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Tiny drops of infected saliva are the likely reason, but aerosolized particles aren't ruled out. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Stay away from those who are coughing and sneezing.
President Trump on Sunday announced that four emergency hospitals and much-needed medical supplies are on their way to New York to help combat the coronavirus outbreak. Trump said he had activated the National Guard in New York — as well as in California and Washington, the states hardest-hit by the pandemic. “I spoke with Governor... New York Post
The president is brazenly grabbing his only clear option to bolster his re-election hopes, portraying himself as a take-charge leader the country can’t afford to lose. New York Times
VOA VIEW: The facts prove this President has moved the country forward.

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Nearly one in three Americans was ordered to stay home on Sunday to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic as Ohio, Louisiana and Delaware became the latest states to enact broad lockdowns. Rueters
U.S. lawmakers clashed on Sunday over the details of a $1 trillion-plus bill to help stem the economic toll of the coronavirus pandemic, as senators prepared to cast votes on advancing the legislation. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Dems are making a mess out of a need.
Amid the coronavirus outbreak, the United States is facing another problem: A national shortage of N95 face masks needed by health care workers.        USA Today
Louisiana has joined New York, California and Illinois in issuing a statewide stay-at-home order to respond to the coronavirus outbreak. Gov. John Bel Edwards issued the order at a news conference after having earlier closed schools, bars, clubs and other "nonessential" workplaces. Louisiana has been hard hit by the coronavirus, ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: There should not be overreaction.
The commander who oversees Army bases in the Washington area has raised the threat level for the coronavirus because of a "sustained possibility of community transmissions." U.S. Army Military District of Washington commander Maj. Gen. Omar Jones IV Saturday night put in effect Health Protection (HPCON) "Charlie," up form a ... Washington Times
President Trump on Sunday responded to complaints from governors by saying they need to keep leading in their states and that the federal government will "back you up should you fail." Mr. Trump singled out Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker hours after the Democrat told Sunday talks shows he would like ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: As he should.

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President Donald Trump approved a declaration calling New York a "major disaster," which freed up FEMA funding. ABC
VOA VIEW: Good and bad.
The United States now has 26,747 diagnosed COVID-19 cases, the third highest total globally, while the number of deaths around the world has now surpassed 13,000. ABC
VOA VIEW: Streets should not be closed nor should there be marshal law.
The alert was sent to local police agencies by federal officials. ABC
VOA VIEW: Sick people, not people, animals.
Religious communities take on the coronavirus lockdown by going virtual. BBC

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Paul's office said Sunday the senator is "feeling fine and is in quarantine." CBS
VOA VIEW: There are no bounds.
Some key sticking points remain, as Democrats push for more worker protections and conditions on bailouts for big businesses. CBS
In Italy, the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, the number of reported cases has surpassed 50,000, with more than 4,800 deaths. CBS
VOA VIEW: Only fools don't listen.

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"From my standpoint, we're apart," the House Speaker told reporters in the Capitol when asked if she expects there to be a deal today. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Pelosi is an idiot.
Part of a bipartisan stimulus effort will include joint efforts between the Treasury and Federal Reserve to get liquidity to businesses that need it, Mnuchin told Fox News Sunday. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Guessing is not good.
"The bailout requests are mind-boggling," said Dennis Kelleher, chief executive of advocacy group Better Markets. "And it's going to be a matter of whose going to win and who's going to lose." CNBC
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
Jason Green of Emergence Capital is telling start-ups right now that a long-term plan right now doesn't make much sense. CNBC
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) criticized President Donald Trump for not using his powers under the Defense Production Act, saying it will cost lives. CNN
VOA VIEW: AOC is an idiot.

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Lousiana and Ohio became the latest states Sunday to announce they would issue sweeping restrictions urging citizens to stay at home in an effort to stop the spread of coronavirus.  FOX News
VOA VIEW: I step at a time for all.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order Saturday directing all residents to “stay at home,” and “indefinitely” closing all nonessential retain businesses in an effort to halt the spread of coronavirus. FOX News
VOA VIEW: There are coronavirus and economics - they both have a major importance.
PM says government may consider move as No 10 criticised over mixed messagesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe public must stop congregating in public or face new coronavirus enforcement measures within 24 hours, Boris Johnson has said, amid growing concern that his previous attempts to encourage social distancing were being ignored.After a weekend of public alarm at pictures of groups spending time in parks, on beaches and at markets, the prime minister responded to mounting criticism of a mixed message from No 10 on Sunday with his most explicit warning yet that the UK could face an Italy-style lockdown. Guardian

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Tokyo 2020 organizers have started drafting possible alternatives to holding the Olympics this summer, two sources familiar with the talks said, in contrast to the Japanese government's stance that postponement is not an option. Reuters
VOA VIEW: It is hard to tell how long this pandemic will last.
Mexico's foreign ministry said late on Saturday that it will allow a limited number of Central American migrants seeking asylum in the United States to legally enter Mexico in order to minimize the number of people at U.S. border stations. Reuters
United and Southwest airlines have reduced flights and American is flying its first cargo-only flights in decades amid a slow-down in business due to the coronavirus pandemic. UPI
VOA VIEW: Bad times for all.
Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Ellen Lord says defense contractors and their suppliers are "critical infrastructure" and urged them to stay on the job amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus UPI

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