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Wisconsin officials are moving full-speed-ahead with the state's April 7 presidential primary despite rising coronavirus cases

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Wisconsin officials are moving forward with holding the planned April 7 presidential primary election as reported cases of COVID-19 drastically increase in the state.

Nine other states set to hold primary elections in March and April have now moved to postpone their elections until May or June, including Ohio, Georgia, and New York.

On Friday, Gov. Tony Evers called on the Wisconsin state legislature to approve a plan to send every Wisconsin registered voter an absentee ballot and have the option of voting safely from home.

But Republican leaders in Wisconsin's GOP-controlled state legislature immediately shot down the idea as nearly impossible to execute on such a short timeline.

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NY Gov. Cuomo: Playing politics like Trump during the coronavirus crisis is 'anti-American'

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NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for unity in his Monday press briefing after President Donald Trump went after him earlier in the morning in a phone interview on "Fox & Friends."

Weighing in on Cuomo's boosted approval rating 87%, according to a new Siena poll Trump said, "one of the reasons he's successful is because we've helped make him successful."

On Sunday, Trump also accused New York hospitals of hoarding ventilators and other medical equipment.

"I'm not going to engage in politics, not because I'm unwilling to tangle, but because I think it's inappropriate, and I think it's counter-productive, and I think it's anti-American," Cuomo said when asked about Trump's comments.

"Forget the politics," Cuomo said. "We have a national crisis. We are at war. There is no politics. There is red, white, and blue."

Trump and Cuomo have clashed over the federal government's inability to get the New York up to 30,000 ventilators and more broadly over the severity of the pandemic with Trump more impatient to end social distancing and "re-open the economy."

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The 1,000-bed Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort has arrived in New York to support the city in its fight against the coronavirus

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US Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort docked on Pier 90 in Manhattan on the morning of March 30 to alleviate the burden that New York City hospitals have been facing amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The ship houses 1,000 hospital beds, 12 operating rooms, 80 intensive care units, a pharmacy, and a medical laboratory, to name a few features.

No coronavirus-positive patients will be treated on the ship.

Its sister ship the USNS Mercy docked in Los Angeles on March 27.

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Maryland's Republican governor issues stay-at-home order to fight the coronavirus

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Maryland is now under a stay-at-home order after the state saw a rapid escalation in COVID-19 cases.

The order takes effect at 8 p.m. on Monday night.

People are only allowed to leave their homes for essential reasons, such as obtaining food, medicine, or going to work if the job is considered essential.

Violators would be guilty of a misdemeanor, Hogan said, and could face imprisonment or a fine.

"This is a deadly public health crisis," Hogan said. "We are no longer asking or suggesting that Marylanders stay home. We are directing them to do so."

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Men are dying from the coronavirus at higher rates than women around the world. Here are scientists' best ideas as to why.

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More men were dying of the coronavirus than women, according to data from China, South Korea, and Italy.

Scientists have a few ideas about why that is some are behavioral, such as that men have higher rates of smoking and worse hygiene on average than women.

Many men also have higher rates of underlying preexisting conditions, such as high blood pressure and diabetes. These make patients who contract the coronavirus more vulnerable.

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Dow gains 200 points after President Trump extends coronavirus social distancing measures through April

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US stocks rose Monday as investors digested a slew of new updates around the coronavirus pandemic.

President Donald Trump on Sunday extended federal social-distancing guidelines to April 30, abandoning earlier hopes that the US economy could reopen by Easter.

Global cases of COVID-19 surged past 735,000 and the death toll continues to rise.

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After more than 10,000 coronavirus deaths the worst in the world there are signs that Italy's lockdown is beginning to work after 3 weeks

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Italy is showing very early signs that it may be turning a corner with the coronavirus as the number of new deaths and cases lessening, according to multiple reports.

The country's three week-long strict lockdown is due to be lifted on Friday, reported Deutsche Welle (DW). But officials say it is likely to be extended.

The positive figures are a sign that those under lockdown "save lives" by staying home, said government health adviser Luca Richeldi on Sunday. He argued that it was a reason to be "even stricter."

Italy is one of the world's worst-affected countries, with one third of all reported coronavirus deaths happening there. The death toll is currently at 10,779 .

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The UK's coronavirus lockdown could be extended for up to 6 months with some restrictions lasting even longer

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The UK's coronavirus lockdown could be extended for up to six months, with some social-distancing measures potentially lasting beyond that time, the deputy chief medical officer said on Sunday.

Under the national UK lockdown British people have been told not to leave their homes unless they are purchasing essential items or exercising once a day.

Non-essential shops and places of worship have been closed and weddings and baptisms banned.

Dr Jenny Harries said it would take "two or three months... but about three to six months ideally ... to see at which point we can get back to normal."

She said it was "plausible [social distancing measures] could go further than that."

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Germany could issue hundreds of thousands of people with coronavirus 'immunity certificates' so they can leave the lockdown early

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German researchers plan to send out hundreds of thousands of coronavirus antibody tests over the coming weeks.

Individuals who test positive could be given an 'immunity certificate' which would allow them to leave their coronavirus lockdown early.

Other countries, including the United Kingdom, are planning similar mass-testing in order to ease the global lockdown.

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Trumpextended federal social distancing guidelines to April 30

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Trump extended social distancing guidelines to April 30 and said the coronavirus outbreak in the US is likely to peak in two weeks.

"Nothing would be worse than declaring victory before the victory is won," he said. "The better you do, the faster this whole nightmare will end."

Trump said his administration will finalize its social distancing guidelines on Tuesday.

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