"Coronavirus Now" - Boston Globe's stats, big news reports
By Felicia Gans, Globe Staff
This is Day 14 of Coronavirus Now, a regular newsletter to inform, educate, and prepare. Today we report on Governor Charlie Baker's order for all Massachusetts non-essential businesses to close, the new "stay-at-home" advisory in Massachusetts, and the postponement of the 2020 Olympics.
Congress struggles to pass coronavirus legislation: Democrats in Congress have blocked another vote to advance the coronavirus stimulus package, saying the bill in its current form favors corporations. Meanwhile, many members of Massachusetts' congressional delegation, including US Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, want the proposed stimulus package to include assistance for colleges and universities facing unexpected costs.
2020 Olympics to be postponed: The 2020 Summer Olympics, which were scheduled to be held in Tokyo this summer, will be postponed, though officials have not yet said when they will be held.
CDC says more than 800 cases linked to cruise ships: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today that more than 800 coronavirus cases have been linked to cruise ships, including cases in at least 15 states.
Life gets put on hold: People are canceling summer plans, weddings, and other major life milestones — putting life on hold without knowing when normal life will resume. How are people adjusting to this new normal?
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Klobuchar's husband hospitalized with coronavirus: US Senator Amy Klobuchar's husband, John Bessler, is hospitalized and has tested positive for coronavirus.
Can your mail carry coronavirus into your home? The simple answer: There are still a lot of unanswered questions, but so far, coronavirus appears to be transmitted mostly from direct contact with another person.