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U.S. Moves From Containment to Preparing for Daily Disruptions

  • Officials warn elderly, sick people to avoid travel and crowds
  • Economic disruption predicted as 30 states find virus cases
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WHO's Galea Says No Room for Complacency in Fight Against Virus

The reality that the U.S. may not be able to contain the spread of the new coronavirus began to set in this weekend as federal officials escalated warnings to vulnerable groups and said to prepare for more disruptions.

Trump administration officials appeared on the Sunday news talk shows to brace Americans for more changes to their daily routines, from reduced travel to cancellations of large events. It was a far cry from earlier statements from the president and other officials that the virus in the U.S. was contained.