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NBA Says Zero New COVID-19 Positive Tests In NBA Bubble, 344 Players Tested

More great news from the NBA … a 2nd straight week with ZERO positive COVID-19 tests from players and staffers inside the bubble. While MLB, NFL, and other sports are scrambling to figure out how to proceed safely — the NBA seems to have it…

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Anti-mask US senator who called coronavirus a hoax tests positive for Covid-19

Anti-mask US senator who called coronavirus a hoax tests positive for Covid-19An Arkansas senator who shared an article that described the coronavirus pandemic as a “hoax” has contracted Covid-19.Republican senator Jason Rapert, who unsuccessfully introduced a bill to ban gay marriage in the US in 2017, was hospitalised with coronavirus and pneumonia on 24 July.



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Sunlight destroys virus quickly, new govt. tests find, but experts say pandemic could last through summer

Sunlight destroys virus quickly, new govt. tests find, but experts say pandemic could last through summerPreliminary results from government lab experiments show that the coronavirus does not survive long under high-temperature, high-humidity conditions, and is quickly destroyed by sunlight, providing evidence from controlled tests of what scientists believed — but had not yet proved — to be true.



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COVID-19 deaths climb in NY; Chris Cuomo tests positive

COVID-19 deaths climb in NY; Chris Cuomo tests positiveMore than 300 New Yorkers died from the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, a somber-sounding Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday as temporary hospital beds were made available to help relieve the stress on city hospitals inundated with virus patients. City officials announced Tuesday that 250 more ambulances and 500 paramedics and EMTs are headed to New York to help manage record numbers of calls for assistance. Deaths from the coronavirus continued to climb steeply in New York, topping 1,500 by Tuesday, according to Cuomo.



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Italy, Spain suffer record virus deaths as British PM tests positive

Italy, Spain suffer record virus deaths as British PM tests positiveItaly on Friday recorded the most daily deaths of any country since the start of the coronavirus pandemic and Spain had its deadliest day, as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson became the first major world leader to test positive. Italy reported 969 new deaths, Spain 769 and France 299 as Europe reeled from a crisis that led the United States on Friday to finalise an unprecedented $ 2 trillion stimulus package. In other grim milestones, AFP tallies showed more than 26,000 deaths worldwide, and a total of 300,000 cases now recorded in Europe, after the United States overtook China as the country with the most infections.



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Mexico, former swine flu hub, tests nerves with coronavirus strategy

Mexico, former swine flu hub, tests nerves with coronavirus strategyMexican officials are dragging their feet on border closures and coronavirus containment measures, in what critics call a high risk strategy driven by bad memories of a shutdown a decade ago that deepened the country’s recession during the swine flu epidemic. The United States and neighbors in Latin America have suspended flights, banned public gatherings and closed schools. In Mexico City, however, tens of thousands of music fans rocked out to Guns and Roses at a festival at the weekend.



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Coronavirus in US: Head of New York Port Authority tests positive as MTA urges riders to avoid subways if possible

Coronavirus in US: Head of New York Port Authority tests positive as MTA urges riders to avoid subways if possibleThe head of the New York and New Jersey Port Authority has tested positive for Wuhan coronavirus and is being quarantined, along with senior members of his team, according to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.During a news conference on Monday, the governor said Port Authority chief Rick Cotton has “been at the airports obviously when many people have been coming back with the virus”.



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