Clark discussed on First Light



Clark the corona virus pandemic has upended daily life in the United States and around the world a new poll finds most Americans think normal is at least a few months away details from ABC's Jim Ryan Michigan's governor Gretchen Whitmer sums it up for many of us this is a challenge unlike anything we've ever faced before a new ABC news Ipsos poll reveals that nine in ten Americans have had their daily lives disrupted by covert nineteen and that fewer than half think they'll return to their regular routines by June first eighty nine percent of us now worry that we or someone we know will be infected with the virus up from seventy nine percent last month for millions like Emily Tucker of San Antonio Texas the disruption has included job loss I just got an apartment started a new job and I was laid off because my business is not essential later this morning the March jobs report to be released expected to show a massive jump in unemployment claims ABC's chief business correspondent Rebecca Jarvis says small businesses are likely to be hit hardest the thing to remember when we look at these numbers is that they should and are temporary and then on the other side there are plenty of big companies that will bring employees back but of course there are the small businesses that are having to white knuckle it and it is hard to imagine that unfortunately all of those businesses are going to make it to the other side beginning today small businesses can apply for loans the government will forgive the White House president trump said GM and other companies are ramping up production of much needed ventilators for covert nineteen patients involved the defense production act compelled GM to do so he also used to get three M. to make more face masks we anticipate issuing more orders under the defense production act in the very near future in addition to the one that I just signed against three M. for face masks you're listening to ABC komo news good morning art Sanders and now your top stories from the call twenty four seven news center the state stay at home orders will be in place at least another month governor Jay Inslee announced yesterday that he's extending the orders restricting travel and keeping many businesses closed until may fourth we're not out of the woods yet and we shall never flag or fail in our commitments to win this battle we will not accept unnecessary deaths in our state nearly as businesses could open a travel restrictions be lifted his may fifth Ansley warrants he could further extend the closures of the corona virus outbreak gets worse he doesn't rule out calling a special session of the state legislature to address what he believes will be a big budget shortfalls the total number of coronavirus cases in Washington state now tops six thousand according to the state department of health about sixty six hundred total cases have been reported a county by county count shows at least two hundred and seventy one deaths across the state one hundred and seventy five of those deaths are reported in king county now you're como traffic.

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