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Bahamas, Florida brace for Hurricane Isaias

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/31/20, 06:37 am

Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Minnis late on Thursday relaxed coronavirus restrictions to allow people to prepare for the storm but announced a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew beginning on Friday. Hurricane Isaias maintained maximum sustained winds of 80 miles per hour and is expected to track through the Bahamas before moving toward South Florida on Saturday. The Florida Division of Emergency Management closed some drive-thru and walk-up COVID-19 testing sites on Thursday evening as it braced for the Category 1 storm.

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Coronavirus still on the rise in U.S.

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 6/22/20, 05:13 pm

Officials across the United States are reporting about 26,000 new COVID-19 cases a day. Florida’s overall case count topped 100,000 as of Monday, and Arizona had the highest rate of tests coming back positive. More than 20 percent of people tested ended up having the coronavirus there, compared to 8.4 percent in the rest of the country.

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Cruise ships wait near Florida

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/02/20, 12:02 pm

Two Holland America cruise ships, one with numerous sick people on board, are preparing to dock in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., after several countries turned them away over fears about COVID-19. The state has not made public final procedures for the ships’ arrival, and officials are still debating whom they will allow to disembark and get medical treatment. About 2,400 passengers and crew members are on the Zaandam and the Rotterdam.

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