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Holed up in the US: Coronavirus shutdown threatens jobs


March 17, 2020

Matt Rourke – Associated Press

A pedestrian walks past the sparsely populated Independence Mall in Philadelphia, Monday, March 16, 2020. In a new front to slow the spread of the new coronavirus in Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Wolf ordered all restaurants and bars to close their dine-in facilities in five heavily populated counties starting Monday. According to the World Health Organization, most people recover in about two to six weeks, depending on the severity of the illness.

Millions of Americans holed up at home against the coronavirus Monday, with many of them thrown out of work until further notice, as authorities tightened the epic clampdown and the list of businesses forced to close across the U.S. extended to restaurants, bars, gyms and casinos.

With the U.S. economy shuddering to a near-halt, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted nearly 3,000 points, or 13%, its biggest one-day percentage loss since the Black Monday crash of 1987.


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