SUN MAR 22 COVID-19 UPDATES: Canada says it won't send athletes to Tokyo Olympics

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(WOWT) -- Here's a review of Sunday's local, state, and national developments in the COVID-19 outbreak:

11:18 p.m. --">A 12-year-old girl is in isolation at an Atlana hospital after she was confirmed to have coronavirus. Emma’s family says they don’t know how she contracted the virus, and she has no underlying health conditions.

10:04 p.m. -- Canadian Olympic Committee announced it won't send athletes to the Summer Olympics in Tokyo unless the games are postponed by a year, becoming the first country to threaten such a move.

10:02 p.m. -- Top-level negotiations between Congress and the White House churned into the night Sunday over a now nearly $2 trillion economic rescue package.

7:53 p.m. -- Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services announces another new case in the central part of the state: A woman in her 40s from Dawson County who recently traveled is currently self-isolating at home.

7 p.m. -- IBM is offering up its speedy supercomputer to help combat the new coronavirus. 3M said that it has doubled the number of N95 face masks it makes to 100 million per month in its plants around the world and is working to double that amount again in the next 12 months. [ DETAILS]

6:52 p.m. -- A Trump administration official said illegal border crossings have dropped by half as the strictest U.S.-Mexico border policies yet went into place amid the coronavirus pandemic.

6:42 p.m. -- Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts and other state officials will have a news conference at 2 p.m. Monday to give an update on steps taken by the state to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

6:30 p.m. -- In a special report by the White House Coronavirus Task Force a website was announced for those who have questions regarding coronavirus symptoms, resources, and information.

6:10 p.m. -- Papillion La Vista Schools have released their secondary learning plan as spring break wraps up but students still can't go back to school. Seniors are also able to use the program to work towards graduation.

4:40 p.m. -- Hispanic and Latino Leaders will be hosting a virtual public message to address the coronavirus outbreak at 6 p.m.
Sunday on Zoom.

4:30 p.m. -- Council Bluffs Community School District Board of Education president David Coziahr has directed all Council Bluff School District Board of Directors meetings to be held electronically to mitigate spread.

3:45 p.m. -- The world-wide spread of the coronavirus has had a big impact on the airport and hotel industry.

3:30 p.m. -- Nebraska Medicine put a call out on social media looking for those who can sew. They are looking for people who can repair clean, damaged scrubs for health care workers who are helping people fight COVID-19. Those interested in helping can email

2:55 p.m. -- President Trump tweeted that the press conference at the White House will now be held at 4 p.m. His tweet saying, "Many things to discuss."

2:10 p.m. -- UNMC/Nebraska Medicine put out a call on Facebook today asking for anyone with sewing skills to help repair scrubs for clinical and cleanup teams.

1:50 p.m. -- IOC is looking to postpone the Tokyo Olympics during four weeks of talks amid criticism from athletes.

1:03 p.m. -- Omaha Happy Hours has a list of Metro restaurants available for take-out and delivery orders. [INFO]

12:55 p.m. -- Republican Rand Paul of Kentucky becomes the first US senator to test positive for COVID-19.

12:45 p.m. -- The Iowa Department of Public Health has confirmed 22 more COVID-19 cases in the state, bringing the total to 90 positive cases.

12:40 p.m. -- Spanish opera singer Placido Domingo announces that he is infected with coronavirus. He is 79-years-old.

11:45 a.m. -- Negotiations teeter between the White House and Congress in regards to a $1.4 trillion economic rescue package.

11:15 a.m. -- President Trump sent a letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un seeking to maintain a good relationship between the two countries during this epidemic. It was received well, according to Kim's sister.

10:30 a.m. -- Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert posted on Facebook announcing by executive order she has created a COVID-19 Community Response Advisory Board. This will represent business, philanthropy, human services, housing, homelessness, workforce and employment, small businesses, food security, finance, public health, neighborhood associations, education, the Omaha City Council, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, and nonprofits.


  • 2:30 p.m. -- Douglas County COVID-19 case update [WATCH]
  • 2:30 p.m. -- Gov. Reynolds holds update on 22 additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa [WATCH]
  • 4 p.m. -- White House Coronavirus Task Force update [WATCH]

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