The deadly coronavirus has now reached all 50 US states as West Virginia confirmed on Tuesday its first case of infection. The governor of West Virginia, Jim Justice, declared his first patient with COVID-19.
New York City said it’s exploring a similar lockout to one in the San Francisco Bay area. So far, there’s been 108 coronavirus deaths in the US, and more than 6,300 reported cases around the world. There are about 200,000 cases worldwide and about 8,000 people were killed.
As the Trump’s administration is pursuing a $1 tn stimulus plan, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin privately warned Republican senators on Tuesday night that if Congress failed to act, U.S. unemployment might reach 20 per cent-almost double the unemployment during most of the Great Recession. Mayor Bill de Blasio said that within two days he would determine whether to ask the 8.5 million residents of the city to “settle down.”
Such a change will effectively confine people to their homes, thus forcing them to make required trips to buy food or medication, walk a dog or workout as long as they stop public contact.
Field Hospitals to be Set Up by Army Corps of Engineers
San Francisco Bay area authorities have already told 6.7 million people to stay home until 7 April for all but the most important outings. U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence has stated that the White House could call on the U.S. military to set up field hospitals in hot virus areas if requested by the government.
On Tuesday, he informs at White House news conference that the Army Corps of Engineers could request to set up field hospitals, know as MASH (Mobile Army Surgical Hospital) units, or help expand current hospitals. Pentagon chief Mark Esper said the U.S. military will supply the U.S. Department of Health with five million respirator masks and up to 2000 ventilators.
The military will also open its 14 accredited coronavirus research laboratories to study non-military personnel, he said. Florida joined 11 other states on Tuesday in closing bars and restaurants. It is one of the most sedated St Patrick’s Day celebrations the U.S. has seen in a time of peace. Kentucky Derby organizers-the longest continually held sporting event in America-postponed the horse race until September.
Sports Matches Cancelled Due to COVID-19
In addition to the Master’s golf tournament, the March Madness basketball extravaganza and baseball season is close. It was the latest spring tradition to disappear from the calendar because of the coronavirus. The country’s biggest enclosed shopping centre, Minnesota’s Mall of America, said it’ll shutter by the end of the month.
The sheriff’s deputies in Los Angeles County order to make fewer arrests. It is to avoid jail crowding where the virus could spread. Twenty-two people in a nursing home in suburban Chicago infect with respiratory disease. Meanwhile, an agreement to revoke non-essential travel between both the two countries is currently under negotiation. It is by the US and Canada and is anticipates to release a statement in the coming days.
President Donald Trump is competing in the re-election in November. He said Tuesday afternoon in a press briefing that travel restrictions were on the table within the US.
On Monday he also defended his tweet calling the infection the “Chinese virus”. But apparently his opponents did not like his tweet and said it was a racist comment.