National and breaking news reporter Education: Northeastern University, BA in journalism Derek Hawkins is a reporter covering national and breaking news. He previously covered cybersecurity for PowerPost and wrote about law, crime and politics for The Washington Post's Morning Mix. Foreign languages spoken: French, Spanish
Concerns about the coronavirus pandemic rippled across the globe, as more events were canceled, more U.S. schools announced closures and government officials in Brazil, Australia and Florida said they had tested positive for the virus.
In countries around the world, strict measures are being prepped as the number of cases globally tops 110,000. But in China, where the outbreak emerged, officials are increasingly confident that they have contained the epidemic.
An oil price war sparked by the coronavirus sent shock waves through financial markets, with stocks tumbling around the world as more countries implemented measures to contain the outbreak and the United States’ tally of infections passed 600.