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Nations warn against Easter travel and gatherings as new virus surges emerge

Nations warn against Easter travel and gatherings as new virus surges emerge

World leaders and health officials are warning that hard-won gains in the fight against coronavirus must not be jeopardised by relaxing social distancing over the Easter holidays.

A spike in deaths in the UK and New York and surges of reported new infections in Japan and in India’s congested cities make it clear that the battle is far from over.

“We are flattening the curve because we are rigorous about social distancing,” New York governor Andrew Cuomo said. “But it’s not a time to be complacent. It’s not a time to do anything different than we’ve been doing.”

Elmhurst Hospital in New York (Kathy Willens/AP)

The US has by far the most confirmed cases, with more than 430,000 people infected — three times the number of the next three countries combined.

New York state on Wednesday recorded its highest one-day increase in deaths, 779, for an overall toll of

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GA Grocery Stores Set Hours For Easter Sunday 2020

GA Grocery Stores Set Hours For Easter Sunday 2020

There was plenty of news across Georgia on Thursday. If you missed any of it on your local Patch, here’s a roundup of the top stories from the past 24 hours.

Publix, Kroger, Walmart, Aldi: GA Easter Grocery Store Hours 2020

From Publix, Aldi, Target and BJ’s Wholesale to Trader Joe’s, Walmart and more, here are Georgia grocery store hours for Easter 2020.

Country Star Donates $200K To Hometown Hospital: Coronavirus

Country star Jason Aldean supported his hometown by donating $200,000 to assist with healthcare needs at Navicent Health in Macon.

GA Coronavirus Cases Rise Past 10,000, Deaths Nearing 400

Numbers released at noon on Thursday show Georgia’s number of confirmed coronavirus cases have passed 10,000, with deaths nearing 400.

Retired Ballet Costume Designer Distributes Masks: GA Coronavirus

A retired Georgia ballet costume designer has been sewing face masks to distribute to health-care professionals and nursing homes.

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Trump Wants the Lockdown to End by Easter. Big Mistake.

(Bloomberg Opinion) — In response to the coronavirus pandemic, many state and local governments have shut down restaurants and other businesses, and some have issued orders for people to stay home. These measures will eventually suppress the virus but come at a huge cost to the economy. Forecasters expect gross domestic product to fall by as much as 30% in the second quarter, a much steeper drop than ever happened during the Great Recession. Jobless claims will be in the millions.

President Donald Trump, seeing these economic costs, has declared that he wants the shutdowns ended by Easter (April 12). In a recent briefing, Trump declared that the U.S. “will be back in business pretty soon,” and that the country “wasn’t built to be shut down.”

A small handful of commentators have expressed similar sentiments. Former Goldman Sachs Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Blankfein has called for many workers to return

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