FAST FIVE: 200 NYPD Officers Test Positive For COVID-19 As NYC Cements Its Position As 'Epicenter' Of US Outbreak: Live Updates

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This represents 54% of the cases in New York state and 32% of all cases in the country “[It] does not apply to anything we're seeing in New York City,” de Blasio said about Trump's goal to restart the country by Easter, which Trump clarified on Wednesday wouldn't apply to NYC, but to areas with far fewer confirmed cases.

“In my particular case, with my history as an athlete, if I were infected with the virus, I would have no reason to worry, I would feel nothing, or it would be at most just a little flu,” he said.

As more countries unfurl lockdown orders around the world, Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on all residents to stay home next week, while announcing that a vote on constitutional reforms that had been set to take place on April 22 would be postponed.

Meanwhile, the Bank of Spain, the country's central bank and a constituent of the ECB said coronavirus outbreak mitigation measures have caused severe disruptions of the economy since March, and the impact on jobs will most likely be very significant in the near-term.

In other Japan-related news, officials announced that the Diamond Princess cruise ship is expected to leave Yokohama port on Wednesday after scientists confirmed that samples of the virus had apparently survived on the ship for weeks.

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