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Frustrated by local authorities holding up the reopening of Tesla’s factory in Fremont, California, Elon Musk said this weekend that his company will “move its HQ and future programs to Texas/Nevada immediately.” The disagreement over safety, commerce and public health between Tesla and California is playing out across the U.S. as states continue to relax stay-at-home orders and reopen businesses. As the country reopens, Trump administration officials are under quarantine with multiple White House staffers testing positive for Covid-19 in recent days. This comes as the AP reports top White House officials buried CDC advice and guidance for reopening the country.
- Global cases: More than 4 million
- Global deaths: At least 279,609
- U.S. cases: More than 1.3 million
- U.S. deaths: At least 78,794
The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
8:37 am: Boris Johnson readies five-tier warning system for easing UK lockdown
Two families maintain social distancing while talking to each other outside a home in Hampstead, north London, as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
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The United Kingdom is changing its flagship “stay at home” slogan to “stay alert,” Reuters reports.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce a five-tier warning system in England as part of the government’s roadmap for easing lockdown measures, according to Reuters.
Johnson is scheduled to announce the updates in a televised address, which will include a push for people who cannot work from home to get back to work, and easing the limit on allowing people to exercise only once a day, according to a government official and British media, via Reuters.
“We need to have a broader message because we want to slowly and cautiously restart the economy and the country,” Housing Minister Robert Jenrick said in an interview, according to Reuters. —Chris Eudaily
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