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Trump: “Es una plaga, nadie es inmune”

El país registró este miércoles unas muertes por coronavirus, lo que estableció un nuevo récord con un óbito por minuto, aproximadamente. VOA News Por Rafael Salido WASHINGTON - El presidente Donald Trump aseguró este jueves que el país está "afligido" por la muerte de más de estadounidenses cuyas vidas "se robó" el nuevo coronavirus, cuya propagación tildó de "plaga". " está afligido por cada uno de los más de estadounidenses cuyas vidas se robó este terrible enemigo invisible", sostuvo Trump durante una rueda de prensa celebrada en la Casa Blanca. De acuerdo con datos de la Universidad Johns Hopkins, en , personas…
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Raimondo Announces Expanded Housing and Infrastructure Bond Proposal as Part of RIse Together Initiative

PROVIDENCE, Today, as part of her RIse Together vision to rebuild a stronger Rhode Island after the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced increases to the proposed Housing and Infrastructure Bond and the Beach, Clean Water and Green Bond in her recommended FY21 budget. This will allow the state to continue its long-term investments in housing and infrastructure while paving the way for a more sustainable and equitable economy in Rhode Island.  The change comes after General Treasurer Seth Magaziner released guidance showing the state has capacity for additional borrowing for economic stimulus. Bonds, a commonly used tool to stimulate the…
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Reed Statement on RI COVID-19 Relief Plan

PROVIDENCE, RI – Today, after Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced a plan to help rebuild Rhode Island’s economy through a variety of programs -- including a new small business grant program -- as well as investments in infrastructure and job training, Senator Jack Reed issued the following statement: “I commend Governor Raimondo for setting aside federal and state funds to help small businesses hurt by ; The state is trying to move expeditiously in getting these funds out quickly to help save jobs and keep small businesses and non-profits ; I worked hard to make these federal funds available and want…
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COVID-19 Data Update

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) announced 49 new cases of COVID-19 today. This brings Rhode Island’s case count to 16,213. RIDOH also announced 11 additional COVID-19 associated fatalities. Rhode Island’s number of COVID-19 associated fatalities is now 876. A full data summary for Rhode Island is posted online. Key messages for the public Rhode Island is now in Phase 2 of the reopening process. More information about Phase 2 is available at  Anyone who is sick should stay home and self-isolate (unless going out for testing or healthcare).Close contacts of someone who has symptoms of COVID-19, even if they…
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Según las informaciones del Departamento de Salud las cifras de infectados y fallecidos por COVID-19, han estado descendiendo en los últimos días, pero que tan serio continua siendo en Rhode Island?

Para ello el Dr. Matthew Collins  director médico de Director Médico de Blue Cross & Blue Shield de Rhode Island, nos responde.
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Smithfield Shutting US Pork Plant Indefinitely, Warns of Meat Shortages during Pandemic

VOA News by Reuters CHICAGO, ILL. - Smithfield Foods, the world's biggest pork processor, said on Sunday it will shut a plant indefinitely due to a rash of coronavirus cases among employees and warned the country was  moving "perilously close to the edge" in supplies for grocers. Slaughterhouse shutdowns are disrupting the food supply chain, crimping availability of meat at retail stores and leaving farmers without outlets for their livestock. Smithfield extended the closure of its Sioux Falls, South Dakota, plant after initially saying it would idle temporarily for cleaning. The facility is one of the nation's largest pork processing…
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Fauci: ‘Extraordinary Risk’ of Further COVID Spread If US Reopens Too Soon

VOA News By Ken Bredemeier WASHINGTON - The top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, warned Sunday there is an “extraordinary risk” of the further spread of the ravaging coronavirus if the United States is reopened to business and returned to a sense of normalcy too quickly on May 1, as President Donald Trump is considering. Fauci told CNN, “It’s not going to be a light switch” to regenerate commerce as government recommendations for safe distancing between people end on April 30. He held out hope that “at least in some ways” the country could return to work and routine day-to-day…
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All Americans Advised to Wear Nonmedical Face Masks

VOA News By Steve Herman WHITE HOUSE - All Americans should wear nonmedical masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the government is recommending. The new guidelines, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention amid the coronavirus pandemic, were announced Friday by President Donald Trump. Trump stressed the recommendation was voluntary and said he would not be following it. “You can do it. You don’t have to do it. I’m choosing not to do it,” he told reporters. “Somehow, sitting in the Oval Office behind that beautiful Resolute Desk, wearing a face mask as I greet presidents, prime ministers,…
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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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