Coronavirus (COVID-19): The Latest Headlines (UPDATED 3/13/20 at 10:45am)

Coronavirus (COVID-19): The Latest Headlines (UPDATED 3/13/20 at 10:45am)

David Henshaw, Sports Editor

The total number of global cases has surpassed 135,465 with 4,981 casualties. Over 69,645 patients have recovered.

Here’s the latest on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Worldwide: Over 100 countries have now reported cases of CODIV-19 and 16 countries have completely shut down schools nationwide according United Nations and World Health Organization.

China: Hubei government to allow key industries to return to work, with new cases now in single digits, now saying it has passed the “peak” of the outbreak.

South Korea: Number of confirmed cases surpasses 7,700.

India: Confirmed cases rises to 60.

Italy: Under complete lockdown as number of cases jump and more than 1,000 casualties.

France: Confirms more than 1,000 cases and closes schools and universities.

Germany: Prime Minister Merkel cites evidence suggesting 70% of Germany could become infected.

Hungary: Travel Ban issued for flights from Italy, China, Iran, and South Korea.

UK: Health Minister tests positive for CODIV-19.

Canada: Records its first CODIV-19 death.

US: Number of confirmed cases top 1,323, with death toll at 41 and has issued travel bans for Europe (excluding UK)

  • Virginia has 18 presumptive cases (three in Hampton Roads region) and has now declared a state of emergency.
  • Loudoun County Schools have officially closed until March 20th, becoming the first school district to close due to COVID-19, temporarily.
  • Longwood University student has tested presumptive positive for COVID-19.
  • Chesterfield County Schools will be closed tomorrow.
  • Henrico County Schools are currently discussing closure of school.
  • Norfolk Public Schools have cancelled all field trips and extracurriculars.
  • Hampton City Schools has cancelled all field trips and athletic events (including practices).
  • Hampton City Schools has shut down Andrews K-8 after a student came into contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case.
  • Matthew Whaley Elementary School in Williamsburg, VA has closed today, out of “an abundance of caution”.

Egypt: Over 100 positive tests in Africa, majorly in Egypt.

Turkey: Announces first case

Israel: Announces 14-day quarantine for overseas arrivals

Saudi Arabia: Has Suspended all classes until further notice with travel being halted between Saudi Arabia and other countries including Kuwait and Bahrain indefinitely.

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