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August 4 coronavirus news

00:10 - Source: CNN
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What you need to know

  • President Trump criticized White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx in a tweet after she warned Covid-19 is “extraordinarily widespread” in the US.
  • Meanwhile, US lawmakers are negotiating the next emergency aid package after the $600 unemployment benefit lapsed at the end of last week.
  • UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that the world is facing a “generational catastrophe” because of school closures during the pandemic.

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