The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 297,000 people and killed more than 12,750. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 91,500 people have recovered so far, mostly in China. TOP OF THE HOUR: —FAA briefly halts flights to NYC-area airports. —Italy’s coronavirus deaths, cases continue to rise. —U.S. approves first rapid coronavirus test. ——— WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted a brief suspension of flights to New York City-area airports because of coronavirus-related staffing issues at a regional air-traffic control center. In an alert posted online Saturday, the agency advised air traffic controllers to “stop all departures” to Kennedy, LaGuardia, Newark and other airports in the region. The directive also affected Philadelphia International Airport. The halt was lifted after about 30 minutes. Initially air traffic controllers were warned it could last several hours. ——— Lockdowns have begun in Africa in the latest rushed measures to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. Rwanda’s prime minister announced that all unnecessary movements outside the home are banned as of midnight except for essential services

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