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Every aspect of modern life is being hit as sweeping measures are rolled out in an effort to stem the coronavirus pandemic. President Trump has declared a national emergency and the House on Saturday passed a bill to provide Americans relief. 

A growing number of places are closing their doors and events across the globe are being canceled. On Saturday, Spain announced tight restrictions on movements and the closure of restaurants and similar establishments, following Italy's example. 

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide topped 150,000 by mid-Saturday, according to Johns Hopkins University. More than 5,800 people have died, and more than 73,000 have recovered.

President Trump announced at a press conference Saturday that he himself took a coronavirus test on Friday night. Mr. Trump's physician announced later Saturday that the president tested negative. At the same press conference, Vice President Mike Pence said a European travel ban is being extended to Ireland and the U.K., effective at midnight on Monday.

Any American citizens in those countries will be able to fly home, he said.

The House overwhelmingly approved legislation in the middle of the night to give direct relief to Americans impacted by the spreading virus. Central to the aid package are free testing and sick pay guarantee for some affected Americans. The legislation offers three months of paid family and medical leave for those who qualify. Small and mid-sized employers would be reimbursed through tax credits.

Voting in the Senate is not yet set, but senators were scheduled to return Monday. Senate Leader Mitch McConnell said he expects most senators will want to "act swiftly." 

Amid the outbreak – and the mounting response — Disney World is closing. Broadway shut its doors. Schools are closing and large gatherings are being banned. The Boston Marathon and the Masters Tournament are now postponed. The NBA, NHL and Major League Soccer have suspended their seasons.  

Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for detailed information on coronavirus treatment and prevention.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Shoppers wearing masks are faced with partially empty shelves at a supermarket in London on March 14, 2020, as consumers worry about product shortages. Getty

Oregon reports first death, total U.S. deaths now at 60

The state of Oregon announced its first coronavirus-related death Saturday. "A 70-year old man, a resident of Multnomah County who had underlying medical conditions, became the first person in Oregon to die from COVID-19," Oregon Health Authority said in a statement.

At least 60 people in the U.S. have died from the novel coronavirus. There are confirmed cases in 49 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

By Jordan Freiman

Detroit Pistons player tests positive for coronavirus

A player for the Detroit Pistons has tested positive for the coronavirus, the team announced Sunday. The player is "under the care of team medical staff and in self-isolation since Wednesday night," the team said.

The Pistons played the Utah Jazz on March 7. Two Jazz players, Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell, tested positive for coronavirus. Gobert was the first NBA player to test positive for the virus, prompting the NBA to suspend the 2020 season on Wednesday.

By Jordan Freiman

White House expands Europe travel ban as outbreak worsens

White House expands Europe travel ban as outbreak worsens 02:22
By Jordan Freiman

Democratic candidates cancel major campaign events amid coronavirus concerns

Democratic candidates cancel major campaign events amid coronavirus concerns 02:00
By Jordan Freiman

New Jersey reports second death

A second person has died from coronavirus in New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy announced Saturday. According to the governor, the person was "a female in her 50s who was being treated at CentraState Medical Center in Monmouth County."

New Jersey has at least 69 confirmed cases, with most cases being concentrated in Bergen County. Teaneck Mayor Mohammed Hameeduddin on Saturday asked all residents of the town of over 41,000 to self-quarantine for 14 days.

In Hoboken, all bars and restaurants have been ordered to close beginning March 15. 

"If a bar does not currently offer food, they will no longer be permitted to operate and are no longer permitted to serve alcohol, effective March 15 at 11 a.m.," Mayor Ravinder Bhalla said in a statement. "According to OEM, any bar or restaurant establishment that currently offers food service will be permitted to conduct food takeout only."

Hoboken is also instituting a curfew, which will be in effect from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning Monday.

By Jordan Freiman

Life changes drastically for Americans as coronavirus continues to spread

Life changes drastically for Americans as coronavirus continues to spread 01:54
By Jordan Freiman

Trump tested negative for coronavirus, doctor says

Hours after President Trump announced he had been tested for coronavirus, the president's doctor said he tested negative

Sean P. Conley, the president's physician, said in a statement that one week after Mr. Trump hosted the Brazilian delegation at dinner, Mr. Trump is symptom-free. The Brazilian press secretary, who was at the dinner, tested positive for coronavirus. 

By Caroline Linton

Georgia delays presidential primary

Georgia election officials are postponing the scheduled March 24 presidential primary amid the coronavirus outbreak. The primary will now be held on May 19, when Georgia's other 2020 primary elections are scheduled to be held.

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Raffensperger said in a statement that in-person early voting that began on March 2 will be halted. Early voting will resume closer to May 19.

"In light of the public health emergency posed by COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, in-person voting presents increased risk to voters and poll workers," Raffensperger said in a statement. "Events are moving rapidly and my highest priority is protecting the health of our poll workers, their families, and the community at large."  

By Caroline Linton

South Beach closes public beach during spring break

Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy Morales announced Saturday strict measures to keep spring breakers away, according to the Miami Herald. Three of the busiest streets in South Beach will be closed to the public beginning Saturday night. 

Morales issued an emergency declaration on Thursday and Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber announced that spring break is "over," CBS Miami reports

"We all appreciate the substantial economic impact this will have on our hospitality industry, but curtailing large gatherings and crowds is necessary at this time," Gelber said.

By Caroline Linton

Spain goes on lockdown

Spain put in place tight restrictions on movements and announced restaurants and other establishments would be closed, following Italy's example. There are currently more than 6,300 cases of coronavirus in Spain, and there have been 191 deaths. The country has the second-most number of cases in Europe, behind Italy.

"From now we enter into a new phase," Spanish Prime Minister  Pedro Sánchez said Saturday. "We won't hesitate in doing what we must to beat the virus. We are putting health first."

According to the government decree, people will only be allowed to leave their homes to buy food and medicine, commute to work, go to medical centers and banks or take trips related to the care for the young and the elderly. Those limitations are effective immediately.

— The Associated Press contributed to this report.


Archdioceses of New York, Boston and Washington D.C. cancel Mass until further notice

The archdiocese of New York canceled all public Mass on Saturday, beginning immediately. The archdiocese did not provide an end date to the cancellation. 

Churches in New York will remain open for "private prayer," and a private Mass at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan will be broadcast by the Catholic Faith Network, according to a statement from the archdiocese.

The archdiocese said the decision comes after Dutchess County, New York, prohibited gatherings of more than 20 people on Friday.

"It is also intended to provide clarity and consistency throughout the ten counties that comprise the Archdiocese of New York (Manhattan, the Bronx, Staten Island, Westchester, Putnam, Orange, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Dutchess)," the archdiocese said.

The archdiocese of Boston and Washington D.C. have similarly canceled Mass.

Archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, said in a statement that the decision was "motivated by an abundance of caution and concern for those most vulnerable and the need to do our part to help limit and mitigate the spread of the illness."

Catholic weddings and funerals in Boston and Washington D.C. are allowed to proceed, but should be limited to immediate family, according the archdiocese for those cities. 

By Audrey McNamara

White House checks journalists' temperatures before press conference

Trump tested for coronavirus 02:38

The White House took the temperatures of members of the press before President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence spoke at a news conference Saturday in the White House briefing room.

One unidentified member of the press was turned away because his temperature was too high.

Vice President Mike Pence's press secretary Katie Miller tweeted that "according to the White House Medical Unit, the (man's) temperature was taken three times over a 15 minute period — all three registered above the (CDC's) 100.4 guidelines."

President Trump said at the press conference that he also had his temperature taken before the briefing. He was later asked about his temperature and said it was normal.

By Audrey McNamara

3 Mar-a-Lago guests have tested positive for coronavirus

Three people who visited President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida last weekend have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's press secretary Fabio Wajngarten, his attorney Karina Kufa, and acting Ambassador Nestor Forster have all tested positive. All three were part of a delegation that visited Mar-a-Lago. 

Brazil's embassy said in a statement Friday that Forster tested positive for the virus and has extended his self-quarantine, "which he had already placed himself into as a precautionary measure, for another two weeks."

The president's physician Dr. Sean Conley confirmed in a Saturday statement that Mr. Trump shook hands with and took pictures with one of the officials, and "spent more time in closer proximity to the second case."

"Last weekend, while hosting the Brazilian delegation at Mar-a-lago, the President briefly came in contact with an individual who 3 days later began showing symptoms and was subsequently confirmed to have COVID-19," Conley wrote.

"This evening we learned of another dinner guest, this one sharing the table with the president and the White House delegation, who was symptom-free until this morning and has since tested positive for COVID-19." 

Mr. Trump announced on Saturday that he took the coronavirus test and is awaiting results.

By Audrey McNamara

U.K. and Ireland added to European travel ban

Vice President Mike Pence announced Saturday that the United Kingdom and Ireland have been added to the European travel ban. The ban will go into effect at midnight Monday.

Pence said any American citizens in those countries will be able to fly home, but will be directed to designated U.S. airports.  

By Audrey McNamara

Trump says he took coronavirus test

President Trump said at a press conference Saturday that he took the test for the novel coronavirus last night and is awaiting results. Mr. Trump held a press conference with members of the Coronavirus Task Force, including Vice President Mike Pence, after a task force meeting led by the president.

"I also took the test last night. I decided I should based on the press conference last night," Mr. Trump said. The president was repeatedly questioned about whether he had taken a test during a press conference Friday.

Mr. Trump also praised members of the task force, saying "we've created a number of new stars."

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Trump says he took coronavirus test 15:44
By Grace Segers

Taiwanese students build Lego robot to encourage good hygiene

Students in Taiwan have built a robot from Legos to encourage kids to wash their hands more often. 

"All the students think it's very cool," sixth-grader Chen Po-yu told CBS News' Tina Kraus. Ever since he helped build the robot, students at his school have been lining up to wash their hands. 

An ultrasonic sensor on the device detects a pair of hands before spraying disinfectant. A recorded voice inside then shouts "Washing hands is super!" The goal is to encourage kids to keep coming back and stay clean. 

Students learn basic principles of robotics to help solve problems in their hometown. The school's robotics coach called the Lego-bot "a simple concept" that is keeping students ahead of the curve as the world rushes to contain COVID-19.

Students in Taiwan build robot to help coronavirus precaution awareness 01:29

Kennedy Space Center visitor complex to close

The Kennedy Space says its visitor complex will close starting Monday "until further notice" – out of an abundance of extreme caution and in the best interest of our guests and crewmembers."

"Date specific Daily Admission tickets for the period we are closed will be refunded," it said in a statement. "Unexpired Daily Admission tickets will still be valid for use. Private programs, such as ATX, Overnight Adventures, Special Interest Bus Tours and Dine With An Astronaut programs will be canceled and refunds will automatically be issued for activities scheduled on these days."

By Sarah Lynch Baldwin

President Trump and Vice President Pence speak at press conference

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were speaking at a press conference with members of the Coronavirus Task Force Saturday.

By Sarah Lynch Baldwin

Syria closes schools

War-ravaged Syria has announced a number of strict measures despite the government saying it has no confirmed cases. The Syrian government closed schools and universities until April 2 and said it was reducing working hours in public institutions.
It also canceled all cultural and sporting events, and all other events involving large gatherings, for the time being. 

Syria said it has taken preventive measures at all ports and border crossings. It has suspended travel with neighboring countries Iraq and Jordan, and it has halted religious tourism for a month.

Even in the tenth year of its devastating civil war, Syria has continued to receive large numbers of pilgrims from Iran, Iraq and 

-The Associated Press


New York reports first coronavirus death

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that an 82-year-old woman died from the coronavirus, the first death in the state. Cuomo said the woman was a resident of New York City. She was hospitalized for emphysema and COVID-19, according to the governor. 

Confirmed cases in New York jumped by 100 to 524 on Saturday, according to Cuomo, CBS New York reports. Officials have long warned that confirmed cases would increase as testing expands. 

Of the 524 cases, 117 are hospitalized. Cuomo said the high rate of hospitalization is likely due to the low number of tested cases, and said he believes the actual number of people who have coronavirus vastly exceeds 524.

By Audrey McNamara

Iran's death toll passes 600

Iran said Saturday the coronavirus outbreak has killed another 97 people, pushing the death toll in the country to 611. Iran is suffering from the worst outbreak in the Middle East, with more than 12,000 cases and even senior officials testing positive. 

There are concerns, however, that the number of infections is much higher than the confirmed cases reported by the government, with some Iranian lawmakers having questioned the official toll.  

Iran has suspended schools and banned spectators from stadiums, but religious shrines remain open and the markets and streets are still crowded in the capital, Tehran, which has been hit hardest by the virus.

Health Minister Saeed Namaki said there would be "some new restrictions" on movement into and out of cities, without elaborating.

-The Associated Press


Pentagon bans all domestic travel, closes building to visitors

The Department of Defense has banned all domestic travel for service members starting March 16 and continuing through May 11. 

The ban applies to "service members, DoD civilians, and their families assigned to DoD installations, facilities and surrounding areas within the United States and its territories," according to a press release Friday.  

"Similar to other travel guidance regarding COVID-19, travel exceptions may be granted for compelling cases where the travel is mission-essential, for humanitarian reasons, or warranted due to extreme hardship," reads the press release.
The order, by Deputy Secretary of Defense David L. Norquist, also halts all hiring until further notice. 

A second press release issued Friday announced that all unofficial and official visits to the Pentagon will be suspended starting March 16. Pentagon Tours have been suspended since March 12.

"All large gatherings, such as retirement and promotion ceremonies, shall cease," reads the release. 

Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis by high-ranking Department of Defense officials. 

Additionally, anyone with recent international travel is no longer allowed to enter the Pentagon within "14 days from the date of their arrival back to the United States." If the individual continues to be asymptomatic, their access may be restored on the 15th day.

By Audrey McNamara

Apple closing all stores outside China

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced overnight that the company is closing all of its stores outside China until March 27.

"In our workplaces and communities, we must do all we can to prevent the spread of COVID-19," he tweeted. 

By Sarah Lynch Baldwin

White House physician says Trump does not currently need to be tested

President Trump's physician said late Friday that Mr. Trump does not currently need to be tested for coronavirus, despite coming into contact with two people who later tested positive.

"Last weekend, while hosting the Brazillian delegation at Mar-A-Lago, the President briefly came in contact with an individual who 3 days later began showing symptoms and was subsequently confirmed to have COVID-19," Dr. Sean Conley wrote in a memorandum. "This evening we learned of another dinner guest, this one sharing the table with the President and White House delegation, who was symptom-free until this morning and has since tested positive for COVID-19."

Conley said Mr. Trump's exposure to the first patient was "extremely limited," and that while his contact with the second was more prolonged, "all interactions occurred before any symptom onset. He added that the interactions would be characterized as "low risk" and that there was no indication for home quarantine.

"Additionally, given the President himself remains without symptoms, testing for COVID-19 is not currently indicated," Conley wrote. The memo comes after Mr. Trump faced questions from the press about whether he would be tested.

By Victoria Albert

California reports fifth coronavirus death

The Santa Clara County public health department reported the county's second death from coronavirus on Friday night, bringing the state's death toll to five and the nationwide death toll to 51.

In a Facebook post, the department described the patient as a woman in her 80s who was hospitalized on March 9.

By Victoria Albert

Zion Williamson pledges to pay salaries of Smoothie King Center employees

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, impacting the physical and financial well-being of people around the world, many others are stepping up to help those in need. Most recently, New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson has announced that he will pay the salaries of all of the employees of Smoothie King Center, the home arena of his NBA team, after the NBA suspended the season for at least 30 days.

In a post on Instagram, Williamson said "some of the most special people I have met are those who work at smoothie King Center." He also said they have been "incredibly welcoming and supportive" since he was drafted in June 2019.

"These are the folks who make our games possible, creating the perfect environment for our fans and everyone involved in the organization. Unfortunately, many of them are still recovering from long term challenges created by Katrina, and now face the economic impact of the postponement of games because of the virus," he wrote. "My mother has always set an example for me about being respectful for others and being grateful for what we have, and so today I am pledging to cover the salaries for all of those Smoothie King Center workers for the next 30 days."

By Li Cohen

President Trump tweets support for coronavirus bill to aid families

After a day of seemingly precarious negotiations, President Trump late Friday night tweeted his support for a bill to aid families impacted by the coronavirus.

"I fully support H.R. 6201: Families First CoronaVirus Response Act, which will be voted on in the House this evening," Mr. Trump wrote. "This Bill will follow my direction for free CoronaVirus tests, and paid sick leave for our impacted American workers."

"I encourage all Republicans and Democrats to come together and VOTE YES!" Mr. Trump added. "I will always put the health and well-being of American families FIRST. Look forward to signing the final Bill, ASAP!"

The tweets come hours after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that she'd struck an agreement with the administration on the terms of the bill. Pelosi said the legislation includes paid emergency leave with two weeks of paid sick leave and up to three months of paid family and medical leave. It also enhances unemployment insurance, increases federal funds for Medicaid and adds funding for food assistance programs.

By Victoria Albert

Watch: Frustrations grow over lack of testing kits

The U.S has fallen far short in its capacity to test Americans for the virus, sparking frustrations nationwide. But there are some encouraging signs: Walmart, Walgreens, and CVS said they'll open up their parking lots for drive-thru testing. 

Watch Jamie Yuccas' report below: 

Trump says cornavirus test kits "coming very soon," leaving patients anxious for results 02:35
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