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Quebec orders bars, movie theatres to close to limit spread of COVID-19 CityNews Toronto
Gov. Tom Wolf claims expansive powers as coronavirus crisis deepens PA Post
2 Canadians on cruise ship off Bahamas with coronavirus cases on board Global News
Gaslighting The Public About COVID-19 Forbes
Belgian government given emergency powers to tackle virus
Bahamas' first COVID-19 patient has no recent travel history Jamaica Gleaner
Pacific: Guam shuts down schools and government ABC Online - Radio Australia
Buckingham Palace forced to issue statement after the Queen reportedly left London Woman and Home
King Harald urges unity and confidence
U.S. Offered ‘Large Sum’ to German Company for Access to Coronavirus Vaccine Research, German Officials Say The New York Times
Serbia declares state of emergency over coronavirus France 24
Coronavirus outbreak sparks mental health concerns
NBC News
Guatemala reports first coronavirus death, an elderly man back from Spain
Ramaphosa Declares Coronavirus State Of Disaster
Senior Health Ministry official tests positive for coronavirus
Arutz Sheva
Coronavirus: Colombia to ban entry of all foreigners, except residents and diplomat
Colombia Reports
Coronavirus: Turkey quarantines 10,000 pilgrims returning from Saudi Arabia
Al Arabiya
Israel to use phone tracking technology to stop spread of coronavirus
Brisbane Times
Seven Venezuelan states quarantined over novel coronavirus outbreak
Coronavirus: Feeney loses Danish cousin
African nations close borders, cancel flights to contain coronavirus spread
The Globe and Mail
Pacific borders tighten further
Fiji Times
Puerto Rico emergency instruction for tourists, hotels, airport, restaurants and shops
Victoria declares a month-long state of emergency to cope with the outbreak of coronavirus
Daily Mail
4 states close bars and restaurants to combat coronavirus USA Today EU
'Govt In Stupor': Rahul Gandhi Reminds Centre He Flagged Coronavirus Threat On Feb 12 Outlook India
Number of Covid-19 cases in Estonia rises to 109 Interfax-Ukraine
Telangana announces closure of schools, malls till March 31 The Hindu Business Line
Restrictions for Montgomery Co. expand to Delaware Co. 6 ABC / WPVI-TV
Mexican coronavirus tally increases to 26: health ministry
Yeni Şafak
Coronavirus latest: 48 new cases confirmed in HUS district, THL urges those with mild symptoms to stay home
YLE News
Death toll in Iran from coronavirus hits 611 CGTN
Turkey halts ethanol-mixed fuel for more disinfectants
Yeni Şafak
Asthma Society’s advice on COVID-19 to the 2,448 people with asthma in Leitrim Leitrim Observer, Ireland
Lithuania reintroduces border controls, barring entry to foreigners
Lithuanian National Radio and Television
Swiss army says preparing to deploy to assist virus fight
Medical Xpress
Navy to prevent COVID-19 entering the country from ships
Sri Lanka Daily Mirror
Rwanda confirms first case of coronavirus, 24 hours after Kenya KDRTV
Nation Closes Tribal Parks, Seeks U.S. Funding for Coronavirus Phoenix New Times
The 'cult' blamed for S Korea's virus outbreak BBC
GRIFTER ALERT -- Paula White Featured Speaker At Event Promising ‘Supernatural...
UN non-essential staff to wo
rk from home France 24
USS Constitution halts public tours, museum shutters amid coronavirus pandemic
Navy Times
Mauritania confirms first coronavirus case
The Man Who Saw the Pandemic Coming
Panama coronavirus tally rises to 36, includes three foreigners
Coronavirus: 10 church-owned buildings in and around Salt Lake’s Temple Square are closed ‘until further notice’ Deseret Morning News, Utah
All of Philadelphia’s Parkway museums shut down to help stem the spread of COVID-19
Sudan Sees First Death From Coronavirus Voice of America
Karnataka Government to create dedicated hospital for coronavirus cases The Times of India
Kosovo Govt responds following first confirmed cases of coronavirus Prishtina Insight
Uruguay shuns cruise ship arriving from Buenos Aires over coronavirus fears Buenos Aires Times
Montenegro bars gatherings, closes schools, ports and border crossings Reuters
Falwell Says Coronavirus Is a North Korean Weapon Political Wire (Weblog)
Experts Project As Many As 214 Million Americans Could Become Infected, And Up To 1.7 Million Could Die Kaiser Health News
From World Leaders To Trump Officials: Every Politician Exposed To Coronavirus Refinery29
Kazakhstan declares first COVID-19 infections while Turkmenistan cuts FX access in face of pandemic bne IntelliNews
Shareholders Sue Over Cruise Sales Tactics as Demand Slowed
Courthouse News
179 countries have paid sick leave. Not the US.
Public Radio International
Coronavirus Closings: National Aquarium To Close For At Least Next Two Weeks
CBS Baltimore
Italian doctor describes coronavirus patients' last calls to loved ones
New York Post
Coronavirus: 147 cases recorded across 15 countries in Africa
The Punch
Cuba keeps open borders with all countries
Prensa Latina
Cuba keeps open borders with all countries Prensa Latina
Sunday Services Change as Churches Attempt to Help Stop Community Spread of COVID-19 NBC DFW
Sunday Services Change as Churches Attempt to Help Stop Community Spread of COVID-19 NBC DFW
Coronavirus US: Donald Trump may ban visitors from the UK
Daily Mail
French coronavirus cases up 27 per cent to 3,661
Macedonian Information Agency
Kuwait's coronavirus cases rise to 100
Cuba has medicines to treat COVID-19
Prensa Latina
Video: Louisiana postpones primary due to coronavirus
Mike Pence Urges 'Common Sense' at Coronavirus Press Conference — as Trump Keeps Shaking Hands Next to Him
Sudan stops visas and flights for 8 countries including Egypt over coronavirus
Business Recorder, Pakistan
Queen Elizabeth Cancels Upcoming Travel Plans Due to COVID-19
Women's Wear Daily

Trump turns coronavirus press conference into ad for health companies The Independent
Trump Just Denied "Any Responsibility" For US Coronavirus Testing Failures BuzzFeed News
Travelers can now take up to 12 ounces of hand sanitizer through airport security Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Prisoners 'likely to die' as Coronavirus spreads and family visits could be stopped Plymouth Live
All Illinois Schools to Close Over Coronavirus, Governor Announces NBC Chicago
GRIFTER ALERT -- Alex Jones Denies He Offered Covid-19 Cures on Infowars Website BNN Bloomberg
America Isn’t Testing for the Most Alarming Coronavirus Cases The Atlantic
Quarantined Italian Neighbors Singing Together From Their Windows During the Coronavirus… Laughing Squid
Coronavirus: City of Toronto closing licensed child care centres, recreation centres Global News
PM Johnson postpones English local and mayoral elections for a year -BBC
New York subway during the height of the business day March 12:

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago is continuing to allow large gatherings despite coronavirus risk: report The Raw Story
GRIFTER ALERT: NY Attorney General Orders Alex Jones To Stop Peddling Fake Coronavirus Treatments Forbes
Illinois bans public events with more than 1,000 people over coron
avirus fears The Hill
President Trump criticized over ‘incompetent’ response to coronavirus pandemic The Globe and Mail
'The Tonight Show,' 'Late Night' suspended over coronavirus New York Post

Disney World closing over coronavirus pandemic CBS Miami
National Hockey League follows NBA, suspends season in wake of coronavirus fears
NBC Los Angeles
Olympic Flame Lightning event in presence of few dozens due to coronavirus Keep Talking Greece
Why Trump’s EU Travel Restrictions Do Not Help To Prevent Coronavirus Outbreak Center for American Progress
Norwegian Air to lay off half of staff over virus, travel ban Tech Xplore
French President announces emergency coronavirus measures The Independent
Justin Trudeau and wife in self-isolation, Trump exposed to coronavirus-hit official Radio New Zealand
Trump will learn tomorrow whether Brazilian leader he shook hands with at Mar-a-Lago has… Daily Mail

GRIFTER ALERT: US / Donald Trump on travel ban: 'We're in great shape and want to keep it that way' – video The GuardianAsian-American leaders decry racism amid global pandemic WHDH-TV, Massachusetts
Up to 150 million Americans at risk for coronavirus infection: US prediction Al Arabiya
Televangelist Copeland Claims He Can Cure Coronavirus Via Television Patheos
Miami Mayor Frances Suarez, Florida Senator Rick Scott Self-Quarantine After Possible… CBS Miami
New York governor Andrew Cuomo bans events with more than 500 people to battle the coronavirus outbreak

Stage / Broadway shuts down due to coronavirus pandemic The Guardian
One meter distancing in practice in Italy:

Quebec premier to address coronavirus response after province confirms 9th case
Global News
BREAKING: Poznań woman becomes Poland’s first coronavirus death The First News
Norway Capital Shuts Down Some Public Services, As Coronavirus Spread Declared... The Nordic Page
Cuba Confirms Three Positive Cases of Coronavirus teleSUR
White House orders secrecy for coronavirus meetings South China Morning Post
Lithuanian government announces school closures and travel restrictions to prevent coronavirus Lithuanian National Radio and Television
Dow Drops 1,600 Points, Stocks In Meltdown Over Trump's Coronavirus Plan New England Public Radio
Viking Cruises cancels all cruises until May 1 due to coronavirus pandemic Corning Leader, New York
Trump’s European travel ban exempts countries where 3 of his golf resorts are located: report The Raw Story
Coronavirus: Manhattan’s St. Patrick’s Parade officially postponed Staten Island Advance, New York
Trump scapegoats Europe for America's COVID-19 failures CGTN
Slovakia declares state of emergency over coronavirus REMIX
Patchwork measures not adequate say health providers, in response to Ford and Trudeau governments’ announcements on…
GlobeNewswire (Press Release)
Pregnant women should keep away from people showing coronavirus symptoms
The Irish News
As Coronavirus Toll Rises, California Health Care Workers Sound Alarm for Their Safety
Armenia’s Central Bank to replace used banknotes with new ones to prevent coronavirus spread

Coronavirus-hit Princess Cruises cancel all voyages as disease sparks emergency lockdowns Daily Star
PA official: Israel exploiting coronavirus to promote annexation
Israel Hayom
The politics of pandemics
The Economist
Mike Pence doubles down on blaming Europe for coronavirus Daily Mail

Sadiq Khan still isn’t being invited to coronavirus COBRA meetings LabourList
Ireland to ‘shut down’ from 6pm tonight to reduce the spread of Covid-19. Will Northern Ireland …
Slugger O'Toole (Weblog)
Sturgeon: Mass gatherings over 500 people to be cancelled ITV
Bulgaria Reports First Coronavirus Death Bulgarian News Agency
Trump adviser warns 'many, many millions' could get coronavirus or die
The Independent
Norway ends joint military drill with U.S. due to coronavirus
Ivory Coast confirms first case of coronavirus: health ministry
Qatar says cases of new virus rise from 24 to 262 Aspen Daily News, Colorado Karnataka govt invokes sections of Epidemic Diseases Act in form of Covid-19 rules, 2020 India Today

Iran, NKorea, Syria: How sanctions are hindering coronavirus response Devex
Lamont Declares Health, Civil Emergency Over COVID-19 Commercial Record
Don't believe Fox News: Coronavirus is much more dangerous than the flu Media Matters for America
Berlin closes major venues, reportedly bans gatherings over 1,000 MusicTech
First Irish coronavirus death as WHO declares global pandemic ITV
‘It’s Going to Get Worse’: Leading Disease Expert Warns Lawmakers Coronavirus Ten Times Deadlier Than Flu National Review Online
G7 foreign ministers to meet virtually due amid coronavirus outbreak Politico
British woman dies after contracting coronavirus in Bali tourist hotspot Daily Record
Aboard the Air Force One flight that shook Trump into action on the coronavirus Fortune
Covid-19: Queen must ‘self-isolate’ after being in contact with Boris Johnson
Map shows every case of Coronavirus in the world Somerset Live
Campaigners worried about 'impossible' situation if people in homeless shelters have to self-isolate Irish Examiner
State preparing for coronavirus crisis Postimees
AFRICOM scales back major exercise in Morocco over coronavirus fears Stripes First Coronavirus Case Found on Offshore Oil Rig in Norway BNN Bloomberg
China sends team of medical experts, gear to help Italy fight coronavirus South China Morning Post
First Sri Lankan tests positive for Coronavirus The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka (Press Release)
Philippines reports 16 new confirmed coronavirus cases
Poland to close schools as of Monday due to coronavirus Reuters
Can’t rule out delay to Brexit talks due to coronavirus, EU ambassador to UK says Politico EU
York MP in self-isolation after health minister Nadine Dorries tests positive for Coronavirus YorkshireLive
First confirmed coronavirus case for Western Cape IOL
Family of man who became third British coronavirus victim to die claim they couldn't say goodbye Daily Mail
19 more die in Wuhan from virus, 67,773 people infected in Hubei Hong Kong Standard
Indonesia Coronavirus Cases Climb, Suspects No Longer Counted Tempo
Beijing city reports six new coronavirus cases - China state TV
Trump's Messaging On Coronavirus Is Unpopular – Even On The Right The Daily Caller
Coronavirus: Lack of volunteers at South Korea's soup kitchens hits people living in poverty The Straits Times
IRE confirms one who attended conference has tested presumptively positive for COVID-19 Columbia Missourian
Panama reports first coronavirus death, seven more people infected Reuters
Trudeau to Announce Financial Measures in Canada Virus Response BNN Bloomberg
N. Korea ramping up production of masks, disinfectants amid coronavirus fears
The Korea Herald
Dick’s Drive-In urges customers to avoid paying with cash to slow spread of coronavirus The Seattle Times
Death toll in France from coronavirus reaches 33 Anadolu Agency
Iran’s trade minister recovers from coronavirus Anadolu Agency
Coronavirus Outbreak: SF restaurants see 'devastating' drop in business ABC7 / KGO-TV
Trump announces campaign event amid Biden and Sanders cancellations Washington Examiner
Hezbollah leader Nasrallah possibly infected with coronavirus - report Jerusalem Post
Coronavirus affecting cattle markets Farm Progress
'Social isolation' is the only way to stop coronavirus, says Italian doctor Public Radio International
Turkish man tested positive for coronavirus in first case for country – health minister Ahval
Undertakers warned coronavirus can stay alive in patients 'for days after death'
UK left “vulnerable” to coronavirus by ten years of Tory cuts, says McDonnell LabourList
228 Canadians from cruise ship begin 2 week quarantine at CFB Trenton Canadian National Observer
Iran calls on S Arabia to avoid politicizing ‘coronavirus’ disease: FM spox Mehr News Agency
Death Toll from Coronavirus Reaches 60 in Iranian Kurdistan BasNews
Jamaica confirms first case of coronavirus Voice Online
Coronavirus clusters swell on both sides of the US WHDH-TV, Massachusetts
Number of Israeli Teachers and Kids in Coronavirus Quarantine Jumps Four Times in a Week Haaretz
On "Chinese Coronavirus" and Unprofessional Press Conferences Patheos
Coronavirus cases up to 14 in Alberta: seven new, four in Calgary area Calgary Sun
Fox Business host unleashes bonkers rant over criticism of Trump’s coronavirus response
Health minister Nadine Dorries tests positive for coronavirus Daily Record
Hershey temporarily pulls ads with hugs and handshakes amid coronavirus concerns Advertising Age
South Dakota confirms first 5 coronavirus cases, and 1st death Associated Press
Take coronavirus seriously, but resist any tendency toward xenophobia Star Tribune, Minnesota
NJ horse trainer dies of coronavirus. Read our 2003 profile of him EU
Shin Bet denies it will take part in virus quarantine enforcement
The Times of Israel
Tokyo Olympics Could Be Delayed for One or Two Years Due to Coronavirus - Report Sputnik
Virginia Congressman in Self-Quarantine After Contact With DC Coronavirus Patient NBC Washington
Matt Gaetz Quarantines Himself In Walmart Parking Lot During Coronavirus Scare HuffPost (US)
Vic coronavirus tally rises, schools close The Canberra Times
Bergen County declares state of emergency after first coronavirus death in N.J. - The Jersey Journal
Italy COVID-19 total tops 10,000; funding grows for treatments, vaccines Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy
Baker enacts state of emergency over virus Daily Hampshire Gazette
Paraguay says suspends public schools for 15 days due to coronavirus Reuters
Italy extends quarantine nationwide for 4 weeks The Dong-a Ilbo
DR Congo confirms first coronavirus case Daily Nation
Ex-Trump Adviser Sounds Alarm on Coronavirus Political Wire (Weblog)
Chinese official calls for developing Iran-China cooperation IRNA
Mississippians quarantined after contact with TN patient The Commercial Appeal, Tennessee
CPAC, AIPAC criticized for coronavirus response; infected man may have been at both The Forward
US ill-equipped to deal with Covid-19 outbreak Gulf Times
Trump's re-election chances plunge amid rise in coronavirus fears, according to major oddsmaker Yahoo! US

St Peter's Square before and after Italy's coronavirus lockdown – video The Guardian

China-Italy friendship to make new progress amid fight against COVID-19: Chinese FM People's Daily

Indonesia Enforces Contact Tracing to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 Tempo

Spock's Vulcan salute as greeting reportedly spreads to Congress
Coronavirus: Brunei reports 5 more cases, bringing total to six The Straits Times

Virus preparations continue as case confirmed in Guernsey Jersey Evening Post

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