New York City enters a state of emergency
According to CNN, as of the afternoon of March 12, ET, there have been at least 1,459 confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in the United States , including 39 deaths. Cases have been confirmed in 46 states and the District of Columbia. The US Congress announced on the 12th that the Capitol building will be closed to the public from that day. The White House has canceled public tours indefinitely. Beginning on the morning of the 12th, all Pentagon tours will be canceled until further notice.
U.S. President Trump also announced on the 11th that the United States will implement a 30-day war on the United States, except for the United Kingdom, starting on the 13th. The ban on travel to the United States by all Europeans is aimed at slowing the spread of the new coronavirus in the United States.
On the afternoon of March 12, local time, New York City Mayor de Blasio declared a state of emergency in New York City.
New York Governor Cuomo announced that all Broadway theaters will be closed for 30 days starting March 12 at 5 p.m. local time. In addition, from the 13th, any gatherings of more than 500 people are prohibited. New York Mayor de Blasio previously said he predicted the new crown epidemic could last for at least six months, and said that New York City will implement stricter restrictions.
In addition, on the afternoon of the same day, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York announced that it would close its three precincts from March 13, and New York City also announced that it would postpone the St. Patrick's Day Parade.
As of 3 pm on March 12, the number of confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in New York City has approached 100, and the number of confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in New York State has risen to 328, second only to Washington State. A "zone of control" in the New Rochelle area has been formally established.
White House: Paying close attention to the president's health
On the afternoon of the 12th local time, a member of the Brazilian presidential delegation who recently visited the United States tested positive for the new crown. The White House responded: "We are aware of this, and the results of the relevant personnel's diagnostic tests have not yet come out." The White House is studying the possible exposure to the virus and formulating next steps based on that study. Neither Trump nor Pence interacted with the Brazilian official who tested positive, and neither was symptomatic. The White House said it will closely monitor the health of the president and vice president and their families.
According to Brazilian media reports, on March 12, local time, Fabio Varengarten, head of the media affairs department of the Brazilian Presidential Palace, was diagnosed with new coronary pneumonia.
Waengarten is an important member of the ruling team of Brazilian President Bolsonaro. He visited the United States with Brazilian President Bolsonaro last week and participated in the Sonaro's meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, pictured with Trump. After the Brazilian delegation returned to Brazil in the early morning of the 11th local time, Varengarten developed symptoms and was tested for the new crown virus.
△Fabio Varengarten visited the United States with Brazilian President Bolsonaro last week. A photo with US President Trump was posted on social media accounts, with Fabio Varengarten on the right.
According to reports, an official of the visiting delegation, who did not want to be named, said that after the initial positive test for the virus in Waengarten, all members of the delegation received a phone call from the Presidential Palace, requesting that they have symptoms if they developed symptoms. , should report immediately and go to the hospital for testing. It is reported that all members of the delegation are currently included in the scope of monitoring. On the same day, the Brazilian Presidential Palace announced the cancellation of President Bolsonaro's domestic official trip that day. (Daily Economic News Comprehensive CCTV News, China News, Wind, etc.)
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