In California, Governor Gavin Newsom ordered bars to close in Los Angeles and six other counties on Sunday, warning that the virus had "not gone away". He urged people to wear masks, follow guidance on hygiene and to "take this seriously". … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: ‘Swift and dangerous turn’ in Texas cases, says governor
Mr Abbott has refused to allow Texan mayors to insist on them so that, as he put it, "individual liberty is not infringed". By contrast the governor of California, a Democrat, says the "science shows that face coverings and masks work". Mr Trump, meanwhile, has refused to wear one. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Where are global cases rising and falling?
The other three officials - representing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services - also disputed Mr Trump's comment, saying they had never been directed to slow testing. … [Read more...] about Top US health official Fauci warns of ‘disturbing’ new US surge
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gathered with members of the Congressional Black Caucus on the Capitol steps on Thursday and said: "Exactly one month ago, George Floyd spoke his final words - 'I can't breathe' - and changed the course of history." … [Read more...] about US House passes sweeping police reform bill
Los Angeles County has the most Covid-19 cases confirmed in the nation, at over 100,000 as of 30 June, according to a Johns Hopkins University count. Local health officials have warned that one in 140 residents may unknowingly have the virus - last week, that estimate was one in 400. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: What’s behind alarming new US outbreaks?