What you need to know today about the virus outbreak
March 20, 2020
The death toll from the global coronavirus pandemic surpassed 10,000 people worldwide and the effects of a global economy grinding to a halt because of the pandemic were beginning to show, from millions of unsold flowers rotting in piles in Kenya to the slow emptying of the world's skies. In Southern Europe, gasping patients filled sick wards and field hospitals went up in hotels and a convention center in Madrid.
The U.N. chief warned of a looming global recession "perhaps of record dimensions." The governors of California, New York and Illinois ordered residents to stay home unless they h...