Trump demands places of worship be re-opened amid easing of COVID-19 restrictions in US | ABC News

In the United States President Donald Trump has demanded churches, synagogues and mosques be re-opened from this weekend, declaring they are essential to American society. It’s unclear if he has the legal power to overrule state governors and reopen places of worship, however religious conservatives are considered key to the President’s re-election chances this November.

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

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