Stocks futures kicked off the overnight session lower as market participants continued tracking the spread of the coronavirus and the daily life disruptions it has invoked around the world.
On Sunday, President Donald Trump said during a news conference that he was extending guidelines for citizens to remain socially distanced through April 30. Earlier, Trump had sought to reopen businesses by Easter in mid-April.
Cases of the coronavirus climbed further over the weekend, topping 700,000 globally as of Sunday evening, according to Johns Hopkins data. The number of cases in the U.S. rose above 137,000, along with more than 2,000 deaths.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, infectious disease expert and member of the White House coronavirus task force, said during a CNN interview Sunday that he believed the virus could