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White House directs staff to wear masks after officials contract coronavirus

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Monday directed all people entering the West Wing, where the daily operations of President Donald Trump’s administration are carried out, to wear masks after two aides tested positive for the coronavirus, administration officials said.The new guidelines, released in a memo to the president’s staff on Monday...

America’s road to reopening: States including Florida, Colorado and Arizona ease coronavirus restrictions

America's slow road to reopening continued Monday as more than a dozen states eased strict lockdown measures on businesses and social activities put in place to curb the spread of the virulent coronavirus.Several states believe they have “flattened the curve” of infections enough to phase their economies open after more than a month of shuttered stores, restaurants,...

Cuomo remains resistant to reopening New York, says coronavirus restrictions will be extended in some parts

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signaled Monday that he plans to extend his state’s coronavirus prevention measures past May 15 for the hardest-hit regions, while others may be allowed to gradually start reopening.A Message from Beyond LimitsArtificial Intelligence You Can TrustBeyond Limits provides Cognitive #AI solutions you can trust by...

New York police officers wear masks during funeral for ‘revered’ commander who died from coronavirus

A traffic commander who “was revered” by his colleagues has become one of the latest members of New York City’s Police Department to have fallen victim to the coronavirus.Mohammed Chowdhury, 54, was honored Wednesday with a prayer service and carryout ceremony that had some of the trappings of a typical police funeral mixed with safety measures that have become commonplace in the wake of the disease’s outbreak.

CDC warns of second wave later this year, explains why it could be more deadly

The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning that a second wave of coronavirus could coincide with the start of flu season, proving to be even more devastating than the enduring COVID-19 pandemic.CDC Director Robert Redfield told The Washington Post in an interview Tuesday that the nation should be cautious even as...

Hundreds protest coronavirus stay-at-home order in California to ‘defend constitutional rights’

Hundreds of people gathered Sunday in Southern California to protest the state's stay-at-home orders to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the latest in a growing number of demonstrations nationwide.The protesters assembled in San Clemente, near the city's pier, before marching a half-mile through town joined by drivers who honked in support.Leigh Dundas, a human rights attorney,...

FBI says state hackers have broken into US coronavirus research: report

Hackers from foreign governments have broken into U.S. companies conducting research into COVID-19 treatment and the nation's health care sector, an FBI official said.FBI's Deputy Assistant Director Tonya Ugoretz told participants in an online panel discussion on Thursday that the bureau has seen state-backed hackers looking at a series of health care and research institutions, Reuters reported.

California churches sue Newsom over coronavirus stay-at-home order

Three southern California churches who want to remain open amid the coronavirus pandemic filed a lawsuit against Gov. Gavin Newsom and other officials on Monday, arguing that stay-at-home orders violate their First Amendment right to freedom of religion and assembly.The Center for American Liberty, a conservative non-profit, filed the lawsuit in the federal court for the Central District of California on behalf of three...

North Carolina protest of ‘stay-at-home’ orders leads to arrest

One arrest was made after North Carolina residents gathered outside the state assembly on Tuesday to protest the statewide stay-at-home order issued by Gov. Roy Cooper to combat the novel coronavirus.Cooper originally issued the directive on March 30 and ordered it to last until April 29. He later claimed that relaxing the restrictions would create chaos.“We continue to...

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signs series of gun control measures

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed a series of gun control bills into law on Friday, further entrenching the state as the epicenter of the nationwide gun debate.Northam, a Democrat, signed five measures, which include expanding background checks to all firearm sales, reinstating the cap on handgun sales to one a month, and a "red flag" bill to allow authorities...

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