The number of confirmed coronavirus cases continues to rise in U.S. states that were among the first and most aggressive to reopen, leading some local officials to reconsider reopening plans. In Oregon, Gov. Kate Brown announced a 7-day statewide pause on further reopening as health officials study the data and try to contain budding outbreaks.
In Arizona, however, Gov. Doug Ducey tried to reassure people that the rise in confirmed cases was expected and that the state’s hospitals have the capacity to handle a further surge.
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- Global cases: More than 7.65 million
- Global deaths: At least 425,869
- U.S. cases: More than 2.04 million
- U.S. deaths: At least 114,669
The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
Food market shut in Beijing
7:30 a.m. (London time) — The largest wholesale food market in Beijing was closed on Saturday after workers tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the Xinhua News Agency.
The Xinfadi market in the Fengtai District will now be disinfected, with AP saying that seven new cases had been found in the Chinese capital in the previous two days — which are the first locally transmitted cases in Beijing in more than 50 days.
All personnel in the market (which is reportedly over 5,000 people) will receive nucleic acid testings, according to an official statement. —Clinch
A man rides past the closed Jingshen seafood market in Beijing on June 12, 2020. – Beijing’s Xinfadi meat wholesale market and Jingshen seafood market were closed for disinfection and environmental sample collection after it emerged both were visited by two newly identified coronavirus patients, local media reported.
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‘Tenet,’ ‘Wonder Woman’ screenings delayed amid concerns over theater reopenings
8:30 p.m. ET — Warner Bros. pushed back Christopher Nolan’s spy drama “Tenet” to July 31 as well as the release of “Wonder Woman 1984” to October 2. Hollywood had expected to use “Tenet” as a litmus test for theatrical demand amid the coronavirus pandemic. Now that responsibility falls on “Mulan,” which is currently set for a July 24 release.
“Though some may think this earth shattering, it’s a two week pushback and they increase their chances at success by delaying the release to when presumably more theaters will be open and thus more available audience,” Comscore senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian said. “This shows WB and Nolan remain committed to theaters this summer.”
It remains unclear if moviegoers are going to return to theaters in droves or if they will trickle back slowly over the course of several weeks or even months. —Sarah Whitten
Tesla safety chief tries to calm factory workers concerned about coronavirus
An aerial view of the Tesla Fremont Factory on May 13, 2020 in Fremont, California.
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