President Trump examined destructive for the coronavirus, his physician mentioned in a memo launched Saturday night. The president’s well being had been a priority since he frolicked at his Florida resort final weekend with a Brazilian official who was later discovered to have the sickness.

“One week after having dinner with the Brazilian delegation at Mar-a-Lago, the president stays symptom-free,” mentioned Dr. Sean P. Conley, Mr. Trump’s physician, in that memo.

At a information convention earlier Saturday, Mr. Trump introduced that he had been examined for the coronavirus on Friday night time and was awaiting the outcomes. Vice President Mike Pence additionally introduced the extension of the administration’s European journey ban to the UK and Eire.

Whether or not the president could be examined had been a matter of hypothesis because it first emerged {that a} member of a Brazilian delegation that visited Mar-a-Lago had examined constructive. Two different individuals who have been with the president at Mar-a-Lago have examined constructive, and numerous members of Congress have been self-isolating after interacting with a few of those self same folks.

Mr. Trump, sporting a “USA” baseball cap, mentioned he determined to be examined for the coronavirus after his information convention on Friday, throughout which he declared a nationwide emergency.

“Individuals have been asking, did I take the check,” he mentioned.

Requested when he anticipated to have the outcome, Mr. Trump mentioned, “A day, two days.”

“They ship it to a lab,” he mentioned.

It was unclear if Mr. Pence, who interacted with a few of the contaminated Mar-a-Lago guests, had recognized that the president was examined. Requested about his personal standing, Mr. Pence mentioned, “I’m going to talk instantly after this information convention with the White Home doctor’s workplace,” which he mentioned had beforehand suggested him that neither he nor his spouse wanted to be examined.

The White Home has begun checking the temperatures of anybody in shut contact with Mr. Trump or Mr. Pence. White Home employees checked the temperatures of everybody arriving on the information convention.

Reporters pressed Mr. Trump about “combined messages,” asking about why he shook fingers with a row of chief executives who attended his information convention on Friday the place he introduced a nationwide emergency.

“It virtually turns into a behavior and also you get out of that behavior,” he mentioned, noting that “getting away from shaking fingers is an efficient factor.”

Mr. Pence mentioned that, efficient at midnight Monday night time, the federal authorities’s European journey ban would apply to the UK and Eire.

The Home handed a sweeping relief package to help folks affected by the outbreak, after a roller-coaster day of negotiations on Friday, and it now goes to the Senate.

On the information convention, Mr. Trump signaled his approval of the measures, which he famous had bipartisan assist.

“It was very good to see it,” he mentioned.

Spain and France introduced drastic, countrywide restrictions on Saturday to comprise the unfold of the coronavirus.

Spain ordered all residents to restrict themselves to their properties — and to go away solely to purchase meals, go to work, search medical care or help the aged and others in want.

Officers in Spain reported 1,500 new circumstances, the biggest every day enhance within the nation to this point, pushing its whole to five,753. The federal government ordered all colleges, eating places and bars to shut, extending measures that numerous regional authorities, together with in Madrid and in Catalonia, had taken on Friday.

Additionally on Saturday, Spanish authorities mentioned the spouse of Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, Begoña Gómez, had examined constructive for the virus.

France introduced the closing of all “non-indispensable” businesses as of midnight, together with eating places, bars, and film theaters, after a pointy uptick within the assault from the coronavirus. French circumstances doubled during the last 72 hours to about 4,500. There have been 91 deaths, and 300 coronavirus sufferers are in crucial situation — half of them beneath 50 years of age.

The measures in each international locations comply with related strikes in Italy, the toughest hit nation in Europe. Italy has been locked down since early within the week, with solely groceries, pharmacies and banks allowed to function. On Saturday, the nation reported 175 new deaths, with a complete of 1,441, and a couple of,795 new circumstances, with the full crossing 21,000.

An Italian couple examined constructive for the coronavirus in San Juan, Puerto Rico late on Friday, 5 days after they disembarked a cruise ship heading throughout the Atlantic.

Costa Cruises, an Italian subsidiary of Miami-based Carnival Corp., says the ship, the Costa Luminosa is now heading to Marseilles, France.

The Costa Luminosa set sail on March 5 from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for a trans-Atlantic voyage. The ship referred to as for an ambulance when it docked in San Juan on Sunday, March 8.

Puerto Rican medical doctors suspected that the lady, 68, had the coronavirus and hospitalized her. Her husband, 70, was asymptomatic. By the point Puerto Rico introduced the hospitalization, a whole lot of passengers had spent the day mingling in colonial Previous San Juan, and the ship had left port.

It took 5 extra days to verify the circumstances. The island had no assessments, so samples have been taken from the couple and despatched to the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention in Atlanta.

Gov. Wanda Vázquez of Puerto Rico referred to as the delay “unacceptable.”

All of the whereas, the Costa Luminosa has been at sea, passengers circulating freely. Exhibits have been canceled, however the gymnasium, pool and Jacuzzi stay open. Solely on Saturday did the crew rework the lunch buffet to serve passengers immediately, mentioned Kathryn Bitner, a 66-year-old passenger from San Diego, Calif.

“Nobody I do know of has been examined in our ship,” Ms. Bitner mentioned in a WhatsApp message.

Costa Cruises mentioned that the ship was not in quarantine, however that the “sanitary protocol” on board had been elevated and shut contacts of the passengers who examined constructive had been remoted of their cabins. Costa Cruises additionally mentioned that it was instituting a every day temperature examine for crew and passengers.

The ship’s remaining vacation spot is unclear. Passengers have been first instructed that they’d get off within the Canary Islands, off West Africa. Then Málaga, Spain. However it now seems that Spain is suspending new cruise ship arrivals, and passengers obtained a letter from the cruise ship firm Friday night time telling them that the newest plan is to disembark in Marseille, France, on March 19.

Georgia will postpone its March 24 presidential major for practically two months, officers mentioned Saturday, changing into the second state to delay voting in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

The transfer comes as officers within the subsequent 4 states scheduled to vote within the major — Arizona, Florida, Illinois and Ohio — have all indicated they intend to carry their elections on Tuesday as deliberate, issuing a joint assertion on Friday expressing confidence that ballots could be safely forged.

Louisiana on Friday grew to become the primary state to postpone its major, asserting that the April Four election could be delayed by greater than two months.

The Georgia major will now be held Could 19. The sudden resolution by Georgia, introduced Saturday night time, comes because the viral outbreak has upended the presidential campaigns and folks fear about gatherings and locations the place they may develop into contaminated.

Because the coronavirus continues to unfold in america, individuals are more and more fearful {that a} pandemic that has upended lives and wreaked havoc on monetary markets may have a disproportionate impact on the nation’s poor and deprived. The virus has been reported in more than 2,100 people in 49 states, in addition to Washington and Puerto Rico, and has killed not less than 48.

New York reported its first coronavirus death on Saturday, when a 82-year-old lady died in Brooklyn, in response to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. The lady, who was not recognized, had emphysema, an underlying medical situation that the governor mentioned had contributed to her demise.

The Home handed a sweeping aid package deal to help folks affected by the outbreak, after a roller-coaster day of negotiations on Friday, and it now goes to the Senate.

Talks threatened to veer off observe as President Trump criticized the plan throughout a White Home Rose Backyard information convention through which he declared a nationwide emergency. As an alternative, by nightfall, Speaker Nancy Pelosi wrote to Home Democrats saying that they had reached an settlement with the administration, and Mr. Trump later tweeted that he would signal the invoice “ASAP!”

When officers in Washington State selected two areas to accommodate folks uncovered to the virus, they picked areas in principally low-income neighborhoods, drawing ire from native officers who famous that the communities had not but skilled any circumstances. Dana Ralph, the mayor of Kent, south of Seattle, mentioned residents puzzled if their neighborhoods were being sacrificed to protect wealthier ones.

Their fears got here true when an individual who was housed in a transformed motel wandered away and hopped on a bus. The bus was taken out of service, however the neighborhood was angered.

And the closing of faculties in more than a dozen states continues to create considerations that youngsters could miss meals and fogeys could not be capable to keep residence from work. Mayor Invoice de Blasio, beneath increasing pressure to close New York City schools, has maintained that the colleges are a lifeline for town’s most susceptible and refused to cancel courses.

After Los Angeles Unified College District introduced it was closing, college officers mentioned that they’d open 40 family resource centers to supply little one care and meals to college students whose mother and father can not get out of labor.

Warnings that prisons could possibly be overtaken with the virus — as they’ve in another international locations — started to look more and more believable. On Friday, Washington State introduced {that a} jail worker examined constructive for the virus. A jail worker in Hancock County, Ind., additionally tested positive.

The Bureau of Prisons, which runs federal prisons that maintain greater than 175,000 folks, suspended all visits to prisoners for 30 days, together with most by attorneys.

The virus continued to immediate closures and cancellations all over the world. Common Studios Hollywood said that it would be closed from Saturday by means of not less than the top of March.

Regardless of being pressed repeatedly on the White Home information convention on Saturday, Mr. Pence didn’t share substantive new particulars about Mr. Trump’s earlier claim that Google was creating an internet site to assist folks determine whether or not a check for the coronavirus was warranted and the place they might get one.

The confusion began when Mr. Trump thanked Google on Friday for creating the web site, which he mentioned could be “in a short time performed.”

However later Friday, Carolyn Wang, a spokeswoman for Verily, a subsidiary of Google’s guardian firm, mentioned that the web site was meant to assist well being care staff triage folks for virus screening, that it could be obtainable by Monday and that it could be restricted to testing websites within the Bay Space. If the pilot goes properly, Verily mentioned, it plans to deploy the venture nationwide however there isn’t a timetable for a nationwide rollout.

Ms. Wang mentioned that Mr. Trump’s assertion prompted the corporate to plan to make the positioning obtainable to the general public.

On Saturday, Mr. Pence mentioned the federal government was working “24/7” on the web site and extra particulars could be launched at 5 p.m. on Sunday.

“What Google mentioned was that they’re planning to launch an internet site this coming Monday, March 16, that may allow people to do a threat evaluation and be scheduled for testing at pilot check, websites within the Bay Space with the aim of increasing to different areas” Mr. Pence mentioned. “And we’re very grateful for that.”

Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, mentioned on Saturday that digital and technological means could be employed to trace residents recognized to have contracted the virus, a rare measure he mentioned was drawn from Israel’s conflict on terrorism.

In a televised handle on Saturday night time, he mentioned that Israel was “at conflict” towards an “invisible enemy.”

Acknowledging that the surveillance would impinge on private privateness, Mr. Netanyahu mentioned he had sought and obtained permission from the Justice Ministry.

Because the nation’s caseload rose to just about 200, the federal government mandated the closure of all leisure venues beginning on Sunday, together with cafes, eating places, gyms and cultural establishments. Public gatherings are to be restricted to 10 folks, public transportation will likely be scaled down and staff have been instructed to do business from home if potential.

Many different international locations elevated restrictions:

  • The British authorities seems nearer to banning mass gatherings, something it had so far resisted. The variety of deaths from the coronavirus practically doubled on Saturday to 21 and the variety of circumstances surged by greater than 300 to 1,140.

  • The Afghan authorities closed all colleges and universities for a month and requested folks to keep away from weddings and engagements — occasions that often draw hundreds. The war-torn nation, which shares a porous border with Iran, reported its 11th case on Saturday. However testing is severely restricted, so it’s exhausting to gauge how widespread the outbreak is.

  • Indonesia reported a pointy enhance that raised its variety of circumstances to 96, with 5 deaths. The governor of Jakarta introduced that colleges within the capital would shut for 2 weeks. The transportation minister, Budi Karya Sumadi, has examined constructive.

  • Singapore has closed all its 70 mosques for 5 days to disinfect them, after the unfold of the virus in not less than three international locations — Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore — was related to a gathering of 16,000 folks at a mosque close to the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. 4 circumstances in Singapore have been linked to that gathering, which was attended by greater than 90 Singaporeans.

  • Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand announced that everybody arriving within the nation after Sunday night time should isolate themselves for 14 days. The measure applies to residents in addition to foreigners.

  • Rwanda reported its first case, an Indian nationwide who arrived on March Eight from Mumbai. The person sought medical assistance on March 13, the well being ministry mentioned.

  • Namibia, in southern Africa, reported its first two circumstances: a Spanish couple who arrived there on Wednesday. They’re each beneath quarantine, Well being Minister Kalumbi Shangula said on Saturday.

  • The president of Colombia ordered the border with Venezuela closed.

  • Guatemala will bar residents from america and Canada, and up to date guests to these two international locations could also be requested to self-quarantine for seven days, officers mentioned. Guatemala confirmed its first coronavirus case on Friday: a 27-year-old man who had traveled from Spain to Guatemala through Colombia and El Salvador.

Italy is locked down, within the face of what’s to this point Europe’s most extreme coronavirus outbreak. Italians, nevertheless, are still getting their voices heard.

At exactly midday on Saturday, tens of millions of Italians, from Piedmont to Sicily, leaned out of home windows or stood on their balconies to applaud the well being care staff in hospitals and different front-line medical employees who’ve been working around the clock to take care of coronavirus sufferers.

As church bells usually drowned out by visitors pealed within the surreal silence that defines Italy since Wednesday’s lockdown, applause stuffed streets, piazzas and even nation roads, after messages went viral on social media calling Italians to place their fingers collectively.

There was an analogous response to a different on-line enchantment Friday night, asking Italians to sing the nationwide anthem — or play it on a musical instrument — at precisely 6 p.m. The socially distant flash mob swept social media.

Naturally, not everyone seems to be blessed with a voice like Pavarotti. Some Italians most well-liked banging on pots and calling out, “We’ll make it.”

It’s unclear who started the musical interlude, however within the land that gave the world opera, it’s clearly not meant to be a cacophonous mess, and a program for extra songs is spreading on-line. At 6 p.m. on Saturday, Italians will sing “Azzurro,” a 1968 hit by the singer Adriano Celentano, and on Sunday, “Ma il cielo è sempre più blu,” by Nino Gaetano, which topped the charts in 1975.

As hundreds of People flee from Europe and different facilities of the coronavirus outbreak, many vacationers are reporting no well being screenings upon departure and few impediments at U.S. airports.

Since January, officers from Customs and Border Safety have been on heightened alert for vacationers who would possibly unfold the virus. The Division of Homeland Safety has instructed workers to search for bodily signs, search by means of journey paperwork and assessment a federal monitoring database.

However vacationers, together with some who say they confirmed seen indicators of sickness, say screening has been lax. Members of Congress this week grilled senior Homeland Safety officers over what some described as a porous screening course of.

Even prime officers on the division acknowledge that totally sealing america from the virus is unattainable.

“We try to scale back and delay the largest peak within the virus wave hitting on america of America,” mentioned Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II, the performing deputy secretary of Homeland Safety. “And all of those steps scale back and delay. They don’t cease the virus.”

Amid a surge of false info on the brand new coronavirus, Apple mentioned on Saturday that it’s going to solely enable virus-related apps from acknowledged well being authorities — like authorities businesses, well being nonprofits and medical establishments — in its app retailer.

The corporate additionally mentioned that it could prohibit virus-themed leisure or sport apps.

Different large tech corporations like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter have mentioned they have been working with authorities just like the World Well being Group to fight conspiracy theories and deceptive medical recommendation in regards to the virus and to level folks to credible sources of data on it.

Apple’s announcement got here someday after it closed most of its stores worldwide, changing into one of many first main retailers to take such drastic measures.

The corporate’s chief government, Timothy D. Cook dinner, mentioned that Apple would shutter all shops till March 27, excluding these in mainland China — the place infections have considerably declined not too long ago — and in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

“The simplest approach to decrease threat of the virus’s transmission is to scale back density and maximize social distance,” Mr. Cook dinner mentioned in an announcement posted to the corporate’s web site.

Many corporations all over the world are considering related measures. Patagonia, the outdoor-clothing retailer, mentioned on Friday that it could shut its shops till late March. Starbucks has mentioned it could take into account closing shops briefly as a “final resort.”

The virus has already taken a toll on many companies, disrupting provide chains and hurting demand in crucial markets.

Apple not too long ago reopened all of its 42 shops in China, after closing them for greater than a month. However the firm has struggled to ramp up manufacturing of smartphones amid delays at its factories in China.

Extra colleges are closing, extra corporations are asking workers to work remotely. Listed here are some suggestions that will help you do business from home extra effectively, and stability residence education on your youngsters.

And right here is extra protection on how the coronavirus impacts your day-to-day life here.

Reporting was contributed by Isabel Kershner, Adam Nossiter, Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs, Mujib Mashal, Najim Rahim, Andrew Kramer, Maria Varenikova, Helene Cooper, Hannah Beech, Elisabetta Povoledo, Marc Santora, Johanna Berendt, Choe Sang-Hun, Stephen Citadel, Richard C. Paddock, Muktita Suhartono, Elian Peltier, Peter Robins, Keith Bradsher, Damien Cave, Emily Cochrane, Javier Hernandez, Zolan Kanno-Youngs, John Schwartz, Liz Alderman, Mihir Zaveri, Patricia Mazzei, Frances Robles and Annie Karni.





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