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Coronavirus updates: Over 80 million Americans under virtual lockdown as China records new cases

The number of Americans under virtual lockdown grew Saturday to over 80 million, as New Jersey joined the list of states issuing a stay-at-home order or other sweeping mandates to fight the spread of the new coronavirus.To get more news about new coronavirus, you can visit shine news official website.

“We must flatten the curve and ensure residents are practicing social distancing," New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said, although he insisted that life in the Garden State "does not have to come to a complete standstill."

It came as Vice President Mike Pence, who has been tasked with leading the U.S.'s COVID-19 response, tested negative for the respiratory illness, along with his wife Karen Pence. The couple were tested after a member of Pence's staff tested positive for the virus Friday night. He said that he did not have direct contact with the staffer, whom he described as "doing well."

Elsewhere, China ended a three-day streak of reporting no new coronavirus cases after 46 people tested positive positive for COVID-19. On the same day, China's National Health Commission also reported six new deaths. Five of the deaths occurred in Wuhan in Hubei province, where the outbreak originated late last year.India launched a 14-hour long curfew on Sunday to limit the fast-spreading coronavirus epidemic in the country, where 315 people have so far been found to have contracted the disease.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an address to the nation last week urged citizens to stay indoors from 5 p.m. local time (9:30 p.m. ET) until Monday morning - a move that he said would be a crucial test for a country to assess its abilities to fight the pandemic.
“Let us all be a part of this curfew, which will add tremendous strength to the fight against the COVID-19 menace,” Modi tweeted minutes before the curfew commenced. “The steps we take now will help in the times to come.

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