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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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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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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a session prior to voting for constitutional amendments at the State Duma, the Lower House of the Russian Parliament in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, March 10, 2020.
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AP News
March 11, 2020 - 8:58 am
The Russian parliament approved a sweeping constitutional reform in the third and final reading Wednesday, a move that will allow President Vladimir Putin to stay in power for another 12 years after his current term ends in 2024. Read more here.
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A member of the medical staff measures the temperature of a traveller at a autobahn park place near Gries am Brenner, Austrian province of Tyrol, at border crossing with Italy on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.
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AP News
March 10, 2020 - 10:03 am
Starkly illustrating the global east-to-west spread of the new coronavirus, Italy began an extraordinary, sweeping nationwide travel ban on Tuesday while in China, the diminishing threat prompted the president to visit the epicenter and declare: ""We will certainly defeat this epidemic." Read more...
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Trader Gregory Rowe prepares for the day's activity on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, March 9, 2020. Trading in Wall Street futures has been halted after they fell by more than the daily limit of 5%.
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AP News
March 09, 2020 - 9:46 am
Fear gripped financial markets around the world Monday as stock prices and bond yields plunge on worries about the effects of a new 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.
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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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South Korean army soldiers wearing protective suits spray disinfectant to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus at Daegu International Airport in Daegu, South Korea.
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AP News
March 07, 2020 - 2:06 pm
As cases of the coronavirus surge in Italy, Iran, South Korea, the U.S. and elsewhere, the World Health Organization has so far resisted describing the crisis as a pandemic. Read more here.
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A helicopter carrying airmen with the 129th Rescue Wing flies over the Grand Princess cruise ship off the coast of California Thursday, March 5, 2020.
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AP News
March 07, 2020 - 9:50 am
Officials in California were deciding Saturday where to dock a cruise ship with 21 coronavirus cases aboard and four U.S. universities canceled in-person classes, as Western countries imitate China by imposing travel controls and shutting down public events to contain the outbreak. Read more here.
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South Korean army soldiers wearing protective suits spray disinfectant to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus at Daegu International Airport in Daegu, South Korea, Friday, March 6, 2020.
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AP News
March 06, 2020 - 5:02 pm
While the coronavirus outbreak may not be impacting your life directly, it could have an impact on your finances as well as the overall economy. Read more here.
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