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Weekly Coronavirus Report: What Happened Today

Around the World:

  • The World Health Organization said that the coronavirus could kill between 83,000 and 190,000 in Africa in its first year if not contained.

  • A Pentagon memo says that a COVID-19 diagnosis “permanently” disqualifies recruits from joining the military.

  • The luxury department store chain Neiman Marcus filed for bankruptcy protection, the second major retailer after J.Crew to seek reorganization this week as the industry buckles under widespread store closures.

  • Around 3 million more workers filed for unemployment benefits for the first time last week, down slightly from 3.8 million the previous week.

  • Russia's number of total confirmed cases of coronavirus overtook France and Germany, reaching 177,160 infections.

  • Vice President Mike Pence delivered boxes of personal protective equipment outside a nursing home with COVID-19 patients in Virginia — without wearing any himself.

Sources: The COVID Tracking Project and NBC News


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