The first conformed case of coronavirus in West Virginia indicates that now all 50 US states have been hit by this virus.
“We know this was coming”, said the governor of West Virginia Jim Justice announcing the first confirmed patient of COVID-19.
New York City may consider a lockdown same as the one in San Francisco.
More than 6,300 cases are confirmed nationwide and a total of 108 deaths in the United States. There have been around 200,000 confirmed cases globally and nearly 8,000 deaths.
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin cautioned Republican Senators if the Congress fails to act, the unemployment rate in US can hit 20% which will be double the rate during the Great Recession.
What precautions are New York City considering against the virus?
The decision to put 8.5 million people in a “shelter in place” will be made by Mayor Bill de Blasio within 2 days.
This “shelter in place” will confine people to their houses except for essential excursions like medicine or grocery buying with the restriction to avoid public interactions.
“It’s a very, very difficult decision,” Mayor Bill de Blasio told, “We’ve never been here before. I have never heard of anything like this in the history of New York City.”
The 6.7 million residents at San Francisco Bay area have been ordered to stay home till 7 April only to go out for medicine and grocery.