Last updated: COVID-19 Update: Monday, March 30, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Monday, March 30, 2020


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There’s a lot going on. Here are today’s COVID-19 updates that you should know.

Your daily dose of hope

International groups are hopeful that a century-old vaccine used to prevent tuberculosis will help fend off the coronavirus. Tests are under way on healthcare workers in Australia.

The COVID-19 pandemic is showing signs of slowing in the United Kingdom.

Officials in Washington are encouraged by signs that the infection rate may be slowing in that state.

Lockdowns across Europe to battle the pandemic have helped improve air quality in Brussels, Paris, Madrid, Frankfurt and other large cities.

News you need to know

The number of COVID-19-related deaths in the US reached 2,477 Monday, according to Reuters. Worldwide, the US has the most confirmed cases with 144,146.

President Donald Trump extended federal social distancing guidelines through April, contrary to his comments last week that he would lift them by Easter. The initial 15-day period expires today.

Illinois officials reported the death of an infant from COVID-19, saying it was the first death associated with the coronavirus in an infant.

Demanding better COVID-19 protection, Amazon warehouse workers in Staten Island, N.Y., and grocery delivery workers at Instacart planned to strike Monday.

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Quote of the day:

“There is a sense in which we are all each other’s consequences.” ― Wallace Stegner

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