Health Care

Andrew Cuomo
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WBEN Newsroom
March 08, 2020 - 12:40 pm
Albany, N.Y. (WBEN) - New York Govenror Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency in New York State amid an outbreak of Coronavirus. There is a total of 76 confirmed cases across all of New York State, with 21 new cases reported. None of the cases are in Erie County or Western New York. 11...
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SUNY Buffalo State
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WBEN Newsroom
March 07, 2020 - 7:25 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Amidst continued and growing concerns about Coronavirus and and potential exposure students studying abroad may have had, officials at SUNY Buffalo State have confirmed they will not be receiving any students returning from Italy this weekend.
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116 individuals are in quarantine in Erie County
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Amherst High School
Amherst Schools
Two local school districts are looking at how to deal with students who have recently traveled to countries at the center of the Coronavirus outbreak.
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Coronavirus
Tim Wenger
March 05, 2020 - 3:07 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) – As New York Governor Andrew Cuomo told residents of the state this week amidst growing concerns of the spread of Coronavirus, “the fear is outpacing reason”, and that is the basis of a special three hour radio show on WBEN Thursday that will offer fact-based information on...
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Hand Sanitizer aisle at Target in Amherst
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - "We probably sold a year's worth of hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes and Lysol spray within the last two weeks," said Pharmacist Don Arthur, owner of Brighton-Eggert and Black Rock Pharmacies.
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Coronavirus
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Cases in Buffalo return NEGATIVE tests
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Coronavirus
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WBEN Newsroom
March 03, 2020 - 9:33 am
Albany, N.Y. (WBEN) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says a second case of Coronavirus is confirmed and two Buffalo families are being tested for Coronavirus after traveling to Italy.
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President Donald Trump speaks in the press briefing room at the White House, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
WBEN Newsroom
February 29, 2020 - 2:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is banning travel to Iran in response to the outbreak of the new coronavirus and elevating travel warnings to regions of Italy and South Korea. Vice President Mike Pence announced the new restrictions and warnings as President Donald Trump said 22 people in the U.S. have...
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FIE - In this Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, people line up to buy face masks from a medical supply company in Nanning in southern China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Fear of the spreading coronavirus has led to a global run on sales of face masks despite medical experts' advice that most people who aren't sick don't need to wear them. (Chinatopix via AP, File)
WBEN Newsroom
February 28, 2020 - 5:20 am
Fear of the spreading coronavirus has led to a global run on sales of face masks despite medical experts' advice that most people who aren't sick don't need to wear them. Many businesses are sold out, while others are limiting how many a customer can buy. Amazon is policing its site, trying to make...
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