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Tokyo Olympics Organizers Announce New Date

By VOA News Organizers for Tokyo’s rescheduled Olympics have announced that the new dates for the Summer Games will be July 23, 2021, to Aug. 8, 2021. The head of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee, Yoshiro Mori, announced the decision Monday, after consultations with the International Olympic Committee. The IOC announced last week the decision to delay the games due to the said the Paralympic Games would run from Aug. 24, 2021, to Sept. 5, 2021.
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25 COVID-19 Contract COVID-19

VOA News Twenty-five members of an Indian family from Sangli in Maharashtra have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a Press Trust of India ;  The account said four family members who had been in Saudi Arabia tested positive for the virus on March ;   A week later, 21 more family members, including a two-year-old boy also tested ;  India officials blame the quick transmission of the virus on the family’s tight living ;  Collector Abhijeet Chaudhari told PTI, “These 25 patients belong to a big family living in a congested housing set up and because of that, they got infected.”   Local authorities say there was no community transmission of the ;  Officials say the…
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Coronavirus Lockdowns Extended as Governments Hope for Progress

By VOA News The state of New York has passed the somber milestone of 1,000 coronavirus deaths, while governments across the world instituted or extended new lockdowns to try to blunt the effects of the ; Hospitals in New York City are set to get some relief with Monday’s arrival of the Navy’s USNS Comfort hospital ship, which will clear space for coronavirus patients by taking those in need of other ; Its sister ship, the USNS Mercy, began taking patients Sunday at the port of Long Beach, outside Los ;  President Donald Trump announced ;guidelines on social distancing to prevent the virus from spreading would be extended from…
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Reed Announces Initial $15.2 Million in COVID-19 Funds for RI Cities & Towns

Cranston, East Providence, Pawtucket, Providence, Warwick, Woonsocket, and Statewide recipients will receive key community and housing grants PROVIDENCE, RI – In an effort to help communities combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Senator Jack Reed, the Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD), led efforts to include a major infusion of federal funding under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).  Senator Reed, who was part of the bipartisan working group that negotiated key provisions of the legislation, led efforts to include $5 billion for Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and $4…
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British PM: Things Will Get Worse Before They Get Better

By VOA News “We know things will get worse before they get better,” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says in a letter being sent to British households about battling ; Johnson, who is in isolation because he has the new coronavirus, also urges people to observe the lockdown and stay home, in an effort to prevent overwhelming the National Health Service and to “save lives.”    Michael Gove, a British senior minister, told the BBC Sunday that people should prepare for a lockdown of “a significant period.”   Britain has 17,315 cases of the virus and 1,019 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource ;  Homeless and impoverished Indians receive food at a government…
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Germany’s Merkel Shines in Virus Crisis Even as Power Wanes

VOA News By Associated Press BERLIN - In her first address to the nation on the coronavirus pandemic, German Chancellor Angela Merkel calmly appealed to citizens' reason and discipline to slow the spread of the virus, acknowledging as a woman who grew up in communist East Germany how difficult it is to give up freedoms, yet as a trained scientist emphasizing that the facts don't ; Then, wearing the same blue pantsuit from the televised address, the 65-year-old popped into her local supermarket to pick up food, wine and toilet paper to take back to her Berlin apartment. For her,…
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Governor, Dr. Alexander-Scott Announce Stay-At-Home Order and New Travel Restrictions, Limit Gatherings to Groups of Five

Mandatory quarantine extended to anyone who has traveled to Rhode Island from another state Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Dr. Alexander-Scott today made several announcements about the state's response to the COVID-19 ; Stay At Home: The Governor has issued a stay-at-home order until April 13. This means that all Rhode Islanders should stay home unless getting food, medicine, gas, or going to travel: Earlier this week, the Governor ordered anyone coming to Rhode Island from New York by any mode of transportation to quarantine for 14 days. Today, the Governor expanded upon that order. Executive Order 20-12 entitled “Tenth Supplemental Emergency Declaration –…
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Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Dr. Alexander-Scott today announced new guidelines issued by the Department of Business Regulation for retailers and grocers as part of the state’s response to the COVID-19 public health crisis.

Eight additional cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island As of 5PM tomorrow, all retailers and grocers must: Allow no more than 20% of stated fire capacity in the store at a time;Require staff to count the number of customers entering and exiting the store and enforce limits;Clearly mark 6’ spacing in lines and other high-traffic areas. Stores should consider posting signage or using ropes to direct customers and to limit bottlenecks/encourage flow in high-density areas of stores;Designate employees to monitor social distancing and assist customers;Maximize space between customers and employees at checkout;Designate employee(s) to ensure the cleaning guidelines set by…
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Reed Helps Reach Bipartisan $2 Trillion Emergency Coronavirus Economic Rescue Agreement

Massive coronavirus relief package includes four months expanded unemployment benefits and direct payments, $367 billion to aid small business, $150 billion for state and local governments, $130 billion for hospitals & health centers, an employee retention tax credit to incentivize businesses to keep workers on payroll during the crisis, & much more ***Reed, a member of the Appropriations Committee, who was driving force behind State Stabilization Fund & successfully included critical funds for Rhode Island, stresses this isn’t a windfall, it’s about saving lives and sustaining workers, jobless, businesses, and communities through a historic pandemic*** WASHINGTON, DC – In an effort…
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Japón impone cuarentena a quienes lleguen desde Estados Unidos

Además de exigir este aislamiento, también ha prohibido la entrada a quienes hayan estado en ciertas zonas de China, Corea del Sur, Irán, Italia, San Marino, España, Suiza e Islandia. Japón exigirá a todas las personas que lleguen desde Estados Unidos que se sometan a una cuarentena de 14 días como medida para contener la propagación del nuevo coronavirus, anunció este lunes () el primer ministro nipón, Shinzo Abe. La medida -que también afecta a quienes tengan ciudadanía nipona- se aplicará a partir del jueves 26 de marzo y está en línea con las restricciones impuestas anteriormente sobre viajeros que…
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