FAST FIVE: US Death Toll From COVID-19 Surpasses 9/11; New York Reports 14% Jump In Cases As Global Total Tops 800k: Live Updates
The death toll stood at 3,170 as of 11 am ET according to the Washington Post.
Orban now has the power to govern “unchallenged for as long as he sees fit,” a move rights groups said effectively suspends democracy in the European Union member state in the name of fighting the virus, though this isn't the first time that the “illiberal” whiners have accused Orban of “flexing” his authoritarian tendencies.
Speaking of infections caused by foreigners, the NHC promised to start including the “asymptomatic” figures starting on Wednesday, as Beijing clarifies that it already asks health workers to record this data, which is…interesting, to say the least.
As of as of Monday, there were 1,541 asymptomatic carriers under medical observation on mainland China, including 205 imported cases, officials told SCMP.
Also, a troubling caveat: After announcing yesterday plans to build some 50k ventilators in 100 days, Ford and GE, which will be working on a product model by Airon Corp., added that the 100-day clock won't start until April 20, and it's likely that most of the ventilators won't be ready until after the US surge, if one still happens.