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COVID-19 Daily Digest – 3/25/20

Here is a recap of everything related to COVID-19 from the past day.

As of Tuesday afternoon
Wisconsin confirmed cases: 457 (up from 416 Monday)
Wisconsin confirmed deaths: 5

World

  1. India orders 3-week nationwide lockdown starting midnight Wednesday night, making nearly 1/3 of the world’s population now under movement restrictions
  2. Italy COVID-19 deaths rise after two days of decline, residents could be fined $3,000 or sent to jail for ignoring lockdown restrictions
  3. Sierra Leone, the West Africa country at the center of the 2014 Ebola outbreak, declared a 12-month “public health emergency”
  4. Aisne, a region in northern France, bans sale of alcohol until March 31 to lessen risk of domestic violence during lockdown
  5. Saudi Arabia tightens curfew, suspends some travel
  6. Prince Charles, the 71-year-old heir to the Queen, tests positive for coronavirus
  7. Tokyo governor asks residents to stay at home
  8. Thailand announces state of emergency starting Thursday
  9. Spain passes China for COVID-19 deaths (3,434), and we’re nearing 20,000 deaths worldwide

National

  1. Congress agrees to $2 million stimulus bill, could be voted on Wednesday
  2. President Trump approves request for major disaster declaration in Louisiana as COVID-19 cases soar
  3. United States sees deadliest day (163 people) to bring total over 700
  4. Yellowstone, Grand Teton national parks close until further notice
  5. Pentagon orders all elective surgeries and dental procedures at military facilities postponed
  6. South Carolina schools to stay closed through April
  7. Vermont issues stay-at-home order
  8. A child died from COVID-19 in Los Angeles on Tuesday, marking the first U.S. death for someone under 18
  9. Nine Amazon warehouses have had workers test positive for COVID-19

State

  1. Gov. Evers stay-at-home order went into effect at 8 a.m. Wednesday and will run until April 24
  2. Archdiocese of Milwaukee cancels all Easter masses
  3. State Senate makes preparations for first-ever virtual session if there is a need to take up emergency legislation

Madison

  1. The city of Madison Streets Division closed yard waste drop-off sites and brush processing and mulch center until April 24
  2. The city of Madison has implemented curbside voting, where residents can vote without leaving their vehicle