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Situational awareness: Italy's death toll surged to 3,405, overtaking China as the site of the deadliest coronavirus outbreak in the world.
A close-up of President Trump's notes shows he crossed out "Corona" and replaced it with "Chinese" Virus. Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images
More than a dozen lawmakers have entered voluntary self-quarantine, and more are expected to — seriously testing Speaker Nancy Pelosi's proclamation last week that Congress will be "the last to leave."
The Senate is racing to negotiate a "Phase 3" coronavirus relief package that could top $1 trillion.
Driving the news: House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told members that the House will not return to session until the Senate passes its bill and that voting procedures will be adjusted to follow CDC guidance on large gatherings.
On the Senate side, Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) are floating a similar remote voting resolution.
Reality check: Politico Playbook notes that it's highly unlikely the House will change the rules to allow mobile voting. Reasons include technological hurdles, complex voter procedures and possible legal challenges.
P.S. Prince Albert II of Monaco today became the first head of state to test positive for the virus.
Drawing: The New Yorker. Used with permission.
The statue of Christ the Redeemer lit up in the colors of the countries affected by the coronavirus outbreak in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo: Sergio Moraes/Reuters
WBAL sports anchor Pete Gilbert prepares to record a stand-up in a colleague's basement. Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images
As America mourns a March with no Madness, "ESPN8: The Ocho" returns next Sunday on ESPN2 for the fourth time ever, bringing fans the "most bizarre, innovative and entertaining" sports you rarely see.