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Associated Press March 10, 2020 Coronavirus daily update

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NEW YORK – The Associated Press has issued its Coronavirus daily update for Tuesday, March 10, 2020:

  • Stocks are surging on Wall Street following the market’s worst day since the financial crisis of 2008. The Dow jumped nearly 800 points, or 3.3%, making up less than half of its plunge from the day before. Overseas markets were also higher.
  • In Italy, travel restrictions are being enforced by soldiers and police and there is a growing sense the outbreak will only worsen. Dramatic effect of life in Italy and shows no sign of abating. But Italian doctors are celebrating one small victory in their battle against the coronavirus after Patient No. 1 — a 38-year-old Unilever worker named Mattia — was moved out of intensive care.
  • In Northern California, thousands of passengers aboard a cruise ship struck by the coronavirus are anxiously awaiting their turn to leave the vessel today, even if means being shipped to military bases for weeks of quarantine.
  • All upcoming professional soccer games in Spain and Portugal and others in Germany will be played in empty stadiums because of the coronavirus outbreak.
  • The International Olympic Committee and local organizers say the Tokyo Olympics are on, but the clock is ticking.
  • Trump administration officials are meeting Tuesday with lawmakers on Capitol Hill to discuss payroll tax relief to calm financial markets’ fears over the impact of the coronavirus epidemic.
  • Video highlights today include Italian PM Conte introducing nationwide travel ban while residents in Rome formed long queues at supermarkets and rushed on 24-hour shops to stockpile food on Monday night. On Tuesday, popular tourist destinations in Rome were sparsely populated than usual, while Israel’s main international airport seemed quiet.


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