LIVE UPDATES: Coronavirus in the Mid-South: Over 1000 confirmed cases in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas

UPDATE (12 p.m.): Mayor Jim Strickland held a press conference today and announced a Safer At Home executive order that starts tomorrow at 6 p.m. and goes for two weeks.

Mayor Espy noted, “Because we still have issues with the social congregation and many who are potentially exposing themselves to COVID-19, we are taking additional actions to save lives and limit exposure of this highly infectious virus.”

UPDATE (9:30 a.m.): Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris announced this morning that American Job Centers in West Tennessee will temporarily close beginning today due to the coronavirus outbreak.

UPDATE: (9:00 a.m.) This morning T-Mobile announced the early launch of T-Mobile Connect and new offers from Metro by T-Mobile in order to give customers discounted service during the coronavirus outbreak.

UPDATE (6:08 a.m.): Health officials in Nigeria are warning residents against the use of chloroquine to treat the novel coronavirus following three weekend hospitalizations linked to the drug, CNN reported.

The warning comes after U.S. President Donald Trump claimed in a White House press briefing late last week that the Food and Drug Administration had approved the “very powerful” chloroquine to treat the virus.

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