Associated Press Update: 03.24.20
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The International Olympic Committee has postponed this summer’s Tokyo Games for a year as coronavirus deaths mount around the world.
U.S. lawmakers are closing in on a nearly $2 trillion deal to help cushion the economic damage from the crisis – a deal that has stocks rallying around the world.
Chinese authorities are lifting a two-month lockdown of most of coronavirus-hit Hubei province, as domestic cases of the virus continue to subside.
Spanish army troops disinfecting nursing homes in Madrid have found some residents living in squalor among the infectious bodies of people that authorities suspect have died from the coronavirus. 
Confusion is rippling through Britain after Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered a three-week halt to all non-essential activity to fight the spread of the new coronavirus.
South Africa’s coronavirus cases have leapt again to 554, the most of any country in Africa. Its 57 million people are rushing to prepare for a three-week lockdown that begins Thursday. 
Thailand’s government is imposing a one-month state of emergency allowing it to impose stricter measures to control the coronavirus that has infected hundreds of its people.
Find full virus outbreak coverage herePresident Donald Trump says that he wants to reopen the country for business in weeks, not months, and claims without evidence that continued closures could result in more deaths than the coronavirus pandemic. 
The closure of Mount Everest will have significant financial ramifications for the local Sherpas, cooks, porters and others who make their living during the short climbing window.  
For decades, American nonprofits have relied on a cadre of volunteers who — quite suddenly — aren’t able to show up.  

All information and sources above from the Associated Press.

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