Wuhan Strain Update 5/18/2020

  • Texas Gov says state ready to begin “Phase 2” of reopening
  • Gov releases plan for businesses, bars & restaurants to reopen in parts of northern Mich.
  • UK reports fewer than 200 deaths
  • Britain adds “anosmia” to list of official COVID symptoms
  • Italy reports best numbers since March
  • Florida reports small uptick in new cases as more businesses reopen
  • China imposes new anti-dumping duty on Australia as global trade wars heat up
  • WHO’s Dr. Tedros pledges “transparency and accountability” as annual meeting of WHO members begins
  • Conn & Mass are last 2 states that haven’t lifted any lockdown restrictions
  • 108 million under lockdown in NE China
  • Beaches, parks reopen across US, Europe
  • New Zealand reopens schools Monday
  • Italy plans to reopen most restaurants & businesses by week’s end.
  • New cases in Brazil, Russia slow as deaths accelerate
  • In US, all but 4 states have “partially reopened”
  • WHO annual meeting begins with keynote from President Xi
  • South Africa reports largest single-day spike in cases


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