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TUESDAY, 2/25/2020 virus.
Money will be used for vaccines, treatment and protection equipment, Press related report. Although $ 1.25 billion will be the new funding source, the request also requires $ 535 million to be transferred from the Ebola prep account. The package was announced as financial markets fell on Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average a 1,000 point drop as worries about the COVID-19 pandemic began to increase.
Since Monday, the US Patient Control and Prevention website has reported that 53 Americans are currently testing coronavirus-positive, a leap from 35 reports last week. New cases have been discovered in Americans who were evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan earlier this week. All evacuees are under quarantine in the United States.
The groups of cases that have arisen in South Korea, Italy and Iran that have no clear relationship with the epicenter of the epidemic in China have raised concerns about local epidemics, self-sustaining and global pandemics. During a pandemic, epidemics occur on more than one continent. As of Tuesday, there were more than 80,000 COVID-19 cases and nearly 2,700 deaths …