The White House Coronavirus Task Force is expected to hold its first information briefing on Friday, in almost two months, as new cases of coronavirus continue to spread throughout much of the country. According to the Ministry of Health and Human Services, the briefing will be led by Vice President Mike Pence, but the briefing will be held at HHS offices, not at the White House, where past briefings were held.
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- Global cases: more than 9.62 million
- Global deaths: at least 489,731
- US cases: more than 2.42 million
- Mortality in the USA: no less than 124 415
The above data was collected by Johns Hopkins University.
Job recovery may slow, alternative data show
In cases of a surge in coronavirus in major US cities, some alternative data sources that track hourly employees show that job recovery may slow.
Data from Homebase, a planning firm that works with many small and medium-sized enterprises in the service sector, shows that employment may have declined over the past week in some areas, as fewer employees worked on June 24 than the average since June 15. 19 in most states.
Homebase data is not a representative sample of the US workforce, but it does reflect weekly unemployment claims data, which showed that another 1.48 million people applied for unemployment benefits last week. – Jess Pound
Trade union airlines seek another $ 32 billion in federal wage support
8:08 am Eastern time – trade unions representing tens of thousands of airline employees need additional $ 32 billion in government assistance to maintain their work until the end of March 2021
Despite the fact that air travel currently exceeds the lows reached in more than five decades in April, demand for coronavirus continues to decline.
According to trade unions, in March the airline received this assistance in accordance with the CARES Act in the amount of $ 2.2 trillion, provided that they did not fire workers before October 1. An additional $ 32 billion could save jobs until the end of March. Leslie Josephs, Lauren Hirsch
Russia reports lowest daily increase in new cases since April
A man with an umbrella on Red Square against the background of St. Basil’s Cathedral. From June 1 to June 14, Muscovites are allowed to walk and play sports outdoors, including people over 65 suffering from chronic diseases, in accordance with a schedule that varies from home to home.
Sergey Savostyanov | TASS | Getty images
7:14 Eastern time – Russia reported the lowest daily increase in the number of new coronavirus infections since the end of April, Reuters reports, as the number of Covid-19 cases rose by 6,800 to 620,794 people.
The Coronavirus Response Center in the country said that for the first time since late April, less than 7,000 new cases of virus infection have been reported in Russia over a 24-hour period.
To date, Russia has reported the third largest number of Covid-19 infections in the world, second only to the United States and Brazil, respectively. Sam Meredith
Joe Biden says he would instruct masks
Democratic presidential candidate and former vice president Joe Biden listens to meet locals at Carlette’s Hideaway during a campaign stop in Yidon, Pennsylvania, USA, June 17, 2020.
Jonathan Ernst | Reuters
7:11 am ET – alleged Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden would require Americans to wear masks all over the country if he were president, he said recorded an interview with KDKA in Lancaster, PA.
“The only thing we know is that these masks are of great importance,” he said, putting on the mask. “I would insist that everyone in public wear this mask. Anyone who opens again must make sure that they enter the business with masks. ”
To a specific question, whether he will use the executive branch to instruct the masks, Biden replied: “Yes. Yes, I would. ”
“I would do my best for people to demand wearing masks publicly,” he said.
Biden’s position regarding masks as an effective public health intervention is in stark contrast to President Donald Trump’s position, who avoided publicly appearing with a mask and said that, in his opinion, some people wear masks to signal his disapproval. —Will Feyer
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