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Hank Paulson says the world and America are "facing a health and economic crisis unlike anything in our modern history."

Paulson knows a thing or two about a financial crisis. In 2008, as Treasury secretary, he helped steer the United States out of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.

Amid mounting pressure from medical professionals and local leaders, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has ordered residents to stay home unless it's essential.

Lee said during a coronavirus press briefing Thursday afternoon that he decided to issue a new executive order after data revealed that movement around the state has been on the rise in recent days, even after he issued a less strict "Safer at Home" order last month.

The British government is under fire for only testing a tiny percentage of National Health Service staff as deaths from COVID-19 in the United Kingdom rapidly rise to nearly 3,000.

"Shambles!" reads the headline in the Daily Mirror.

"550,000 NHS staff, only 2,000 tested," roars the Daily Mail.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has COVID-19, pledged the government was going all out to support front-line health care workers.

Cruise Ships With Sick People Dock In Florida

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Carrying passengers and crew sick with COVID-19, the Holland America cruise ship Zaandam docked in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. today. It and its sister ship the Rotterdam were allowed to dock and begin disembarking passengers after officials reached an agreement with Holland America's parent company, Carnival Cruise Line.

The Zaandam has been at sea on what began as a South American cruise since March 7. After some on the ship began to develop flu-like symptoms, Chile and several other countries refused to allow any passengers to disembark.

Just two days after the White House coronavirus task force warned Americans to brace for more than 100,000 deaths in the coming weeks as a result of the coronavirus crisis, the task force is briefing again amid a massive surge in the unemployment rolls.

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