Dr. Fauci’s grim assessment comes as cities like San Francisco, Dallas, Nashville and Atlanta are bracing for an onslaught of covid cases.
Maryland National guard deploys 1,600 to battle coronavirus this invisible enemy.
The National Restaurant Association is predicting a loss of $225 billion over the next three months if the coronavirus crisis continues, meaning around seven million jobs could be lost. The Labor Department says last week it had 281,000 claims for unemployment insurance, a one-third
"We are expecting a coronavirus surge in the coming days and hope it will not reach the intensity of Lombardy... my suggestion is you get prepared as soon as you can."
WHO Executive Director, Dr. Michael Ryan urges countries to, “Be fast, have no regrets. You must be the first mover. The coronavirus virus will always get you if you don’t move quickly.”
Dr. Nancy Messonnier gives an update on COVID-19.
Italy has extended its emergency coronavirus measures to the entire country. All movement across the country will be restricted to ‘reasons of work, reasons of necessity or health reasons’, says Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. Italy is the worst-hit country after China with more than 460 deaths. Additionally, six people died during riots across Italy’s prison system which were sparked as probation and visitation rights were restricted.
Protesters in Ukraine set fires, put up barricades and threw rocks at a bus carrying newly arrived coronavirus evacuees from China.
China has "removed" several senior officials over their handling of the coronavirus outbreak - recorded/reported infected rise to 59,864 in only 46 days.
That was the stark assessment of the Chinese president as the number of covid deaths from the outbreak rose to 41. Authorities there are taking drastic action to try to control the coronavirus disease. More than 56 million people are under lockdown, all regional bus services into Beijing have been suspended and the country's New Year celebrations dramatically scaled back.