The stock market took a hit on Monday as investors were reportedly spooked by the spread of the virus. The Dow Jones closed down 3.56% at 27,960 having dropped 1,031 points.
The latest official global numbers on the virus are: 79,554 cases, 2,628 deaths, 25,214 recovered. CNN’s Manu Raju and CBS’ Stephen Sanchez reported Monday afternoon on the Senate briefing:
“All senators will be briefed tomorrow in classified setting on Coronavirus, per Senate sources. They will hear from officials from a variety of agencies, including HHS, DHS, CDC, NIH and State. It comes as administration preps emergency funding request to deal with outbreak”
“Representatives from HHS, CDC, NIH and the State Department will conduct a classified briefing for all senators on the Coronavirus tomorrow morning, a senate source says.”