Tag Archives: lockdown

Facebook To Remove Some Posts Promoting Protests

CNN reports: Facebook will remove some posts on anti-stay-at-home protests being organized in California, New Jersey and Nebraska after consulting with officials in those states, a company spokesperson told CNN Monday. The protests run afoul of the states’ social distancing guidelines, Facebook spokesman Andy Stone said. Protests have erupted around the US in recent days as shutdown orders have been …

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South Carolina Gov To Reopen Beaches And Stores

Charleston’s The State reports: South Carolinians will be able to once again shop in-person at some of the state’s retail stores. Gov. Henry McMaster is expected on Monday to lift restrictions he placed weeks ago on some retail stores in the state, including clothing, furniture and jewelry stores. Under the governor’s upcoming directive, department stores and flea markets can reopen …

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Fauci Condemns Protests: This Is “Going To Backfire”

Mediaite reports: Amid growing unrest in several states about the ongoing lockdown, Dr. Anthony Fauci is urging protesters not to demonstrate, and arguing that a premature reopening would “backfire.” Appearing on Good Morning America Monday, George Stephanopoulos asked the infectious disease expert what his message is for those who have been protesting. “I think the message is that, clearly, this …

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John Krasinski To DJ Virtual Prom For 2020 HS Seniors

The New York Post reports: John Krasinski decided he wanted to do something for 2020 seniors stuck inside and announced he will be hosting a virtual prom on his “Some Good News” YouTube channel. “That’s right class of 2020,” the “Office” actor posted on Instagram. “I’m DJing your prom with some friends this Friday night 8EST/5PST!! Click link in bio …

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Cultists Sue Dem Michigan Gov Over Lockdown Order

Reuters reports: Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer faces at least two federal lawsuits challenging her April 9 executive order to combat the coronavirus outbreak, including requirements that residents stay at home and most businesses close. Both lawsuits say Whitmer’s order deprives residents of their constitutional right to associate with other people under the First Amendment and their right to due process. …

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LA County Extends Lockdown Until At Least May 15th

Deadline reports: Los Angeles County saw a second consecutive day of fewer COVID-19 deaths, as local health officials confirmed a “flattening of the curve” as residents continue to practice social distancing. Meanwhile, however, the county’s stay-at-home and business-closure orders were extended to at least May 15. The earlier order was set to expire in nine days. Officials said that while …

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Ankle Monitors For Positive KY Lockdown Violators

CNN reports: Kentucky is taking severe measures to ensure residents exposed to the coronavirus stay at home. Louisville residents who have been in contact with coronavirus patients but refuse to isolate themselves are being made to wear ankle bracelets. WDRB reports that the person, identified as D.L. in the court order, is living with “someone who has tested positive for …

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Anthony Fauci Rips States Without Lockdown Orders

NBC News reports: Dr. Anthony Fauci suggested today that all Americans should be under a stay-at-home order to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, and that all states should be operating under the same guidelines. “I don’t understand why that’s not happening,” Fauci, a member of the White House coronavirus task force and director of the National Institute of Allergy …

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GOP Tennessee Gov Issues Statewide Lockdown Order

The Tennessean reports: Days after issuing an executive order urging Tennesseans to stay at home amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Bill Lee will now mandate the action. The governor’s office said in a news release he would be signing an executive order on Thursday. The order will be effective immediately, said Gillum Ferguson, the governor’s spokesman. It will last …

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New DeSantis Order Overrides Local Lockdown Orders

The Tampa Bay Times reports: Hours after Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a statewide stay-at-home order Wednesday, he quietly signed a second order to override restrictions put in place by local governments to halt the spread of coronavirus. The second order states that new state guidelines that take effect Friday morning “shall supersede any conflicting official action or order issued by …

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RUSSIA: Workers Ordered To Stay Home Until April 30

The Associated Press reports: President Vladimir Putin on Thursday ordered most Russians to stay off work until the end of the month as part of a partial industrial shutdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Speaking in a televised address to the nation on Thursday, Putin said he was extending the non-working policy he ordered earlier for this week …

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GOP Georgia Gov To Issue Statewide Lockdown Order

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Gov. Brian Kemp on Wednesday said he is preparing a statewide shelter-in-place order across Georgia to try to curb the spread of the coronavirus, a turnabout after weeks of balking at taking more drastic steps to combat the pandemic. The new rules, which he will issue Thursday, are set to run from Friday through April 13. …

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Florida Gov Finally Orders Statewide 30-Day Lockdown

Orlando’s ABC News affiliate reports: After days of mounting pressure as the coronavirus spreads in Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis Wednesday issued an executive order asking people to stay at home across the state. Across Florida, the state health department reports nearly 7,000 cases of COVID-19 as of noon Wednesday, with more than 900 people hospitalized and 87 deaths. About 900 …

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MA Gov Extends “Stay-At-Home” Order Thru May 4th

NBC Boston reports: Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has extended the state’s stay-at-home advisory and an executive order requiring all non-essential businesses to close through May 4. “These actions will improve our ability to mitigate the spread of COVID-19,” he said, noting the “high cost” the measures have taken on residents and business owners. “If we can limit face-to-face, person-to-person contact …

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Minnesota Gov Issues Two-Week “Stay At Home” Order

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: Gov. Tim Walz issued an executive order Wednesday asking Minnesotans to stay in their homes unless absolutely necessary, his most dramatic executive action to date to try and slow the growing coronavirus pandemic across the state. The “stay-at-home” order, beginning at midnight Friday, is based on models developed by the Minnesota Department of Health and the …

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Indian Police Beat Shoppers For Violating Lockdown

The New York Daily News reports: Dramatic photos and videos show how police across India are using extreme force against violators of the country’s coronavirus lockdown. Baton-wielding cops wearing surgical masks can be seen in the images and footage from Wednesday beating those breaking the rules. On Tuesday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown to stem …

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