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Rhode Island reverses order to make only New York visitors self-quarantine after Cuomo threatens lawsuit

iStock(NEW YORK) — A political battle between Rhode Island and New York’s top leaders over new coronavirus precautions ended this weekend after Gov. Gina Raimondo changed her executive order that mandated New Yorkers who traveled to her state be quarantined, regardless of symptoms.Gov. Andrew Cuomo threatened lawsuits against Raimondo’s March 27 order, which issued fines…read more »

Shampoo, watery soap to disinfect: Conditions on Rikers Island during COVID-19 unsafe, some inmates say

iStock(NEW YORK) — Social distancing, staying 6 feet apart and cleaning surfaces with anti-bacterial products are some of the tools health experts and government officials have drilled into the minds for everyone around the world to do in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. But, for the thousands of inmates on Rikers…read more »

Coronavirus live updates: Trump considers enforceable quarantine in NY, NJ; 200 US cities lack face masks

iStock(NEW YORK) — The amount of novel coronavirus cases around the world and in the U.S. continues to skyrocket. By Saturday morning, the number of diagnosed COVID-19 cases around the world surpassed 649,000.It was just Thursday that the globe reached 500,000 cases, which was double the number of coronavirus cases from the week before.The U.S.…read more »

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