Coronavirus live news: Trump appears to back down on New York ‘quarantine’

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Coronavirus live news: Trump appears to back down on New York ‘quarantine’




President had triggered confusion and alarm, with New York governor responding that sealing off state would be ‘federal declaration of war’; meanwhile more than 10,000 have died in Italy. Follow the latest updates

Health Minister Jelta Wong says #PNG currently has 580 COVID19 swab testing kits. 4000 more are to arrive next week. If all goes to plan, and with testing facilities/equipment being upgraded in Port Moresby, they’ll be able to do 700 tests per day by the first quarter of April.

China reported 45 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for 28 March, down from 54 on the previous day, Reuters reports.

All but one involved travelers from overseas, the country’s health authority said on Sunday.

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