Last updated: COVID-19 Update: Monday, April 20, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Monday, April 20, 2020


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There’s a lot going on. Here are today’s COVID-19 updates that you should know.

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Health officials in the UK have started testing a COVID-19 treatment that uses blood from recovered patients.

Germany has started reopening some non-essential businesses after health officials said the outbreak was under control in the country.

Pet adoptions are on the rise as people holed up at home during the pandemic seek companionship.

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The number of COVID-19 deaths in the US surpassed 40,000, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The federal stimulus program that included funds to help small businesses hurt by the pandemic has come under fire as reports surface of big chains and publicly traded companies receiving the aid.

Dr. Anthony Fauci warned that the US could experience another surge in COVID-19 cases if the country moves too fast in lifting stay-at-home orders. His warning comes after organized protests in a number of American cities over the weekend demanding an end to the lockdowns.

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“‎Even though the pain in her heart was staggering, she would not surrender.” – Clarissa Pinkola Estés

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