- The coronavirus has infected more than 287,000 and killed at least 11,921 worldwide, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
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- Global cases: More thanÂ 287,00
- Global deaths: At least 11,921
- U.S. cases: At least 19,931
- U.S. deaths: At least 275
The data above is from Johns Hopkins University.
Coronavirus scams are emerging, and many look remarkably similar to frauds from the 2008 financial crisis.
Government agencies like the Federal Trade Commission and Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. issued warnings this week for Americans to be vigilant as con artists attempt to steal from consumers spooked by an onslaught of bad news related to COVID-19.
In many ways, the current crisis and its 2008 predecessor are quite different â this one caused by a pandemic that has infected more than 250,000 worldwide and the other by broad and systemic failures in the financial system.Â âGreg Iacurci
Air traffic into major New York City-area airports was halted, the Federal Aviation Administration said, as coronavirus continues to cause staffing issues at FAA facilities around the country.
An air traffic controller-trainee based at a control center on Long Island tested positive for the virus, COVID-19, the FAA said. The trainee hadn’t been in the facility since March 17 but the agency is working with local health authorities to sanitize and clean affected areas. The center is operational, it said.
Flights were delayed or canceled after FAA closed other air-traffic-control facilities around the country, including towers at Chicago’s Midway International Airport and McCarren International Airport, after technicians and others tested positive for the virus.Â âLeslie Josephs
Restaurants and bars in the nation’s largest city, world-renowned for its food and nightlife, are shutting down indefinitely and laying people off en masse as the state takes drastic measures to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo effectively closed bars and restaurants to the public across New York this week, issuing an order that limits them to takeout and delivery only, in an effort to stop people from congregating by enforcing “social distancing” in one of the states hardest hit in the U.S. by the virus.
The governor took even more drastic measures Friday when he ordered nonessential businesses to send 100% of their workforce home. Restaurants and bars are still allowed to provide carryout and delivery services, which are considered essential, according to the governor’s office.Â âSpencer Kimball