HEADLINES • CNN:
Two Americans and one British citizen have been killed in a rocket attack on a base in Iraq • BBC: Coronavirus - Up to 70% of Germany could become infected - Merkel..
Cruise industry proposes travel ban for passengers over 70 as coronavirus spreads
Schools in New York and New Jersey have joined the list of closures because of COVID-19. School officials are preparing to move classes online.
Public Health Experts Encourage Social Distancing To 'Flatten The Curve' Of Infection
U.S. eyes direct deposit to workers, tax delays, airline aid to counteract coronavirus
New York Times:
Xinjiang produces about 80 percent of China’s cotton. A new U.S. bill would tightly restrict imports from the region, part of an effort to crack down on forced labor and Beijing’s mass detention of minorities.
The U.S. Department of State recommends travelers, especially older adults and those with underlying health issues, defer all cruise ship travel worldwide. COVID-19, like many other viral respiratory illnesses, appears to spread more easily between people in close quarters, such as those aboard ships.
CNN: US stocks open in the red as worries about the coronavirus outbreak once again take over. The Dow opened 700 points, or 2.9%, lower; The S&P 500 kicked off 2.6% lower; The Nasdaq Composite fell 2.5%..
New York Auto Show postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak
US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is preparing to ask President Trump to issue a national emergency declaration for the coronavirus.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell yet again this morning after staging a rally a day earlier. On Monday, the stock market had its worst drop since 2008.
Coronavirus - Up to 70% of Germany could become infected - Merkel
Hillary Clinton urges people to protect those "in your community who may have a greater risk of complications from COVID-19 than you do." "We’re all in this together. Let’s act like it."
Washington Post: Voting by mail, already on the rise, may get a $500 million federal boost from coronavirus fears..
The proposed bill would give Americans the option to vote by mail in case of a widespread emergency..
WHO: FACT - The new coronavirus cannot be transmitted through goods manufactured in China or any countries reporting COVID-19 cases.
If you think a surface may be contaminated, use a disinfectant to clean it.
Norwegian authorities recommended that all events of more than 500 people be canceled or postponed after the country reported its first untraced cases of coronavirus
Donald J. Trump:
I am fully prepared to use the full power of the Federal Government to deal with our current challenge of the CoronaVirus!
A federal court in Cincinnati will hear complex legal arguments for and against Ohio's Down syndrome abortion ban.
The Hill: GOP chairman cancels Hunter Biden-related subpoena vote
Two Americans and one British citizen have been killed in a rocket attack on a base in Iraq, a US Defense official says
Bloomberg: Joe Biden wants to raise taxes on the wealthy. Bernie Sanders wants to send those levies off the charts
Business Insider: Democrats urge Trump to declare national emergency for coronavirus, a move that would release $40 billion in funds
China Xinhua News:
Cote d'Ivoire reports 1st confirmed COVID-19 case on Wednesday. It is the 8th country in sub-Saharan Africa that is affected by COVID-19..