The editor's offices of New York's principle media outlets felt panic after an anthrax diagnosis given to an employee of the NBC TV company was confirmed. CBS TV said it was sealing up its mail department. The announcement was echoed by decision to step up security measures taken by a few other New York media outlets. New York Mayor Rudolf Giuliani reported a news conference on a suspicious looking letter containing an unidentified substance which came to the New York Times on Friday morning.
Russian President Vladimir Putin got the West worried again by signing Decree No. 915. The news did not produce any public effect in Russia