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BREAKING: NCAA Cancels March Madness Basketball Tournament Over Coronavirus Fears

posted by Hannity Staff - 3.12.20

The NCAA canceled their annual ‘March Madness’ basketball tournament Thursday over growing fears surrounding the global Coronavirus outbreak; joining the NBA, NHL, and others to help stop the spread of the disease.

“This decision is based on the evolving COVID-19 public health threat, our ability to ensure the events do not contribute to spread of the pandemic, and the impracticality of hosting such events at any time during this academic year given ongoing decisions by other entities,” the organization said in a statement.

 

“The NCAA had previously said the upcoming men’s and women’s March Madness basketball tournaments, which were scheduled to begin in days, would be played without fans. The conference tournament cancellations and global sports suspensions appear to have tipped the scales,” reports CNBC.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Source: CNBC

BREAKING: Pence Confirms Insurance Companies Agree to Waive All Co-Pays on Coronavirus Testing, Treatment

posted by Hannity Staff - 3.10.20

Vice President Pence confirmed Tuesday that America’s insurance companies have agreed to waive all co-pays related to Coronavirus testing and extensive treatment.

“I’m pleased to report, as you requested, Mr. President, that all the insurance companies here either today or before today have agreed to waive all co-pays on coronavirus testing and extend coronavirus treatment in their benefit plans,” said Vice President Pence.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday the deployment of the National Guard to New Rochelle, NY to stop the spread of the Coronavirus in that city, which he described as the “most significant cluster in the country.”

“Those measures include deploying National Guard troops to a Health Department command post and setting up a satellite testing facility and one-mile containment area in the city. To date, Westchester County has seen 108 confirmed COVID-19 cases; that’s 58 percent of all tri-state cases,” reports NBC New York.

“New Rochelle is home to the midtown Manhattan lawyer who has been linked to dozens of cases across multiple states. He was the second confirmed case in the state and its first instance of community spread,” adds NBC.

“You calibrate your response to the time and the facts and the circumstances in that place at that time,” Cuomo said on CNN. “So parades, etc. we look at that on a daily basis.”

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Watch the Vice President’s comments above.

BREAKING: NYC 'Postpones' St. Patrick’s Day Parade for First Time Since 1762 Over Coronavirus Fears

posted by Hannity Staff - 3.12.20

New York City officials postponed the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade Wednesday over fears of an additional Coronavirus outbreak in the nation’s largest metropolis.

“New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade was canceled for the first time in more than 250 years over coronavirus fears after dozens of New Yorkers contracted the new disease, according to reports,” reports the NY Daily News.

“The parade along Fifth Avenue has been held every year since 1762, drawing some 2 million spectators and revelers. Another 150,000 march in the parade,” adds the newspaper.

The World Health Organization officially declared COVID-19 -better known as Coronavirus- a global “pandemic” Wednesday; confirming the disease is responsible for 4,291 deaths in 114 countries around the world.

“We have therefore made the assessment that #COVID19 can be characterized as a pandemic,” said a release from the organization.

“During a media briefing Wednesday, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of the WHO, said there are now more than 118,000 cases of COVID-19 in 114 countries, with 4,291 deaths,” reports Fox News.

“All countries can still change the course of this pandemic,” Tedros said. “If countries detect, test, treat, isolate, trace and mobilize their people in the response.”

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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