World Kidney Day
On this day 2020: Global stock markets and oil prices plunged, reflecting mounting alarm over the impact of the coronavirus.
An alarmingly sharp slide at the opening bell on Wall Street triggered the first automatic halt in trading in more than two decades; the Dow industrials finished nearly 8% lower.
A cruise ship with at least 21 infected people aboard was allowed to dock in Oakland, California after days idling at sea while dozens of those aboard were tested. Italy’s premier put the entire country on lockdown to combat the coronavirus, urging all 60 million Italians to stay home. The Capitol’s attending physician said “several” members of Congress had contact with a person who had attended a recent political conference and had later developed COVID-19. More than two dozen people, including the trainer of champion horse Maximum Security, were charged in what authorities described as a widespread scheme to drug racehorses to make them run faster.
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