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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.”MORE

Rhode Island colleges to become coronavirus testing sites

Rhode Island colleges to become coronavirus testing sites

The National Guard is setting up mobile testing sites in parking lots at the Community College of Rhode Island’s Warwick campus and at the University of Rhode Island in South Kingstown. The testing is available by appointment only and is only available to prescreened patients who must show a form provided by their physician or the state Department of Health.MORE

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.MORE

Expanded visitor order in RI; Connecticut gets federal help

Expanded visitor order in RI; Connecticut gets federal help

By LISA RATHKE The Associated Press A look at developments related to the coronavirus around New England. RHODE ISLAND All out-of-state passenger vehicles entering Rhode Island at the southern border with Connecticut will be asked to stop at information centers and if they plan to stay for a while must provide contact information and self-quarantine…MORE

Rhode Island cracks down on visitors from New York

Rhode Island cracks down on visitors from New York

Gov. Gina Raimondo says the Rhode Island National Guard will go door to door in the coastal communities starting Saturday to ask people if they are visiting from New York and informing them of Rhode Island’s mandatory 14-day quarantine for people from there. MORE

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