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Day 1152


(Matt Kiser) #1

1/ Trump recommended all Americans avoid groups of 10 or more people, stop discretionary travel, avoid bars, restaurants, gyms, and other public places for the next 15 days, saying the coronavirus pandemic “is a bad one, this is a very bad one, this is bad in the sense that it’s so contagious, it’s just so contagious, sort of record-setting type contagion.” Trump also recommended that schools close nationwide and for parents to homeschool their children when possible. Trump, however, said he was not considering a national curfew to mitigate the spread of coronavirus, but that Americans should expect cases to extend into at least July. Trump then proceeded to give his administration’s response to the epidemic a 10 out of 10, saying “I think we’ve done a great job.” There have been more than 4,000 confirmed cases in the U.S. and 71 deaths. (New York Times / Washington Post / Politico / CNN / NPR / Bloomberg / The Guardian / Bloomberg / NBC News / CNBC)


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:pray: Thank you @matt, today’s update was some of your best work ever. And probably your most important. :raised_hands:

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(Matt Kiser) #3

Hey, thanks so much! :slight_smile:


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(David Bythewood) #5

China announces that it will expel American journalists from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.

It also demanded that those outlets, as well as the Voice of America and Time magazine, provide the Chinese government with detailed information about their operations.

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/china-to-restrict-us-journalists-after-us-curbs-on-its-media/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=article_inset_1.1

The announcement comes weeks after President Trump limited the number of Chinese citizens who could work in the United States for five state-controlled Chinese news organizations.

It was made through Chinese state-run media:

https://newsaf.cgtn.com/news/2020-03-18/China-Takes-Countermeasures-Against-Restrictive-Measures-OWwwn0nlGo/index.html


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