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San Francisco’s first violator of stay-at-home order is anti-abortion protester, report says

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox.  Sign up here. San Francisco police last week issued their first citation to a person violating a shelter-in-place order: an 86-year-old anti-abortion protestor, according to a report. Police cited Ronald Konopaski Thursday outside a Planned Parenthood near Bernal Heights, the San Francisco Examiner reported. A woman wears ...

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Gretchen Whitmer: What do we know about Michigan’s governor?

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, like her counterparts in other states, has seen her profile rise in recent weeks as the nation’s leaders coordinate response efforts to the coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday, Whitmer signed an executive order closing the state’s K-12 schools for the remainder of the school year, a decision that affects 1.5 million students and 100,000 educators. Under the ...

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UK moves to close all schools indefinitely after 32 more die of coronavirus

U.K. officials on Wednesday announced that all schools will be closed indefinitely starting Friday in response to the coronavirus that took an additional 32 lives. The announcement from education secretary Gavin Williams mirrored similar measures already taken in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks at a news conference regarding the coronavirus, in Downing Street, London, Wednesday, ...

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How are hospitals, US government working to protect against a potential ventilator shortage?

As the number of cases from the coronavirus continue to climb, U.S. hospitals and government officials are preparing for the possibility of a potential shortage of ventilators, a machine that has proven effective in helping the most severely ill patients breathe. The fear of a ventilator shortage grew as hospital officials nationwide have been taking major steps to expand capacities, ...

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India’s Holi Festival subdued amid coronavirus outbreak

India’s festival of Holi, which marks the advent of spring, was reportedly toned down this year compared with previous celebrations over fears of the coronavirus that has been rattling the world economy. On Tuesday, brightly colored powder filled the air in parts of North India. But in the capital, New Delhi, many events were canceled as the number of confirmed ...

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