A 34-year-old man is the youngest person to die from the coronavirus in the US, just weeks after visiting Disney World.
According to his family, Jeffrey Gazarian had survived cancer and was a high-risk patient – he also suffered from asthma as a child.
Disney has issued a statement offering their deepest condolences to the family, saying they are now in contact with health officials, CBS Miami reports.
So far, 14,556 cases have been reported in the US, with 218 deaths.
After cases of coronavirus in the US surged, all Americans were warned to return home or stay abroad indefinitely.
Senate Republicans meanwhile unveiled a $1 trillion economic stimulus plan to provide funds directly to businesses and the American public.
As authorities ramped up measures to keep the virus from spreading, Washington could announce restrictions on travel across the U.S.-Mexico border as soon as Friday, limiting crossings to essential travel, two officials briefed on the matter said.
That would follow a similar measure on Wednesday closing the border with Canada.
The fast-spreading respiratory illness has shattered most patterns of American life: shuttering schools and businesses, prompting millions to work from home, forcing many out of jobs and sharply curtailing travel.
"If you choose to travel internationally, your travel plans may be severely disrupted, and you may be forced to remain outside of the United States for an indefinite timeframe," the US State Department said.
At the same time, the Trump administration said it was not ruling out a temporary halt to all U.S. passenger air travel.
"Everything is on the table," Deborah Birx, White House coordinator for the coronavirus task force, told Fox News Channel.
This week, Zhao Lijian, a spokesman from China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, raised a theory that the virus actually started in the US, and was brought to China by US Army competitors in the Military World Games.
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