ffp3, Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. The effects of the coronavirus outbreak are spreading to more industries that just travel. THOUSANDS OF COUPLES TIE KNOT IN MASS WEDDING AMID CORONAVIRUS FEARS Just in time for what's known as National Wedding Month, a bridal boutique in Bakersfield, Calif., is sharing the impact of the coronavirus on its business -- and why brides should not wait to order their dresses. Angela Jourdan, owner of Enchanted Bridal Boutique, spoke to FOX 2 about the effects of the virus, which has ultimately led to shipment delays for fabrics and gowns coming from China.
ffp3 - CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP The coronavirus outbreak has led to temporary factory shutdowns, and manufacturing and production delays in the country, which then effects shipments. (iStock) Everything that we get [that comes] from China affects us dramatically, Jourdan told the outlet. We can't survive as a business unless we do trade with China. The coronavirus outbreak has led to temporary factory shutdowns, and manufacturing and production delays in the country, which then affects shipments.
ffp3, CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTER Jourdan said her boutique relies on imported fabrics from China such as silk, chiffon and satin -- and without them, her business is hurting. According to Jourdan, dresses are delayed up to six weeks at the moment, which could greatly impact a bride who is planning her wedding. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE FOX LIFESTYLE NEWS The delays have the shop owner urging those planning a wedding to not wait on ordering a dress -- even if their wedding isn’t until 2021.
ffp3 - Global health officials report over 44,600 confirmed cases of the coronavirus worldwide; Jonathan Serrie reports from Atlanta. The first case of the deadly coronavirus has been confirmed in London, raising the United Kingdom's total number of cases to nine, according to local reports. A Chinese national was reportedly diagnosed with the virus on Wednesday afternoon, The Telegraph reported. Health officials are expected to officially announce the case sometime Wednesday evening. No other information was immediately available.
ffp3 - CORONAVIRUS 'SUPER-SPREADER' SPEAKS OUT AFTER INFECTING 11 OTHERS WITH VIRUS The news comes after a British man who unwittingly spread the deadly coronavirus, now known as COVID-19, to at least 11 people across three countries has been released from the hospital. Steve Walsh contracted the virus while on a business trip to Singapore in late January. He then went to a ski resort in the French Alps, where he unknowingly spread the virus to at least 11 others. At least five Britons who stayed at the resort -- including a 9-year-old boy -- were infected, as were five people in France. Walsh was also connected to at least one case in Spain.