Coronavirus update of today

This 24 March 2020 video from the USA says about itself:

4 Members of the Same Family Died After Contracting COVID-19 | NowThis

‘The second we start to grieve about one, the phone rings and there is another person gone’ — 4 members of the same family have all died after contracting COVID-19, with another 3 in the hospital and 20 under quarantine.

Grace Fusco, her adult sons Vincent & Carmine, and her daughter Rita all died of COVID-19 after reportedly being infected at a large family dinner in New Jersey. Three more family members were hospitalized and two of the three are in critical condition. Approximately 20 other family members are now quarantined and awaiting test results. Grace Fusco was a mother to 11 children and grandmother to 27 more.

NEARLY 1 IN 3 AMERICANS TOLD TO STAY HOME Nearly one in three Americans have been ordered to stay at home to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. More than 100 million Americans are now impacted by the restrictions. The U.S. has recorded more 46,000 coronavirus cases. Nearly 600 people have died. [HuffPost]

USA: HEALTH CARE WORKERS STRUGGLE WITH LACK OF GEAR Health care workers are making adjustments to conserve a limited supply of protective gear as they treat a growing number of COVID-19 patients. But without swift action from the government, they worry they won’t have enough to keep themselves or patients safe ― a situation that would be dire for all involved. [HuffPost]

USA: How to file for unemployment if you’ve been affected by virus layoffs.

USA: Uninsured and worried about COVID-19? You may be able to get coverage.

CHINA TO END MONTHSLONG HUBEI LOCKDOWN Chinese authorities announced they would end a two-month lockdown of most of virus-hit Hubei province at midnight. People with a clean bill of health will be allowed to leave. The city of Wuhan, where the outbreak started in late December, will remain locked down until April 8. Hubei has seen almost no new infections for more than a week. [AP]

TOKYO OLYMPICS WILL BE POSTPONED The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games will be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound said. “On the basis of the information the IOC has, postponement has been decided,” Pound, a longtime member of the committee, told USA Today. “The parameters going forward have not been determined, but the Games are not going to start on July 24, that much I know.” [HuffPost]

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