As the number of coronavirus cases increases, world leaders, politicians, and scientists are trying to figure out the best solution.
In the US, the number of cases passed 3,010 on Sunday, and more are expected to come. Gov. Cuomo announced a third person in NYC has died from the novel coronavirus, a 79-year-old who had major underlying issues prior. A total of 729 people in New York State tested positive for the virus. West Virginia is the only state without any confirmed cases.
Some jobs are allowing their employees to work from home. Many states have closed schools, and California, New York, and Washington banned large gatherings. HobokenNew Jersey imposed a citywide 10 pm curfew and closed all of its bars. The town of Teaneck, NJ put itself on self-quarantine after 18 confirmed cases.
Donald Trump declared a national state of emergency on Friday (March 13), but Blasio says he needs to do more.
“We need the federal government to take over the supply change right now,’ he said. ‘Right now we have to make sure the places in this country that need more ventilators, surgical masks, they need hand sanitizers, that that is a federalized dynamic where those factories that produce those goods are put on 24/7 shifts.’
Officials statewide are urging the public to practice social distancing.”