Health

Gov. Tom Wolf at a press conference about COVID-19.
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Andrew Kramer
March 09, 2020 - 7:42 pm
If you're insured, you now don't have to pay to get tested for the novel coronavirus in Pennsylvania. But that doesn't mean everyone should run out and do it. Read more here.
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The Grand Princess cruise ship passes beneath the Golden Gate Bridge in this view from Sausalito, Calif.
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AP News
March 09, 2020 - 3:56 pm
A cruise ship with a cluster of coronavirus cases that forced it to idle off the California coast for days arrived Monday at a port in the San Francisco Bay Area as state and U.S. officials prepared to start bringing passengers to military bases for quarantine or get them back to their home...
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A worker disinfects the front doors of a school.
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KYW Staff
March 09, 2020 - 3:31 pm
As a precaution, two Montgomery County school districts will close for cleaning and sanitizing after reports of potential coronavirus exposures. Read more here.
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Coronavirus treatment
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CNN
March 09, 2020 - 1:59 pm
American universities from California to New York have canceled classes as the novel coronavirus has affected more than 100,000 people. Read more here.
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Coronavirus
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KYW Staff
March 09, 2020 - 12:37 pm
A Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania cardiologist tested presumptive positive for the novel coronavirus. The Pennsylvania Department of Health says there are now at least 10 cases in the state, seven of which are in Montgomery County. Read the latest here.
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CNN
March 09, 2020 - 11:58 am
Governments are announcing policies to stop the spread of the the novel coronavirus and soften the financial impact on companies and workers. However, the global response has thus far ignored how the outbreak will affect a group of people who over the past decade have become an essential...
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Rikers Island jail complex
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AP News
March 09, 2020 - 11:01 am
The fear that COVID-19 will spread through vast inmate populations has prompted the mass sanitizing of jail cells and intensified prisoner screenings. So far, there haven't been any reported cases of the virus in any jails or prisons in the U.S. But more people are incarcerated per capita here than...
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Germantown Academy
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Tim Jimenez
March 09, 2020 - 7:59 am
Germantown Academy is closed through Wednesday. Officials say a student is related to one of the four Montgomery County residents who has contracted the coronavirus. Read more here.
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This photo provided by Michele Smith, shows a deserted lounge area on the Grand Princess cruise ship Friday, March 6, 2020, off the California coast.
Michele Smith via AP
AP News
March 08, 2020 - 4:22 pm
A cruise ship hit by the new coronavirus is headed to the port of Oakland, California, the captain told passengers, though they were destined to stay aboard the ship for at least another day.
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Tourists visit the Colosseum, in Rome, Saturday, March 7, 2020.
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AP News
March 08, 2020 - 11:47 am
Italy announced a sweeping quarantine early Sunday for its northern regions, igniting travel chaos as it restricted the movements of a quarter of its people in a bid to halt the new coronavirus' relentless march across Europe. Read more here.
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