Health

Wolf administration briefs press on coronavirus
The Office of Governor Tom Wolf via Flickr
KYW Staff
March 12, 2020 - 2:09 pm
Gov. Tom Wolf ordered a closure of non-essential facilities across Montgomery County amid the coronavirus outbreak. Read the latest here.
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Vin Diesel
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AP News
March 12, 2020 - 1:17 pm
Universal Pictures is moving back the release of the ninth Fast and Furious film by a year amid the coronavirus outbreak. Read more here.
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World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks at a press conference in Geneva, Switzerland, on March 11, 2020.
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Mike Dougherty
March 12, 2020 - 11:33 am
The World Health Organization on Wednesday morning called the global coronavirus outbreak a "pandemic" for the first time. But what does that mean? Read more here.
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Wells Fargo Center
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Rachel Kurland
March 12, 2020 - 10:31 am
Officials from the Wells Fargo Center say it will be closed Thursday to everyone except essential personnel for extensive cleaning in light of the coronavirus outbreak. Read more here.
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coronavirus
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KYW Staff
March 12, 2020 - 9:04 am
Cases of the new coronavirus continue to creep across Pennsylvania's suburban southeastern counties. On Thursday morning, the state's Department of Health announced four new cases in Montgomery County and one new case in Northampton County. Read more here.
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FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2019, file photo, the Golden State Warriors championship banners hang above the seating and basketball court at the Chase Center in San Francisco.
Eric Risberg/AP Photo, File
AP News
March 11, 2020 - 9:53 pm
The NBA has suspended its season “until further notice" after a Utah Jazz player tested positive Wednesday for the coronavirus, a move that came only hours after the majority of the league's owners were leaning toward playing games without fans in arenas. REad more here.
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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: (L-R) Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson attend the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California.
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KYW Staff
March 11, 2020 - 9:32 pm
The novel coronavirus has hit Hollywood.Tom Hanks tweeted Wednesday night that he and wife Rita Wilson have tested positive for COVID-19 while in Australia. Read more here.
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Employee disinfects glass cover of a butcher counter
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AP News
March 11, 2020 - 1:58 pm
The new coronavirus can live in the air for several hours and on some surfaces for as long as two to three days, tests by U.S. government and other scientists have found. Read more here.
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Workers disinfect as a precaution against coronavirus
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AP News
March 11, 2020 - 12:48 pm
The World Health Organization declared Wednesday that the global coronavirus crisis is now a pandemic. Read more here.
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Cherrelle Shaw, director of a Center City preschool, holds a bottle of germicidal bleach.
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Mike Dougherty
March 11, 2020 - 7:19 am
Some consumers and businesses are having a hard time tracking down common cleaning supplies such as disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer have other options. A Center City pre-school has found a way around that. Read more here.
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