Here are some significant developments:
- Americans overwhelmingly support state-imposed restrictions on businesses and public gatherings, according to a Washington Post-University of Maryland poll.
- New Zealand’s month-long lockdown ended Tuesday, after officials said they had almost entirely eradicated the coronavirus.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added six new symptoms, including sore throat and loss of sense of smell, suggesting that health experts are learning more about how the virus affects patients.
- Britain’s health authority warned physicians about an apparent rise in the number of children with “a multi-system inflammatory state requiring intensive care” that may be related to covid-19.
- Days after floating the idea of injecting highly toxic disinfectants to fight covid-19, Trump said he didn’t know why emergency hotlines were flooded with calls asking about the idea. “I can’t imagine,” Trump said.
- U.S. intelligence agencies warned Trump about the coronavirus in more than a dozen classified briefings in January and February, while he continued to downplay the threat.