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Social distancing appears to slow virus spread in Seattle: report

  LOS ANGELES, Calif. (AFP) — Self-isolation and social distancing appear to have slowed the rate at which coronavirus spread from person-to-person over three weeks in the Seattle area, a new statistical study has found. The Institute for Disease Modeling …

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Maryland Governor issues stay-at-home order as number of COVID-19 in state increases exponentially

  ANNAPOLIS, MD (Eagle News) — After weeks of taking actions in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus CODID-19, Governor Larry Hogan announced this morning that Maryland will now take more drastic measures by implementing a stay-at-home …

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Curbside service helps Oahu residents buy fresh produce while complying with COVID-19 restrictions

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU, Hawaii (Eagle News) – In cooperation with the City and County of Honolulu, the nonprofit organization Hawaii Farm Bureau (HFB) created the Farm to Car program, which wil begin on Wednesday, April …

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Government assistance programs launched to help Hawaii businesses affected by COVID-19 crisis

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU, Hawaii (Eagle News) – U.S. Senator Brian Schatz,  Democrat from Hawaii, launched an online resource guide on Saturday, March 28, to help businesses in the Aloha State avail of federal loans and …

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New York medical workers decry ‘abysmal’ lack of coronavirus protection

By Maggy Donaldson and Catherine Triomphe NEW YORK, NY (AFP) — Medical staff in America’s coronavirus hotbed New York are struggling with long hours and a dire need for protective equipment — and as infections surge, they increasingly fear for …

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Trump signs $2 trillion recovery plan as US virus cases skyrocket

  By Michael Mathes WASHINGTON, DC (AFP) — President Donald Trump signed into law Friday the $2 trillion rescue plan to salvage a US economy crippled by the novel coronavirus, on a day the nation’s total count of COVID-19 cases …

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US stimulus plan: what’s in the deal

  By Chris Stein WASHINGTON, DC (AFP) — After days of negotiations, the Senate has passed a historic $2.2 trillion plan to stimulate the US economy as it faces soaring unemployment and recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The spending …

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Baby’s First Birthday Quarantined-Style

Watch the feature of Jsasrie Tugade’s online first birthday party  on Eagle News International.   By Lisa Docena EBC Arizona Bureau (Eagle News) — Jsasrie Tugade is a bundle of cuteness who is turning one year old in a couple …

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Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool waterless

WASHINGTON, DC (Eagle News) — During the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic the number of people visiting the National Mall has diminished and during this Sunday afternoon in the nation’s capital the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool was without water.     (Eagle …

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Hawaii to implement unprecedented quarantine for all inbound travelers to stem spread of COVID-19

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU, Hawaii (Eagle News) – Beginning on Thursday, 26 March, all travelers bound for Hawaii, whether by air or sea, whether visitor or returning resident, will undergo a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine. Hawaii Governor …

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Trump administration urges rapid stimulus approval as economy tanks

By Heather Scott WASHINGTON, DC (AFP) — Amid growing evidence of the damage inflicted on the US economy by the coronavirus pandemic, Senate Republicans on Thursday introduced a $1 trillion emergency stimulus package. Many economists now say the United States …

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Maryland Governor tightens restrictions as first death from COVID-19 in state reported, prohibits gatherings of more than 10 people

  ANNAPOLIS, MD (Eagle News) — A man in his 60s, who was resident of Prince George’s county with an underlying health condition and no known travel history, became the first death of the state of Maryland This was announced …

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