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The New York Stock Exchange is moving to all-electronic trading beginning this coming Monday, according to a report Thursday by CBS TV News, quoting Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) Inc., owner of the exchange. So far, it’s a temporary measure.

One person who was trading on the floor tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus, leading to the floor being closed.


A second person was found to have a raised temperature during screening prior to entry to the building; he was turned away and not allowed into the building.

The market, however, is not closing, NYSE emphasized, and trading remains open.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.