CORONAVIRUS: News Headline Wrap Up


Scientists in London are paying people $4,000 to get infected with coronavirus to help find a vaccine.

Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, the wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, has tested positive for coronavirus. She's in quarantine. He hasn't shown symptoms.

Basketball star Kevin Love pledged $100,000 for the Cleveland Cavaliers’ office and arena staff, to help those temporarily unemployed by the NBA shutdown due to the coronavirus.

The PGA has canceled the remainder of the Players Championship and other play through the first week in April.

Broadway has gone dark over fears of the coronavirus.

Disney and Universal are temporarily shutting down their theme parks.

The NCAA has canceled March Madness.

Concert promoters Live Nation and AEG have issued a joint statement postponing all arena tours.

Major League Baseball has called off spring training and delayed the regular season by two weeks.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has banned all gatherings of 500 people or more statewide effective Friday at 5 p.m.

The NHL has joined the NBA in suspending its season.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has postponed its May 2nd induction ceremony.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York will close indefinitely starting tomorrow (Friday).

The press secretary for Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for the coronavirus just days after a meeting withPresident Trumpat Mar-a-Lago. Bolsonaro is also being tested and monitored. The White House says Trump still has not been tested.

Major League Soccer has suspended its season for 30 days.

The Big 10, SEC and American Athletic Conference have canceled their post-season basketball tournaments.

Cruise lines have begun suspending operations globally.

Donovan Mitchell has become the second Utah Jazz player to test positive for the coronavirus. Teammate Rudy Gobert's positive test led to the NBA suspending the season.

The NHL is expected to provide an update today on the status of the remainder of its season, but in the meantime, teams have been advised to not conduct team practices and meetings today

Trading on Wall Street was suspended for the second time this week after a morning plunge. At 10 a.m., the Dow is down another 1900 points.

The Chinese Basketball Association, which suspended its season in January, is ready to resume next month and told all American players to return to China. Those who don't will receive a lifetime ban.

A JetBlue passenger on a flight from New York to Palm Beach, Florida tested positive for coronavirus shortly after landing.

California Governor Gavin Newsom is calling for a ban on all public gatherings of more than 250 people through the end of March.

The first reported case of coronavirus on Capitol Hill involves a staffer for Democratic Senator Maria Cantwell of Washington state.

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