President Donald Trump said on Saturday that he would issue a travel warning for the hard-hit New York area to limit the spread of the coronavirus, backing off from an earlier suggestion that he might try to cut off the region entirely.
“A quarantine will not be necessary,” he said on Twitter.
Trump’s announcement came as the U.S. death count crossed 2,100, more than double the level from two days ago. The United States has now recorded more than 122,000 cases of the respiratory virus, the most of any country in the world.
Since the virus first appeared in the United States in late January, Trump has vacillated between playing down the risks of infection and urging Americans to take steps to slow its spread.
Trump said on Saturday afternoon that he might impose a ban on travel in and out of New York and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut, the U.S. epicenter of the disease, to protect other states that have yet to bear the brunt. He offered few specifics.
Critics promptly called the idea unworkable, saying it would cause chaos in a region that serves as the economic engine of the eastern United States, accounting for 10 percent of the population and 12 percent of GDP. Continue reading »
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Abe said measures will include fiscal and monetary stimulus alongside tax breaks for companies
- details have not been finalized
- package will be rolled out in an extra budget in 10 days
- size of the package will be greater than that compiled in response to the global financial crisis (total 57 trillion yen) said Abe
- “I want to be straightforward”
- “We are in a critical stage. We need to be ready for a long-term battle”
- “The pandemic is inflicting extremely big damage to Japan’s economy”
- “We’ll deploy a huge, powerful package that will include a full range of fiscal, monetary and tax measures.”
The Japanese Coast Guard says the unidentified projectile appears not to have land inside Japan’s economic zone.
- missile has landed in the East Sea
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Algeria currently holds OPEC’s rotating presidency, urged convening a panel to consider assesses market conditions and falling prices.
- Key player Saudi Arabia said to be opposed.