5 things to know for March 26: Coronavirus, economy, Dems, cruise, Great Barrier Reef

5 things to know for March 26: Coronavirus, economy, Dems, cruise, Great Barrier Reef5 things to know for March 26: Coronavirus, economy, Dems, cruise, Great Barrier Reef

If your day doesn't start until you're up to speed on the latest headlines, then let us introduce you to your new favorite morning fix. Sign up here for the '5 Things' newsletter. (CNN) The Department of Justice isn't messing around. If for some reason you try to spread the coronavirus intentionally, you could be charged with terrorism . Here's what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. The number of coronavirus cases is closing in on half a million worldwide. More than 472,000 have been sickened and 21,000 have died from the virus, and the areas most deeply in crisis keep shifting. Spain now has more coronavirus deaths than China , second only to Italy. Japan and New Zealand have recorded their largest single-day spikes in diagnoses. Coronavirus has also reached the UK's royal family, which announced that 71-year-old Prince Charles, next in line to the throne, has tested positive . In the US, an epidemiologist says virus deaths could reach their peak in three weeks . The American epicenter of the outbreak is New York City, where the number cases is doubling about every three days. US Defense Secretary Mark Esper has ordered a 60-day freeze on all troop movements overseas to prevent the spread of the virus. Follow the latest updates here. New normal in New York City during coronavirus pandemic New normal in New York City during coronavirus pandemic 01:54 New normal in New York City during coronavirus pandemic The ...
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