CORONAVIRUS: News Update

CORONAVIRUS: News Update

Today’s news about the global pandemic.

More than 550 cases of the coronavirus have been reported on the campus of the University of Alabama, just a week after the start of classes. (NBC News)

American Airlines, which has taken a huge hit from the coronavirus pandemic, announced today that it is laying off 17,500 pilots, flight attendants and other workers. (USA Today)

New York’s JFK and LaGuardia airports are setting up COVID-19 testing sites for incoming passengers in an effort to stop infected passengers from entering the state. (USA Today)

There are now more than 23.6 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide and more than 813,000 deaths (Johns Hopkins)

In the U.S., there are more than 5.7 million confirmed cases and more than 177,000 deaths. (Johns Hopkins)

Florida judge blocks state order for schools to reopen (The Washington Post)

Man who believed virus was hoax loses wife to COVID-19. (BBC)

Scientists doubt convalescent plasma touted by Donald Trump is a “breakthrough” coronavirus treatment. (CNBC)

Hong Kong man was reinfected by the coronavirus, researchers say. (NBC News)

KFC ditches “Finger Lickin’ Good” slogan because of coronavirus. (Huff Post)

Olympic track star Usain Bolt has tested positive for COVID-19 days after celebrating his birthday at a party in Jamaica where no one wore masks. (Daily Mail)

100 nudists at a French resort have tested positive. (Daily Mail)

The New York Mets, who postponed their last four games following two positive tests, will resume play on Tuesday after all tests came back negative. (ESPN)

Joe Biden‘s campaign says he has not been tested for COVID-19 because he has followed the “strictest protocols” to avoid the virus. They say he has not contracted the virus and everyone working with him gets tested regularly. (USA Today)