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Coronavirus live updates: Stimulus may exceed $2 trillion, FEMA aid approved for New York

Coronavirus live updates: Stimulus may exceed $2 trillion, FEMA aid approved for New York 1
Asian Americans face discrimination in the wake of the coronavirus

Asian Americans experiencing violence and hate after President Donald Trump made hurtful and misleading comments saying “China is to blame” and calling COVID-19 the “Chinese virus.”

As the number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases increases, some states are acting quickly by ordering variations of stay-at-home orders for residents. Oregon issued such an order on Friday night, joining states that include California, Illinois, and New York.

The respiratory virus, known officially as COVID-19, has reached every continent except Antarctica, and every state in America since emerging in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December.

Globally, there are at least 275,000 diagnosed cases and 11,399 coronavirus-related deaths, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. More than 88,000 people have recovered worldwide.

NEW YORK CITY ON MARCH 20

Coronavirus live updates: Stimulus may exceed $2 trillion, FEMA aid approved for New York 2
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A view of Lexington Avenue at rush hour as the coronavirus continues to spread across the United States on March 20, 2020, in New York City.

In the United States, at least 19,624 diagnosed cases have been confirmed, and at least 260 people have died. So far, at least 147 have recovered.

Today’s biggest developments in the United States:

1. The economic stimulus may exceed $2 trillion, up from $1 trillion

2. New York declared ‘major disaster’

3. More countries on lockdown

SOURCE: ABC NEWS

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