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When California had reached 600,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus infection, the state ordered a private school to close after it returned students on Thursday without a mask or out of society.

The school, with nearly 600 students, is currently on the state’s supervisory list.

Meanwhile, Dr. Robert Redfield, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, warned the United States could fall into death if Americans fail to follow public health guidelines such as wearing masks and keep 6 meters apart.

And, in Hawaii, Governor David Ige is considering another stay order for Oahu and may delay the start of a program that will allow tourists to visit when COVID-19 cases spike in the state. On Thursday, the state reported a new daily record of 355 infections and a total of 40 deaths.

Here are some notable developments:

  • President Donald Trump issued conflicting statements Thursday over whether he would oppose additional funding to the US Post, which has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s what we know.
  • Experts say the COVID-19 vaccine won’t help if there aren’t enough people ready for it.
  • Congressional Democrats blamed Republicans on Thursday, while Republicans blamed Democrats and President Donald Trump hinted that negotiations on the coronavirus stimulus package would be over.

📈 Today’s numbers: The US has 5.2 million infections and 167,000 deaths. Worldwide, there have been 760,000 deaths and more than 20.9 million cases, according to data from John Hopkins University.

📰 What we are reading: Critics say the teachers are avoiding their duties as ordinary workers. But as more and more schools open early to notice reports of new infections, some catastrophic predictions by unions are being made.

New Zealand opens door locks in its biggest city

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Friday that the New Zealand government is extending the lockdown order for another 12 days in Auckland, the country’s most populous city, after a new outbreak of COVID-19 was discovered in this week.

New Zealand has gone through more than 100 days without a new case of COVID-19, internationally acclaimed for effectively destroying the new coronavirus. That changed on Tuesday when the new cluster was discovered in Auckland. There are currently 30 cases that have been linked to the outbreak, which health officials believe came from abroad and could have spread through transportation workers.

“Together, we got rid of the COVID before,” said Ardern. “We can redo all of that.”

Thousands of students and teachers are quarantined: reporting

As schools in some states have resumed after a long month off from direct teaching, students, teachers and staff across many states are quarantined for COVID-19 positive cases. .

According to CNN, more than 2,000 students, teachers and staff in five states are in quarantine after at least 230 positive cases. According to ABC News, at least 2,400 students and staff were infected or quarantined themselves.

In Georgia alone, 1,600 people were asked for quarantine as cases increased.

“I’m not at all surprised,” Jenny Hunter, a nurse and mother of two in Cherokee County, a suburb of Atlanta, told USA TODAY. “My son says how low some of his classes are throughout the day because the kids are quarantined. It’s becoming a question of when, not if.”

– Grace Hauck and Ryan Miller

Hawaiian officials’ considered ‘delaying the return of tourists’ amid the spike in incidents

Hoping to go on vacation in Hawaii in September? You may have to rethink those plans.

Due to the state’s rapidly growing number of COVID-19 cases, officials are “considering” delaying the start of a highly anticipated program that will allow foreign tourists to stay there. not quarantined for 14 days by presenting a negative COVID- Test 19, Hawaii Governor David Ige said in a press conference late on Thursday.

The show, which was scheduled to start on September 1, was delayed once, a month ago, due to increased cases on land and in Hawaii.

“If things don’t get better, we have no choice but to consider more restrictions,” Ige said.

– Dawn Gilbertson

COVID-19 is in some ways comparable to the 1918 Spanish flu that killed 50 million people

The 1918 Spanish flu claimed the lives of about 50 million people worldwide, but in some ways, the COVID-19 pandemic was even worse, according to a study published Thursday. Medical magazine JAMA Network Open.

The current pandemic is associated with less than 1 million deaths. But the study compares two months after COVID-19’s first recorded death in New York City – the epicenter of the US pandemic for weeks – to the deadliest two months of the 1918 disaster.

Dr Jeremy Faust, emergency doctor at Brigham Women’s and Women’s Hospital in Boston and lead author of the study, said: “They are comparable events in degree. “Our numbers show that what happened in New York is quite similar to what happened during the biggest modern pandemic. ”

– Jorge L. Ortiz

The theater reopens in Mexico City after being closed for four months

Theaters in Mexico City reopened this week after closing for four months. The moviegoer’s temperature is checked upon entry. Customers are required to wear a mask and can only lift it up to eat and drink. And no more than two people are allowed to sit side by side.

Theaters in the capital city are only allowed to open 30% of capacity. Mexico is the world’s fourth largest film market after China, India and the United States.

California ordered the closure of private schools after defying the reopening

California ordered a private school to be closed after it reopened despite state health orders to slow the spread of coronavirus. Fresno County issued a medical order Thursday against Immanuel Schools in the city of Reedley. K-12 is required to close its classes until the county is removed from the state oversight list for two weeks.

The school, with around 600 students, allows students to enter fifth grade without wearing masks or away from society. The trustees and administrators of the school say they believe that student development will be affected if they are not taught on campus.

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Negotiations about the coronavirus stimulus bill met a deadlock

The negotiating parties on a bill to provide economic relief from the coronavirus’s economic destruction agreed on one point: They were in a deadlock.

House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Said in a press conference Thursday: “I want you to see how great our difference is. She points to a large blue poster depicting the wide gap between what Republicans and Democrats want to pay for different priorities. “It’s not surprising that we have such a big difference because this administration, the other Republicans in Congress, never understood the gravity of the situation.”

On the other side of the Capitol, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Condemned Democrats for sticking to a “completely unrealistic, far left proposition” and arrested “hostage” talks on “ideological entries not related to COVID.”

– Michael Collins, Christal Hayes and Nicholas Wu

Six national restaurants, including IHOP, are struggling amid a pandemic

Some of the largest restaurant companies in the US are grappling with capacity restrictions on in-house dining and trying to get customers to buy takeout to avoid a financial disaster.

Owners of chains such as Outback Steakhouse, Applebee’s, and The Cheesecake Factory are on the updated list of national restaurants with the most insolvency. When companies default, they are often forced to file for bankruptcy protection, close locations, or sometimes liquidate.

One chain store, California Pizza Kitchen, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, with plans to close some locations.

– Nathan Bomey

The NCAA Division I Championship was delayed due to concerns about COVID-19

As conference after convention in Division I postponed fall sports, the NCAA made the inevitable decision that there would be no fall championships at the highest level of the organization by 2020. due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“At the moment, we cannot have the NCAA fall championship,” NCAA President Mark Emmert said in a video interview posted on Thursday night, hoping the championship could move on. calendar year 2021.

Emmert noted that the Board of Governors requirement for 50% of schools to host post-season would not be met.

“Sadly, tragically, that will happen this fall,” Emmert said. “That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t and can’t look winter and spring and say ‘OK, how can we make a legitimate championship for all of those students.’

– Eddie Timanus

China reported that chicken wings from Brazil were positive for coronavirus

A sample of frozen chicken wings shipped from Brazil to China tested positive for COVID-19, Chinese officials announced Thursday.

But there is no evidence that coronavirus can be transmitted by eating or handling food, according to health experts.

Health officials in Shenzhen Longjiang District examined imported frozen food on Wednesday when a surface sample of frozen chicken wings tested positive for coronavirus, according to a statement by the Office. Shenzhen Headquarters for Disease Control and Prevention.

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