Coronavirus Live Blog 5.18.2020

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Yesterday’s headlines from 5.17 can be found here


‘Straight-Up Fire’ in His Veins: Teen Battles New COVID Syndrome

Doctors raise hopes of blood test for children with coronavirus-linked syndrome UK researchers believe blood markers may help them identify those most at risk

Hamsters prove mask wearing prevents transmission

‘Hubs of infection’: how Covid-19 spread through Latin America’s markets Authorities have struggled to enforce social distancing at the trading centres. At one Lima market, 79% of vendors had coronavirus

Every day, thousands of Mexicans crowd a massive food market that is a linchpin of the capital’s food supply, though it sits at the heart of a major hotspot for the virus.

Egypt will bring forward the start of its curfew by four hours to 5 p.m. and halt public transport from May 24 for six days during the Eid holiday, as it seeks to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, the prime minister said on Sunday.

India on Sunday extended a nationwide lockdown to May 31, as cases exceeded 90,000 and further clashes erupted between police and stranded migrants.

Hundreds known to have virus in MI in early March

Person with coronavirus attends Mother’s Day church service, exposes 180 in Butte County 

As coronavirus testing expands, a new problem arises: Not enough people to test

MN is suing bar owner who says he will open 5 businesses he owns defying stay at home orders 

Democratic governors hit with flurry of legal challenges to coronavirus lockdowns – State leaders are facing objections even as they begin lifting some restrictions

HHS secretary on people not following social distancing: ‘That’s part of the freedom that we have’ 

Governors eye Medicaid cuts to ease COVID-19 budget pain

The Philippine government on Sunday called for vigilance against the coronavirus, a day after hordes of people trooped to shopping malls and ignored safety protocols, as authorities began loosening a two-month lockdown.




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