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DEVELOPING: Trudeau’s Wife Tests Positive for Coronavirus, Quebec Closes All Schools for 2 Weeks

posted by Hannity Staff - 3.13.20

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife Sophie tested positive for the Coronavirus this week after a trip to the UK; prompting officials nationwide to announce more school, universities, and day care closures across several provinces.

“I have some additional news to share this evening. Unfortunately, the results of Sophie’s COVID-19 test are positive. Therefore, she will be in quarantine for the time being. Her symptoms remain mild and she is taking care of herself and following the advice of our doctor,” posted Trudeau on Twitter.

 

Quebec’s lead Francois Legault announced the province’s decision to close all elementary, high schools, and universities across the province.

“Legault said he knows that this will be an inconvience for parents, but it has to be done to slow as much as possible the spread of COVID-19. Daycare workers will be asked to offer services to parents who must work to provide essential services, Legault said,” reports the Montreal Gazette.

“Canada’s chief public health officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, said Friday that Canadians should cancel all non-essential travel outside the country,” adds the newspaper.

Read the full report here.

Source: Montreal Gazette

BREAKING NOW: NHL Joins NBA, Suspends Hockey Season Over Coronavirus Fears

posted by Hannity Staff - 3.12.20

The National Hockey League suspended their 2019-2020 season Thursday afternoon over fears of the Coronavirus outbreak; joining the NBA and Major League Soccer in postponing future games to avoid new infections.

“The National Hockey League suspended its 2019-2020 regular season due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus, the league announced Thursday. The suspension begins immediately, and games planned for Thursday night will be canceled, the league said,” reports CNBC.

“Our goal is to resume play as soon as it is appropriate and prudent, so that we will be able to complete the season and award the Stanley Cup,” the NHL said in a statement.

 

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Source: CNBC

BERNIE: Trump’s Coronavirus Response ‘Working Overtime’ to Protect… ‘Fossil Fuel Executives'

posted by Hannity Staff - 3.10.20

Bernie Sanders weighed-in on the White House’s response to the Coronavirus outbreak in the United States Tuesday; accusing his administration of “working overtime” to protect fossil fuel executives.

“As millions of workers struggle without sick pay and as seniors deal with unaffordable medical bills, President Trump is working overtime to protect the real victims of the coronavirus: fossil fuel executives,” posted Sanders on social media.

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.

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