Coronavirus News: July 6, 2020 – Coronavirus Can Float in the Air, Louvre Reopens

By Anna Breuer on 6 July 2020
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As July gets going, the coronavirus does too.  The United States recorded three daily highs for new case figures and fourteen states reported new single-day highs.  Since the start of the month, over 250,000 cases were recorded by health officials there.

On Sunday, officials in both Florida and Texas reported over 200,000 new cases. At the U.S. border between Arizona and Mexico, residents of Sonoyta, the Mexican border town facing Lukeville, Arizona, formed a blockade at the border over the weekend in a bid to block Americans from entering the country.

Experts believe that the coronavirus can float in the air. Donald Milton, a professor of environmental health at the University of Maryland who studies how viruses are transmitted, led a group of 239 scientists who an open letter to call attention to the potential airborne transmission of coronavirus.

After shutting down 16 weeks ago, the Louvre, a Paris landmark and the world’s most-visited museum, reopened.

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that the government is giving the country’s cultural and heritage institutions a £1.57 ($1.88 billion) rescue.  The prime minister called the package “world leading.”  Theaters in London’s West End have been closed due to the pandemic since March 11.

Broadway actor Nick Cordero died from complications from Covid-19.  He was 41. Cordero was won an Outer Critics Circle award for his role in “Bullets Over Broadway,” and he was also nominated for a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award for that role.

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