As many U.S. states continue to lift coronavirus lockdown restrictions, some are pausing their reopenings in the face of worrisome data around new cases and hospitalizations. States like Texas, Arizona and Arkansas have seen a surge in infections, calling into question aggressive reopening strategies.
Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday additional lockdowns may be needed if rising infection data doesn’t improve, and some researchers are warning the resurgences in some states isn’t even the “second wave” that many feared — it’s still just the first.
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- Global cases: More than 7.7 million
- Global deaths: At least 427,400
- U.S. cases: More than 2.05 million
- U.S. deaths: At least 114,875
The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
Spain brings forward date for reopening borders with Schengen countries
8:06 a.m. ET — Spain will reopen its borders to its fellow Schengen countries ten days earlier than originally planned, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Sunday. The reopening date will now be June 21, and applies to all countries in the EU’s customs-free Schengen travel zone with the exception of Portugal, where the border will be opened on July 1.
One of the hardest-hit countries by the coronavirus, Spain is still not open to tourists and arrivals in the country are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Spain’s government has previously said that from July 1, tourists would be able to enter the country without having to quarantine. —Natasha Turak
Swimmers on a beach in Palma during the first day of Phase 2, when it is possible to access beaches in the same province, island or territorial unit of reference established in the de-climbing plan, and when the town halls may establish limitations on access, which in any case will be free, and on capacity to ensure that the interpersonal distance of at least two meters between swimmers is respected.
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Boris Johnson says social distancing guidelines are under review
9:00 a.m. ET — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Sunday that the country’s two meter (6.56 feet) social distancing rule was under review as national coronavirus case numbers come down.
“As we get the numbers down, so it becomes one in 1,000, one in 1,600, maybe even fewer, your chances of being two meters, or one meter, or even a foot away from somebody who has the virus is obviously going down statistically, so you start to build some more margin for manoeuvre,” Johnson said on Sunday.
“We’ll be looking at that and keeping it under constant review as we go forward to the next step in our plan, which is as you know July 4.” —Natasha Turak
Trump addresses West Point grads at socially distanced ceremony
Cadets march into their commencement ceremony on June 13, 2020 in West Point, New York.
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