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Coronavirus Pandemic: Wall Street Pauses Trading after US Stocks Sink, Dow at -7.2%

Image for representation. (Reuters)

Image for representation. (Reuters)

Trading was suspended after the S&P 500 dropped 7% to 2,549.05, triggering an automatic 15-minute suspension.

Trading on Wall Street was halted just moments into Thursday's session after US stocks plunged further on the deepening economic pain from the coronavirus.

Trading was suspended after the S&P 500 dropped 7% to 2,549.05, triggering an automatic 15-minute suspension.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 7.2% to 21,856.91, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index tumbled 7% to 7,393.25.

first published:March 12, 2020, 19:31 IST