Mizzou halts travel to San Antonio and Parson confirms Missouri's first case of Coronavirus

by Benjamin C. Nelson

JEFFERSON CITY -- Missouri Governor, Mike Parson, alongside State Health Officials confirmed on March 7th, Missouri's first case of coronavirus. With this development Missouri joins over a dozen states in the United States that have reported cases of their own. So far, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reported 164 cases in the US with 11 deaths. The University of Missouri on March 3rd announced that any University Travel to San Antonio would be halted until further notice after a State of Emergency was declared in San Antonio due to the coronavirus. Missouri's lone case so far, came from a 20 year old student who had studied abroad in Italy and returned to St. Louis. Italian Health and Government Officials have locked down the northern part of Italy after seeing a concerning spike of roughly 1,247 confirmed cases of the virus bringing the country's total to 5,883 cases and 233 deaths according to a CNN report.

To read the University of Missouri Provost's statement on the coronovirus, click on the following link: https://provost.missouri.edu/travel-to-san-antonio/

To read Governor Parson's Press Release on Missouri's first case of the virus, click on the following link: https://governor.mo.gov/press-releases/archive/governor-parson-state-and-local-officials-confirm-first-case-covid-19-test?fbclid=IwAR3uz_kkuWmTeaLSbGtTDXWFO0_15SO-Fzz_BNzPYktSu4UoNti3O2RDE-Y

To read CNN's report referenced in this article regarding the update in Italy, click on the following link: https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/08/asia/coronavirus-covid-19-update-intl-hnk/index.html

For additional information regarding the virus, click on the following link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html