Coronavirus updates: France shutters schools, New York bans gatherings over 500

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  • Global cases: More than 127,863, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
  • Global deaths: At least 4,718, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
  • US cases: At least 1,323, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
  • US deaths: At least 38, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

An Dallas/Fort Worth-based American Airlines pilot has tested positive for coronavirus, the airline says, the first known case of a pilot with the illness among U.S. airlines. The airline’s chief medical officer and “leaders from our pilots’ office have been in touch with our Dallas Fort Worth based pilot who tested positive for COVID-19,” the airline said in a statement. “We are in close contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health officials and are coordinating with them on all required health and safety measures.” The airline believes the risk to passengers is low and the pilot is recovering, according to a person familiar with the matter. — Leslie Josephs

A Google employee in its Bangalore, India, office has tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus and is in quarantine, according to internal documents viewed by CNBC.

“We are sorry to report that we have one confirmed case of a Bangalore-Based Googler testing positive for COVID-19,” said Anand Rangarajan, director of engineering and Bangalore site lead for Google in an email to Bangalore employees Thursday. —Jennifer Elias

Southern California theme parks announced temporary closures Thursday after California Gov. Gavin Newsom advised residents of the Golden State to cancel or postpone events involving more than 250 people.

Universal Studios Hollywood, Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure plan to close starting Saturday, March 14. Universal Studios expects to reopen on March 28. Disney will continue to pay cast members while the park is closed. It anticipates keeping the parks closed until April.

Initially, Newsom had said that large parks like Disneyland would not be included in the ban on large gatherings. Talks with the companies resulted in the announcements. —Sarah Whitten

Stock futures pointed to more pain ahead on Friday as they fell in overnight trading following major averages losing the most since the “Black Monday” market crash in 1987.

Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost about 250 points shortly after the open of overnight trading Thursday. —Yun Li

Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/12/coronavirus-live-updates.html

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