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Restaurants and Bars to Offer Delivery and Take-Out Only, Gatherings Limited to 25 People

One additional case of COVID-19 in Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Director of Health Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH today announced that, effective tomorrow and continuing through March 30th, there will be no on-premise food consumption for restaurants, bars, coffee shops, or other food establishments in Rhode Island. Establishments with a food license can continue to conduct pick-up, drive-thru and delivery only. The Governor and Dr. Alexander-Scott also directed all Rhode Islanders not to host or attend gatherings of 25 people or more. “This is a critical time in the state’s response, and I know this decision is difficult…
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Raimondo anunció que HealthSource RI está abriendo un período de inscripción especial para el tres por ciento de los habitantes de Rhode Island que no tienen seguro en este momento.

El período de inscripción permanecerá abierto hasta el 15 de abril. La gobernadora continuó recordando al público que practicara el distanciamiento social, lo que significa evitar grandes reuniones. "Las próximas dos semanas son absolutamente críticas ya que tratamos de adelantarnos a este virus". Nuevos pedidos que involucran aseguradoras de salud públicas y privadas. Raimondo y La comisionada de salud de Rhode Island, Marie Ganim,  emitieron las siguientes instrucciones para las aseguradoras de salud: • Actualizar las políticas de telemedicina para incluir servicios solo telefónicos para proveedores de atención primaria y salud del comportamiento. • Asegúrese de que las pruebas y…
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Trump Declares National Emergency Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

WHITE HOUSE - President Donald Trump said he is declaring a national emergency, invoking the Stafford Act to allow more federal aid to stream to states and cities to combat the coronavirus ;"We will overcome the threat of the virus,” the president said Friday afternoon at a nationally-televised news conference from the White House Rose Garden. Trump, who has declared five previous national emergencies, had come under increasing pressure, especially from opposition Democrats, in recent days to take such action as governors and mayors across the United States declared states of emergency, ordering the cancellation of public gatherings and closure…
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Broad Measures Announced to Prevent COVID-19 Transmission in Rhode Island

Measures pertain to schools, nursing homes, and international travelers As Rhode Island continues to respond to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced a set of broad measures today intended to limit or prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Rhode Island. These measures pertain to schools, nursing homes, and anyone who has traveled internationally in the last 14 days. The announcement of these measures is coming as Rhode Island is announcing an additional nine cases of ;These people include four males and five females. There are three pediatric cases and six adult cases. While the Rhode Island Department…
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“Ambiente de tristeza e incertidumbre”: salvadoreños en cuarentena en Italia por coronavirus

VOA WASHINGTON —  La decisión del gobierno italiano de imponer una cuarentena en todo el país, tomó por sorpresa a unos 60 millones de residentes de la nación europea, donde residen migrantes de América Latina que han hecho de Italia su nuevo hogar. Entre esos extranjeros hay una gran comunidad de salvadoreños, casi , según datos de la cancillería de El Salvador, y una buena parte reside en Milán o Milano, como ellos propiamente le llaman. La Voz de América contactó a dos salvadoreños residentes en esa ciudad, con quienes conversó para conocer cómo recibieron este decreto y detalles acerca de cómo…
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Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson Test Positive for Coronavirus in Australia

VOA News By Reuters LOS ANGELES - Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks and his wife, actress Rita Wilson, have both tested positive for coronavirus in Australia, the actor said via Twitter. Hanks said that he and Wilson, who are both 63, were tested in Australia, where he is working on a film, after they felt tired and achy with slight fevers. “To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the coronavirus and were found to be positive,” Hanks said in the tweet. The film star said that he and Wilson would be “tested, observed…
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Cazadores furtivos matan a una jirafa blanca y su cría, sólo queda una en el mundo

rfi - Texto por:Vicenta Linares La única jirafa blanca hembra registrada en Kenia y su cría fueron abatidas por cazadores furtivos en una reserva en el este del país, informó una asociación local este martes. Estos animales extremadamente raros no han sido reportados en ningún otro país del mundo. Los cuerpos de las dos jirafas, que tienen una piel blanca debido a una pigmentación extremadamente rara, fueron encontrados "en estado de esqueleto después de que hayan sido matadas por cazadores furtivos" en una reserva de Garissa, en el este de Kenia. Después de su desaparición, sólo queda una jirafa blanca,…
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El Salvador se declara en cuarentena ante pandemia del COVID-19

Bukele ordenó paralizar todas las actividades educativas, así como el ingreso de personas extranjeras que no sean residentes o del cuerpo diplomático. El presidente de El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, declaró este miércoles () al país más pequeño de América Latina en cuarentena -y prohibió el ingreso de personas extranjeras- durante 21 días para evitar la entrada y propagación del coronavirus. La cuarentena, que entra en vigencia desde el 11 de marzo, se emitió mediante un decreto amparado en las facultades que la Constitución de la República le otorga al Ejecutivo, de acuerdo con el jefe de Estado. "Hemos decidido declarar…
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Attorney General Neronha warns of price gouging, other scams during COVID-19 outbreak

Attorney General Peter Neronha reminds Rhode Island residents to watch out for potential scams or instances of price gouging stemming from the outbreak of COVID-19. “These are unique and uncertain circumstances,” said Attorney General Peter F. Neronha. “The focus here has to be on public health, not profit. This Office is going to make sure people have access to the goods and services they need to minimize the threat from this public health emergency. Our commitment, as always, remains keeping Rhode Islanders safe.” Many consumer questions have emerged as a result of this public health emergency, from health insurance considerations…
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New Guidance Issued for Large Events in Rhode Island

Measures intended to protect all Rhode Islanders, with a focus on more vulnerable populations As a part of on-going efforts to limit or prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Rhode Island, Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, the Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH), issued updated guidance today regarding large events. This guidance is in line with the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This guidance is intended to slow the transmission of COVID-19 and to protect people at increased risk for severe illness, including older adults and…
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