Tag Archives: Catastrophe

Coronavirus Live Updates: Nations Pledge Trillions to Stave Off Economic Catastrophe

Coronavirus Live Updates: Nations Pledge Trillions to Stave Off Economic Catastrophe

World leaders vow vast spending, and New Yorkers face the prospect of “shelter in place.” Nations around the world waged a two-front war on Wednesday: fighting the spread of the virus through ever tightening restrictions on people’s movements and stabilizing economies severely damaged by those efforts. The White House is …

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NCAA conferences cancel tournaments amid wave of concern

NCAA conferences cancel tournaments amid wave of concern

A general view of empty seats as the Florida State Seminoles warm-up prior to the quarterfinals round of the 2020 Men’s ACC Basketball Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum on March 12, 2020 in Greensboro, North Carolina. The remainder of the tournament will be played with only essential tournament personnel, limited school …

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WHO declares the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic

WHO declares the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic

The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic on Wednesday as the new coronavirus, which was unknown to world health officials just three months ago, has rapidly spread to more than 121,000 people from Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the United States. “In the past two weeks the number …

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Marseille cruise tests passengers, US airlines slash flights

Marseille cruise tests passengers, US airlines slash flights

This is CNBC’s live blog covering all the latest news on the coronavirus outbreak. All times below are in Eastern time. This blog will be updated throughout the day as the news breaks.  Global cases: More than 114,578, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Global deaths: At least …

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Trump not tested, doesn’t show symptoms

Trump not tested, doesn't show symptoms

People wait in a line to buy face masks at a retail store in the southeastern city of Daegu on February 25, 2020. JUNG YEON-JE | Getty Images This is a live blog. Please check back for updates. Global cases: At least 110,029, according to the latest figures from the …

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Trump floats payroll tax cut, other financial relief amid outbreak

Trump floats payroll tax cut, other financial relief amid outbreak

US President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus alongside Vice President Mike Pence and members of the Coronavirus Task Force in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC, March 9, 2020. Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images President Donald Trump on Monday said he …

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Italy extends its quarantine to the entire country

Italy extends its quarantine to the entire country

A man wearing a protective mask passes by the Coliseum in Rome on March 7, 2020 amid fear of Covid-19 epidemic. Alberto Pizzoli | AFP | Getty Images Italy will expand the lockdown of the Lombardy region to the entire country, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said Monday as Italy’s case count surged, …

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Cuomo confirms new coronavirus cases in New York, New Rochelle a ‘hot spot’

Cuomo confirms new coronavirus cases in New York, New Rochelle a 'hot spot'

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during a press conference to discuss the novel coronavirus or COVID-19 in New York State on March 2, 2020 in New York City. Angela Weiss | AFP | Getty Images Gov. Andrew Cuomo identified New Rochelle, a city in Westchester County where the second confirmed …

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