ATLANTA — Here’s a roundup of what’s happening so far today, April 9: (Click here for the previous day)
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- As of 7 p.m. Thursday, there are now 10,885 confirmed cases of coronavirus with 412 deaths in Georgia. At least 2,298 cases required hospitalization. There are only four counties in Georgia that don’t have confirmed cases of COVID-19.
- Gov. Brian Kemp is giving some insight into what it will take to get Georgia back to normal following the coronavirus pandemic. Channel 2 anchor Jorge Estevez spoke to Kemp on Thursday about when he thinks the state will reach its peak for coronvirus cases and what it would take for him to lift the shelter-in-place restrictions.
- Georgia’s insurance commissioner, John King, has been deployed to the front lines of the coronavirus battle, working with his National Guard unit as they help cities across the country turn convention centers into hospitals.
- Members of the Redeeming Love Church of God in Statesboro are refusing to follow social distancing guidelines. Members took video Sunday night as Georgia state troopers ordered them to break up a service for the second time that day.
- Georgia’s primary pushed back again due to coronavirus pandemic. It will now take place in June.
- 10% of US labor force now out of work since virus slammed economy as 6.6 million file for jobless aid
- Gov. Brian Kemp said he has signed an executive order extending the statewide shelter-in-place order until April 30.
- Total US cases swell past 432,000 as nationwide death toll nears 15,000
- Coronavirus: Disney World operations could take years to return to normal, analyst says
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