Coronavirus Latest News
Instead of blasting you with coronavirus (COVID-19) news every hour, I’m putting together a roundup of news that I come across during the day. Here you can read about small business loans above $2 million getting full audit, Argentina bans all air travel until September, NYC deaths reach 6 times the normal rate, Alaska Airlines donates one million meals, 6 new coronavirus symptoms from CDC and a reporter wears a suit coat and no pants, not realizing everyone could see his legs.
Small business loans above $2 million will get full audit
According to guidance posted by the Small Business Association on April 23, borrowers must “certify in good faith” their loan request is “necessary.” Mnuchin said Tuesday he did not fault the banks that stewarded those loans, but, instead, the companies that applied for them that did not need.
Argentina Imposes Toughest Travel Ban in Americas, Sparking Outcry
While the country’s borders have been closed since March, the new decree goes further by banning until Sept. 1 the sale and purchase of commercial flights to, from or within Argentina. The decree, signed by the National Civil Aviation Administration, said it was “understood to be reasonable” to implement the restrictions, without elaborating.
N.Y.C. Deaths Reach 6 Times the Normal Level, Far More Than Coronavirus Count Suggests
More than 27,000 New Yorkers have died since the start of the novel coronavirus outbreak in March — 20,900 more than would be expected over this period and thousands more than have been captured by official coronavirus death statistics. As of Sunday, the city had attributed 16,673 deaths to coronavirus, either because people had tested positive for the virus, or because the circumstances of their death meant that city health officials believed the virus to be the most likely cause of death.
Alaska Airlines Donates Over One Million Meals
The airline announced it has donated more than one million meals to local food banks across the country. Alaska Airlines and the Alaska Airlines Foundation have given more than 896,000 meals through a donation of $200,000 to 14 local food banks. Last week, the Alaska Airlines Foundation also donated $315,000 to 23 nonprofits in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington.
Watch out for these 6 new coronavirus symptoms
Six more potential symptoms of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 have been added to the CDC’s list. They range from mild symptoms to severe illness, which can develop two to 14 days after exposure to the virus. They include:
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
Reporter wears a suit coat and no pants, not realizing everyone could see his legs
Reeve appeared Tuesday on “Good Morning America” for a segment about pharmacies using drones to deliver prescriptions to patients. But at one point, Reeve, who acts as his own cameraman as he broadcasts from home, was positioned so it was quite clear he was dressed in a suit jacket — but no pants.
I have ARRIVED*
*in the most hilariously mortifying way possible https://t.co/2NQ85QEJVr
— Will Reeve (@ReeveWill) April 28, 2020