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Here is the newest information on the coronavirus pandemic and its influence on the Detroit space and round Michigan.

What it’s good to know at present

Inventory market opens with one other large plunge

The coronavirus pandemic continued Monday to depart the as soon as mighty bull market on its again.

The Dow Jones Industrial Common was down 2,250.46 factors immediatly Monday morning — falling 9.7% to 20,935.16 factors as soon as the market opened at 9:30 a.m. Monday. However circuit breakers kicked in and buying and selling was halted initiatially. 

The fallout continues, as dangers of a recession within the first half of this 12 months have skyrocketed prior to now month.

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DTE, Customers to droop shutoffs

DTE Power and Customers Power are briefly suspending electrical shutoffs for low-income clients through the coronavirus pandemic, the businesses mentioned Monday.

As companies start to put off employees, the danger has elevated of many low-income residents in Detroit and elsewhere being unable to pay their electrical payments, whereas authorities are advising everybody to remain as near residence as doable, to keep away from growing transmission of the virus.

Each corporations are delaying shutoffs by means of April 5.

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Michigan bars, eating places to close down dine-in providers

Michigan bars and eating places shall be ordered closed beginning at three p.m. Monday, apart from carry-out providers, as a result of coronavirus pandemic, the governor’s workplace confirmed

Tiffany Brown mentioned extra particulars shall be coming from the governor’s workplace.

A number of different states, together with Ohio and Illinois, California, and Massachusetts, took related steps over the weekend.

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Detroit casinos to shut for at the least 2 weeks

Detroit casinos will shut for at the least a two-week interval to forestall the unfold of the novel coronavirus. 

MGM Grand, MotorCity On line casino and Greektown On line casino are all set to shut Monday in compliance with an order from the Michigan Gaming Management Board. The casinos are anticipated to be closed for 2 weeks. 

Tribal casinos are usually not managed by the Gaming Management Board. The tribal casinos are regulated by the Nationwide Indian Gaming Fee and the respective authorities of the tribal group. 

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COVID-19 in Michigan: What to know, how one can perform within the week forward

Michiganders are beginning their first full week going through a brand new lifestyle in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Which means mother and father scrambling to look after their children at residence now that colleges throughout Michigan have been ordered shut down. Some persons are firing up their laptops on the kitchen desk in makeshift residence places of work after being instructed to make money working from home. Many are pressured to enterprise out for one purpose or one other, both due to their job, to examine in on household or different weak individuals, or to select up meals and provides.

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Coronavirus instances rise to 53 in Michigan

The variety of optimistic coronavirus instances is now as much as 53 in Michigan, the state Division of Well being and Human Companies introduced late Sunday night time.

It introduced 20 extra optimistic instances on Sunday from the day earlier than. Among the many 20 new instances introduced Sunday was a male youngster from Oakland County who had contact with an individual with the coronavirus.

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Ford Motor Co. closes manufacturing unit in Spain after employees check optimistic for coronavirus

A spokeswoman for Ford Motor Co. confirmed Sunday that whereas no U.S. workers have examined optimistic for COVID-19, a Ford manufacturing unit in Spain has shut down as a result of three new instances inside a 24-hour interval.

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Coronavirus fears can take a toll on our psychological well being

The outbreak of COVID-19 has thrust public well being officers world wide into uncharted territory whereas shattering America’s sense of normalcy.

Psychologists say the uncertainty of all of it, coupled with the 24-hour information cycle, can take a toll on our psychological well being. Consultants warning that folks with psychological well being circumstances might be particularly weak to emphasize triggered by the coronavirus pandemic. 

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At Detroit Metro Airport, passengers getting additional screenings on planes solely half-full

As airports nationwide and across the globe grew to become facilities of concern in regards to the transmission of coronavirus, the scene Sunday at Detroit Metro Airport was one among seeming calm as far fewer passengers than typical arrived.

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Public gathering guidelines tighten as Michigan coronavirus instances develop

Life amid the spreading coronavirus pandemic continued to shift quickly in Michigan over the weekend, with an additional tightening of social distancing measures because the variety of confirmed infections within the state grew.

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