Inoreader – White House says ‘business as usual’ as Trump plays down coronavirus threat

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has advised elderly and unwell Americans to avoid crowds in order to limit the impact of the coronavirus – but the White House said it was “business as usual” as the 73-year-old Donald Trump attended a fundraising event in Florida.

Source: Inoreader – White House says ‘business as usual’ as Trump plays down coronavirus threat

Italy expands COVID-19 lockdown to whole country | CIDRAP

Italy’s announcement marks the first time a whole country has been placed on lockdown and comes on the heels of 1,797 new cases today and quickly rising numbers in other European countries. Over the weekend, Italian officials had announced a lockdown for Lombardy region and 14 provinces in other regions.

Source: Italy expands COVID-19 lockdown to whole country | CIDRAP

Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump to Discuss Economic Steps; Italy Halts Most Travel; Stocks and Oil Prices Plunge – The New York Times What an idiot! Take money that could be used to combat the virus and…

In Italy, restrictions on movement were extended to cover the whole country. In the United States, where the death toll hit 26, President Trump said he would discuss tax cuts and aid for idled hourly workers with Congress.