Italy eases lockdown, U.S. haltingly lifts some restrictions - LemonWire

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Published: May 04, 2020
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99% "On Monday, an alliance of world leaders hosted by the European Union held a virtual summit on vaccine research, pledging to give 7.4 billion ..."
94% "They’re still standing outside and maintaining social distance, but it’s just a lot busier.”""
92% "Carnival Cruise Line, meanwhile, which saw a series of high-profile outbreaks on its ships, announced Monday it will start cruises again in August, leaving ..."
90% "“It’s something that brings happiness and joy, and people have been missing that these days,” vendor Stefano Fulvi said.""
89% "Follow AP pandemic coverage at http://apnews.com/VirusOutbreak and https://apnews.com/UnderstandingtheOutbreak""
88% "Tony Loeffler, the owner of Atlas Body and Home, a men’s apparel and lifestyle shop in downtown St. Petersburg, said he was both apprehensive ..."
87% "Sullivan reported from Minneapolis.""
86% "He said anyone who doesn’t feel comfortable coming is “encouraged to stay home.""

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99% : On Monday, an alliance of world leaders hosted by the European Union held a virtual summit on vaccine research, pledging to give 7.4 billion euros ($8 billion).
94% : They’re still standing outside and maintaining social distance, but it’s just a lot busier.”
92% : The leaders of France, Germany, Italy, Norway and top European Union officials said that money raised will be channeled mostly through recognized global health organizations.
92% : Carnival Cruise Line, meanwhile, which saw a series of high-profile outbreaks on its ships, announced Monday it will start cruises again in August, leaving from Florida and Texas.
90% : “It’s something that brings happiness and joy, and people have been missing that these days,” vendor Stefano Fulvi said.
89% : Follow AP pandemic coverage at http://apnews.com/VirusOutbreak and https://apnews.com/UnderstandingtheOutbreak
88% : Tony Loeffler, the owner of Atlas Body and Home, a men’s apparel and lifestyle shop in downtown St. Petersburg, said he was both apprehensive and excited.
87% : Sullivan reported from Minneapolis.
86% : Developing a vaccine will be the key to returning to less restricted everyday life.
86% : He said anyone who doesn’t feel comfortable coming is “encouraged to stay home.
83% : But it’s so hard to know how everyone else is, how seriously they’re taking it.” California's state Assembly was also restarting its legislative session Monday, though the Senate isn't bringing members back until May 11.
80% : Traffic in downtown Rome picked up, construction sites and manufacturing operations resumed, parks reopened and flower vendors returned to the Campo dei Fiori market for the first time since March 11.
74% : ROME (AP) -
73% : In Early County, Georgia, which has one of the highest death rates for COVID-19 in the U.S., a hospital official said it worries her that Georgia has been so aggressive about reopening businesses.
70% : In South Dakota, a shuttered pork processing plant took its first steps toward reopening after more than 800 employees were infected with coronavirus.
68% : But Democrats saw things differently: “It could be a devastating blow to the strides made and to the safety of our residents, our staff and members if we returned to business as usual prematurely,” Democratic leaders wrote in a letter.
67% : In Washington, the Senate was convening for the first time since March, while dozens of people in Florida were waiting before sunrise for the 7 a.m. opening of Clearwater Beach.
67% : Louisiana lawmakers were also restarting their legislature - even as they feuded over whether they should return at all. Political battles have become increasingly embedded in coronavirus policy in the United States.
64% : Italy started stirring Monday, with millions of people allowed to return to work as Europe’s longest coronavirus lockdown began to ease, while the U.S. took halting steps to lift some restrictions even as tens of thousands of new cases were reported every day.
59% : “But we’re practicing all the common sense and CDC requirements
59% : We are definitely not forcing anybody to come to work.”
55% : I’m very concerned,” said Ginger Cushing from LifeBrite Community Hospital, noting that over the weekend it was “like back to normal just looking at the amount of cars on the road and people in food places.
54% : The moves to open U.S. states came even as the country's one-day death toll stood at 1,313 on Sunday with more than 25,500 confirmed new infections, according the most recent Johns Hopkins University count.
54% : “We feel like we have to do this, even though we feel a little conflicted,” he said.
54% : so I feel like on our end we’re safe.
54% : The giant Town Center at Cobb mall, in the Atlanta suburb of Kennesaw, reopened Monday but many stores remained closed, with dark interiors and locked gates at Starbucks, Victoria's Secret and other shops.
52% : There are hopes that one could be available in months, but many scientists warn it could take much longer.
50% : With pressure growing in many countries for more measures to restart the economy, politicians also were trying to boost funding for research into a vaccine for COVID-19.
48% : A maze of one-way paths wound through the eating area, marked off with signs and blue electrical tape stuck to the floor.
48% : Associated Press journalists around the world contributed to this report.
47% : Italy, the first European country hit by the pandemic and a nation with one of the world's highest death tolls, began opening up cautiously after its two-month shutdown.
47% : In Italy, mourners were able to attend funerals, but services were limited to 15 people.
47% : In the restroom a sign said only six people were allowed inside at a time, and social distancing was enforced in the men's room with red electrical tape draped across every other urinal.
46% : In Florida, where Gov. Ron DeSantis said restaurants and retail shops could open at 25% capacity beginning Monday, some business owners were unsure how to see things.
43% : French president Emmanuel Macron, who donated 500 million euros on behalf of France, noted that the U.S. was currently “on the sidelines,” but said he had discussed the issue with President Donald Trump and was convinced the U.S. would at some point join the initiative.
42% : Deliberately concealed outbreaks, low testing rates and the severe strain the disease has placed on health care systems mean the true scale of the pandemic is undoubtedly much greater.
41% : The real numbers are likely significantly higher.
39% : The U.S., along with Russia, was notably absent.
36% : ™t expect to break even anytime soon, “but you have to take the risk at some point.” But Europeans' new-found freedoms are limited as officials are wary of setting off a second wave of infections.
34% : It remained unclear what role, if any, Washington might play.
34% : The four workers at the Chick-fil-A counter all wore masks, and customers stood on black X’s about 6 feet apart as they waited to order.
34% : Next door at the American Deli, workers Monday morning did not wear masks and there were no marks for customers to stand apart, though by afternoon some employees wore masks.
33% : In Louisiana, Republican legislators irritated by Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards’ decision to extend the state's stay-at-home order through May 15 were eager to return to work.
32% : Governments around the world have reported 3.5 million infections and more than 247,000 deaths, including more than 67,000 dead in the United States, according to a count by Johns Hopkins University.
29% : The Caribbean trips will be the company’s first since the pandemic forced a near-total pause in the global cruise industry.
22% : But policies were inconsistent.
18% : Restaurants scrubbed floors in preparation for take-out service, but sit-down service was several weeks away.
15% : Meanwhile, the city of Miami Beach closed seaside South Pointe Park after too many people refused to wear face masks or remain socially distanced over the weekend.
14% : Often, it was unclear just what would reopen.
8% : In all, 4.4 million Italians were able to return to work.
3% : California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon said members must be at the Capitol to participate in committee hearings and floor sessions, based on legal advice that votes taken remotely “would likely be challenged in the courts and thrown out.”

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