Italy experienced its deadliest day yet with 368 new deaths, according to The Washington Post reports.
This brings the total to 1,809 in Italy.
Europe continues to see “staggering rises in death tolls,” the report adds.
Spain has doubled in the last 24 hours to 288 deaths.
In the U.S., the Federal Reserve has also made an emergency interest rate cut to zero on Sunday night, the report adds. Officials in Ohio and Illinois have ordered the statewide closure of bars and restaurants to combat the coronavirus.
Officials in Ohio and Illinois have claimed the severe impacts to the community is necessary “as the pandemic continues to rapidly expand.”
More from The Washington Post:
Governments around the globe are making tough decisions to keep their citizens safe, including enacting strict travel restrictions, shutting down nonessential businesses, closing schools and instituting quarantines, as deaths in Italy and Spain skyrocketed in the last 24 hour…
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In a new statement Sunday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said it was “unacceptable” that travelers at U.S. airports have been thrown into chaos in the aftermath of President Trump’s travel ban on European countries. Legal residents returning home are being forced to wait for hours in congested lines for health screenings.
Puerto Rico has closed nonessential businesses and enacted a curfew in an attempt to contain the virus on the island.
The European Union has announced that E.U. companies that produce masks, gloves and protective garments will need government permission to sell outside the 27-nation bloc.
New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo urged Trump to activate the Army Corps of Engineers to prepare emergency medical facilities, while New York City officials called for a complete shutdown of the city.
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