Coronavirus has now hit all fifty states in the US, with West Virginia reporting its first case of the deadly disease on Tuesday.
Announcing West Virginia’s first Covid-19 patient, Governor Jim Justice said: “We knew this was coming.”
New York City said it was considering a lockdown similar to one in the San Francisco Bay area.
There have so far been 108 deaths in the US from coronavirus and more than 6,300 confirmed cases nationally.
There are about 200,000 infections worldwide, with nearly 8,000 deaths.
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump announced a 1-trillion-Dollar economic stimulus package.
Later in the day, his treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, reportedly warned Republican senators privately that if Congress failed to act, US unemployment could hit 20% – almost double the jobless rate during the Great Recession after the 2008 financial crisis.