Live Blog / California issues ‘stay at home’ order, no new local cases in China for second day
Here are the latest updates from around the world.
A barista at a cafe in Bangkok uses a pulley system to accept cash for a cup of coffee in an effort to practice social distancing on Friday amid the coronavirus outbreak.Lillian Suwanrumpha / AFP – Getty ImagesUpdated March 20, 2020, 5:31 PM +08
California’s governor issued a stay at home order, which took effect Thursday night. The state’s 40 million residents were asked to leave their homes only when necessary and it will remain in place until further notice.
And Senate Republicans have unveiled a plan to send direct cash payment to help Americans hurt by the coronavirus pandemic. Under the plan, individuals making up to $75,000 annually would be eligible for a $1,200 check from the federal government.
President Trump is planning to place limits on travel between the U.S. and Mexico, similar to those put in place for Canada.
China, meanwhile, announced that for the second day in a row it had no new local cases.
There are now nearly 250,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus around the world, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak
- Here’s what to know about the coronavirus, plus a timeline of the most critical moments.
- MAPS: Where cases have been confirmed in the U.S. and worldwide.
Source from https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/live-blog/coronavirus-updates-california-issues-stay-home-order-no-new-local-n1164541