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10:57 PM / Sunday April 11, 2021

Coronavirus

City announces 242 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing total to 1315, 14 deaths

March 31, 2020

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health Tuesday announced 242 additional presumptive confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 1315. Of those, 87 are or have been hospitalized. Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley confirmed five additional fatalities in Philadelphia. This brings the number of residents…

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Fauci predicts 100,000 to 200,000 deaths in the U.S. from coronavirus

March 29, 2020

AP–As the White House looks for ways to restore normalcy in parts of the U.S., the government’s foremost infection disease expert says the country could experience more than 100,000 deaths and millions of infections from the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Anthony Fauci, speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, offered his prognosis as the…

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Where to find free, nutritious food in Philly during COVID-19

March 28, 2020

Where to find free, nutritious food during COVID-19 People’s Emergency Center  3750 Lancaster Avenue  (19104) Upper Room Baptist Church 7236 Ogontz Ave. (19138) Opportunity, Inc. 5900 Lansdowne Ave. (19151) Christ Church South Philly  229 Moore St. (19148) Mitchell Elementary School 5500 Kingsessing Ave. (19143) Resurgence Church 1738 West Atlantic St. (19140) West Kensington Ministry  2140…

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March 29, 30: SEPTA to Reduce Regional Rail to “Essential Service Schedule,” end overnight service on Market-Frankford El line

March 28, 2020

SEPTA will reduce Regional Rail to an “Essential Service Schedule” starting on Sunday, March 29. This follows previous Regional Rail schedule adjustments implemented last week aimed at providing essential service during the COVID-19 crisis. Service on Transit modes, including buses, subways and trolleys, will continue to operate on reduced Saturday schedules. Starting Monday, March 30,…

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White House, Congress agree on $2 trillion virus rescue bill

March 27, 2020

By Andrew Taylor, Lisa Mascaro And Jonathan Lemire ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — The White House and Senate leaders of both major political parties announced agreement early Wednesday on unprecedented emergency legislation to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic. The urgently needed $2 trillion pandemic response…

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Britain’s Prince Charles tests positive for new coronavirus

March 27, 2020

By Jill Lawless And Danica Kirka ASSOCIATED PRESS  LONDON — Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, has tested positive for the new coronavirus, his office said Wednesday. The 71-year-old is showing mild symptoms of COVID-19 and is self-isolating at a royal estate in Scotland, his Clarence House office said. It says his wife…

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Governor Wolf urges USDA to waive food assistance eligibility requirements, announces new funding availability for small businesses

March 27, 2020

Governor Tom Wolf on Thursday  sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue asking that USDA waive eligibility requirements for the Emergency Food Assistance Program; reconsider Pennsylvania’s request for temporary waivers to allow more food to be distributed at school feeding sites and food banks; and to be flexible and change its…

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Union grocery and retail workers see wage increases, enhanced safety measures in Pennsylvania

March 27, 2020

Members of UFCW 1776KS will see wage increases and safety improvements at hundreds of workplaces across Pennsylvania following collaboration with employers. UFCW 1776KS announced last Sunday industry-wide safety measures, temporary wage premiums and improved benefits for retail and grocery workers in union facilities across Pennsylvania. “Our members are performing the essential work necessary to keep…

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Mayor Kenney reports first coronavirus death in Philadelphia

March 25, 2020

March 25, 2020– 1 p.m. Press Conference Mayor Kenney: “Deeply saddened to report the first death of a Philadelphia resident related to the COVID-19 coronavirus. Our prayers are with the family and loved ones of this person.” ~Mayor Kenney via Twitter The Philadelphia resident is in his 50’s. “We certainly expect more deaths in the…

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