Coronavirus News from Across the Globe: June 3 – Dog, West Point Cadets Test Positive, Train Service in Europe Resumes

By Anna Breuer on 3 June 2020
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A German Shepherd in New York has a confirmed case of the novel coronavirus.  The Department of Agriculture confirmed the results, which are the first time a dog has tested positive in the United States.  Two dogs tested positive in Hong Kong, and a tiger, lion, and two pet cats have tested positive in the United States.

Unrelated to the German Shepherd, New York City officials announced the city is now offering universal, free testing at its 150 testing sites. Tests are no longer limited to those who have symptoms or who were exposed to someone with the virus.

Two regions in New York State – Buffalo and Albany – are now in Phase 2 of their reopening. This means offices and retail shops and salons may open with proper social distancing requirements in place. Restaurants will be able to offer outdoor dining.

At least part of the 2020 Republican National Convention will not be in Charlotte, party officials said.  At the very least, President Trump’s speech to the delegates will not be delivered there, a move that follows Governor Roy Cooper’s refusal to guarantee that the event will be able to use the Spectrum arena there.

At least 15 of the West Points cadets who returned to campus, where President Trump is to deliver a commencement address later this month, tested positive for the coronavirus, the U.S. Army said.  All 15 were asymptomatic and were placed into isolation.

06-03 French-Belgian high-speed train operator Thalys said it will gradually resume international train service between the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Germany starting next week.

06-03 The International Council of Nurses said that over 600 nurses worldwide have died from the novel coronavirus since the outbreak started.

06-02 Boston Hope Medical Center in Massachusetts discharged its last Covid-19 patient. The patient was applauded and cheered as he exited the facility.

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