U.S. Coronavirus Updates: NYC Open Schools, Disney To Lay off, Illinois Gov. Pritzker in Isolation

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U.S. Coronavirus Updates: NYC Open Schools, Disney To Lay off, Illinois Gov. Pritzker in Isolation
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The U.S. coronavirus cases have crossed more than 7.1 million and have recorded 205,000 deaths, as on Tuesday by Johns Hopkins University data. World wide cases are more than 33 million with 1 million fatalities.

NYC open schools – Real concern

On Tuesday, New York City opened schools for 300,000 K-8 students when there is an increase in the number of cases in the city. Mayor Bill de Blasio once said when the city was at its peak in positive cases that all should be cautious and alert regarding the issue. Let’s fight it back together and move NYC forward. By Thursday middle and high schools, students will rejoin.

Florida has also loosened restrictions for the students which has ended up in many unruly gatherings over the weekend as stated by Tallahassee police.

Disney parks to lay off 28,000 workers in California and Florida

In the wake of the pandemic, Disney parks are laying off 28,000 workers which include part-time workers, salaried and hourly workers. 

The management said in a letter to the employees that Disney has done whatever has been possible to retain all of them by cutting down salaries, suspended projects, cutting down on expenses etc. But that is not enough to survive with the limit by the government on the number of people that can visit the park at a time.

Illinois Gov. Pritzker isolating following staffer tests positive

On Tuesday, Gov. JB Pritzker’s staff member tested positive. There are weekly COVID-19 tests that are taking place in the governor’s office. The office said that the staff had attended an event with the governor last week. So, the governor is advised to be in isolation for at least two weeks though he has tested negative but has symptoms.