Kuwait raises fine for not wearing facemask to 16k WaPo cites study claiming 24 states at risk for ‘second wave’ PM Johnson pressured to fire top advisor for ‘violating’ quarantine rules Japan to completely lift state of emergency nationwide on Monday Cali court upholds state order to close churches Brazil, Russia in No.2, No.3 spots after US Russia case total tops 335k New York reports fewer than 100 deaths for 1st time since March Nearly 9% of prisoners in Michigan test positive
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Update (1300ET): As the outbreak in Iran wanes, Gulf States, including tiny Kuwait, are having a surprisingly hard time keeping the virus from spreading, despite strict curfews and mandatory mask laws. On Saturday, Kuwait recorded 900 new cases of the novel coronavirus, raising the country’s infection tally to 20,464, the Kuwaiti news agency KUNA reported. The Health Ministry also announced 10 more deaths from COVID-19, raising Kuwait’s death toll to 148. Meanwhile, not wearing a facemask is punishable by jail, or a fine up to $16k.
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We begin what looks to be a dreary Memorial Day Weekend with a new study amplified by the Washington Post claiming that roughly half of US states actually remain at risk for a serious rebound, as critics seize on the jump in new cases seen in Texas as justification that the state re-opened too early, even as the measures remain broadly popular within the state.
Georgia, too, has largely avoided the disastrous consequences promised by Dr. Fauci and many of the doctors and scientists regularly