Health
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WHO declares pandemic

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/11/20, 01:14 pm

If the worldwide outbreak of the new coronavirus did not have everyone’s attention before, it should now. The World Health Organization officially designated it a pandemic on Wednesday.

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U.S. cases of COVID-19 surpass 1,000

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 3/11/20, 10:56 am

State and local governments around the country are limiting large gatherings in an effort to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. The disease has killed at least 30 people in the country and infected more than 1,000 others across more than 30 states.

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Italy extends quarantine

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/10/20, 09:54 am

With 9,000 cases of COVID-19 and 463 deaths, the Italian government put the whole country under a travel ban on Monday night. The revised quarantine affects 60 million people. It will last until April 3, extending school closures and banning all public gatherings and nonessential travel. Delivery trucks are still running, and authorities said people can still travel for work.

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