- Hong Kong reports largest daily jump in cases on record as travelers revive outbreak
- NY rolls out restrictive new measures
- NY case total tops 7k
- Italy says Army will help enforce lockdown, effectively declaring martial law; might extend lockdown through early May
- Spain death toll cracks 1,000
- Italy reports another 627 deaths
- Confirmed cases in US pass 14k
- Drive thru testing site in NJ’s Bergen County has a line that’s over 1,000+ cars long
- Switzerland bars all gatherings of more than 5 people
- Trump says no plans for national lockdown
- Germany to pass ‘shadow’ budget on Monday
- EU suspends budget rules
- Bavaria becomes first German state to impose ‘lockdown’
- Johnson says UK can defeat virus in 12 weeks if ‘we work together’
- Treasury now moving back both filing & payment deadlines for 2019
- Novartis will donate up to 130 million doses of hydroxychloroquine to support global response
- NBC News employee succumbs to virus
- Dr. Fauci says social distancing should continue for several weeks
- MTA confirms it has 23 sick workers
- US, Mexico agree to shut southern border
- China makes first purchase under ‘Phase 1’ trade deal
- Altria chairman & CEO tests positive
- Military confirms 35 American troops infected in Europe
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Update (1320ET): As Italy’s worst outbreak spirals further and further out of control, Italy is reporting 5,986 new cases of coronavirus and 627 new deaths on Friday, raising the countrywide total to 47,021 cases and 4,032 dead, as the total number of cases in Europe surpasses the total ‘officially’ confirmed in China.
If you’re curious about how things are looking on the ground in Italy, this Channel 4 report is chilling.
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Update (1240ET): In an alarming video that shows just how huge demand is for COVID-19 tests, a drive-thru testing site in Bergen County has a line that’s “several thousand cars long”.
Here’s a closer look at the drive-through testing site in Bergen County New Jersey.