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A commuter crosses 42nd Street in front of Grand Central Terminal during morning rush hour, Monday, March 23, 2020, in New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered most New Yorkers to stay home from work to slow the coronavirus pandemic.
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AP News
March 23, 2020 - 12:01 pm
The hunt for masks, ventilators and other medical supplies consumed the U.S. and Europe, as more than 1.5 billion people — one-fifth of the world's population — were urged or ordered to stay home Monday to try to blunt the spread of the coronavirus. Read more here.
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KYW Staff
March 10, 2020 - 12:58 pm
Philadelphia health officials say the city has its first confirmed case of coronavirus. Read more here.
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Extraction of coronavirus at Exton lab
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KYW Staff
March 10, 2020 - 12:47 pm
New Jersey officials announced on Tuesday the first death as a result of COVID-19. Pennsylvania coronavirus cases also rose to 12, after the wife of an infected CHOP doctor tested positive. Read the latest here.
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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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At The Bullen Companies — a business based out of Delaware County which makes specialty cleaning products.
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Justin Udo
March 02, 2020 - 3:34 pm
While there is no certain way to disinfect your home against the coronavirus, there are steps you can take to make sure cleaning products and disinfectants being used can help fight against the virus. Read more here.
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Jim Melwert
March 02, 2020 - 1:36 pm
In the Philadelphia region, conversations continue at the county level on steps that might need to be taken to prevent the further spread of the novel coronavirus.
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A person enters NorthBay VacaValley Hospital, where a woman diagnosed with coronavirus previously sought treatment, on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Vacaville, Calif.
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AP News
February 28, 2020 - 8:57 pm
California health officials on Friday confirmed the second case of novel coronavirus in the United States believed to have been transmitted to a person who didn’t travel internationally or come in close contact with anyone who had it. Read more here.
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 A woman wears a face mask in Milan, Italy, Feb. 26, 2020.
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Mike Dougherty
February 27, 2020 - 9:29 am
Many people are buying face masks to protect themselves from the coronavirus outbreak, but health officials say it won't help for people who are well to wear facemasks. Rather, people who have the virus and are showing symptoms are the ones who should wear masks. Read more recommendations here.
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Laboratory technicians test samples of virus at a laboratory in Hengyang in China's central Henan province.
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February 21, 2020 - 10:45 am
Hopes for a slowdown in the spread of the novel coronavirus were dashed Friday as the number of new cases rose in China, and outbreaks worsened in Japan and South Korea. Read more here.
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Mark Abrams
February 11, 2020 - 8:09 am
The Philadelphia Health Department says it's investigating a possible case of the Wuhan coronavirus. Forthcoming lab test results will confirm whether or not the person has the infection. Read more here.
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