Corona Pandemic could permanently close half of the restaurants

Corona Pandemic could permanently close half of the restaurants

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Total coronavirus cases:

• 54,877 in California, including 2,213 deaths.
• 8,593 inside the Bay Area, including 309 deaths.
• More than 1.1 million within the U.S., including a lot more than 67,000 deaths. The five states using the highest death tolls are New York with 24,708, New Jersey with 7,871; Michigan with 4,054; Massachusetts with 3,846 and Pennsylvania with 2,720. Click here to see a U.S. map with state-by-state death tolls and coronavirus case counts.

• More than 3.5 million within the world, with more than 247,000 deaths. More than 1.1 million folks have recovered.

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11:01 p.m. California Legislature back after eight weeks: It’s to the Capitol on Monday for the first time in nearly two months for state Assembly members — the Senate follows per week. Legislators confront relevant coronavirus legislation and a formidable budget deficit. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon says he’s resisting calls to concentrate only on coronavirus response, since there are other pressing bills, including creating a November election apt to be done mostly by mail. Read The Chronicle’s story.

10:49 p.m. Italy emerging from the world’s most extended coronavirus lockdown: Nearly two months after entering a lockdown, Italy is lifting some restrictions Monday, allowing individuals to come back to work, get take-out from restaurants and walk or jog out of the house. They must maintain social distance, wear masks indoors as well as on public transit, and carry documents stating travel purposes. Italy reported 210,717 coronavirus cases as of Sunday night and 28,884 deaths, second only to U.S. totals, Johns Hopkins University data shows.

10:41 p.m. Let the lobbying ensue:
Congressional leaders are girding to get a massive fight over reentry of millions of Americans on the workplace:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell insists that employers be shielded from liability if their workers contract the coronavirus, and Democratic leaders oppose such blanket protections, the Washington Post reports.

The battle has unleashed a frenzy of lobbying: industry and labor groups, insurers, tech and manufacturing interests, and plaintiffs lawyers all squaring off.

10:25 p.m. Michigan governor says protesters depicted racism: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer decried gun-carrying protesters in the state Capitol for describing “some of the worst racism” and “awful parts” of U.S. history. She told CNN the protests up against the state’s stay-home orders featured “Confederate Flags, and nooses,” and also swastikas.

10:12 p.m. Thousands sent faraway from Newport Beach shoreline:

About 4,500 people arrived at Newport Beach’s coast Sunday only to be turned back by lifeguards and police for violating Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Orange County beach closure order, the Orange County Register reported.

Hundreds of more visited beaches in San Clemente. Up the coast, social websites posts showed a patrol helicopter more than a mostly empty stretch of Huntington Beach – where protesters had gathered Friday from the closure – reminding website visitors to stay clear on the shore.

10:00 p.m. A new world for bikes?: With many people afraid to ride potentially coronavirus-contaminated public transit, bicycle use is being encouraged so that you can avoid unsafe crowding when cities around the world start relaxing virus-related restrictions. Cycling activists from Germany to Peru are attempting to use the moment to include and improve bike lanes.

9:49 p.m. Former Soviet dissident to donate $one million prizes to pandemic efforts:

Natan Sharansky, the former Soviet dissident who won the 2020 Genesis Prize, announced Monday he would donate the $1 million award to organizations — in Israel and abroad — fighting the coronavirus pandemic and assisting people most suffering from the outbreak.

9:41 p.m. Los Angeles County surpasses 25,000 cases: Los Angeles County reported 781 new cases of the coronavirus Sunday on an updated total of 25,662 confirmed cases. The county also confirmed 21 additional deaths and possesses now recorded 1,229 total deaths.

9:35 p.m. Hunger a grim companion to pandemic: Roughly 1 of the many 8 or 9 Americans struggled to be fed before the coronavirus pandemic, and today it’s projected to reach as much as one in 4, the Associated Press reports. Some parents are skipping meals to feed their kids. Among those most at an increased risk: immigrants and the undocumented, African Americans, Indians, families with small children, and newly jobless gig workers.

9:19 p.m. No new cases in New Zealand for 24 hours: New Zealand recorded no new evidence with the coronavirus Monday, the director-general of health said, marking the first zero-day since March 16. Dr. Ashley Bloomfield told reporters that 86% of the country’s 1,487 confirmed and suspected cases have recovered, with none in ICU care. Bloomfield said immediately will test whether new cases follow last week’s easing in the lockdown.

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