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Coronavirus in Texas 3/17: Feds consider sending people economic stimulus checks; state has more than 70 known cases

Our staff is closely tracking developments on the new coronavirus in Texas. Check here for live updates.

A woman in a face mask walks in the downtown area of Manhattan, New York City, after further cases of coronavirus were confirmed in New York, U.S., March 5, 2020.

March 17's biggest developments:

Apprehended migrants at southern border would be sent directly to Mexico under new plan

Direct payments to Americans could be part of federal economic stimulus bill

Abbott: State-regulated health plans must pay telemedicine doctors equally

Community spread arrives in San Antonio, according to report

Abbott trying to get small Texas businesses qualified for federal relief loans

El Paso shutters bars; restaurants can stay open with restrictions

Texas Capitol to be closed

Hospital workers sound alarm about capacity challenges

Abbott suspends part of Texas Open Meetings Act

Texas parents struggle as school closings keep kids at home

State reports its first coronavirus-related death

Texas National Guard to be activated to respond to outbreak

Austin closes bars, restaurants

Banks to temporarily limit access to lobbies

More cases related to community spread in Dallas County

Community spread of coronavirus reported in two more Texas counties

Austin mayor in favor of closing bars and restaurant dining rooms

Texas appears to lag behind other states in testing for new coronavirus

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