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Sunday coronavirus roundup

Sunday coronavirus roundup

A firefighter tested positive for the coronavirus in the town of East Greenwich and eight of the force’s 33 firefighters are quarantined, officials said.

National News

Jobless rate spikes to 14.7%, highest since Great Depression

Jobless rate spikes to 14.7%, highest since Great Depression

The U.S. unemployment rate hit 14.7% in April, the highest rate since the Great Depression, as 20.5 million jobs vanished in the worst monthly loss on record. The figures are stark evidence of the damage the coronavirus has done to a now-shattered economy.

Sanders drops 2020 bid, leaving Biden as likely nominee

Sanders drops 2020 bid, leaving Biden as likely nominee

Sen. Bernie Sanders ended his presidential bid on Wednesday, making Joe Biden the presumptive Democratic nominee to challenge President Donald Trump in a general election campaign that will be waged against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic.

White House projects 100K to 240K US deaths from virus

White House projects 100K to 240K US deaths from virus

President Trump called American efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus “a matter of life and death” and urged the public to heed his administration’s guidelines. “I want every American to be prepared for the hard days that lie ahead,” Trump said. “We’re going to go through a very tough two weeks.”

Trump extends virus guidelines, braces US for big death toll

Trump extends virus guidelines, braces US for big death toll

Bracing the nation for a grim death toll, President Donald Trump on Sunday extended the voluntary national shutdown for a month, bowing to public-health experts who told him the coronavirus pandemic could claim over 100,000 lives in the U.S., perhaps significantly more, if not enough is done to fight it.

 
 

Arts + Lifestyle

“Hello Dolly” shines at PPAC

“Hello Dolly” shines at PPAC

Hello Dolly runs through Sunday, March 8, at the Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset St., Providence. Tickets can be obtained at the box office, online at ppacri.org, or by calling 401-421-2787.

“A Bronx Tale” Not One of the Great Ones

“A Bronx Tale” Not One of the Great Ones

A Bronx Tale runs through Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset St., Providence. Tickets can be obtained at the box office, online at ppacri.org, or by calling 401-421-2787.

A Favorite Classic Returns with PPAC’s Fiddler

A Favorite Classic Returns with PPAC’s Fiddler

Fiddler on the Roof runs through Feb. 16 at the Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset St., Providence. Tickets may be obtained at the box office, online at ppacri.org or by calling 401-421-2787.

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