions she might be infected, state officials have identified a third coronavirus case in Florida, according to local media reports.
Mirroring the situation in the states, Boris Johnson has been accused of playing down the coronavirus emergency in the UK. Two hours after he delivered a speech claiming the government’s No. 1 priority is containing the virus, about which he said there’s no need to panic, the NHS declared the outbreak a “Level 4 incident”, its possible alert level.
In other news, Bloomberg reports that a Florida student whose classmates shook hands last Friday with the vice president has been quarantined after his mother came into contact with a coronavirus patient.
Put another way: BBG is essentially reporting that Pence shook hands with someone, who knows someone, who knows someone who interacted with a coronavirus patient. How did they even figure that out?
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Update (1250ET): As we reported yesterday, the IMF and World Bank have apparently confirmed rumors that they will hold their annual meetings ‘virtually’, instead of holding the annual massive gatherings in Washington.