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Coronavirus News Roundup: Thursday, March 12

Coronavirus News Roundup: Thursday, March 12Its official: The World Health Organization says COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, is a pandemic.coronavirus, COVID-192020-03-12T00:00:00-04:00
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Coronavirus News Roundup: Thursday, March 12

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

It’s official: The World Health Organization says COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, is a pandemic. Government and industry leaders are moving to cancel events and stem the flow of the disease, even though some experts say it is too late. President Donald Trump announced a travel ban from European countries last night. The NBA has suspended its season and the NCAA will play tournament games -- including some scheduled for Indianapolis -- without fans. 

Here’s the latest from the region: 

Illinois: 

  • There are 25 cases of the virus in Illinois, the most in the Midwest. 

Indiana:  

  • The NCAA has prohibited fan attendance at the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight tournament games at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. 
  • The Big Ten says that fans can't attend men’s basketball conference tournament games in Indianapolis. 
  • Ball State University joined other major Indiana universities in suspending classes. 

Iowa: 

Kentucky: 

  • Eight people have tested positive for COVID-19. 
  • The governor is asking major institutions such as schools, houses of worship and prisons to cancel events. 

Missouri: 

Ohio: 

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