March 10 coronavirus news

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7:27 p.m. ET, March 10, 2020

Chile announces quarantine for people entering from Spain and Italy

From CNN's Jackie Castillo

Chile announced a new measure to quarantine people entering the country from Spain and Italy, according to Health Minister Jaime Mañalich.

During a news conference in Santiago Tuesday, Mañalich said people coming to Chile from Spain and Italy would be required to complete a 14-day period of isolation from their home.

The health minister also confirmed that medical care will be provided to those in need during the isolation period.

7:24 p.m. ET, March 10, 2020

Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals postponed until October

From CNN's Jon Passantino

Festivalgoers are seen during the 2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 20, 2019 in Indio, California.
Festivalgoers are seen during the 2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 20, 2019 in Indio, California. Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Coachella

The Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals have been postponed until October due to the threat of novel coronavirus, concert prompter Goldenvoice announced Tuesday evening.

“At the direction of the County of Riverside and local health authorities, we must sadly confirm the rescheduling of Coachella and Stagecoach due to COVID-19 concerns,” Goldenvoice said in a statement. “While this decision comes at a time of universal uncertainty, we take the safety and health of our guests, staff and community very seriously. We urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by public health officials.”

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will now take place on October 9, 10, 11 and October 16, 17 and 18.

Stagecoach will take place on October 23, 24 and 25.

Goldenvoice said all purchases for the April dates will be honored for the rescheduled October dates and purchasers will be notified by Friday on how to obtain a refund if they are unable to attend.

7:17 p.m. ET, March 10, 2020

UK's junior health minister has contracted coronavirus

From CNN's Milena Veselinovic and Isa Soares

Nadine Dorries, the UK's junior health minister, has tested positive for coronavirus, UK Department of Health told CNN on Tuesday.

Dorries, who is an MP and health minister for patient safety and suicide prevention, is now in self-isolation and "the usual contract tracing has begun," a spokesperson for the health ministry told CNN. 

UK health minister Matt Hancock tweeted about Dorries, saying: "Really sorry to hear Nadine has tested positive for coronavirus. She has done the right thing by self isolating at home, and both NHS and PHE staff have been brilliant. We all wish her well as she recovers."

6:43 p.m. ET, March 10, 2020

Democratic congressman will self-quarantine after contact with coronavirus patient

U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) speaks during a discussion on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) September 26, 2016 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) speaks during a discussion on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) September 26, 2016 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images

Rep. Don Beyer will self-quarantine after having dinner with someone who later tested positive for COVID-19.

The Virginia Democrat said he was contacted by the Virginia Department of Health. 

He said in the 10 days since the interaction neither he nor his wife, who was also at the dinner, have had any symptoms. 

Beyer has been on Capitol Hill this week and in meetings with members.

“My office will close for public business and I will not attend votes or hearings until Monday, when medical advisers say I should be clear to return,” Beyer said in a statement.
6:40 p.m. ET, March 10, 2020

Pence says task force discussed recommending additional travel advisories

From CNN's Maegan Vazquez 

Vice President Mike Pence speaks in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March, 10, about the coronavirus outbreak.
Vice President Mike Pence speaks in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March, 10, about the coronavirus outbreak. AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday that the White House coronavirus task force thoroughly discussed the potential for recommending additional travel advisories.

“I will tell you, we had a very thorough discussion today of the prospect of recommending to the President additional travel advisories,” Pence said in the White House press briefing room.

“We’re going to be bringing those recommendations forward in the time and manner that we as the White House coronavirus task force determine are appropriate. It’s literally a day to day consideration,” Pence added.

6:38 p.m. ET, March 10, 2020

South Dakota reports one coronavirus death

From CNN's Rebekah Riess

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem announced that five people in the state have coronavirus and one of the infected people has died.

The person who died today was a man in his 60s, who had underlying medical conditions that complicated the situation, according Kim Malsam-Rysdon, South Dakota Secretary of Health.

The other four cases are not in the hospital at this time, but are at home recovering, Malsam-Rysdon said.

According to Malsam-Rysdon, these cases include two men in their 40s, one man in his 50s, and one woman in her 30s.

6:36 p.m. ET, March 10, 2020

Turkey confirms first case of coronavirus

From CNN's Gul Tuysuz

Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca speaks during a press conference in Ankara, Turkey on Wednesday March 11.
Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca speaks during a press conference in Ankara, Turkey on Wednesday March 11. Aytug Can Sencar/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Turkey confirmed its first case of coronavirus, said the country's Health Minister Fahrettin Koca in at a news conference in Ankara.

The male patient came in contact with the virus through Europe and has been in isolation, the minister said.

He continued: “All family and close contacts are also being monitored. Please do not travel abroad unless necessary…For those returning from abroad, we are asking that they self isolate.”

Koca said medical personnel and hospitals have taken precautions.

"One or two cases should not be considered an outbreak, it just means that the virus has entered within our borders. This was a strong possibility and has come true," he said. 
6:27 p.m. ET, March 10, 2020

NCAA says decision on March Madness will be made in coming days

From CNN's Kevin Dotson

The NCAA said Monday it continues to assess how coronavirus impacts its tournaments and events and it will make decisions in the coming days.

Here's a statement from the NCAA:

"The NCAA continues to assess how COVID-19 impacts the conduct of our tournaments and events. We are consulting with public health officials and our COVID-19 advisory panel, who are leading experts in epidemiology and public health, and will make decisions in the coming days."
6:50 p.m. ET, March 10, 2020

Pence says decision to hold campaign rallies is "made literally on a day-to-day basis”

From CNN's Betsy Klein and Dana Bash

Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images
Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Vice President Mike Pence was pressed Tuesday on whether the Trump campaign would continue to hold campaign rallies in spite of US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance encouraging Americans to avoid large gatherings.

"That’ll be a decision that’s made literally on a day-to-day basis,” he said. 

Pence continued: “I’m very confident that the campaign will take the very best information and make the very best decision going forward.”

A Trump campaign source told CNN again Tuesday evening that a forthcoming presidential rally would be announced today, but so far no such announcement has been made. 

CNN first reported Monday that planning for a Trump rally was underway.  

And a source familiar with the campaign’s plans told CNN, “They are proceeding as normal until told not to” by the President.

The source suggested that the campaign is waiting to see what Trump’s Democratic rivals do as coronavirus progresses.

“They will not want to take the lead on canceling campaign events, and will only do so if and when the Sanders and Biden campaigns cancel events,” the source said.

Both Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders’ campaigns canceled rallies citing the coronavirus outbreak on Tuesday evening. 

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