Coronavirus Live Blog 4.19.2020

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Yesterday’s headlines from 4.18 can be found here



MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said that Russian authorities had the coronavirus crisis under full control and that everything would work out with God’s help, even as the country on Sunday registered a record daily rise in cases of the new virus.

2/3rd say Trump was too slow to act

60% in US support keeping stay at home orders

California refinery shuts down due to lack of demand for gas

US scientists at WHO gave White House real time updates in early days of pandemic

Schools are turning into soup kitchens for their neighborhoods

Actor loses leg to fight with virus

More than 16,000 people have died from coronavirus in UK hospitals

NY state to begin aggressive antibody testing

Mexico: More than 200 municipalities in 10 states shut their doors to outsiders At least one demands a medical certificate to show visitors are not carrying Covid-19.

NY Times asks experts what the next two years could look like and what it would really take to have a working vaccine.

Deaths in NY state drop to two week low

Grand Forks, ND worried outbreak at wind turbine factory could overwhelm local hospitals

Growing cases at South Dakota bank center. Management cites the lack of usable internet in the rural homes of some employees as the reason for some staff not working from home.

Outbreak at Sioux Falls nursing home. Screening of residents and staff show that most are asymptomatic cases.

Nursing home in suburban Minneapolis evacuated as most of staff contracts virus

Contamination at CDC lab cited as key reason for failure to roll out domestically produced testing.

Highway protest by trump supporters against public health measures



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