Coronavirus live updates: UK’s Boris Johnson tests positive, mall staple retailers announce massive furloughs – CNBC

This is CNBC’s live blog covering all the latest news on the coronavirus outbreak. All times below are in Eastern time. This blog will be updated throughout the day as the news breaks. 

As coronavirus cases spike worldwide, China is closing itself off – CNN

Hong Kong (CNN)China is closing its border to most foreigners amid fears of imported novel coronavirus cases causing a second outbreak in the country where the infection was first detected.
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South Africa Nearing 1,000 Coronavirus Cases, As Country Goes Into Lockdown : Coronavirus Live Updates – NPR

A South African soldier enforces the lockdown order in downtown Johannesburg on Friday.
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A New York City nurse dies from the coronavirus. Angry co-workers blame a lack of protective gear. –

Kious Kelly, a nurse manager at a Manhattan hospital, texted his sister on March 18 with some devastating news: He had tested positive for the coronavirus and was on a ventilator in the intensive care unit. He told her he could text but not talk.
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Atlas 5 launch caps deployment of ultra-secure military communications network – Spaceflight Now

An Atlas 5 rocket fired off pad 41 at Cape Canaveral at 4:18 p.m. EDT (2018 GMT) Thursday. Credit: United Launch Alliance
The sixth and final satellite in the U.S. military’s most secure satellite communications fleet lifted off from Cape Canaveral Thursday … [+8740 It\’s free ]

Dow futures point to opening drop after capping off massive 3-day rally – msnNOW

Two of the largest private labs in the U.S. will collectively be able to process more than 300,000 COVID-19 tests by the end of the week, their CEOs say. 
LabCorp CEO Adam Schechter told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Tuesday the company is processing around 20,000 … [+1460 It\’s free ]

Thousands line up at food banks as unemployment claims rise – ABC News

Volunteers, non-profits and the National Guard are stepping up to serve those in need during a time of financial uncertainty for many Americans.
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Mark Blum: Madonna pays tribute to co-star after coronavirus death – BBC News

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Madonna and Mark Blum in Desperately Seeking Susan
Madonna has paid tribute to Mark Blum, a co-star in the 1985 film Desperately Seeking Susan, after his death from coronavirus complications.
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