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2/26, 7:48 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Dow drops over 150 pts amid spreading COVID-19

Dow Jones Industrial Average index plunged over 150 points in the red on Wednesday after it surged more than 300 points earlier today. the rising worries on coronavirus spread impacted the investors' sentiment. By the latest reports, the total number of people infected with coronavirus rose to 81,279, while 30,357 people successfully recovered. 2,770 have died from the infection. North Macedonia and Pakistan reported their first cases as well.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average index declined by 0.20%, or 154 points at 1:51 pm ET. The Nasdaq 100 was 0.46% up at 1:54 pm ET while the S&P 500 dropped 0.26% at the same time.

The euro was flat compared to the dollar to change hands at 1.08806 at 1:55 pm ET.

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