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COVID-19 Update: More Than 1,000 Cases Confirmed

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@54.204.251.142 As of the afternoon of March 10, COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus, had infected more than 100,000 people worldwide, with about 800 cases nationwide and 21 cases in the Washington Metropolitan area, and had killed...

Trump Declares Virus Pandemic A National Emergency

By ANDREW TAYLOR, ZEKE MILLER, JILL COLVIN and LISA MASCARO                Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency, as Washington struggles with providing Americans...

SPECIAL ENROLLMENT OPENS NEXT WEEK DURING MARYLAND’S CORONAVIRUS STATE OF EMERGENCY

Media Release March 13, 2020 New availability complements the Easy Enrollment Health Insurance Program. Both will continue through mid-April. BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Health Benefit Exchange today announced a new special enrollment period open to all Marylanders in need of health...

Three Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 In PG County

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@54.204.251.142 Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks confirmed two new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the County.  During a press conference on March 10 at the County’s Emergency Operations Center, the County Executive promised...

Commentary: COVID-19 Impact on Low-Income Communities

By Mary Miller Cases of the COVID-19 virus have cropped up in Maryland, and at the start of this week, top experts predicted the epidemic very likely will spread throughout the state, including in Baltimore. This much is certain: The...

NBA Suspends Season Over Coronavirus

By Tim Reynolds Associated Press The NBA has suspended its season “until further notice” after a Utah Jazz player tested positive Wednesday for the coronavirus, a move that came only hours after the majority of the league’s owners were leaning toward...

Thousands On Virus-Hit Cruise Ship Wait Their Turn To Leave

By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ and DAISY NGUYEN, Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of increasingly bored and restless passengers aboard a cruise ship struck by the coronavirus waited for their turn Tuesday to get off the vessel and go...

Ciara is Latest Musician to Postpone Show Due to Coronavirus

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning singer Ciara is the latest musician to postpone a concert because of the rapidly spreading coronavirus. Ciara, who is pregnant, was set to perform in Texas at the grand opening of the...

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