Dow falls 200 pts amid coronavirus worries

Friday, 24. January 2020 19:36

The Dow Jones Industrial Average index dropped 200 points on Friday after the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that a second person in the country has been confirmed as infected by the new strain of the coronavirus.

The Dow Jones fell by 0.71%, or 205 points, at 1:41 pm ET, with Dow Inc. losing the most, 3.88%, at 1:32 pm ET.

The Nasdaq 100 was 0.78% down at 1:43 pm ET as Trip.com decreased by 6.77% at 1:48 pm ET.

The S&P 500 declined by 0.98% at 1:43 pm ET, with Discover Financial Services as its worst performer, plunging 9.81% at 1:35 pm ET.

The euro dipped by 0.25% against the dollar to go for 1.10278 at 1:45 pm ET.

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