The US State Department warned American citizens not to travel abroad because of the coronavirus pandemic,issuing the highest possible level of travel advisory. Americans traveling overseas were urged to get home quickly.
Responding to the growing threat of a virus that is infecting the world’s population from the poorest to the richest, Pres. Donald Trump announced that the upcoming G7 summit in the U.S. will be cancelled and world leaders will instead meet by video-conferencing.
A grim indication of the worsening situation in Italy was reflected in the death toll from the coronavirus, which surged past the body count in China, making Italy the hardest hit nation as the pandemic spreads around the world.