Americans are racing to cut vacations short and re-book flights home this weekend as Europe continues to lock down towns and cities amid the spread of coronavirus.The CDC said Sunday that all events of 50 people or more should be canceled for the next eight weeks, guidance that advocates for people to engage in “social distancing” through early May.Let our news meet your inbox. The news and stories that matters, delivered weekday mornings.New York City announced it would close public schools, and many cities around the country ordered bars and restaurants closed, with some even issuing curfews, to encourage social distancing. Meantime, brick-and-mortar retailers began shutting down stores.Stock futures plunged Sunday night, despite unprecedented emergency action from the Federal Reserve, which announced a rate cut.The United States has surpassed 3,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, and the death toll climbed to at least 61, with 25 of the deaths associated with the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Washington.Full coverage of the coronavirus outbreakBiden, Sanders debate coronavirus response at Democratic debate. Follow live.Here’s what to know about the coronavirus.MAPS: Where cases have been confirmed in the U.S. and worldwide.Download the NBC News app for latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak.Tim Stelloh7h


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