March 25, 2020 LINDSAY SCHNELL | USA TODAY – The White House and congressional leaders from both parties reached a $2 trillion stimulus deal early Wednesday that will include direct payments to most Americans and an unprecedented amount of money to small businesses that have been pushed to the brink amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Hours later, it was revealed that Britain’s Prince Charles tested positive for the virus.
The stimulus deal was revealed at about 1 a.m. following five days of talks. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called it a “bipartisan agreement on the largest rescue package in history.”
The deal comes as confirmed cases in America, now over 55,200, have been climbing at an exponential rate — especially in New York — and more are expected as the U.S. increases testing. Globally, more than 19,000 people have been killed by the virus according to the Johns Hopkins University data dashboard.
The U.S. death toll was at 802 early Wednesday after eclipsing 600 on Tuesday.