This program is 30 minutes long
(New York: Tom Llamas) The sweeping action by Trump to deal with the coronavirus examined; details given about a testing plan for doctors on the front lines; scenes shown of drive-thru testing in New Rochelle, New York; details given about school closings. [TRUMP - declares a national emergency, that we will be able to do testing in the millions quickly.] [Mar. 12, National Inst. of Allergy & Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony FAUCI@- says the system is failing.] [Family physician Dr. Tina CHAREST@- says she has done zero testing in her office.] [Northwell Health laboratory services dir. Dr. Dwayne BREINING@. Washington state dept. of health Dr. Scott LINDQUIST@- talk about testing capacity.] [Seattle PATIENT - comments.] [Governor Andrew CUOMO - says there are more cases in New York.] The Website testing plan discussed.
(Studio: David Muir) The shutting down of the US introduced.
(Los Angeles: Matt Gutman) The halting of the nation's economic system examined; details given of film production, major sports shutdowns, the impact on Washington state, panic buying, the virus & actor Tom Hanks quoted. [Moody's Analytics economist Mark ZANDI@- cites the impact on farmers, truckers, stores.] [Global supply chain expert Nick BIAS?- calls this catastrophic.] The COVID-19 curve shown. The issue of disruption in the supply chain with examples cited of the use of the military discussed.
(Studio: David Muir) The say's recovery in the stock market cited.
(Studio: David Muir) The shift of the epicenter of the pandemic from China to Europe noted.
(London: Maggie Rulli) Tonight's US restrictions on travel from Europe featured; scenes shown from London; statistics on fatalities in Italy & cases in Britain cited. [President TRUMP - says families returning form Europe will be screened.] [American traveller Mitch CONOVER@- says the rules are confusing.] [Returned from Europe, Coral McNARY@- complains about the flying price.] [Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau - says he has no symptoms, but will quarantine.]
(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.
(White House: Terry Moran) The questioning of President Trump about his coronavirus exposure from Brazilian officials featured. [TRUMP - says he takes no responsibility for testing problems because of "a different time"; states we have no symptoms, that he has no idea who the "gentleman" is; suggests he most likely will be tested soon.] The donor at Mar-A-Lago who tested positive mentioned.
(Studio: David Muir; Capitol Hill: Mary Bruce) Congressional efforts to complete a coronavirus relief plan to provide immediate relief for people but it does not include a payroll tax cut discussed.