WHO warns the rest of the world "is not ready for the virus to spread..."
CDC warns Americans "should prepare for possible community spread" of virus.
San Francisco Mayor declares state of emergency
Later, CDC says pandemic not a question of if, but when
Brazil has confirmed South America's first coronavirus case
Germany confirms 2nd case on Tuesday, brings total to 17
Italy cases spike to 322; deaths hit 10
Japan's Shiseido tesll 8k employees to work from home
Kudlow tries to jawbone markets higher
HHS Sec. Azar warns US lacks stockpiles of masks
Italy Hotel in Lockdown After First Coronavirus Case in Liguria
Algeria confirms 1st case
First case in Switzerland
Kuwait halts all flights to Singapore and Japan
Iran confirms 95 cases, 15 deaths
First case in Austria
Spain reports 7 cases in under 24 hours, including in Madrid, Canary Islands, Barcelona
Iran Deputy Health Minister infected with Covid-19
Update (0550ET): It's official: The Coronavirus has spread to South America.
The news helped rattle investor confidence, sending futures into the red as US stocks looked set to open in the red on Wednesday, building on four days of losses.
The virus has now spread to every continent except for Antarctica.
The 61-year-old man, who recently visited Italy, was flagged by a hospital in Sao Paolo, according to Reuters.
Update (1900ET): We've got some (potentially) big news. Brazil's Health Ministry said a man has tested positive for the coronavirus on in initial test. If it's confirmed in a second test, it will be the first case in South America.
The virus has already spread from Asia to Europe, North America, Australia and Africa.
On that note, El Salvador on Tuesday announced it would prevent entry of people from Italy and South Korea.
In Spain, a 7th cases has been confirmed in under 24 hours. Just over a day ago, Spain had zero confirmed cases.
Update (1700ET):SFChronicle reports that Mayor London Breed declared a state of emergency for San Francisco Tuesday, which will ramp up the city’s efforts to prepare for and confront potential cases.
There have been no confirmed coronavirus cases in San Francisco to date, but “the global picture is changing rapidly, and we need to step-up preparedness,” Breed said in a statement.
Three people have been treated at San Francisco hospitals for coronavirus, two of which have been discharged, but to date no cases have originated inside the city.