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NYC and LA tell people to not bother getting tested unless it would change their treatment plan.
Maine has 70 cases
AMSTERDAM: Confirmed cases in the Netherlands, new 637 to a total of 3,631, 30 new deaths. The total death toll stands at 136, with victims aged between 63 and 95 years old.
US home improvement store caught price gouging for face masks in WI
45 minute virus test should be available to hospitals and clinics by the end of the month after FDA approval.
Companies around Europe retool to make ventilators and protective gear
Trump admin defunded USAID program that predicted emerging pandemic threats.
Poor Indian workers flee big cities as virus restrictions grow raising worries they will bring the virus home to their villages.
MN records first death, total of 138 cases
Vanderbilt hospital, Nashville. Parking Garage
NYU issues stark email to students asking them to clear out their dorm rooms to be used as a field hospital
Some virus restrictions eased in China
Hong Kong increases social restrictions as cases rise
Cuba bans entry of non residents
Los Angeles 3.21.2020, via KTLA
NY outbreak by the numbers
Japan’s virus cases increasing
US army to convert 10,000 dorm and hotel rooms in NY state into hospital wards with negative containment pressure to deal with the impending outbreak.
Colombia to hold 19-day “mandatory preventive isolation“
Germany coronavirus cases increase by nearly 20% in 24 hours
Italian army joins ventilator company production line
Iran: 966 new coronavirus cases, total cases 20,610. Over the last 24 hours 123 people have died from the virus, raising the death toll to 1,556. 7,635 patients have recovered.
Ohio may shut down businesses that won’t take precautions
People around the world begin sewing surgical masks to meet demand for health care workers and the public.
Deaths in Portugal doubled to 12 in the past 24 hours. 260 new confirmed cases, taking the total to 1,280. Portugal declared a state of emergency Wednesday, scheduled to last 15 days.
Spain death toll jumps to 1,326
Angola records first two cases. Have travel history through Portugal, both are men in their 30’s.
Pakistan bans incoming international flights
France air force moves virus patients to other regions in France to ease crowding
30 cruise ships still at sea, some can’t find anywhere to dock.
Italian virus patient in Nigeria recovers, donates plasma. Doctors in Nigeria froze the plasma that they can use to treat other patients.
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