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At least 30 states in the US have eased their lockdown restrictions or plan to reopen soon, even as nine states report an increase in positive tests.
US infections appear to have reached a plateau, but that data is skewed by a drop in cases in the tristate area, which accounts for 40% of the nation’s total.
Excluding the tristate area, US infections appear to be on the rise.
That means easing lockdown restrictions now, before testing and contract tracing is widely available, could result in another dangerous wave of infections.
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California, the first US state to order all residents to stay home, will allow some retail businesses to open for curbside pick-up starting Friday, provided that employees wear masks and practice social distancing. Florida, New Jersey, and Washington state have reopened state parks. Vermont is allowing manufacturing and construction companies to resume operations with no more than 10 employees, and Alaska is allowing restaurants to accept reservations at 25% capacity. See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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