11 p.m.: Thune self-isolating asสมัครสมาชิกใหม่ a precaution
South Dakota Sen. John Thune, the Senate GOP whip, woke
up not feeling well, according to his communications director,
Ryan Wrasse, and although he wasn’t advised to take a COVID-19
test, he is returning to his สมัครแทงบอลออนไลน์ง่ายๆhome state "out of an abundance of caution."
He will also miss voting in the Senate due to him leaving.
Thune, 59, was elected to the Senate in 2004.
10:35 p.m.: US death toll crosses 1,000
The U.S. death toll crossed the grim mark of 1,000 on
Wednesday night, according to Johns Hopkins University.
The death toll now stands at 1,031. The most deaths
have come in New York state, with 366, well ahead of Washington state, with 133.
The U.S. has also had at บาคาร่าออนไลน์least 68,572 confirmed cases.
9:48 p.m.: LDS to close all temples
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced
it is closing all temples temporarily.
"After careful and prayerful consideration, and with a desire
to be responsible global citizens, we have decided to suspend
all temple activity Churchwide at the end of the day on March
25, 2020. This is a temporary adjustment, and we look forward to
the day when the temples will reopen," the church said in a statement.
There are about 6.6 million members in the U.S. and 81 temples, according to the LDS church.
8:10 p.m.: 1st person tests positive at Pentagon
A U.S. Marine stationed at the Pentagon has tested positive for
coronavirus, the first เว็บบาคาร่าออนไลน์Pentagon employee to do so.
The Marine is now in isolation at his home and his workspace has been cleaned.
Normally 23,000 people work at the Pentagon, but only 6,000
had been coming in with telework becoming the norm. That number
has now been lowered further following Defense Secretary Mark Esper’s additional restrictions.
7:07 p.m.: White House says 432,000 tests conducted
Vice President Mike Pence and White House health officials said the
U.S. has conducted 432,000 coronavirus tests since the outbreak began.
This number doesn't include tests done by private labs and hospitals,
according to Pence. Dr. Deborah Brix, the White House's coronavirus
task force coordinator, said they are working to get more conducted.
"I think we are close to working through the testing backlog,”
she said at Wednesday's White House briefing.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of
Allergy and Infectious Diseases, warned that the U.S. could
see another cycle of the virus. He noted that countries in the
Southern Hemisphere are seeing cases and it could go into their winter seasons
"It emphasizes the need to do what we are doing in developing a
vaccine, testing it quickly, and trying to get it ready so we
will have a vaccine available for that next cycle,” he said at the briefing.
6:40 p.m.: Colorado issues stay-at-home order
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis announced an emergency
stay-at-home order that will go into effect Thursday morning.
Nineteen people in the state have died from COVID-19 among 1,086 diagnosed cases.
"Now is the time to stay at home," Polis said at a news conference.
The order provides exemptions for people working in critical
businesses and will remain in effect until April 11.
6:15 p.m.: New York City cases rise to nearly 18,000
The number of coronavirus cases in New York City reached
17,856 Wednesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced.
This represents 54% of the cases in New York state and
32% of all cases in the country. De Blasio cautioned
against statements from the president that the economy
could open up by Easter and noted that April statistics would be worse than March.
"[It] does not apply to anything we’re seeing in
New York City,” the mayor said of the Easter goal.
De Blasio added he anticipated that that half
of the city's residents could be infected.
De Blasio said the city is working to curb the number
of cases by enforcing stricter rules on close contact.
After receiving reports of people playing basketball in
several playgrounds, the mayor ordered park officials
to remove hoops from 80 basketball courts.
There are 1,700 courts throughout the city and de Blasio
warned he would close more if people didn't follow social-distancing guidelines.
4:55 p.m.: At least 50,000 Americans stuck overseas
Despite 9,300 Americans having already been returned to the
U.S., there are at least 50,000 American citizens who are
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