Last updated: COVID-19 Update: Monday, April 27, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Monday, April 27, 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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New Zealand has declared the coronavirus eliminated, allowing many businesses to reopen, and society to resume. Their methodology of locking down has proven to be incredibly effective in fighting COVID-19.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson returned to work today after spending time in an intensive care unit with COVID-19. He implored businesses owners who are rallying to reopen to “contain your impatience.”

Rita Wilson and her husband Tom Hanks are donating their blood for research around COVID-19 after both having successfully beaten the virus earlier this year.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has added new symptoms to its existing list of symptoms for COVID-19. The symptoms listed have been commonly recognized around the globe as symptoms of the coronavirus.

Within nursing homes, the death tolls from COVID-19 are skyrocketing, leaving executives within the industry pushing for immunity from COVID-related lawsuits. Nearly 70% of the USA’s nursing homes are run by for-profit chains, and many have come under fire for not warning families sooner or reporting the outbreaks. Six states have thus far agreed: Massachusetts and New York have passed laws that explicitly immunize the facilities. Meanwhile in Connecticut, Georgia, Michigan, and New Jersey, governors have issued executive orders that immunize facilities.

The United States is pushing to re-open, sparking fear and confusion as the death toll continues to mount.

An inflammatory syndrome among children is emerging in the U.K., suggesting many children have been infected with COVID-19.

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