President Trump says his administration is working very closely with the cruise ship industry on the growing coronavirus crisis. Meeting with health insurers at the White House, Trump said the government is poised to help the cruise ship and airline industries. VP Mike Pence insisted that the "full resources of the federal government" are being focused on the growing coronavirus crisis, including the distribution of accurate test kits.
Meantime, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says the city "is preparing for the worst." He says there have been nine more presumptive or confirmed cases. Only one of the total cases has been confirmed.
The Mayor has not said anything yet about whether the Boston Marathon was in jeopardy.
Boston and now Hartford have already cancelled St Patrick's Day parades.
Holyoke's set for a week from Sunday is still scheduled.
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