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Israel To Enter Second Lockdown Amid Surge In Cases

The Washington Post reports: Israel will head into a second coronavirus lockdown, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced in a televised news conference Sunday night, following a sharp escalation in the number of new infections in the country in recent weeks. The lockdown, which requires schools, stores, malls and hotels to close and reinstates restrictions on people’s movements for at least …

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Florida Bars To Reopen At 50% Capacity On Monday

The Miami Herald reports: The state will allow bars to reopen at 50% capacity starting Monday, Florida’s top business regulator announced via Twitter Thursday evening. But that’s not going to apply in Miami-Dade County. Halsey Beshears, the secretary of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, said that the state will rescind Executive Order 20-09, which forced some standalone bars …

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Trump Camp Screams After Canceling Nevada Rallies

The Washington Post reports: Trump’s “Keep America Great” rallies scheduled for this weekend in Nevada have been canceled, according to the co-chairman of the president’s campaign in the state. Trump was scheduled to rally supporters in Reno on Saturday and Las Vegas on Sunday. The Las Vegas Review-Journal cited a person with knowledge of the situation as saying that the …

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Reno Airport: Planned Trump Rally Violates Lockdown

The Nevada Independent reports: The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority has advised the company that leases the hangar where President Donald Trump plans to hold a campaign rally on Saturday that the event is in violation of a state directive limiting gatherings to 50 people and that they cannot proceed. Tina Iftiger, senior vice president and chief commercial officer for the airport …

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Johnson Bans Gatherings Of More Than Six People

Reuters reports: Tough new lockdown restrictions on social gatherings across the whole of England are to be announced on Wednesday as Prime Minister Boris Johnson tries to control a spike in COVID-19 infections. From Sept. 14, groups of more than six people will be banned from meeting and fined if they fail to comply, Johnson will say. The number of …

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Brooklyn Karaoke Bar Raided With 300 People Inside

Gothamist reports: A Brooklyn karaoke bar was shut down over the Labor Day weekend after nearly 300 people were found inside breaking the state’s COVID-19 safety guidelines. The Legend KTV, located on 61st Street in Borough Park, was shuttered by the task force consisting of the Sheriff’s Office and the State Liquor Authority (SLA) early Sunday morning. Investigators allegedly found …

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Pelosi Says She Was “Set Up” By SF Hair Salon Owner

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declined to apologize Wednesday for her controversial visit to a San Francisco hair salon, calling it “a set up” and suggesting that she had been tricked by the business owner. Pelosi said she took responsibility for falling for the “set up” to have her hair done inside at a San Francisco …

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Trump Attacks Nancy Pelosi For Visit To SF Hair Salon

CNN reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi got her hair styled Monday inside a San Francisco hair salon, her office said in a statement Tuesday, an apparent violation of the city’s Covid-19 safety regulations that enraged the salon’s owner. The acknowledgment came after Fox News reported that the owner of the salon, Erica Kious, was angry that Pelosi had broken the …

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Another Crash Into NYC On-Street Dining Spot [VIDEO]

Gothamist reports: Three people were injured after a driver crashed into an outdoor dining space on the Upper East Side on Monday night. Police say the incident happened around 9:30 p.m. yesterday outside Delizia 92 on the southeast corner of E 92nd Street and 2nd Avenue. A driver in a Cadillac Escalade SUV heading east on the street collided with …

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New York Bans Live Entertainment At Bars, Restaurants

Gothamist reports: New York venues have been closed since the start of the pandemic, but with restaurants and bars reopened throughout the state at different capacities, some had begun to take steps to host live events like socially-distanced concerts, sidewalk drag shows, and more. But this week, the State Liquor Authority (SLA) updated their website to clarify new guidelines that …

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Lebanon Begins Lockdown After Cases Surge Post-Blast

The Washington Post reports: Lebanon started a two-week lockdown Friday as coronavirus cases continue to surge in the aftermath of the devastating Aug. 4 explosion in the capital of Beirut that killed more than 170 people and displaced hundreds of thousands of others. At least 11,000 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Lebanon this year, with around half confirmed since …

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Birx Wishes US Lockdown Had Looked Like Italy’s

CNN reports: Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus task force coordinator, said Monday that she wished the US shutdown had looked like Italy’s, which was under a total lockdown. “I wish that when we went into lockdown, we looked like Italy. When Italy locked down, I mean, people weren’t allowed out of their houses,” she said. “Americans don’t react …

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1500 Gym Owners Sue New York State Over Lockdown

Gothamist reports: A group of over 1,500 gym owners from across the state, including at least 500 located in New York City, have filed a class action lawsuit against Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York state, and the state attorney general in an attempt to force the state to allow them to reopen. The businesses involved in the suit include CrossFit, …

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Poll: 79% Oppose Exempting Churches From Lockdown

The Christian Post reports: Most Americans oppose giving houses of worship religious exemptions from COVID-19 lockdown regulations, according to a new survey by Pew Research Center. In findings released Friday, Pew found that 79% of respondents said religious institutions should be subject to the same social distancing guidelines as secular businesses and entities. Respondents who identified as evangelical Protestant were …

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NYC To Set Up Quarantine Checkpoints At City Borders

The New York Daily News reports: Mayor de Blasio announced NYC will set up checkpoints for the bridge-and-tunnel crowd to comply with the state’s mandatory 14-day coronavirus quarantine rule for those arriving from COVID-19 hotspots. “They (visitors) will be reminded that it is required not optional,” de Blasio said. “This is serious stuff. If we’re going to hold at this …

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Investors Rush To Online Car Sellers Due To Lockdown

Reuters reports: After years of being part of a future that never quite arrived, the coronavirus pandemic has put U.S. online car sellers on the map. Investors are buying in. Vroom’s shares are now trading at more than double their $22 launch price on June 8. Carvana’s market value is near that of No. 2 U.S. automaker Ford Motor Co. …

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Johnson Puts “Brakes” On Reopening Amid New Spike

The BBC reports: The further easing of coronavirus restrictions in England – due to come in this weekend – has been postponed for at least two weeks, amid concerns over an increase in coronavirus cases. Casinos and bowling alleys will remain shut, with Boris Johnson saying it was time to “squeeze the brake pedal”. Wedding receptions of up to 30 …

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Michigan Gov Stiffens Lockdown, Closes Bars Statewide

Click On Detroit reports: Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-160, amending Michigan’s Safe Start Order and issuing revised workplace safeguards amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Starting on July 31, statewide indoor gatherings will be limited to 10 people and bars will be closed for indoor service across the state. “As we see COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Michiganders …

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NJ Gym Owners Arrested After Defying Lockdown

The New York Post reports: Two New Jersey gyms owners who have repeatedly reopened in defiance of the state’s coronavirus lockdown have been arrested, police said Monday. Atilis Gym owners in Bellmawr— Ian Smith, 33, of Delanco Township, and Frank Trumbetti, 51, of Williamstown — were charged with contempt and violation of a disaster control act, according to the Camden …

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NY Bars, Restaurants Hit With Another 105 Violations

New York City’s ABC News affiliate reports: Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday that investigators issued 105 violations of COVID-19 restrictions at bars and restaurants in downstate New York this weekend. The counties where violations were uncovered included Manhattan, Nassau, Suffolk, Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens, the governor said in a Sunday morning conference call with the press. “This weekend in every …

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