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What you need to know

  • President Trump tweeted condolences for the 100,000 dead from coronavirus in the US as Democrats continue to call for expanded testing nationwide.
  • A second wave “could happen, but it is not inevitable,” the nation’s top infectious disease expert said.
  • New York City’s mayor said the city is getting to the point “very, very soon” where it can take first steps toward reopening if it meets key metrics.
  • The 2020 Boston Marathon will be canceled, the mayor said.
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Arizona will allow in-person classes in the fall

Schools in Arizona will be able to bring kids back into classrooms in the fall, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday. 

“We’re planning ahead,” Ducey said in a news conference, adding that exact guidelines will come out next week.

He said social distancing rules will be extensive at the beginning of the school year. 

“They will be back to school, but it will be a new normal,” Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ said.

Youth sports leagues will be allowed to take place during the summer, but the state plans to issue guidelines limiting the number of spectators.

"I see him everywhere": Woman remembers husband who died from Covid-19

“I see him everywhere,” said Maura Lewinger of her late husband Joe, who died from Covid-19 two months ago.

“He’s everywhere. He’s in my children’s faces. He’s in every song that I hear. He’s in all my thoughts.”

Lewinger first joined CNN’s Erin Burnett for an emotional interview in early April, just days after Joe’s death. On Thursday, the pair reunited, and Lewinger talked of her coping.

“It’s hard to believe that it’s two months already. I explain how I get through the day by saying that I pretend. I pretend that this awful thing hasn’t happened to us and our family,” she detailed. “That’s the only way to get through the minutiae of the day.”

Joe Lewinger was 42 when he passed, and left behind his wife and three children. Maura revealed that the family speaks regularly about their loss and grief.

“We talk about him. Our family is based on communication. We just always talked about everything,” she said, telling Burnett that her three kids know that “listening to each other and supporting each other is the foundation of family and great relationships. So that continues.”

Shortly after his death, in a gut-wrenching conversation that touched many viewers, Lewinger described the final moments she spent with her husband, saying goodbye over FaceTime.

I thanked him for being the most amazing husband, for making me feel cherished and loved every single day,” Lewinger told Burnett in April.

More than seven weeks since that interview, Lewinger said the outpouring from the community has been overwhelming.

“What is so striking is the messages from complete strangers. Whether they reached out on Facebook or through another friend or these connections and just getting their love and support to us has been amazing.”

Georgia governor says the spike in Covid-19 cases is likely from a backlog of test results

A medical healthcare worker takes samples for the coronavirus at a community testing site in the parking lot of La Flor de Jalisco #2 in Gainesville, Georgia, on May 15.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said he believes the reason for the state’s recent spike in Covid-19 cases was from a large backlog of test results that were recently submitted. 

“We had a large dump of test results from a private sector vendor over the weekend, they had a big backlog around 15,000 cases that tracked back to April,” Kemp said Thursday. “They dumped those all into the system over, you know, a two-day period, I think it was Saturday and either Monday or Tuesday, so we feel like that is the reason for the spike in the cases, I can assure you that Dr. Toomey and I and our whole teams continue to watch that data.”

Dr. Kathleen Toomey is Georgia’s public health commissioner.

“None of that is being caused by any one incident anywhere, we think it’s just because those tests were all dumped at one time. Our numbers continue to look good, they looked even better today,” Kemp said. 

Georgia currently has 45,099 coronavirus cases and 1,963 deaths from the virus, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University.

California records highest single-day increase in Covid-19 cases

Cars line-up in a drive-through novel coronavirus testing site at the Los Angeles Dodgers stadium parking lot, in Los Angeles, on May 26.

California is reporting the largest single-day increase in confirmed cases since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.

California Department of Public Health data shows 2,617 new cases were reported in the past 24 hours. California’s previous high was 2,603 cases on May 5.

The total number of Covid-19 cases in the state is 101,697. The virus has claimed 3,973 lives in California alone.

New Mexico governor says salons, gyms, indoor malls and dine-in restaurants can reopen

New Mexico will allow businesses across the state to reopen on Monday, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said during news conference on Thursday.

She said restaurants may operate indoor dine-in service at 50% occupancy with social distancing.

Hair salons, barber shops, tattoo parlors, and nail salons may open at 25% occupancy.

Indoor malls may open at 25% occupancy with the food courts remaining closed, gyms may operate at 50% occupancy with Covid-safe practice, and hotels may operate at 50% occupancy, Lujan Grisham said.

The 14-day quarantine order for people arriving at the airport is amended for business and certain travelers. Bars will remain closed, mass gatherings are still prohibited, face coverings are still required in public and it is recommended to stay home as much as possible to minimize the spread of Covid-19, she said.

Georgia governor asks people who attend places of worship to "heed the public health advice"

Governor Brian Kemp makes a statement and answers questions from the media following a tour of Fieldale Farms while visiting Gainesville, on Friday, May 15.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp asked anyone in the state who is planning to attend in-person services at place of worship “to heed the public health advice.”

“As you know here in Georgia, we never closed places of worship, but we encouraged congregations to hold online or drive-in services to mitigate the risk of exposure. Now many churches and religious institutions are beginning to reopen their doors for traditional services, and we ask that Georgians continue to heed the public health advice if they decide to attend in person,” he said.

“Please use social distancing, wash your hands, protect the elderly and the medically fragile and continue to prioritize your health,” Kemp added.

He also thanked faith leaders who “have answered the call and held remote services,” and said their “leadership has literally saved lives in our state.”

"We still see many deaths coming," coronavirus researcher says  

Dr. Chris Murray

Dr. Chris Murray, a researcher behind an influential coronavirus model from the University of Washington, said Thursday that he still see “many deaths coming,” despite the coronavirus model projecting 132,000 deaths – which is 11,000 fewer than it forecasted a week ago.

“The major difference here is that we’ve been expecting the upsurge in mobility that started at the end of April,” Murray told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on “The Situation Room.” 

“We see it in the cellphone data and has continued all the way through May. We thought that would have translated into much more transmission of the virus by now, and we’re seeing that in some states but not most. And so it’s a bit of a surprise we haven’t yet seen transmission take off.”

Blitzer asked Murray if it was too early to start thinking about coronavirus projections in the fall.

“We’re starting to be pretty worried about that,” Murray said. “We crunch the numbers almost every night and we try to make sense of them.”

Murray cited three factors that may impact where the US will be with the virus in the fall.

“What the government does as band-aids” “What we do as people, wearing a mask, avoiding contact” “How much we expect transmission to go back up because of seasonality”

Murray went on to say that the US “should expect transmission to start to go back up in September and then really pick up speed towards January.” 

“That’s the part we need to get our thinking around,” Murray said. “How do we prevent that? How do we prepare for those cities where transmission may tip over into exponential growth again, and what are we going to do when that happens.” 

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Texas will allow outdoor sporting events to host spectators at 25% occupancy

J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans pumps up the fans against the Buffalo Bills in a AFC Wild Card Playoff game at NRG Stadium on January 4, in Houston, Texas.

Texas is set to allow outdoor sporting events to host spectators up to 25% capacity starting on Sunday, Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday.  

“Each professional sports league that desires to reopen must first submit a plan to the Texas Department of State Health Services,” Abbott announced. “Spectators are allowed for outdoor events, provided that outdoor venues limit the number of spectators to no more than 25% of the normal operating limits of the venue as determined by the facility owner. Spectators are not permitted for indoor events. Each plan must incorporate these minimum health protocols to the greatest extent possible.”

Abbott signed the expansion to his phase two order last week and will allow outdoor pro sporting events to host spectators at 25% capacity, becoming the first state in the United States to do so.

With the exception of some counties, leagues throughout the state will have to apply to state health officials in order to be approved.

The PGA Tour’s Charles Schwab on June 11-14 in Fort Worth, Texas, will be the first major sports event in the state, but have announced they will not allow fans.

The signed order does not include high school and college sports.  

Roughly 20% of Tyson employees tested positive for Covid-19 at plant 

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. 

Tyson Foods announced in a statement that more than 20% of its employees at the Texas Sherman plant have tested positive for Covid-19. 

“Of the 1,604 team members who work at the facility and were tested, 326 tested positive,” the company’s statement Thursday said. 

Tyson said it would disclose verified test results at other plants where it is conducting facility-wide testing to health and government officials, team members, and stakeholders.

“Disclosing our testing results is an important step in protecting our team members and helping provide the wider Sherman community with the information it needs to control the spread of the virus,” the statement read. 

Rhode Island will begin Phase 2 of reopening Monday

Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo arrives for a news conference giving a coronavirus update at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence, on May 12.

Gov. Gina Raimondo announced today that phase two of Rhode Island’s reopening will begin on June 1.

The governor said everything will be posted for general business, retail, personal services and indoor dining on the website reopeningri.com later today. 

The governor said there would be major changes. Among them, relaxing retail rules so more people can go into stores, allowing indoor dining, opening gyms, barbershops and salons.

“Pretty much every area of the economy except for large group gatherings is going to start to reopen,” Raimondo said.

The governor explained that indoor dining rules would include allowing 50% capacity, taking reservations and prohibiting self-service style food.

Personal services effected would include hairdressers, barbers, hair-braiders, nail salons, tanning facilities, tattoo parlors and probably many other categories, Raimondo added.

The governor said personal services would also have a capacity limit, and things like waiting rooms should not be used. 

Idaho to allow theaters and bars to reopen Saturday

Champions Grill & Bar is closed as part of city wide order to help prevent spread of the coronavirus in Moscow, Idaho, on March 20.

Movie theaters and bars in Idaho will be allowed to open earlier than first planned under a new order from Gov. Brad Little. 

Those businesses will be included in Saturday’s start to the state’s phase three plan, the governor said Thursday. That’s two weeks sooner than originally announced.

Gatherings of up to 50 people also will be allowed, but all businesses must follow social distancing requirements.

“Half a million Idahoans are at risk of developing serious complications from Covid-19 if they contract it, and we cannot rebound if a huge segment of our population is concerned to engage in the economy again,” he said.

Cancer patients given hydroxychloroquine combination for Covid-19 infection more like to die, study finds

Hydroxychloroquine sits on a shelf at Rock Canyon Pharmacy in Provo, Utah, on Wedneday, May 20.

New data on cancer patients who were sick with Covid-19 finds those treated with the controversial combination of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin were more likely to die than those who weren’t.

Early data published in the medical journal The Lancet on Thursday showed that patients treated with the two drugs, once strongly promoted by President Trump, were nearly three times as likely to die within about a month. The researchers found no significant increase in risk for patients given either drug alone.

The researchers from across North America and Europe looked at data on 928 cancer patients who also were infected with Covid-19 in March and April. Overall, 121 patients total — or 13% — died during the study period and within 30 days of being diagnosed with Covid-19.

“This is early and evolving data, and more time and analysis will be needed to confirm and expand on these findings,” Dr. Jeremy Warner, who worked on the research and is an associate professor of medicine and biomedical informatics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, said in a written statement on Thursday.

“Right now, we’re working to quickly get information about why some patients with cancer become infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus and identify the factors that affect disease severity and death,” Warner said. “We’re also interested in the effects of treatments that are being used to treat patients with cancer who have COVID-19.”

Other studies have also found a higher risk of death among coronavirus patients treated with the drugs. One is an antibiotic and the other is a malaria drug also approved for inflammatory diseases such as lupus.

More than 1,000 coronavirus deaths reported in Colorado since outbreak began 

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis talks during a news conference on the state's efforts against the spread of the coronavirus in Denver, on Tuesday, May 26.

There have been 24,767 positive cases of coronavirus and 1,135 deaths since the pandemic began in the Colorado, according to the state’s department of public health and environment.

CDPHE’s website said 4,196 people have been hospitalized and 160,796 tests have been conducted.

At least 273 workers have tested positive for coronavirus at JBS meat processing plant in Greeley, according to CDPHE’s website. Five workers have tested positive and one worker has died from the coronavirus at JBS’ corporate offices, said CDPHE.

Restaurants have reopened at 50% for in-person dining, according to a statement on Gov. Jared Polis’ website.

“We provide guidelines to make indoor dining as reasonably safe as possible given that we’re in the face of a pandemic and individuals make their decisions about whether they’re choosing to go out or whether they’re continuing to order in or pick up at their favorite restaurants,” Polis said during a news conference on Thursday.

The state’s restaurant guidelines for reopening include:

  • A six-foot distance table
  • Limiting parties to eight people
  • Workers must wear facial coverings
  • All surfaces must be cleaned and disinfected between parties

The governor added that people at risk of getting coronavirus, such as the elderly, should not go to restaurants.

Coronavirus raises the risk of death five-fold for cancer patients, according to study

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. 

Researchers are learning more about the risks cancer patients face if they become sick with Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus that has swept the world. 

Patients whose cancer was getting worse or spreading were more than five times more likely to die in the space of a month if they caught Covid-19, researchers told a meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology this week.

Even if their cancer wasn’t spreading, coronavirus infection nearly doubled risk of dying, according to the early data, published in the medical journal The Lancet on Thursday.

The researchers from across North America and Europe looked at data on 928 Covid-19 cases from between March and April. 

Overall, 121 patients total — or 13% — died during the study period and within 30 days of being diagnosed with Covid-19.

“While it’s not surprising, it’s informative that it looks like patients with cancer have twice the risk of dying than the general public,” Dr. Jeremy Warner, who worked on the research and is an associate professor of medicine and biomedical informatics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, told CNN on Thursday.

The new study comes with limitations. More research is needed to determine whether similar findings would emerge among a larger group of patients, and there are questions about whether Covid-19 impacts patients with certain types of cancer differently.

“This is early and evolving data, and more time and analysis will be needed to confirm and expand on these findings,” Warner said in a statement. 

NBA team owner says season decision could come next week

Sterling Brown #23 of the Milwaukee Bucks dunks over Michael Porter Jr. #1 of the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center in Denver, in March 9.

Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry appeared Thursday on CNBC, where he said a decision to resume the National Basketball League’s season could happen next week. 

Lasry, co-founder of Avenue Capital, said on CNBC’s “Halftime” that NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will present multiple options to resume the NBA season at the league’s board of governors meeting on Friday. Lasry said that the board could then take the weekend to consider the options and meet again early next week to vote on the proposals. 

“I think at the end of the day, we’ll be in Orlando at Disney. The question is going to be will we have all 30 teams there or will we have 24; whatever the number will end up being. But hopefully, by the middle of July, we start playing again,” Lasry said. 

Covid-19 cases in Michigan continue to decline while more financial support is needed

Michigan Executive Office of the Governor, Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, left, speaks at a news conference as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer watches in Lansing, on Tuesday, May 26.

Michigan has 56,014 Covid-19 cases and 5,372 deaths related to the virus in the state, according to Department of Health and Human Services Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun. 

Khaldun said that the cases are continuing to decline, and that Michigan is able to perform about 14,400 Covid-19 tests per day. If the positive trends continue, she said, then they will be able to continue to reopen.

Khaldun also said that by the end of this week, the state will have trained 500 contact tracers. 

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer listed some of the expenditures from the last 10 weeks, including $251 million spent on personal protective equipment, $25 million on hospitals and $22.8 million on direct care workers. She also said that approximately $8.5 billion dollars was paid in unemployment. 

Need for federal funds: Whitmer called on the federal government for more financial support to get through the current budget crisis.

While the state is well-managed, she said, Michigan needs additional funds to pay for essential services like schools and public safety. 

According to Chris Cole, the state’s budget director, the state has lost approximately $6.2 billion in revenue for this fiscal year.

Cole said that this crisis is “as bad, if not worse than the Great Recession, and the only way we can made it through that recession was with direct support from the federal government.”  

Whitmer announced that she has taken a 10% pay cut for the rest of the calendar year in an effort to help the state budget. Her cabinet has taken a 5% pay cut, she said. 

Basketball Hall of Fame still considering a 2020 event after postponing original date

A fan writes a message on a mural for former Los Angeles Lakers basketball star Kobe Bryant for him and his daughter, Gianna, at nearby Staple Center in Los Angeles, on February 24.

The latest Basketball Hall of Fame class, which includes the late Kobe Bryant, may still be enshrined in 2020 despite the original ceremony date being postponed.

Basketball Hall of Fame President John Doleva announced on Thursday that the enshrinement scheduled for the weekend of Aug. 28 was postponed but left the door open for a possible October event.

“At this time, I can now confirm that the August 28-30 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremonies have been postponed. Given the unprecedented challenge of planning in the Covid-19 era, we are exploring several scenarios to accommodate the class of 2020 ceremony, including postponing the festivities until October or early 2021,” Doleva said in a statement. 

Doleva says that the Hall of Fame will make a final decision on the 2020 enshrinement the week of June 15.

US stocks finish lower

A trader walks across the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange, on Thursday, May 28.

US stocks closed lower on Thursday, dragged down by losses in the energy and consumer sectors.

The S&P 500, the broadest measure of the US stock market, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite both snapped three-day winning streaks.

Investors also had to reckon with more dire economic data released Thursday. Another 2.1 million people filed for first-time jobless claims last week, and first-quarter GDP was revised down to an annualized -5%, from -4.8% before.

Here’s where the markets closed:

  • The Dow finished 0.6%, or 148 points, lower.
  • The S&P 500 closed down 0.2%.
  • The Nasdaq Composite fell 0.5%.

Florida Board of Governors approves blueprint for reopening campuses in fall

Aerial photograph of Florida State University in Tallahassee.

The Florida Board of Governors approved the State University System of Florida blueprint for reopening campuses in the fall during a virtual board meeting on Thursday.

The blueprint is comprised of five categories: a healthy campus environment, a healthy community environment, Covid-19 virus testing, contact tracing and surveillance and academic program delivery.

This blueprint will be used as a framework for the 12 universities within the state university system of Florida as they make their individual plans, which will be presented during the next board meeting on June 23. 

The decision about reopening for the fall and what that looks like will be left to each individual university. The entire system includes more than 350,000 students.

“We really must recognize that each university is different,” said Chair Sydney Kitson. “Therefore, each must present a plan that is best suited for its unique circumstances and characteristics.”

“The blueprint is to provide system guidance with clear expectations for each university, but also then to develop an individualized university plan to reopen its campus. So you know, this blueprint is the first stage,” Kitson added.

Chancellor Marshall Criser, who presented the blueprint at the meeting, echoed the need for flexibility from each university.

He continued: “We want to have plans that will ultimately ensure that we are able to continue to pursue our academic mission, and at the same time, understand how we can best create a healthy environment for our students, our faculty, and our staff.”

Vaccine trials are "running against time" as coronavirus case numbers decline in some areas

Facade with logo at office of pharmaceutical company AstaZeneca in San Francisco, California, on April 11.

It’s too early for vaccine makers to consider challenge trials that would intentionally expose volunteers to the novel coronavirus, AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot said Thursday, but the company would consider it if the number of new cases fell too low to complete clinical trials of its vaccine.

“The problem we will all have, I think, is we are running against time a little bit because we see already in Europe the disease is declining,” Soriot said during an International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations media briefing.

“It’s still going in the UK because the UK got started later. Still going in the US. But very soon the disease intensity will become low and it will become difficult so we have to move very quickly,” Soriot added.

Soriot said that if case numbers fall to a “very low level,” AstraZeneca might consider challenge studies, which intentionally expose volunteers with the virus to test for safety and efficacy, but he said it’s too early to consider now. 

Johnson & Johnson Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Paul Stoffels echoed Soriot’s concerns, suggesting the need to complete its phase three Covid-19 vaccine studies in the Southern Hemisphere. 

“Hopefully that can be done in the North. If not, we’ll have to go to the South, as Pascal was saying, the disease is now moving to other parts of the world,” Stoffels said. “It’s clear that in the South, it’s still going up very fast — South Africa, Brazil and maybe other countries will follow. So, this is not going to be over with and that’s why it has to be global.”

More than 101,000 people have died from coronavirus across the US

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. 

There are at least 1,711,313 cases of coronavirus in the US and at least 101,129 people have died in the country from coronavirus, according to Johns Hopkins University’s tally

Johns Hopkins reported on Thursday 11,380 new cases and 687 reported deaths. 

The totals include cases from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and other US territories, as well as repatriated cases.

Certain assisted living and intermediate care facilities in Ohio can allow outdoor visitation starting June 8

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine gives an update at MetroHealth Medical Center on the state's preparedness and education efforts on the coronavirus in Cleveland, on February 27.

Assisted living and intermediate care facilities for individuals with developmental disabilities in Ohio can allow outdoor visitation beginning June 8, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Thursday.

DeWine clarified that this directive does not apply to nursing homes.

Eligible facilities will be required to follow minimum health guidelines like screening visitors for symptoms, wearing face coverings, and enforcing social distancing.

DeWine explained that the decision to allow outdoor visitors is based on the impact that a “prolonged loss of connection” can have on individuals.

North Carolina reports one of its highest days of coronavirus-related deaths and hospitalizations

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper answers questions during a briefing on the coronavirus pandemic at the Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, May 26.

North Carolina had one of its highest days of reported deaths and hospitalizations since the Covid-19 crisis began, Gov. Roy Cooper said during a news conference Thursday afternoon.  

The 33 new deaths bring the state’s total to 827 while there are 708 patients hospitalized across the state. The hospitalization rate has continued to rise throughout the week.

“We are concerned about the number of hospitalizations for Covid-19 continuing to go up,” Cooper said. “That’s why we are in phase two, right now, and not opening everything up. This is why we need to stay in phase two for a while to see how these numbers go.” 

Some context: The number of confirmed cases are also going up as the state has increased testing, Cooper said. There are 25,412 confirmed cases in North Carolina. 

The Department of Health and Human Services launched a radio and video campaign on Wednesday to share important messages across the state about the virus to populations that make up a “disproportionate number of our state’s lab confirmed cases and deaths compared with their percentage in the population.”

The state senate wants to pass legislation to open bars and while he said there will be a time when they can reopen, now is not the time, Cooper said.

Trump "feeling perfect" after completing hydroxychloroquine, White House says

President Trump is “feeling perfect” after concluding his use of hydroxychloroquine as a prophylactic against coronavirus, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Thursday. 

McEnany said she asked Trump about how he’s feeling just prior to the White House press briefing. She said he told her “he’s ‘feeling perfect,” “he’s feeling absolutely great after taking this regimen” and that he “would take it again.”

McEnany went on to promote research suggesting there are benefits to using the drug to prevent the contraction of coronavirus. 

“It’s important, of course, always, if taking hydroxychloroquine, get a prescription from your doctor. Doctors are the ones that need to be prescribing this,” she added, before claiming that there had been hyperbole regarding the drug’s safety.  

Some context: The drug is only FDA-approved to treat or prevent malaria or to treat autoimmune conditions such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. While so-called off label prescribing of the drug to treat other conditions is legal, it has not been found by the federal government to be safe or effective for any other uses.

And CNN previously reported this week that the World Health Organization temporarily halted studying hydroxychloroquine as a potential Covid-19 treatment on Monday due to safety concerns.

The decision came after a publication in the medical journal The Lancet on Friday suggested that seriously ill Covid-19 patients who were treated with hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine were more likely to die.

Virginia will remain in Phase 1 of reopening for at least another week, governor says

Gov. Ralph Northam talks to the media during a brief visit to Virginia Beach, Virginia, on May 23.