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Two Cruise Ships Holding Passengers With Covid-19 Arrive In Florida

Two cruise ships holding coronavirus patients aboard for two weeks after being turned away from South American ports were allowed to dock in Florida on Thursday. The Zaandam and a sister ship sent to help it, the Rotterdam, were both given permission to disembark passengers at Port Everglades after days of negotiation with local officials. The final agreement was reached on Thursday afternoon between local, state and federal officials and Carnival Corp., which owns the Zaandam and the Rotterdam, said Broward County officials and Holland America, the company that operates the ships. ...Read more

New England Patriots’ Team Plane Transporting 1.7M Masks To U.S. For Coronavirus Epidemic

The New England Patriots sent their team jet to China this week in order to retrieve 1.7 million N95 medical masks, the NFL said on Thursday. The team said a private jet was needed to expedite the shipment that would have otherwise taken weeks to arrive, as hospitals in hard-hit regions of the country struggle to access supplies needed amid the coronavirus pandemic. ...Read more

Senior PGA Championship Cancelled Until 2021

The PGA of America announced Thursday that the Senior PGA Championship will not be played this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. It was scheduled to be played May 21-24 at Harbor Shores Resort in Benton Harbor, Mich.  PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh said, “While we are incredibly disappointed, we all understand that protecting public health is the highest priority,” ...Read more

U.S. Surpasses 200K Coronavirus Cases As States Issue Strict Stay-At-Home Orders

The U.S. recorded 681 deaths on Wednesday, its worst day since the coronavirus outbreak began. More than 200,000 infections have been reported, and public health officials are  considering recommending that more Americans wear face masks. “Even if you do wear a mask, it can’t be at the expense of social distancing,” Surgeon General Jerome Adams said, adding that higher-level N95 masks would not be necessary.  ...Read more