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.
NEW | NYC’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is cancelled for the first time in 258 years over coronavirus fears ☘️😑https://t.co/OO7ZkgbfFC
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) March 11, 2020
— New York Post (@nypost) March 11, 2020
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.
🚨 BREAKING 🚨
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) March 11, 2020
“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.
CORONAVIRUS in NYC: Manhattan Woman Diagnosed with Coronavirus After Traveling to Iran
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo confirmed the state’s first case of Coronavirus in Manhattan over the weekend; raising health concerns over a potential outbreak in the country’s largest city.
“We have learned of the 1st positive case of COVID-19 in NY. The patient contracted the virus while in Iran & is isolated. There is no reason for undue anxiety—the general risk remains low in NY. We are diligently managing this situation &will provide info as it becomes available,” posted the Governor on social media.
We have learned of the 1st positive case of COVID-19 in NY. The patient contracted the virus while in Iran & is isolated
There is no reason for undue anxiety—the general risk remains low in NY. We are diligently managing this situation &will provide info as it becomes available. pic.twitter.com/rLnObvrg3R
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) March 2, 2020
“The patient has respiratory symptoms, but is not in serious condition and has been in a controlled situation since arriving to New York,” Governor Cuomo said in a statement.
“Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Sunday confirmed New York State’s first case of the coronavirus, saying that a woman contracted the virus while traveling in Iran and is now in New York City isolated in her home,” writes the New York Times. “A woman in her 30s who had traveled in Iran contracted the virus and is now isolated at home.”
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Source: New York Times
'SICKENING': Backlash Grows Against Denver Democrat Who Supported Spreading Coronavirus at MAGA Rallies
Denver’s Democratic Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca is facing a growing backlash on social media this week after calling for those sick with the deadly Coronavirus to intentionally spread the disease at ‘Make America Great Again’ rallies.
“Democrat Denver Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca says that she stands in ‘solidarity’ with someone who says that they if they get the coronavirus that they will attend as many Trump rallies as possible She appears to have made the statement on her government Twitter account,” posted a reporter with the Daily Wire.
These people are sick. https://t.co/74mEIJDOpa
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 3, 2020
“These people are sick,” posted Donald Trump Jr.
“This elected Democrat in Colorado doesn’t seem very nice!” the Trump campaign War Room Twitter account posted in response.
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) March 3, 2020
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Source: Fox News