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A person wearing protective clothing and a respirator mask donates protective equipment to the Elmhurst Hospital Center in the Queens borough of New York, U.S., on Thursday, March 26, 2020. Angus Mordant | Bloomberg | Getty Images Medical staffing firms are racing to help meet the demand for doctors and nurses in states where coronavirus
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Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel Getty Images The “patchwork” efforts by local and state officials across the U.S. to curb the spread of the coronavirus are not enough, former Obama White House health policy advisor Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel told CNBC on Thursday.  State and local officials have implemented a variety of “shelter-in-place” orders, shuttering nonessential businesses, bars and
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A pedestrian wears a face mask as a precaution against transmission of the Covid-19 at Sol Square on March 19, 2020 in Madrid, Spain. Borja B. Hojas | Getty Images Most people in Spain’s capital city will get the coronavirus, according to the head of the Madrid region, with the country now reporting the second-highest
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The new coronavirus could kill millions across the United States, said Dr. Kathleen Neuzil, director of the Center for Vaccine Development at the University of Maryland’s School of Medicine.   “It would not surprise me,” she told CNBC on Thursday when asked whether the U.S. could see millions of deaths. “We need to prepare for the worst.”
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A home-made movie showing a man in his backyard using a bucket of water to explain the British government’s strategy for tackling the coronavirus has gone viral. Robert Isaacs, a podiatrist, posted a video of himself filling up a plastic bottle to help explain how the U.K.’s National Health Service (NHS) could be overwhelmed if
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Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins told CNBC on Tuesday that the company’s video conferencing platform Webex saw a surge in user activity since the beginning of the month due to the coronavirus pandemic.  “In the first 11 business days of March, we’ve had 5.5 billion meeting minutes,” Robbins said on “Squawk on the Street.” “Yesterday we
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This is CNBC’s live blog covering all the latest news on the coronavirus outbreak. All times below are in Eastern time. This blog will be updated throughout the day as the news breaks.  Global cases: More than 169,387, according to Johns Hopkins University. Global deaths: At least 6,513, according to Johns Hopkins University. US cases: At least
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A passenger looks at his phone while wearing a protective face mask at the Phoenix International Airport on March 14, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. Passengers are wearing masks to avoid the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Carol Coelho This is CNBC’s 24-hour blog covering all the latest news on the coronavirus outbreak. All times below
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This is CNBC’s 24-hour blog covering all the latest news on the coronavirus outbreak. All times below are in Eastern time. This live blog will be updated throughout the day as the news breaks. Global cases: More than 147,000, according to data from Johns Hopkins University Global deaths: At least 5,539, according to data from Johns
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This is CNBC’s live blog covering all the latest news on the coronavirus outbreak. All times below are in Eastern time. This blog will be updated throughout the day as the news breaks.  Global cases: More than 135,000, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Global deaths: At least 4,977, according to data compiled by Johns
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This is CNBC’s live blog covering all the latest news on the coronavirus outbreak. All times below are in Eastern daylight time. This blog will be updated throughout the day as the news breaks.  Global cases: More than 119,476, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Global deaths: At least 4,291, according to data compiled by
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This is CNBC’s live blog covering all the latest news on the coronavirus outbreak. All times below are in Eastern time. This blog will be updated throughout the day as the news breaks.  Global cases: More than 114,578, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Global deaths: At least 4,028, according to data compiled by Johns
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This is CNBC’s live blog covering all the latest news on the coronavirus outbreak. All times below are in Eastern time. This blog will be updated throughout the day as the news breaks.  Global cases: More than 111,300, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Global deaths: At least 3,892, according to data compiled by Johns
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This is a live blog. Please check back for updates. Global cases: At least 95,270, according to the latest figures from the World Health Organization Global deaths: At least 3,280, according to the latest figures from the WHO All times below are in Beijing time. 8:15 am: Crisis could wipe out $211 billion from Asia Pacific economies, S&P
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Global cases: At least 91,700, according to the latest figures from the World Health Organization Global deaths: At least 3,100, according to the latest figures from the WHO This is a live blog. Please check back for updates. All times below are in Beijing time. 9:16 am: South Korea confirms 516 new cases, 4 additional deaths New cases
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This is a live blog. Please check back for updates. All times below are in Beijing time. Total confirmed cases: More than 85,000 Total deaths: At least 2,941 8 am: China reports 573 new coronavirus cases Mainland China reported 573 new, confirmed coronavirus cases on Feb. 29, up from 427 on the previous day, the
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