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4 People Aboard Cruise Ship In Australia Test Positive For Coronavirus

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 04:55

The three passengers and one crew member were aboard the Ruby Princess, which arrived from New Zealand. The ship was carrying 2,700 passengers and 1,100 crew.

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U.S., Mexico Planning To Restrict Border Crossings To Stem Pandemic

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 03:52

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a tweet that he is working with his Mexican counterpart "on travel restrictions that balance protecting our citizens from further transmission of #COVID19."

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California Issues 'Stay At Home' Order As Coronavirus Infections Rise

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 02:45

The directive is the widest-ranging so far of any state grappling with the growing COVID-19 epidemic. Gov. Gavin Newsom said he was confident that Californians would comply.

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'Stay Home,' Californians Are Told By Governor As Coronavirus Spreads

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 23:07

The order is the strongest statewide restriction in the country, but exempts essential travel to grocery stores, pharmacies and gas stations and will rely heavily on social pressure for enforcement.

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In The Shadow Of Coronavirus, Members Of Congress Revisit Remote Voting

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 22:43

"There is a health risk of having all of us in the Capitol at the same time," said one congressman. Electronic communications have improved since remote voting was considered in the early 1990s.

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Walmart Plans Bonuses For Workers, 150,000 New Temporary Hires

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 22:09

The retail giant is also gearing up to pilot drive-through parking-lot coronavirus testing in Chicago over the weekend.

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READ: Senate Republicans' Latest Coronavirus Relief Bill

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 21:28

The third legislative package to deal with the outbreak, the proposal would provide direct cash payments, help for small businesses and more resources for testing.

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Prince Albert II Of Monaco Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 21:04

Palace officials said despite the diagnosis, the ruler's health is "not worrying at all." As of Thursday, only nine others in the tiny Mediterranean country had confirmed cases of the disease.

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Cannes Film Festival Delayed By Coronavirus Concerns

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 20:55

The postponement is the first ever for the festival which was set for May. Organizers say they don't have a firm date yet but suggest late June is possible.

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Sidelined Movie Workers Worry About Losing Health Benefits During Coronavirus Crisis

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 20:39

"Our jobs are relatively short-term. So traditional emergency leave benefits are things that we can't always qualify for," says camera assistant Kymm Swank.

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Governor Expects More Than Half Of Californians To Become Infected With Coronavirus

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 20:05

The estimate was in a letter from Gov. Gavin Newsom asking the president to deploy the naval hospital ship Mercy to increase the state's health care capacity.

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Love In The Time Of COVID-19: Some Pickup Lines To Get You Through The Pandemic

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 19:46

Maybe it's not the way you imagined meeting that special someone. But if they can look passed that N95 mask, gazing into your eyes from a safe distance, who's to say it's not meant to last?

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President Trump Cancels In-Person G7 Summit Planned For June

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 19:41

Instead of convening at Camp David, the group of world leaders will meet via video teleconference.

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PHOTOS: Life And Work Amid The Outbreak

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 19:06

Humans are adaptable, even in pandemic times. As the coronavirus spreads, ordinary citizens in several U.S. cities hit early say they are shifting daily routines to survive and thrive.

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Israel Begins Tracking And Texting Those Possibly Exposed To The Coronavirus

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 18:18

The move draws criticism over privacy, as concerns rise about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's attempts to stay in power.

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Brazil's Christ The Redeemer Lit Up With Flags Of Countries Battling Coronavirus

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 18:13

The giant statue of Jesus Christ, which stands nearly 100 feet tall and overlooks the city of Rio de Janeiro, also showed images of the words "pray together" in many languages.

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Tesla Is Halting Production In California

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 18:01

After defying local authorities by operating despite a shelter-in-place order, Tesla is now planning to suspend production in California. The automaker says the federal government told it to operate.

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Supermarkets Add 'Senior Hours' For Vulnerable Shoppers

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 17:14

Target, Safeway and others are restricting their opening hours, limiting purchases per each shopper and setting off time for seniors and other high-risk individuals to shop.

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Here's What Is In The 'Families First' Coronavirus Aid Package Trump Approved

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 17:12

Take a look at what's included in the coronavirus emergency aid package that President Trump signed into law on Wednesday. It is the second such package so far.

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Head Of National Guard Says Tens Of Thousands Could Be Called Up

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 17:09

Right now just over 2,000 members of the National Guard are assisting governors in 27 states, but the head of the National Guard Bureau said that number could double by this weekend.

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