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10:32 PM / Friday October 22, 2021

Coronavirus

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

March 25, 2020

By ANDREW TAYLOR, LISA MASCARO and JONATHAN LEMIRE WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Senate leaders of both major political parties announced agreement early Wednesday on an unprecedented $2 trillion emergency bill to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic. The urgently needed pandemic response…

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PECO suspending service disconnections through May 1 due to coronavirus pandemic

March 20, 2020

PHILADELPHIA, PA (March 13, 2020) – With customers potentially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, PECO understands and is taking steps to help. Effective today, PECO is suspending service disconnections and waiving new late payment charges through at least May 1, 2020.  In addition, PECO will continue to remind customers of existing bill assistance resources and…

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Governor orders COVID-19 shutdown across Pennsylvania

March 16, 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf extended a shutdown order to the entire state of Pennsylvania in an effort to halt the spread of the coronavirus, he said Monday. Wolf had already called for nonessential government offices to close and nonessential business activity to end in four heavily populated southeastern Pennsylvania counties. On Monday,…

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Idris Elba tests positive for coronavirus: ‘no symptoms so far’

March 16, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Idris Elba says he has tested positive for the coronavirus. The actor tweeted Monday that he has no symptoms so far and has been isolated since Friday when he found out about his possible exposure. Elba is the latest high profile celebrity to have tested positive for the virus. Last week,…

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