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Indiana, Massachusetts Prepare ‘Stay At Home’ Orders, South Africa Weighs ’21-Day’ Lockdown: Live Updates

Indiana, Massachusetts Prepare ‘Stay At Home’ Orders, South Africa Weighs ’21-Day’ Lockdown: Live Updates

Summary: 

  • Japan PM Abe says world “not ready” to hold Olympics
  • Angela Merkel tests negative for COVID-19
  • Australia and Canada pull athletes from the games
  • NY case total tops 20k
  • Hong Kong bars all foreigners for 14 days
  • Spain reports 26% jump in deaths on Sunday
  • Indiana, Mass. reportedly preparing stay-home orders
  • New Jersey reports nearly 1,000 case jump
  • UK preparing to close “non-essential” shops
  • Dems hold stimulus bill hostage with last-minute demands
  • India ban on international flights begins
  • Largest 2-day jump in global cases reported over the weekend
  • Spain follows Italy by extending quarantine
  • 1 in 3 Americans begin Monday under lockdown
  • India shutters domestic transit even as ‘official’ cases remain low
  • Trump sends National Guard troops to New York, California & Washington
  • Fed delivers latest bazooka blast with another massive monetary stimulus
  • Senate holds second stimulus vote
  • Amazon doubles workers overtime pay

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Update (1200ET): heading into the lunchtime hours, as thousands of traders get up from their couch to go fix themselves a sandwich, there’s some more breaking news about the growing number of lockdown orders.

First, rumor has it that South Africa is preparing to announce a 21-day lockdown. In the US, reports claim Indiana and Massachusetts are joining the list of states who have declared mandatory lockdowns. That would add13.6 million more Americans to the lockdown total.

New Jersey health officials just released their latest update on the number of positive tests, and the total has increased by nearly 1,000 overnight, to 2,844 from 1,914.

A joint statement released by the Bank of England and British banks said the country’s banks are in a strong financial position heading into the crisis and that “banks are here to help the public.”

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Update (1130ET): After heading into isolation over the weekend, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has reportedly tested negative for VOID-19, sparing Europe’s largest economy from the challenge of confronting the outbreak without the country’s its longtime leader.

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