COVID-19 news blurbs from around the world, 25 March 2020.
JUST IN: for the first time we’re hearing what to expect in Arizona. Peak COVID-19 cases hitting in mid April and hospitalizations peaking in May. This is big. This is the first time we’re hearing this. #abc15 #COVIDー19 #COVID2019 #coronavirus
— Nicole Grigg (@NicoleSGrigg) March 25, 2020
- California will need 50,000 additional hospital beds to treat coronavirus patients, according to modeling data. This is a dramatic jump from the 20,000 extra beds Gov. Gavin Newsom said the state would need on Monday, two days ago.
- In California, one million people have filed an unemployment claim. Most financial institutions have agreed to a 90 day waiver on mortgages and foreclosures; Bank of America committed to only 30 days.
- Canada’s emergency response for its citizens will be $2000 per month for four months.
DC just sent a public safety alert to all District residents asking us to stay home: https://t.co/5ekaZXsuL0 All non-essential businesses closed through April 24. Stay safe, everyone. We can get through this, together. pic.twitter.com/zPSQ58vVvd
— Alex Howard (@digiphile) March 26, 2020
- Greece: a village in the northern part of the country has been placed on lockdown. And there was no parade today, which is National Day.
- New York: the infection rate at Riker’s prison is seven (7) times that of New York City and 87 times that of the country as a whole.
- South Korea is tightening border checks for people coming into the country from the United States.
- United Kingdom: Prince Charles tests positive for COVID-19.
See 25 March 2020 issue of Coronavirus Memo from a News Hound