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U.S. surpasses Italy for most confirmed coronavirus deaths with more than 20,000



The United States on Saturday has passed Italy for the most confirmed covid-19 deaths in the world, with more than 20,000 fatalities, a figure experts have called 'an underestimation.’ The news comes as Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, said he hopes for “a real degree of normality” by November.

Here are some significant developments:

  • President Trump has blocked potential emergency funding for the U.S. Postal Service, which has suffered financially during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is sick with covid-19, “continues to make very good progress."

  • Republican leaders said they will not negotiate with Democrats over small-business lending.

  • The nation’s governors have asked Congress for $500 billion to stabilize state budgets decimated by the downturn.

  • New York’s governor and New York City’s mayor are again feuding, this time over school closings.


Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/04/11/coronavirus-latest-news/

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