COVID-19/Coronavirus

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  1. Oxygen already runs low as COVID-19 surges in South Africa

    The coronavirus storm has arrived in South Africa, but in the overflowing COVID-19 wards the sound is less of a roar than a rasp. Oxygen is already low in hospitals at the new epicenter of the country’s outbreak, Gauteng province, home to the power...

  2. Virus jump swells California lines for tests; shortages loom

    ...testing access will continue to be insufficient to meet the demands," Ghaly said. While Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti once urged everyone — regardless of whether they had symptoms — to get a test, Ghaly...

  3. Arizona governor caps restaurant capacity as virus spreads

    ...already limiting their own capacity to allow for social distancing. Under pressure from Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and others, the federal government will offer up to 5,000 tests per day at two sites...

  4. Illinois logs 1,000-plus virus cases; first time in weeks

    ...worst, a wrong that must be righted with meaningful transformation and change," the report said. Alderman Byron Sigcho-Lopez said the report was short on specifics. "A lot of people understand the disparities...

  5. NYC to reopen zoos and aquarium, cancels street gatherings

    ...since the spring, though thousands have taken to city streets to protest against police brutality. Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday that the city’s ban will exempt “demonstrations, religious events and...

  6. Alabama mayor diagnosed with COVID-19 dies as cases surge

    A longtime Alabama mayor diagnosed with the disease caused by the new coronavirus has died, city officials said Thursday as the illness continued surging in the state. The Clanton Fire Department announced on its Facebook page that Mayor Billy Joe...

  7. Georgia sees dramatic rise in COVID-19 patients in hospitals

    ...hospitalizations of its confirmed COVID-19 patients have more than tripled in the past 14 days. Atlanta’s mayor on Wednesday signed an executive order mandating masks, defying Gov. Brian Kemp’s decision not to...

  8. States with serious coronavirus problems need to consider shutting down again, Fauci says

    ...Jon Bel Edwards said Wednesday. With hospitalizations rising and the virus spreading, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced Wednesday that bars and restaurants will be limited to 25 patrons inside...

  9. Coronavirus updates: Houston cancels Texas GOP convention; Atlanta mandates masks; California, Texas report highest daily death tolls

    ...deaths – and a near-record 58,601 new cases – indicating the U.S. outbreak is far from over. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner canceled the Texas Republican Party's in-person convention, a week before thousands...

  10. Virus Updates: Florida Reports Nearly 10K New Cases; Atlanta Mayor Issues Mask Requirement

    Atlanta's mayor has signed an executive order mandating masks in Georgia's largest city, defying Gov. Brian Kemp's decision to strongly encourage but not require face coverings. ... The order also prohibits gatherings of more than 10 persons on city...

  11. Honolulu City Council urges delaying pre-travel test plan

    HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu City Council on Wednesday urged Hawaii's governor to consider delaying a plan to allow travelers to use a negative COVID-19 test to bypass quarantine until the number of new...

  12. New Orleans adds restrictions as state COVID-19 cases spike

    ...or two regions,” Gov. John Bel Edwards said at his weekly coronavirus briefing. While New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell issued new regulations, the governor didn't make any statewide move to restrict bars,...

  13. US sets single-day record for new coronavirus cases with over 60,000

    ...“We need medical professionals, we need testing kits, we need supplies immediately,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “Our hospitals are already in dire straits and they tell us in the next two weeks it...

  14. The Latest: Oglala Sioux Tribe locks down SD reservation

    The Oglala Sioux Tribe has locked down its South Dakota reservation for three days to stop the potential spread of the coronavirus. Tribal President Julian Bear Runner ordered the 72-hour lockdown prohibiting nonessential travel to or from the...

  15. Coronavirus updates: US nears 3M cases; Florida hospital ICUs reaching capacity; movie theater chains sue to reopen in New Jersey

    ...railing against mask mandates as an assault on liberty, triggered by a mask mandate issued by Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins. In the video, McCormick shreds a surgical mask with a chainsaw, saying the "Constitution...

  16. A Phoenix hotel houses homeless coronavirus patients. Here’s what it’s like inside

    ...Circle the City has 136 rooms at the Phoenix Inn available for the program, which was approved by the City Council on May 6. Lindstrom is one of more than 100 homeless people with Covid-19 who have benefited...

  17. Border community straddling Australia’s two most populous states cleaved in two by coronavirus lockdown

    ...border — 50 minutes to get through the checkpoint at 6 a.m. to go to work in Albury, said Wodonga Mayor Anna Speedie, who called the situation “unacceptable.” “Unfortunately today did start off as we expected...

  18. Miami-Dade mayor reverses course, will allow open gyms, outdoor dining

    ...of COVID-19, Miami-Dade county has closed beaches from July 3 Expand MIAMI - Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez reversed course Tuesday, saying gyms and fitness centers can remain open, and outdoor...

  19. Cases of coronavirus in Idaho spike after businesses reopen

    ...COVID-19 hotspot. Emily Wahl, center, and more than 100 other people gather at City Hall to protest Mayor Lauren McLean's order mandating people to wear face coverings in Boise, Idaho, Friday, July 3, 2020....

  20. Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for Covid-19 after months of dismissing the seriousness of the virus

    ...introducing stringent lockdown measures in an attempt to curb cases. Local targets of his ire included the mayor of Manaus Virgílio Neto, to whom Bolsonaro referred as a "piece of shit" for digging mass graves in...

  21. Nashville official wants nearby counties to order masks worn

    ...addressed regionally. “There has been an increase in cases among all our neighboring counties," Mayor John Cooper said in a Tuesday news conference. Cooper singled out Rutherford, which has more cases...

  22. US has 4% of the world’s population, but more than 25% of global coronavirus cases

    ...other Sunbelt states. In Florida's Miami-Dade County, which has a population of 2.7 million, Miami Mayor Carlos Gimenez issued an emergency order closing restaurants and certain other indoor places — including...

  23. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Tests Positive For COVID-19

    Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said in a tweet on Monday that she tested positive for coronavirus, despite being asymptomatic. “COVID-19 has literally hit home. I have had NO symptoms and have tested...

  24. Coronavirus slams Poland's already-troubled coal industry

    ...tons are being imported from outside Poland, and it was supposed to be completely different,” Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski said at a campaign rally in Silesia. He faces conservative President Andrzej Duda...

  25. Contact tracing is no longer possible across the US South due to rapid coronavirus surges, health expert says

    “The cases are rising so rapidly, that we cannot even do contact tracing anymore. I don’t see how it’s possible to even do that,” Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of tropical medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, told CNN’s Anderson Cooper Monday.

  26. Phoenix Mayor Says The City Is In A 'Crisis Situation,' Needs Help

    The state's governor in May lifted a stay-at-home order he put in place in March so the economy could begin reopening. But a week ago, Ducey ordered bars, gyms, movie theaters and water parks to shut down again for 30 days as daily caseloads topped...

  27. More hospitalized in Georgia as Kemp pushes voluntary moves

    ...on Monday, as the number of confirmed cases statewide approached 100,000 people, including Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. Officials have said many more people who are infected aren't being tested. ...

  28. Little to celebrate in Pamplona with no running of the bulls

    ...of police officers were deployed to prevent impromptu parties at bars or on streets. The city's mayor, Enrique Maya, said at a press conference that 2020 is "a parenthesis in which we are going to accumulate...

  29. Arizona officials say number of COVID-19 cases tops 100,000

    ...a new high according to state data. Hospital capacity statewide is currently around 89%. Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego said in an interview on ABC News on Sunday that the surging cases is causing a “crisis”...

  30. The Latest: India overtakes Russia, now 3rd in virus cases

    India has overtaken Russia to become the third worst-affected nation by the coronavirus after reporting 24,248 new cases Monday. India has now confirmed 697,413 cases, including 19,693 deaths. Russia has 680,283 cases. The U.S. ... nearly 2.9...

  31. Mexico's COVID Deaths Pass 30,000, World's 5th Highest Total

    ...reopening plan required the active participation of the government, the public and store owners, and Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said it would now be rethought. Reopening plans in other parts of the city were...

  32. Florida topped 200,000 coronavirus cases as nation marked a different July 4th

    ...which was recorded in mid-April. "It's clear that the growth is exponential at this point," Miami Mayor Francis Suarez told ABC's "This Week" on Sunday. "We've been breaking record after record after record...

  33. Spain locks down county of 71K fearing coronavirus outbreak

    ...infections and there were worries about intensified contagion during the July 4 weekend. Sonoyta Mayor José Ramos Arzate issued a statement Saturday "inviting U.S. tourists not to visit Mexico." Local...

  34. Arizona COVID cases up 3.7%; Phoenix mayor faults US on tests

    ...reported 3,536 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, a 3.7% rise, along with four new deaths, as the Phoenix mayor complained that federal officials were declining to help with more testing. Cases have been rising...

  35. Mexican border states raise new concern about Americans bringing coronavirus south

    ...including people who are already sick and who knows how many asymptomatic people," Maki Ortiz, the mayor of the Mexican city Reynosa, told The Washington Post in May. U.S. border states have a significantly...

  36. Virus spike in Spain reveals plight of seasonal farm workers

    ...applicants than expected. Hail has also destroyed crops in some counties, creating what Lleida Deputy Mayor Sandra Castro calls the “perfect storm” for a “social crisis on top of the ongoing health crisis.”...

  37. The Latest: 3,000 Australians in 'hard lockdown' in Victoria

    Australia’s Victoria state recorded 108 new coronavirus cases Saturday, forcing authorities to lock down nine public housing towers and three more Melbourne suburbs. ... 3,000 people in the housing towers would go into "hard lockdown,” meaning “there...

  38. 'Free Again': New Yorkers head back to their beaches

    ...bit jittery about the city's gradual reopening. An hour after the ban on swimming was lifted, the mayor announced that indoor dining at restaurants would not resume Monday as anticipated, citing the virus's...

  39. Order mandating face coverings in Las Cruces businesses goes into effect on Fourth of July

    ...2020 AA Las Cruces City Hall (Courtesy: City of Las Cruces) LAS CRUCES, NM (CBS4) — Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagashima has issued an emergency proclamation mandating face coverings within businesses in...

  40. Mexico reverses some openings as virus cases continue high

    ...stores didn’t reduce the number of clients allowed in, provide foot-wiping pads or sanitizer gel. Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said the re-closing of the Centro area “is not a punishment, it is simply a pause...

  41. Kansas sees worst 2-week COVID-19 spike since pandemic began

    ...Kansas’ largest city, met to consider a mask requirement. It voted 4-3 to impose a mandate. Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple pushed for rule for the city a day after its home county rejected a mandate. The Sedgwick...

  42. California’s July 4 coronavirus warning: ‘Assume everyone around you is infectious’

    ..."Only leave for essential activities like going to work or going to the market," said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. "And you should assume everyone around you is infectious." The rate at which coronavirus...

  43. Appeals court reinstates Racine's coronavirus ordinance

    ...reported that the appeals court could still ultimately rule against the city. “It will be enforced,” Mayor Cory Mason vowed after the decision came down. “The appeals court has put a stay in place, putting...

  44. Officials: Don't let guard down against COVID over holiday

    ...down now would fly in the face of the progress we’ve made over many months,” Pritzker said. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot late Thursday said that starting Monday, people traveling to Chicago from 15 states...

  45. The Latest: Hot-spot Arizona reaches ICU capacity of 91%

    State health officials say the capacity of hospital intensive care units is at an all-time high of 91%. The number of people hospitalized Thursday due to a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 was 3,013, according to the Arizona Department of...

  46. Chicago will rely largely on signs announcing self-quarantine for people from states seeing COVID-19 surge

    Chicago health officials said Friday they have no plan for enforcing the city’s abrupt quarantine order for people arriving from states where coronavirus cases are surging, but will rely largely on signs posted along highways and at the two airports.

  47. Virus concerns grow " as do crowds flocking to Jersey Shore

    ...mandated measures to help slow the spread of the virus. 'I am really concerned,' said Paul Kanitra, mayor of Point Pleasant Beach, a popular shore town that was unexpectedly overrun by thousands of tourists...

  48. These are the states requiring people to wear masks when out in public

    ...masks due to the risk of suffocation. District of Columbia As of May 16: District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser ordered the use of masks or face coverings when conducting essential business or travel...

  49. Oregon thought it had controlled COVID-19, then came surge

    Up until then, Lincoln County, where Newport is located, had had fewer than 10 cases — overnight the number increased by 124. The rise escalated Lincoln County to the top of the list for highest cases per capita in the state at the time. News of the...

  50. Knox County joins Nashville, Memphis in mask mandate

    ...required to enter city buildings when they reopen on Monday, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reported. Mayor Andy Berke lacks authority to mandate masks be worn in other public areas of the city because Gov....

  51. The Latest: Cyprus says no quarantine for UK visitors

    Cyprus’ beleaguered tourism sector got some good news after the government announced that U.K. travelers will be allowed entry into the east Mediterranean island nation next month without a compulsory 14-day quarantine.

  52. The Latest: Thailand worries about weekend holiday trips

    Thai authorities are urging vigilance as the country celebrates its first long holiday weekend after lifting most COVID-19 restrictions. The break will see Thais returning en masse to their rural family homes from the cities where many work.

  53. The Latest: Serbian capital declares emergency as cases jump

    ...cancelling the convention, saying now was not the time to pack thousands of people indoors. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, a Democrat, has left the decisions about the convention up to the GOP. Abbott has...

  54. The Latest: S. Africa adds 8,700 cases, sick beds filling up

    South Africa on Friday confirmed another record high number of daily virus cases with 8,728 as anxiety grows in Johannesburg, the country’s latest hot spot. The city has more than 22,000 cases and Gauteng province, which also includes the capital,...

  55. Officials announce 14-day quarantine for travelers coming into Chicago airports from COVID-19 hotspots

    ...necessary in order to ensure the continued health and safety of Chicago’s residents and businesses,” said Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot. “Our success in staying ahead of this pandemic underscores our commitment to following...

  56. Alabama students holding parties, betting on who can catch COVID-19 first, officials say

    ...got COVID first would get the cash. Tuscaloosa Fire Chief Randy Smith confirmed the incidents to the City Council on Tuesday. Smith didn't say whether actions would be taken against the students. He also...

  57. Boise mayor to issue order making face coverings mandatory

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The mayor of Idaho’s largest city said Thursday that she will sign a public health emergency order requiring face coverings in all indoor and outdoor public places. Boise Mayor Lauren...

  58. Gov: New color-coded alert system can help Ohio fight virus

    ...one-day tally Thursday reached 1,301, higher than all but two days since the virus was discovered. Mayor Andrew Ginther announced that Columbus will join Dayton in mandating mask wearing in public, beginning...

  59. Pandemic tanked Russian economy, plunged families into crisis

    ...moments, she wept. In moments of hope, she wrote to President Vladimir Putin and the office of Moscow's mayor asking for help getting an apartment. But no help came in time. "We feel absolutely abandoned. It's...

  60. Montana gov. stops short of issuing mask order as cases rise

    Gov. Steve Bullock on Thursday said he wouldn't issue an order requiring people to wear masks in public, leaving county and tribal officials and businesses to consider their own measures as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases rises.

  61. Mexico City deaths spiked to three times normal during covid outbreak, official says

    ...But after the national and foreign media began to question the coronavirus fatalities, Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum spearheaded an effort to determine excess mortality for the capital. The committee,...

  62. California rejected Chinese company's push to help with coronavirus testing. Was that the right move?

    ...private partnership," said an April 5 proposal that BGI's U.S. subsidiary sent state officials, the mayor of San Jose and task force members, including Kocher. "By working with the state's existing CLIA testing...

  63. Britain emerges from coronavirus lockdown

    ...enormous downtown mosh pit for two days, refusing to disperse and battling with anti-riot squads. The mayor called it "heartbreaking." Meanwhile, in London, authorities have been scrambling to break up illegal...

  64. Locking Down & Masking Up: Combattng The COVID-19 Surge

    ...areas that are going to obviously be fertile ground for the spread of the virus,” says Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis. A renewed push for the use of face masks is also underway. Georgia Governor Brian...

  65. Closing bars to stop coronavirus spread is backed by science

    ...and indoor restaurant dining to close again for the next three weeks in most of the state. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio delayed the city's resumption of indoor dining. Two other factors at play in bars...

  66. Illinois, Chicago officials watching COVID-19 metrics but say they have no plans to tighten restrictions

    ...advise reinstituting previous mitigations he will not hesitate to do so," Abudayyeh said. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city tracks its data closely and will "not hesitate" to take action if they...

  67. Louisiana has largest daily spike in virus cases since April

    ...ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has recorded its largest daily coronavirus case spike since April, and the mayor of Baton Rouge announced Wednesday that she is requiring people to wear masks inside businesses in...

  68. Juarez shuts down COVID-19 checkpoints at border crossings

    ...particularly Juarez — forced authorities to redeploy the officers. “They were being underutilized,” Juarez Mayor Armando Cabada said on Wednesday. “Most of the personnel have been reassigned to public safety duties....

  69. California governor rolls back more openings due to virus

    ...Bay heartily welcomes visitors — tourism is part of our identity and an important economic driver,” Mayor Adam Eisen said in a statement. ”But coming here this weekend would be reckless and unsafe for the...

  70. Cities require face coverings as virus cases surge in Idaho

    ...violators in Hailey would be subject to a $100 fine. Gary Riedner, Moscow city supervisor, said Mayor Bill Lambert issued the order after consulting with health officials because wearing face coverings...

  71. As virus cases rise, St. Louis area requires face coverings

    ...too, prompting leaders of the state's largest metropolitan area to require face coverings. St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson announced Wednesday that both the city and St. Louis County will require face coverings...

  72. UPDATES: Tucson area coronavirus developments, July 1: Here's what we know

    ...is closing for good. • The University of Arizona steps up its recruitment of in-state students. • City Council plan distributes $95 million in federal coronavirus funding across Tucson. • Tucson's public...

  73. Despite COVID surge, Mexico avoids overwhelmed hospitals

    ...contributing factor is the reluctance of many people to go to the hospital, something Mexico City's mayor sought to counter by announcing expanded testing and a door-to-door informational campaign in June....

  74. Myrtle Beach reopened to survive the summer. Now, it's a coronavirus 'petri dish.'

    ...against public health. "For Myrtle Beach, it was a survival decision," said Brenda Bethune, the city's mayor. "We all expected once we opened up, and people started coming from other areas, that we would see...

  75. Leavenworth hospital closing because of coronavirus costs

    ...will be eligible to apply for other positions within the Saint Luke’s Health System. Leavenworth Mayor Mike Griswold said Tuesday that he was “angry and extremely disappointed about the decision to close...

  76. Tuscaloosa joins Alabama cities requiring face masks

    ...Alabama cities requiring face masks to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. City council members unanimously approved a mask requirement during a meeting Tuesday, news outlets reported....

  77. California governor hints he will tighten virus restrictions

    Gov. Gavin Newsom is hinting that he will tighten coronavirus restrictions for California’s nearly 40 million residents as a COVID-19 surge has counties rushing to close down bars and beaches ahead of the Fourth of July weekend.

  78. Toronto makes masks mandatory, citing US problems

    ...a repeat of what you see when you turn on your TV and see reports from the United States," Toronto Mayor John Tory said. Toronto city council approved a bylaw and it will come into effect July 7. Dr. Eileen...

  79. NY, NJ, CT restrict access to travelers from 16 states due to fear of coronavirus spread

    ...advisory have seen a significant spread of COVID-19 in recent weeks. NYC Phase 3 could be delayed The mayor and the governor are concerned about the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases around the country. The...

  80. LA closing beaches, banning fireworks displays, limiting gatherings during Fourth of July weekend

    ...tools we have to protect each other, our families and those most vulnerable in our communities.” L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti said Monday that gatherings with people other than those you live with remain prohibited...

  81. The Nation’s Mayors Commit to Advancing Healthy Buildings in the Fight Against COVID-19

    ...assisted living facilities, affordable housing, healthcare facilities, hospitals, and our schools,” said Mayor Steve Benjamin of Columbia, South Carolina, who introduced the resolution alongside fellow mayors...

  82. Savannah mayor to require masks in businesses or face fines

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The mayor of Savannah said Tuesday he’s ordering people to wear masks inside retail shops, grocery stores and other public places — and those who refuse could face $500 fines. “Frankly...

  83. 100 teens from DC-area test positive for COVID-19 after Myrtle Beach trip, officials say

    ...being at parties with over 100 people in the house," he said. Goodfriend reached out to Myrtle Beach City Manager John Pederson over the weekend and expressed his concerns. "If we were aware this was happening...

  84. University of Missouri to require masks in classes this fall

    ...the university in requiring faces masks when classes resume, with some exceptions. And the Columbia City Council is considering an ordinance requiring that most residents use masks outdoors, The Columbia...

  85. States Reverse Openings, Require Masks Amid Virus Resurgence

    ...large gathering in Charlotte without social-distancing measures. Less than a week after Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said there would be no mask requirement, city officials announced on Monday that coverings...

  86. What you need to know about COVID-19: As restrictions return, experts say spread is hard to control

    ...are reporting a decline in new cases: New Jersey and Rhode Island. Next two weeks are critical, LA mayor says In Los Angeles, the county health director said officials did "not expect to see this steep...

  87. Los Angeles to close beaches as virus surges in California

    ...displays will be banned, to discourage large gatherings. “COVID-19 is taking control," Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said. “And we need to take control back.” California has greatly ramped up virus testing,...

  88. The Latest: SKorea sees COVID-19 cases spread beyond capital

    South Korea has reported 43 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 from across the country as infections begin to spread beyond the greater capital area, which has been at the center of a virus resurgence since late May.

  89. New Zealand cancels 2021 APEC summit, will lead it virtually

    ...except returning citizens and residents, who are required to spend two weeks in quarantine. Auckland Mayor Phil Goff said he understood the reasoning behind the cancellation. “I am disappointed that Auckland...

  90. Tennessee again extends COVID-19 state of emergency

    ...Currently, only Nashville and Memphis require people to wear face masks in many public settings. Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon signed an order Monday mandating that masks be worn in city-owned buildings. “Wearing...

  91. Fargo mayor says holiday will test efforts to curb COVID-19

    Fargo mayor says holiday will test efforts to curb COVID-19 Published 3:52 pm CDT, Monday, June 29, 2020 FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The mayor of Fargo said Monday that while North Dakota's most populous city...

  92. The Latest: Greece eases more coronavirus restrictions

    ...administrative complaints for allowing a street parade and dance amid a strict coronavirus lockdown. Mayor Edgar Labella of Cebu city said officials of Basak village have been ordered to explain why the religious...

  93. 7 states hit record high for new cases of COVID-19

    ...cases in Tennessee. "Face coverings help slow the spread of COVID-19 and save lives," said Nashville Mayor John Cooper. "The health of our community requires every Nashvillian to do their part. While our testing...

  94. The Latest: Virus cases continue to surge in Czech Republic

    The number of new coronavirus cases in the Czech Republic continues to surge. The day-to-day increase reached 305 on Sunday, the highest number since April 3. The Czech Republic had a total of 11,604 confirmed cases of the virus through Sunday,...

  95. The Latest: India reports nearly 20,000 new virus cases

    India on Monday reported nearly 20,000 new coronavirus infections, a new record for the country, as several states reimpose partial or full lockdowns to stem the spread of the virus. India has seen a jump of nearly 100,000 cases over the past week,...

  96. More Florida beaches to close amid virus surge

    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said at a news conference Sunday in Pensacola that interactions among young people are driving the surge. Meanwhile in Broward County, home to Fort Lauderdale, authorities said they would be closing beaches during the busy...

  97. Worldwide coronavirus death toll exceeds 500,000 amid fears worst to come

    The world surpassed two sobering coronavirus milestones Sunday -- 500,000 confirmed deaths, 10 million confirmed cases -- and hit another high mark for daily new infections as governments that attempted reopenings continued to backtrack and warn that...

  98. Georgia reports its highest daily total of COVID-19 cases

    Georgia reported more than 2,200 additional COVID-19 cases Sunday, a new high of daily reported cases as confirmed infections continue to rise. The number of reported cases on Sunday eclipsed the previous highest daily total of 1,990 reported on...

  99. More cities consider or implement face mask requirements

    ...will discuss the idea. Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson wrote on social media that he is asking the Mobile City Council to approve an order requiring face coverings in public places. “This step was necessitated...

  100. Several areas in Florida establishing $500 fines for mask rule violations

    ...of up to $500 for repeat offenders. Miami began requiring masks in public at 5 p.m. Thursday, and Mayor Francis Suarez says Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis should do the same for the whole state. "I would recommend...

  101. Kansas City, Kansas, makes masks mandatory starting Tuesday

    ...effect at 5 p.m. Tuesday. The community made the announcement one day after Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Quinton Lucas said that people must wear masks inside businesses and other public places there starting...

  102. The Latest: Brazil agrees to help produce COVID-19 vaccine

    The Brazilian government announced on Saturday an agreement ... to produce a promising coronavirus vaccine that is undergoing tests. Brazilian Health Ministry authorities said in a press conference that the country will pay $127 million and receive...

  103. Germany cautions virus risk still high as economies restart

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel cautioned Saturday that the coronavirus pandemic is far from over, as regional outbreaks gave rise to fears of a second wave. Two of the largest U.S. states reversed course and reinstated some coronavirus restrictions...

  104. The Latest: Flight departs UK to deliver virus aid to Africa

    Britain's Royal Air Force says the first in a series of flights taking coronavirus aid to Africa has departed for Ghana with materials for a field hospital with capacity for nearly 100 people. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said in a...

  105. Nuevo Laredo has highest week, third largest single day of coronavirus positives

    ...Ministry of Health of Tamaulipas announced that Nuevo Laredo records 585 positives,” Nuevo Laredo Mayor Enrique Rivas Cuellar said in a statement. “To prevent infections from increasing, it is necessary...

  106. California governor steps up urgency of virus messaging

    ...launch a new public awareness campaign, though he gave no details. At the same time, San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced the city would halt its reopening of some businesses. At a briefing in San...

  107. Judge blocks 25% capacity rule for religious services in NY

    ...gatherings are limited to 50%. Judge Gary Sharpe acted Friday to enjoin Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Attorney General Letitia James from enforcing some of the capacity restrictions...

  108. Man briefly jailed after refusing to wear face mask in court

    ...wear a mask, Kulbeth said. While Kulbeth said he had no idea a mask would be required, Sweet Home city manager Ray Towry said Kulbeth's notice to appear included a paragraph spelling out new court procedures...

  109. Texas and Florida restrict businesses to slow Covid-19 spread

    ...have to save lives at this point," he told CNN on Friday morning, before Abbott's order. Austin Mayor Steve Adler said Covid-19 beds will be at capacity in the middle of July at this rate. "Pausing...

  110. UPDATES: Tucson area coronavirus developments, June 26: Here's what we know

    ...is closing for good. • The University of Arizona steps up its recruitment of in-state students. • City Council plan distributes $95 million in federal coronavirus funding across Tucson. • Tucson's public...

  111. Reports: Philly slated to become 1st city to add retaliation protections related to COVID-19 safety

    ...pandemic. WPVI-TV reported that Councilmember Helen Gym, who introduced the measure in May, said the effort is in the best interest of workers and businesses. The mayor is expected to sign the bill.

  112. Coronavirus cases nearly triple in one month in Curry County

    ...important for our community so our businesses can remain open and our schools can open.” Clovis Mayor Michael Morris said from the very beginning the city has been in compliance with all orders given...

  113. Mississippi sees drastic one-day uptick in new COVID cases

    ...the Mississippi officials are open to imposing mask-wearing requirements to temper the virus. Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton announced an intent to impose new safety orders Thursday, including masking requirements...

  114. Coronavirus surge in Oklahoma continues with 438 new cases

    ...firefighters are under quarantine because of the virus, including 10 who have tested positive. On Tuesday, Mayor David Holt described a “tsunami of cases” among people aged 18 and 49 and the city is considering...

  115. Kansas communities see dramatic spikes in coronavirus cases

    ...Aggieville district near the Kansas State University campus. “This is a huge red flag,” Manhattan Mayor Usha Reddi said. “We probably need to consider a whole lot more precautions.” At nearby Fort Riley,...

  116. Walz approves $841M in federal COVID aid to cities, counties

    ...local economies,” Audrey Nelsen, president of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities and Willmar City Council member, said in a statement. The state will use much of its share of the $2.1 billion to cover...

  117. Cities consider requiring face masks as virus cases surge

    ...Springfield City Council this week discussed requiring masks, but no official action was taken. Joplin Mayor Ryan Stanley voted against the proposal but said he had mixed feelings and that he believed people...

  118. North Carolina is one of only three states in the South to require face masks

    ...requirement, according to Masks4All, a group dedicated to making masks mandatory across the U.S. The city council in Columbia, the state capital of South Carolina, passed a measure this week to require masks....

  119. COVID-19 Infection Rate In Rio's Favelas Far Exceeds Official Count, A New Study Says

    ...de Deus, a favela made famous by the 2002 movie City of God. The survey was carried out by Rio's mayor's department in collaboration with the Brazilian Institute of Public Opinion and Statistics, a leading...

  120. Eiffel Tower reopens, ending 104-day coronavirus shutdown

    People queue up prior to visit the Eiffel Tower, in Paris, Thursday, June 25, 2020. The Eiffel Tower reopens after the coronavirus pandemic led to the iconic Paris landmark's longest closure since World War II.

  121. In disturbing trend, COVID-19 cases are surging among young people

    ...come next. “People between the ages 18 and 50 don’t live in some sort of a bubble,” Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt said, according to The Associated Press. “They are the children and grandchildren of vulnerable...

  122. New York City Marathon canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic

    ...York Road Runners for putting the health and safety of both spectators and runners first," New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement. "We look forward to hosting the 50th running of the marathon in...

  123. The 3 most populous states are breaking coronavirus records, leading to fears of 'apocalyptic' surges

    ...more testing but others say community transmission is playing a key role as the state reopens. Miami Mayor Francis Suarez said he'll ask the city commission to implement a civil fine of up to $250 for those...

  124. The Latest: Hawaii to let some visitors avoid quarantine

    HONOLULU — The U.S. Department of Justice says a traveler quarantine in Hawaii that was imposed to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus discriminates against out-of-state residents.

  125. Reynosa, Matamoros have the highest number of COVID-19 cases in Tamaulipas

    ...unknown to me,” said Dr. Melendez, likely because both countries do not share COVID-19 data. The mayor of Reynosa Dr. Maki Ortiz said in a translated post, “our municipality is also asking that the people...

  126. Face masks required in Utah state buildings, largest county

    ...and want to protect their neighbor as well as themselves from the coronavirus.” Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson requested authority Tuesday to make face coverings mandatory in the county at retail...

  127. Record number of Tulsa virus cases not yet linked to rally

    ...those exposed during the rally, said Tulsa Health Department Director Bruce Dart. Dart and Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum said the new cases have been linked to other gatherings such as funerals, weddings and...

  128. NYC Could See 22,000 Public Employee Lay-offs Because Of COVID-19

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city has already lost roughly $9 billion in revenue due to COVID-19 and predicts the toll could rise much higher. Frank Franklin II / AP New York City could...

  129. The Latest: Oklahoma has record spike in COVID-19 cases

    Oklahoma health officials on Wednesday reported a record one-day spike in the number of positive COVID-19 cases, with 482 positive tests reported in a 24-hour period. That’s the third time in the past week the state reported record one-day increases...

  130. New Orleans to crack down as Louisiana virus cases rise

    ...don't comply with social distancing orders as Louisiana deals with a surge of new COVID-19 cases. Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced the task force — which will include representatives of city building code...

  131. Time-lapse video shows about 12% of people wearing masks on Myrtle Beach’s Ocean Boulevard

    Of the 538 people observed walking down Ocean Boulevard between 12:45 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. Monday, only 66 of were wearing a mask. That’s about 12% of those observed. The results came after Horry County saw a spike in coronavirus cases as Myrtle Beach...

  132. NY, NJ, Conn. to Require Visitors From COVID Hotspots to Quarantine

    ...states and we have to be very careful about the impact that would have on New York," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a Wednesday news conference. Nationally, NBC estimates at least 121,000 have...

  133. Utah governor: No shutdown plan despite spread of virus

    ...campaign touting the necessity to use face masks to slow the spread of the virus. Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson formally asked Herbert to grant her authority to make face coverings mandatory in the...

  134. Malls, gyms, movie theaters won't open in New York's phase four

    ...reopening in the coming weeks and months. There is no timetable for when theaters may open. Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan had asked during the call whether Huck Finn's Playland in Albany could reopen on July...

  135. Bars close, cities debate masks as Florida virus cases rise

    ...wear face masks in public. Several other municipalities are weighing the question. St. Petersburg's mayor signed an order effective Tuesday evening making masks mandatory in enclosed businesses, and mayors...

  136. New Mexico urging visitors to use masks to stop virus spread

    ...this weekend encouraging the use of face masks to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The Santa Fe City Council has approved a measure requiring everyone in the city over 15 to wear a mask in most public...

  137. Oklahoma City mayor reports 'tsunami of cases' among young

    ...church activities, fitness classes, weddings, funerals and at bars, city officials said Tuesday. Mayor David Holt held his first press conference in weeks to discuss the dramatic increase in the number...

  138. Countries scramble to contain coronavirus flare-ups as U.S. states remain open

    ...have prompted officials to warn that strict control measures could return in the coming days. The mayor of Seoul said this week that social distancing measures lifted last month may once again be necessary...

  139. Houston could be worst-affected city in U.S. by COVID-19, expert says

    ...began noticing the numbers going up after the Memorial Day holiday. During a briefing on Monday, Mayor Sylvester Turner reported 1,789 new COVID-19 cases, adding to Houston's total of 14,322. Monday's...

  140. State will decide outdoor plan for Lincoln bars, restaurants

    ...in Lincoln would be able to expand their outdoor areas under requests approved Monday by the Lincoln City Council, but a final decision will be left to a state agency. The council unanimously approved requests...

  141. The Latest: Russian capital emerges from tight lockdown

    ...Tuesday as the city emerges from a tight coronavirus lockdown in place since late March. Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin announced ending the lockdown in the Russian capital two weeks ago. Sobyanin lifted...

  142. German region in new lockdown after slaughterhouse outbreak

    ...fence separate a quarantined apartment building in Goettingen, Germany, Monday, June 22, 2020. The city council has quarantined an entire residential complex to contain the coronavirus in the area. A cardboard...

  143. South Carolina beaches fill, but COVID-19 takes no vacation

    ...shook his head. “I’m not sure what normal is ever going to look like,” Chestnut said. The Myrtle Beach City Council initially imposed a limit of three people per elevator when adopting rules to reopen hotels....

  144. Health precautions a 'game-time decision' for Trump's next event, organizers say

    ...number of people allowed into the closed space, will be a "game-time decision," Kolvet said. Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, a Democrat, voiced opposition to the event and said it wasn't sanctioned by the city....

  145. South Carolina city passes state’s 1st mask requirement

    ...fined up to $25. Greenville has had some of the highest COVID-19 rates in the state in recent weeks. Mayor Knox White said the city carefully chose to require masks in only businesses that everyone has to...

  146. The Latest: Miami-Dade mayors challenge Florida gov on virus

    ...university is starting to reopen this week after being closed because of the coronavirus. Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber adjusts his masks before speaking during a news conference along with other South Florida...

  147. Florida marks 100,000th coronavirus infection

    ...moment they step out of their homes. “This is a real spike. This is a real trajectory,” Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber said. “People can argue about the number of positives, being related to more testing, but...

  148. Quirky Alaska tourist town struggles for survival amid virus

    ...said Berkowitz, a full-time clerk at Nagley’s General Store, where the resident cat was the town's mayor until dying a few years ago. “It is a situation to where we will see bus after bus after bus, day...

  149. San Francisco moves up date for reopening hair salons, zoos, more

    ...San Francisco moves up date for reopening hair salons, zoos, more Back to Gallery San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced Monday she's moving up the date for the city to transition into the next phase...

  150. Going back to the office? What public health experts say about using the elevator.

    ...protects me." New York plans to permit office workers to return to their buildings on Monday, Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters. Coronavirus cases continue to decline there, unlike swaths of the South...

  151. Virus cases surge in US, India, but slow in China, Korea

    ...20 in nearly a month. The recent outbreak has been centered around Seoul, the capital, where the mayor warned stronger social distancing measures may be reimposed if the daily new cases don’t fall below...

  152. Nearly half of US states are reporting a rise in new coronavirus cases

    ...while seeking medical care. In Texas, one of the first states to push forward with reopening, one mayor said he wished the state reopened more slowly while following coronavirus restrictions. “When the...

  153. From shops to dining out, NYC reopening hits 'biggest piece'

    ...retail, wholesaling and manufacturing. Monday marks just the second of four reopening phases, but Mayor Bill de Blasio sees it as 'the single biggest piece of our economy,' particularly for a restaurant...

  154. Rise in coronavirus cases brings new concerns in Alabama

    ...Alabama’s capital, Montgomery, has emerged as a hot spot for community transmission, prompting the mayor to issue an executive order requiring face masks in public crowds. The measure failed on a tie vote...

  155. Dutch police arrest 400 after virus protest turns violent

    ...exactly how many people gathered Sunday at the demonstration that was initially banned by The Hague's mayor last week. On Sunday, the mayor gave permission for a brief protest, because fewer people attended...

  156. Nearly 400 more Indiana residents confirmed with virus

    ...remotely ahead of limited in-person hearings scheduled to start on July 6, according to the Indianapolis mayor’s office. Traffic court will continue to operate remotely for the foreseeable future. Police services...

  157. Phoenix mandates wearing masks amid surge of virus cases

    ...hit an all-time high for new daily cases. In an emergency meeting called by Mayor Kate Gallego, the City Council voted 7-2 in favor of making masks or face coverings mandatory. The order goes into effect...

  158. Brazil tops 1 million cases as coronavirus spreads inland

    ...have dozens of infected workers. In Tangará da Serra, a city of 103,000 people in Mato Grosso, the mayor decided Friday to forbid the sale of alcoholic drinks for two weeks as an incentive for people to...

  159. White House says it will again host Fourth of July event, despite pandemic

    ...government cannot dictate what the federal government does on federal land, and the office of District Mayor Muriel Bowser did not immediately respond to questions on Friday about the White House's plan. As...

  160. The Latest: Virus was in Italy's wastewater before Christmas

    ...coronavirus restrictions, saying the demonstration Sunday forms a threat to public health. The city’s mayor, Johan Remkes, wrote Friday that the planned event originally was to have drawn about 100 people but...

  161. Health officials call celebrating Napoli fans 'reckless'

    ...from the coronavirus, the Campania region that includes Naples has accounted for 431 deaths. Naples Mayor Luigi De Magistris called the criticism “hypocritical.” “Either the games shouldn’t have been played...

  162. Britain lowers virus alert, Germany sees spike in cases

    ...Competitions held Friday at the Dubai Offshore Sailing Club were among the first events to be held. Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum speaks during a news conference at police headquarters in Tulsa, Okla., Wednesday, June...

  163. Hamden Mayor to rescind child care ban, re-open dog park, keep mask requirement in place

    HAMDEN — Mayor Curt B. Leng announced a series of changes to coronavirus-related safety measures Friday, as he altered, canceled or extended a series of executive orders issued during the pandemic.

  164. Coronavirus spikes bring states and cities back to the table to discuss protection measures

    ...beginning June 24. Similar measures are being considered in North Carolina and Arizona, where Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane is developing an ordinance with a legal team. Each of those four states, along with six...

  165. The Latest: Japan, Vietnam making bilateral travel plan

    Japan and Vietnam have agreed to partially lift travel bans and ease restrictions step by step as a way to reopen economic and bilateral exchanges between the two Asian nations where coronavirus infections have largely been taken under control.

  166. The Latest: India reports another daily jump in cases

    India has recorded the highest one-day spike of 13,586 coronavirus cases, raising the total to 380,532. India's death toll on Friday reached 12,573, a rise of 336. The number of recoveries touched 52% at 204,711. India stands behind the United...

  167. Why are there inconsistencies in COVID rules?

    ...order since April 1,” The New York Post reported, “when Gov. Cuomo took the option out of the hands of Mayor Bill de Blasio as the pandemic ran rampant through New York. At the time, the governor’s office said...

  168. California orders people to wear masks in most indoor spaces

    ...own health, as well as the collective health of other county residents," he said. Katrina Foley, mayor of the Orange County city of Costa Mesa, said the state's decision will take pressure off businesses...

  169. Many Arizona cities back masks to slow virus, others say no

    ...infection rate drops significantly. Mayors in those cities are working through executive orders or city council votes. Tucson Mayor Regina Romero signed her order Thursday. Action in Phoenix could come Friday....

  170. Vermont borders states with major covid-19 outbreaks, but you won't find that here

    ...lives. "Ultimately, they're the ones that deserve the credit for making this happen," Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger said. Brookline, home to 500 people on the banks of the West River, near the New...

  171. Cuomo says NYC restaurants that fail phase 2 protocols may lose liquor licenses

    ...battle against the virus that phase 2 of reopening is slated for next week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio said. Cuomo said in his daily briefing on Thursday he will officially decide Friday...

  172. Coronavirus Cases Would Plummet if 80% of People Wore Masks: Study

    ...predicted by our theoretical simulations,” the study, which has yet to be peer reviewed, states. Austin Mayor Steve Adler on Wednesday ordered businesses within the city to require that employees and customers...

  173. Hawaii County mayor clarifies vacation rental reopening rule

    Hawaii County's mayor has issued new guidance enabling short term vacation rentals to begin operating again following a forced closure resulting from the coronavirus outbreak, but said the rule applies only to renters not subject to mandatory 14-day...

  174. Florida officials worried about spike in coronavirus cases

    ...restrictions on places where younger folks gather — namely, bars and restaurants. Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez announced Wednesday that due to a rise in COVID-19 cases there will be increased enforcement...

  175. Nation's capital could move to phase 2 reopening next week

    ...reopening the nation's capital after months of social restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Muriel Bowser said Wednesday that she would make a final decision and announcement on Friday. But...

  176. $250 payment proposed for Louisiana's front-line workers

    Grocery store employees, nurses, bus drivers and other front-line workers who stayed on their jobs in the early days of Louisiana's coronavirus outbreak could receive a one-time $250 state payment, under a bill that started advancing Wednesday in the...

  177. South Texas leaders worry about reopening, Mexico’s numbers as coronavirus cases spike

    ...The City of Mission, in Hidalgo County, has gone from one or two cases per day to over a dozen, its mayor said. And that has led city leaders to try and take matters into their own hands. Starting at midnight...

  178. Some states see Covid-19 cases surging as restrictions are relaxed

    ...plans to reopen Texas’ capital city, Austin, has extended stay-at-home orders through August 15, Mayor Steve Adler announced Monday, citing a spike in new coronavirus cases. North Carolina’s next steps...

  179. Gig workers face arrest and charges while delivering during pandemic and curfews

    ...not be reached for comment. Uber spokeswoman Kayla Whaling said the company asked the NYPD and the mayor's office to remind law enforcement officers of couriers' status as essential workers, after the company...

  180. One Small Town Is Printing Its Own Money to Weather the Coronavirus

    Back in 1931, the only bank in Tenino, Washington closed, so local leaders began printing their own wooden currency for residents to stay afloat. Now, the town of 1,884 residents is reviving the practice that put Tenino on the map, and ... they’re...

  181. 16 friends test positive for coronavirus after an outing at a Florida bar

    ...sight, out of mind” since they didn’t know anyone who had contracted it and they heard from their mayor and governor that everything was fine, Erika Crisp said. But within days, they started getting sick....

  182. States avoid new lockdowns, accept rising coronavirus cases

    ...in two to four weeks. Only 13% of North Carolina's ICU beds are available and in Texas, Houston's mayor said he was ready to turn the NFL stadium into a makeshift hospital, if necessary. The Centers for...

  183. West Haven expands recreational use as coronavirus restrictions ease

    ...reopen some recreational venues Wednesday, in accordance with federal, state and local guidelines, Mayor Nancy R. Rossi and city Health Director Maureen B. Lillis announced in a release. The city will reopen...

  184. White House steps up effort to downplay coronavirus concerns

    ...restrictions that were put in place during the spring to stop outbreaks from ever taking off. Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego said Arizona residents are hearing “mixed messages” from Trump and Pence as well as Arizona’s...

  185. Florida governor says COVID spike will not slow economy

    ...potentially a lockdown again. Nobody wants to go there.” On the state's Gulf coast, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman said DeSantis should mandate masks and if his city's numbers keep rising, he might reclose...

  186. SC capital city considering mask requirement amid outbreak

    ...a requirement that people wear masks in public. While not passing a formal ordinance, the Columbia City Council took up the notion during a meeting on Tuesday, saying that members would take public comment...

  187. El Salvador loosens tightest pandemic restrictions in region

    ...humanitarian flights, but not commercial traffic. Schools and universities remain closed. San Salvador Mayor Ernesto Muyshondt lifted the sanitary cordon that had been imposed on the capital’s center for months,...

  188. Model projects 200,000 people in the US could die of coronavirus by October

    ...The city of Austin, Texas, has already taken action, extending stay home orders through August 15, Mayor Steve Adler tweeted Monday. There has been a rise in cases of coronavirus in the city, Adler said....

  189. Nuevo Laredo has single-day record 31 cases

    ...Tamaulipas confirms two more deaths of COVID-19, adding a total of 34 deaths in Nuevo Laredo,” Nuevo Laredo Mayor Enrique Rivas Cuellar said in a statement Monday afternoon regarding the update corresponding to Sunday....

  190. Juarez businesses could reopen next week, mayor says

    JUAREZ, Mexico (Border Report) — The Mayor of Juarez is confident many of his city’s businesses will reopen with limitations next Monday. Juarez this week remains under a “red light” designation due to...

  191. The Latest: New Zealand is no longer coronavirus-free

    New Zealand is no longer free from the new coronavirus after health officials say two women who flew from London to see a dying parent had tested positive. But before they were tested, the women had been given an exemption to leave quarantine on...

  192. Maryland suburbs lifting restrictions as D.C. region sees lowest increase in daily virus cases since early April

    ...on recommendations for the types of gatherings and business activities that would be allowed. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, a Democrat, warned residents during a Monday news conference that more permitted activities...

  193. Another round of coronavirus lockdowns? It could happen in these cities, officials say

    ...increase in the virus,” Cuomo said, Deadline reported. “Local governments, do your job.” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office responded to Cuomo’s comments, telling the New York Post that “imprisoning...

  194. Dr. Fauci says normalcy may not return until next year following Covid-19 case spikes

    ...and Oregon. Officials are saying their systems are being taxed once again by the virus. In Phoenix, Mayor Kate Gallego said that she was worried about hospital capacity as the number of cases continues to...

  195. Some tribes reopen their casinos despite state opposition

    ...infections. The “virus does not recognize jurisdictional boundaries," he said. In Florida, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez took to social media after the tribal casino Miccosulkee Resort & Gaming reopened...

  196. Bars reopening in New Orleans. Will tourists come?

    ...with food permits. Still, traffic has been slow and plywood covered numerous tavern windows until Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced the latest easing of restrictions in a city that, in the spring, had become...

  197. Sao Paulo cemeteries to dig up graves for coronavirus space

    Sao Paulo’s municipal funeral service said in a statement Friday that the remains of people who died at least three years ago will be exhumed and put in numbered bags, then stored temporarily in 12 storage containers it has purchased. The containers...

  198. Mexico desperate to reopen 11-million-job tourism industry

    ...for limited reopenings as early as next week. "It has been very difficult," said Armida Castro, the mayor of the twin Baja California resorts of Los Cabos, "We had a list of needy people, elderly people...

  199. Over 2,000 new COVID-19 cases in Florida for 2 straight days as more beaches reopen

    ...affiliate WPLG. Beachgoers who violate the rules can be required to leave, the county said. Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, who notably has personally recovered from COVID-19, told "Good Morning America" he...

  200. Some pubs closing temporarily as Florida virus cases rise

    ...Pete that have had an employee test positive should follow the lead of these places," St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman tweeted Satuday. “Shut down, allow for contact tracing, test all employees, and reopen...

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