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Jacksonville, the host of GOP convention, mandating masks; Broadway closed until 2021;

The city scheduled to host the GOP convention is mandating masks and Broadway stages will remain dark through 2020 amid a national boom in coronavirus cases. However, the nation’s leading infectious diseases expert remains “cautiously optimistic” that a vaccine could be widely available by year’s end.

Also, a drug company’s steep price for remdesivir, a drug that has proved to shorten recovery times for severe COVID-19 patients by about 31%, is drawing criticism.

Jacksonville, Florida, on Monday joined the growing ranks of cities requiring face coverings to help curb spread of the virus. It’s not clear how long the order will remain in place. The Republican convention is scheduled for Aug. 24-27 at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville and President Donald Trump has famously refused to wear a mask in public.

Nashville, Tennessee, is requiring masks as of Monday. San Francisco Mayor London Breed halted its plans for 

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Broadway closed until 2021; high price set for promising drug; Fauci optimistic of vaccine by year’s end

Broadway stages will remain dark through 2020 amid a national boom in coronavirus cases, but the nation’s leading infectious diseases expert remains “cautiously optimistic” that a vaccine could be widely available by year’s end.

And a drug company’s steep price for remdesivir, a drug that has proved to shorten recovery times for severe COVID-19 patients by about 31%, is drawing criticism.

Nashville, Tennessee, is requiring masks as of Monday. San Francisco Mayor London Breed halted its plans for businesses that were scheduled to reopen Monday. In Arizona, the mayor of one town said he has no plans to cancel a slew of upcoming summer events or require masks despite a boom in cases in his state.

“It is somewhat alarming how many expect and almost invite a more drastic infringement on their freedoms,” Eagar Mayor Bryce Hamblin said in a statement. “My response from the onset of COVID-19 pandemic has

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Quebec reopening bars and hotels, Ontario premier wants borders to stay closed

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As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety

Currently, there are more than 102,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in Canada and more than 8,500 deaths.

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June 25

7:15 p.m.: COVID-19 questions of the day

7:00 p.m.: B.C. NHL rumours and advice for ‘summer loving’

Dr.

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Ontario premier in favour of keeping borders closed

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As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety

Currently, there are more than 102,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in Canada and more than 8,500 deaths.

Check back for the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak in Canada.

For a full archive of the first month of the pandemic, please check our archive of events.

June 25

2:00 p.m.: Ontario premier criticizes report comparing deaths in long-term care facilities

Ontario Premier Doug Ford criticized a

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B.C. and Toronto enter new phases of reopening, Canada to remain closed to international travel

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As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety

Currently, there are more than 101,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in Canada and more than 8,400 deaths.

Check back for the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak in Canada.

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June 22

7:30: COVID-19 questions of the day

7:00 p.m.: B.C. to move into next phase of reopening ‘soon’

Dr.

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Here’s What’s Opened, Closed Or Modified In Phase 2

CONNECTICUT — The state will enter its second reopening phase June 17 just in time for Father’s Day weekend. Things like indoor dining, gyms and movie theaters will make their return albeit under strict rules that will define our “new normal.”

Around 95 percent of Connecticut’s economy will be reopen in the second phase, Gov. Ned Lamont said. The third reopening phase will take place sometime in mid-July as long as the state maintains the course in keeping coronavirus infections and hospitalizations under control.

Lamont’s administration has moved away from its target goal of 100,000 coronavirus tests per week for the state. State COO Josh Geballe said during a news conference that the state would continue to focus on high-risk settings such as nursing homes, prisons, healthcare and other essential workers. In addition, anyone with possible coronavirus symptoms should get tested, he said. There has been mixed messages from the

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B.C. warns ‘it only takes one person’ to spread COVID-19, U.S.-Canada border to remain closed

As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety

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Dr. Bonnie Henry, British Columbia’s provincial health officer, commented on the recent COVID-19 outbreaks in Beijing, connected to a wholesale food market, and New Zealand, linked to people who travelled from the U.K.

“Once this virus is anywhere, it’s a risk everywhere,” Dr. Henry said. “We all need to continue to be aware that this is going to be in our communities for some time.”

Related to Beijing in particular, Dr. Henry said she is watching the situation “very carefully” and although transmission has not been linked to a food product directly, it has been linked to the people who … Read More

U.S.-Canada border to remain closed, CERB extended for eight more weeks

As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Canada and the U.S. have agreed to extend border restriction by an additional 30 day, to July 21.

“This is an important decision that will keep people in both of our countries safe,” Trudeau said.

The prime minister also announced the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) will be extended by eight weeks, originally expected to go ahead until July, with no changes to the $2,000 a month payment.

“Even as we start to reopen, a lot of people still need the support,” Trudeau said.

The prime minister said the federal government will look at “international … Read More

When coronavirus closed schools, some Detroit students went missing from class. These educators had to find them.

DETROIT — Principal Jacqueline Dungey was searching for one of her kindergartners.

She’d called every number she had for his family. She’d sent urgent notes to his parents. She’d reached out to a social worker who’d worked with his family in the past.

But more than a month after the coronavirus threat forced the New Paradigm Loving Academy in Detroit to move its classes online, the little boy, Legend, hadn’t been in touch with his teachers. His family had not shown up for the meals the school distributes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. No one seemed to know where he was.

Dungey was determined to find him.

“I just wanted to make sure he was safe,” she said.

Legend was among about a dozen Loving students who went missing in the weeks after COVID-19 began battering this community. Panic, sickness and death sent many Detroiters into financial and emotional turmoil, scattering

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