Coronavirus: New York and LA on lockdown as world reacts to spread of COVID-19

Adrian Ovalle

New York’s mayor has actually purchased dining establishments, bars and coffee shops to just offer food on a take-away or shipment basis as the city battles to stop the spread of COVID-19

Expense de Blasio likewise moved to close bars, movie theaters, theatres and show places.

In a composed declaration, he stated: “This is not a decision I make gently.

Dining establishments are closed to dine-in clients

“These places are part of the heart and soul of our city. They are part of what it means to be a New Yorker. But our city is facing an unprecedented threat, and we must respond with a wartime mentality.”

The decision comes simply hours after Donald Trump advised the public to stop hoarding groceries throughout the coronavirus break out, informing Americans to “take it easy” and “relax”.

How Italians are coping under lockdown

Throughout an instruction, the president likewise hailed the “very good news” that the Federal Reserve had actually slashed its benchmark interest rate by a full portion point to a target variety of 0% to 0.25%.

United States authorities have actually taped almost 3,000 COVID-19 cases and 62 deaths connected to the infection.

A new round of constraints and border closures have actually been revealed internationally.

Spain has actually implemented an across the country quarantine, while Austria’s chancellor stated his federal government was restricting individuals’s motion nationwide.

This came quickly after the nation’s Tyrol province followed Italy and Spain, disallowing individuals from leaving their houses other than for important errands and work.

Neighbouring Slovenia stated it would close down all public transportation beginning today and prepared to shut all however food stores and drug stores.

Estonia and Latvia verified they would close their borders to foreign nationals, other than locals, from Tuesday.

Turkey has actually put aside quarantine beds for more than 10,000 individuals returning from expedition to Islam’s holy websites in Saudi Arabia.

Individuals wave and clap their hands next to a Italian flags throughout a lockdown ‘flash mob’ in Rome

Italy, the worst-hit European nation with more than 21,000 infections and 1,400 deaths, wound its almost week-old lockdown still tighter

The transportation ministry prohibited travelers from taking ferryboats to the island of Sardinia, and likewise prohibited over night train journeys – which numerous in the worst-affected north had actually been taking to reach houses and households in the south.

Close-by Morocco has actually suspended all international flights.

France, which has actually reported 4,500 cases and 91 deaths, proceeded with across the country elections to pick mayors and other regional leaders in spite of a crackdown on public events.

Dining Establishments in Paris have actually likewise been closed

The state of Bavaria in neighbouring Germany, which had actually reported almost 3,800 cases and 8 deaths across the country as of Saturday, likewise proceeded with local elections.

There was difficult actions being taken in southeast Asia too, with soldiers and cops sealing the largely inhabited Philippine capital Manila from a lot of domestic visitors, in one of the area’s most extreme containment steps.

In Indonesia, president Joko Widodo asked all individuals to work, research study and praise from home.

Other European countries are continuing to enforce stringent steps

In China, where the infection was first spotted, those showing up on overseas flights were routed to a transformed exhibit centre for preliminary checks prior to being shuttled off to their houses or other quarantine places.

The infection has actually contaminated more than 169,000 individuals around the world and eliminated over 6,500

China, Italy, Iran, South Korea and Spain are the countries with the most cases.

In the Middle East, Muslim authorities revealed that Jerusalem’s al Aqsa mosque, Islam’s third-holiest website, would be closed forever due to worries about the break out, with prayers continuing to be held on the stretching esplanade outside.

Iran stated it had almost 14,000 infection cases and 724 deaths, while Egypt has actually reported 110 cases, consisting of 2 casualties.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s trial on severe corruption charges, which was expected to start today, was delayed for 2 months since of constraints on public events.

Guatemala has actually logged its first casualty from coronavirus as countries in South and Central America increase steps to include the infection, with Panama prohibiting entry of non-resident immigrants and Honduras closing its borders to traveler traffic for a week.

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The leaders of Argentina and Peru likewise revealed border closures.

Numerous African federal governments have actually closed borders, cancelled flights and enforced stringent entry and quarantine requirements to include the spread of coronavirus.

South Africa stated a national state of catastrophe and alerted the break out might have a “potentially lasting” effect and prohibited events of more than 100 individuals.

Kenya suspended travel from any nation with reported COVID-19 cases.

Americans rush to board final airplanes to United States

In West Africa, Ghana will prohibit entry from Tuesday to anybody who has actually been to a nation with more than 200 coronavirus cases in the past 14 days, unless they are an official local or Ghanaian national.

In southern Africa, Namibia purchased schools to close for a month after tape-recording its first 2 cases.

Djibouti, which has actually no verified case of COVID-19, has actually suspended all international flights and Tanzania cancelled flights to India and suspended school games.

In other advancements:

  • Internationally more than 162,000 are contaminated and over 6,000 have actually passed away
  • Guatemala logs its first casualty from COVID-19
  • Italy records 368 more deaths from the coronavirus break out on Sunday, its greatest one day rise
  • France is preparing an order that would put the nation under partial lockdown to combat the epidemic
  • Britain will isolate older individuals “within weeks” and force into quarantine anybody detected with coronavirus
  • Jordan verifies 12 new cases of the coronavirus
  • More significant merchants shut stores in the United States consisting of Nike, Under Armour, and Lululemon Athletica

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