Coronavirus Live Blog 4.25.2020

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Yesterday’s headlines from 4.24 can be found here



India takes a small step toward relaxing its strict lockdown – The country opens up small retail stores in a bid to slowly restart its economy.

Dodgy disinfectants on the rise due to coronavirus

NY man becomes first charged under Defense Production Act for alleged price gouging of protective gear

Johnson faces lockdown dilemma as scientists warn over grim virus data

Number of cases still much too high to relax social restrictions soon, say leading scientists

Thailand virus outbreak relatively low amid ongoing lockdown

How the cruise industry helped spread the virus

Smithfield Foods facility in Illinois ordered shut amid coronavirus concerns

New York expands coronavirus testing to pharmacies, eases eligibility restrictions 

Online orders could save desperate retailers, but workers say they are risking their safety to fill purchases few need

‘There Are No Viruses Here’: Leader of Belarus Scoffs at Lockdowns

Crowded conditions in Chelsea, MA cause epicenter of state’s outbreak

Daily confirmed cases slows for the second day in Germany

No evidence that people who had coronavirus are immune from second infection, WHO warns

Sumo stable master and 5 wrestlers test positive

Hospitalizations due to coronavirus continue to fall across New York, governor says

UChicago Medicine doctors see ‘truly remarkable’ success using ventilator alternatives to treat COVID-19

This weird robot dog doctor is treating virus patients in Boston

Wife’s email may have tainted Stanford coronavirus antibody study

Small business pandemic loans may not be forgivable

Some U.S. companies will keep small business loans, defying backlash

These anti-quarantine websites are fakes. Here’s what they’re really after

Questions about odd or mystery illnesses in December and January raise more questions about how early the virus was here.

California announces massive meal delivery program for seniors

What does the leaked report tell us about the UK’s pandemic preparations?

China could have Covid-19 vaccine ‘ready for public use early next year

Why sub-standard PPE keeps showing up in the US and elsewhere

Coronavirus cases confirmed in 20 more South Florida Publix stores, 3 Trader Joe’s

FL will allow pharmacists to order/administer virus tests 

MI extends lockdown, but allows more types of business and activities to reopen with restrictions 

White house may change daily briefing format

France won’t consider a date to reopen restaurants before end of May

At least 150 Italian doctors have died from coronavirus 

Walmart store in Colorado shuts down after coronavirus deaths

‘Playing Russian Roulette’: Nursing Homes Told to Take the Infected


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