British premier tests positive for coronavirus

New British Prime Minister Boris Johnson waves from the door of No. 10 Downing Street | Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

New British Prime Minister Boris Johnson waves from the door of No. 10 Downing Street | Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

March 27, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tested positive for the coronavirus, the U.S. became the global leader in cases and the House was set to vote on a $2.2 trillion emergency aid bill Friday as COVID-19 continues to plague the world.

Meanwhile, New York continued to see an uptick in deaths as an epicenter of the outbreak in the U.S. Southwest Airlines planed to cancel 1,500 daily flights beginning Friday and Grand Canyon National Park officials will close three of the canyon’s most popular trails at noon.

But there are hints of a silver lining: The House convenes at 9 a.m. ET and is set to vote on the emergency aid bill that would provide $1,200 to most Americans, along with funds for small businesses and unemployment insurance. President Donald Trump is expected to sign it.

Early Friday, the U.S. counted nearly 86,000 cases of coronavirus, with 1,296 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University data dashboard. More confirmations are expected as the U.S. ramps up testing. More 537,000 people are known to have been infected globally, and more than 24,000 have died.

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