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Kanye West was spotted grabbing lunch at a McDonald’s near his home in Calabasas. Kanye is among many celebrities who broke quarantine to go bike riding, walk their dogs, or run errands while the state of California is under a lockdown order. Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom ordered all residents - celebrities included - to stay at home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
 

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Model and TV personality Tyra Banks looks cozy in a beanie and sweats as she and boyfriend Louis Bélanger-Martin break quarantine to make a trip to a local bakery to grab a few pastries for breakfast.
 

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Ben Affleck and new girlfriend Ana de Armas locked arms while out walking their dogs.
 

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Jordyn Woods, 22, broke quarantine to go grocery shopping with her lookalike sister, Jodie, 14. The siblings went shopping at an organic grocery store.
 

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Pop Singer Harry Styles was unrecognizable as he kept a low profile to go on a solo hike in the Hollywood Hills.
 

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Actress A.J. Johnson (left) was spotted out for a walk with a friend in Toluca Lake, CA. Johnson is best known for her roles in the films Baby Boy and House Party.

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CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta urged colleague Chris Cuomo to stop giving constant updates about his coronavirus diagnosis, telling him "It's OK to take a day off."

Cuomo announced that he tested positive for the coronavirus, saying he was self-quarantining away from his family in the basement of his home.

But Gupta and others are wary of Cuomo's constant updates about his physical condition.

"This was significant for you, Chris, Gupta said with compassion after Cuomo, 49, claimed he hallucinated and chipped a tooth while experiencing chills from a high fever.

"I'm just going to say, as well, you know, we talk about abdication of duty. I don't want to abdicate my duty when I... I know you're a warrior but you're allowed to take a day off," said Gupta.

"We love you. We think about you and it's OK to, you know... I know you're dreaming about this stuff. You're fully engaged but it's OK to take a day off."

Fellow anchor Don Lemon broke down in tears while discussing Cuomo's alleged diagnosis Tuesday night.

And Fox News anchors Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity sent well wishes to their competitor on Tuesday.
 

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YNW Melly (left) has tested positive for the coronavirus at the Broward County jail, where he is being held on double murder charges.

The 20-year-old rapper, real name Jamell Demons, filed for early release a day after a New York judge released rapper Tekashi69 on house arrest.

Melly was arrested last February on two counts of first-degree murder in the October 2018 shooting deaths of aspiring rappers YNW Juvy (Christopher Thomas Jr.), 19, and YNW Sakchaser (Anthony Williams), 21.

In a statement, Melly's legal team said they hoped his release from jail will allow the rapper to find "better care due to any jails not being prepared to treat this new virus."

Melly is not likely to be released due to the seriousness of his charges. He is facing the death penalty.

Tekashi69's lawyer also cited his health (he reportedly has asthma) in his request to a judge to release the troubled rapper from a federal lockup, where he served 13 months for federal RICO and weapons charges.

It isn't clear if the judge imposed any Internet or social media restrictions on Tekashi, 23, who will be on house arrest with an ankle monitor for the next four months.

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The White House has issued a recommendation that all citizens wear face masks while in public. The recommendations are not a requirement -- for now.

During a White House press briefing on Thursday, President Donald Trump stressed that face masks are not mandatory, because some people don’t want to wear them.

"I think they're going to be coming out with, uh, regulations on that... frankly, I don't think they'll be mandatory because some people don't wanna do that."

The World Health Organization and Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams advised against wearing face masks in public because the masks will lead to more infections since people don't know how to wear them properly.

The CDC offers the following tips to avoid spreading the flu or Covid-19 virus:

1. Do not touch your face with unwashed hands
2. Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds
3. Avoid close contact with sick people
4. Sneeze and cough into a tissue or your elbow
5. Stay home if you are sick
5. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
6. When in doubt consult with a healthcare professional

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is advising the city's 4 million residents to prepare to wear face coverings while in public.

Garcetti donned a black face mask at a press conference on Wednesday, where he declared residents will have to "get used to" the "new look."

"This will be the new look," said Garcetti as he awkwardly tied on a mask. "I know this looks surreal. We're going to have to get used to, you know, seeing each other like this."

But California public health officials said face masks are not mandatory. Governor Gavin Newsom previously urged people not to wear face masks because the masks may inadvertently cause infections if people put the masks on wrong or touch their faces.

The death toll in the state stands at 215 with over 9,800 infected. Most have recovered from the virus.

The U.S. death toll reached 5,000 as the confirmed cases surpassed 216,000. Still, the death toll is a mere 0.00015% of the U.S. population and many of the confirmed cases have recovered.

The government's overzealous response to the coronavirus outbreak has left millions without jobs and a broken economy.

A record 10 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits in the last 3 weeks.

The CDC offers the following tips to avoid spreading the flu or Covid-19 virus:

1. Do not touch your face with unwashed hands
2. Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds
3. Avoid close contact with sick people
4. Sneeze and cough into a tissue or your elbow
5. Stay home if you are sick
5. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
6. When in doubt consult with a healthcare professional
 

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, who leads the U.S. government's response to the coronavirus, confirms he is getting death threats for his doomsday coronavirus estimates.

The immunologist, who served as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984, was issued bodyguards after he received death threats for his doomsday predictions that millions will die from the virus that causes Covid-19.

Fauci, who is accused of overhyping the coronavirus to stay in front of cameras, confirmed he received "disturbing messages" from Americans who want the country reopened after losing their jobs.

Fauci appeared pale and exhausted as he spoke during a White House press briefing on Tuesday. When asked why his voice was hearse, Fauci said he has given too many interviews.

"I've chosen this life," Fauci told NBC 'Today Show' host Savannah Guthrie. "We have a really, really very difficult situation ahead of us. All that other stuff is secondary," he said, before adding he is physically fine.

The U.S. death toll reached 5,000 as the confirmed cases surpassed 216,000. Still, the death toll is a mere 0.00015% of the U.S. population and many of the confirmed cases have recovered.

Millions of Americans have lost their jobs and millions more will be on the unemployment lines in the coming weeks. A record 10 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits in the last 3 weeks.

There are as many Fauci critics as there are admirers. Some believe he is enjoying the media attention.

"How is he working [on] the issue when all he's doing is giving interviews and going on talk shows?" wrote one Daily Mail reader in the comments section.

Another commenter wrote: "stop relying on a little man with a huge EGO for your information. Research your questions online for FREE."

And a third wrote: "Maybe if he didn't step in front of every microphone [scaring] people might help the problem."

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Russian President Vladimir Puttin sent 60 tons of much needed medical supplies to the United States 2 days after speaking with U.S. President Donald Trump.

The shipment includes ventilators, millions of face masks, and personal protective supplies. U.S. customs agents and other feds were on the ground when the cargo plane landed with boxes touched down at JFK Airport in New York.

The shipment arrived two days after Trump spoke with Putin on the phone about this country’s severe shortage of medical supplies amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Russia is still under sanctions after its interference in the 2016 presidential elections. Separate investigations by a special prosecutor and Congress were unable to find any evidence that Russia helped Trump win the election.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed that the U.S. paid for the medical supplies. Still, that didn't stop critics from bashing Trump.

"Nothing to see here. Just a Russian military aircraft landing at JFK with 60 tons of medical supplies to support America's #COVID19 response. A propaganda bonanza as our own government shrinks from America's leadership role in a global crisis," tweeted Trump critic, Brett McGurk, a former diplomat under Trump and former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush.

Ben Hodges, a former commanding general of the U.S. Army in Europe, tweeted: "it's a gift TO the Kremlin, not FROM it."

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A nurse strangled his doctor girlfriend for allegedly infecting him with the Wuhan coronavirus that causes Covid-19.

Lorena Quaranta, 27, was found dead after her boyfriend, nurse Antonio De Pace, 28, called cops to say he just killed her for giving him the "killer bug" coronavirus.

Cops burst into the apartment and found De Pace on the floor bleeding from cuts on his wrists from an apparent suicide attempt. Dr. Quaranta was found murdered.

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De Pace told investigators: "I killed her because she gave me coronavirus." A police source told The Sun: "She was a doctor who was working hard to save others. It's such a tragedy."

According to The Sun tabloid, the couple worked at the same medical facility in Sicily, Italy. Dr. Quaranta had been working in direct contact with coronavirus patients.

It isn't clear if Quaranta or De Pace were diagnosed with coronavirus. Investigators are awaiting results of tests on both.

41 doctors have died during the coronavirus outbreak in Italy. 12,000 people in Italy are confirmed dead from the virus.

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Samuel L. Jackson tried to motivate his fans to stay at home during the coronavirus pandemic by reading a children's poetry book titled "Stay the F*ck at Home."

Jackson was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live, which is being broadcast from the TV host's home.

During the brief interview, Jackson, 71, claimed the book is a sequel to the 2011 children's book for adults titled "Go the F*ck to Sleep."

"Now technically I'm not a doctor, but motherf*ckers listen when I read a poem. So here I am, Sam F*cking Jackson."

He continued: "I'm imploring you: Keep your a** at home. If you want things to go back to normal, don't panic, just use your dome. Wash your hands, don't touch your face and stay the f*ck at home."

Jackson continued: "Motherf*ckers it's not time to gamble, look around, you're not at a casino. Just stay the f**k home as if your name was Trenton Quarantino.

"Sure, you can still see your friend, use the motherf*cking app on your phone, but unless you just ran out of groceries, please stay the f**k at home!"

"Go the F**k to Sleep" is a real book written Adam Mansbach and Ricardo Cortes. Jackson said he got a call from Mansbach about doing a sequel.

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CBS News has admitted using footage from a hospital in Italy that shows a hospital ward overflowing with patients during the coronavirus pandemic.

The news comes after New York residents uploaded video to social media that shows hospitals in New York City are not "war zones" overwhelmed with coronavirus patients as the news media reported.

CBS' This Morning used footage of a packed hospital ward in Italy last Wednesday after claiming the coronavirus epicenter was "found right here" in New York.

The same footage was aired by Sky News -- which correctly identified it as a hospital in Italy.

The American news media has been criticized for overhyping the coronavirus to panic viewers and cause chaos to increase TV ratings.

"This is unacceptable," wrote one outraged Twitter user. Another user tweeted: "it's completely irresponsible for @CBSNews to use footage from an Italian Hospital when talking about the outbreak in New York City."

A CBS News spokesperson attribute the fake news to an "editing mistake."

"We took immediate steps to remove it from all platforms and shows."

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If you are eligible to receive a $1,200 stimulus check from the Internal Revenue Service, your check is in the mail.

The IRS has begun the process of sending out relief checks to Americans with a Social Security number who earn under $75,000 a year.

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The amount decreases by $5 per every $100 earned up to $99,000 a year. Hard working taxpayers who earn over $99,000, but still have bills to pay, won't receive a dime.

Married couples who earn less than $150,000 will receive $2,400 plus an additional $500 for each child. Single mothers will also receive an additional $500 per child.

The IRS says it will use a taxpayer's 2019 return to calculate eligibility. If you haven't filed a 2019 return, the IRS will base the calculation on your 2018 return.

Taxpayers who haven't filed a tax return in 2 years can file a "simple tax return" to receive their checks and any income tax refund owed by direct deposit or U.S. snail mail.

Congress approved President Trump's $2 trillion stimulus package to help Americans impacted financially by the coronavirus.

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Sean 'Puffy' Combs is among those who believe the Wuhan coronavirus is a sign from God that the end is near.

The Bible speaks of signs of the coming Rapture: famine, plagues, pestilence, grasshoppers and locusts. These biblical signs let believers know that it is time to prepare.

The 50-year-old born again music mogul is so distressed by the pestilence and plague, that his hair turned grey.

In a desperate bid to save all sinners and nonbelievers from the ultimate punishment, Combs sat in a room surrounded by crystals and sage and prayed to God to save all sinners for they know what they do.

"Forgive us God and bless us through this situation. Bless our healthcare workers in the front lines. Bless our elderly. Bless people all over the world. It's not just a wherever you at thing; it’s happening all over the world. Bless everybody and please forgive us because when you forgive us then you would have sent the cure or it would have been through Your way and we would have learned… we would have learned a lesson, so God please come to the rescue. Amen."

 

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Rapper Offset from the hip-hop group Migos wore a custom bedazzled face mask as he chats with a friend while trying to comply with social distancing guidelines in West Hollywood. The CDC is considering urging people to wear face masks or face coverings in public during the coronavirus pandemic. But Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome Adams says that's not a good idea because it would increase infections among citizens who don't know how to properly put on and remove face masks.
 

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Actress Reese Witherspoon covered her face with a bandana while stepping out to get some fresh air and a little exercise outside her home in Pacific Palisades, CA. Reese and other celebrities are supposed to be under a stay-at-home order in California.
 

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Hunky Puerto Rican actor Amaury Nolasco waited patiently on line as he complied with social distancing guidelines at an upscale Whole Foods supermarket in Beverly Hills, CA. Amaury, 49, wore a face mask while waiting in line to grab groceries. Amaury is best known for his roles on the Fox television series Prison Break and Transformers.
 

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Joshua Jackson, Jodie Turner-Smith's husband, was seen dropping off an elderly woman at a local clinic in Beverly Hills. The woman, who is believed to be Jodie's mother, was heading to the clinic for a check up. Both wore masks for protection during the clinic visit.
 

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Patrick Schwarzenegger, Arnold's son, made a trip to his physical therapist to work on a past injury. Patrick wore a respirator mask for his outing.
 

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Cash Warren, Jessica Alba's husband, was spotted wearing a face mask while making a grocery run at upscale Bristol Farms in Beverly Hills. Cash took all precautions wearing latex gloves in addition to the mask.

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America's response to the coronavirus pandemic has left millions of people feeling hopeless and despondent over mounting debt from job losses.

The suicide rate in America is rising as many Americans feel desperate, hopeless and lonely. 75% of Americans are on lockdown around the nation.

A 38-year-old man in Wilson, Pennsylvania attempted a murder-suicide after losing his job. He opened fire on his girlfriend before fatally shooting himself on Monday. His girlfriend survived.

2 U.S. Air Force Academy cadets took their own lives after being quarantined on campus in Colorado Springs, CO. They were due to graduate in May.

Phones are ringing off the hook at suicide hotlines around the country in recent weeks. One Suicide Prevention Services hotline in Illinois does not have enough staff to field all the calls.

"We are seeing a massive shift to anxiety," said Suicide Prevention Services Education and Training Director Natasha Clark. She said callers are not necessarily worried about catching the virus, they are more fearful of its financial impact on their lives from job loss, homelessness, and loneliness.

"Alone with their thoughts, so many callers are on the brink. It's creating a sense of deep despair among callers," Clark told the Chicago Tribune.

"We can't even count on accessing emergency resources because even that is tenuous right now."

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CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, the brother of NY Governor Andrew Cuomo, says he tested positive for Covid-19 after suffering from flu-like symptoms for a week.

Cuomo, 49, tweeted he tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday. He says he is now quarantining himself away from his wife and children in the basement of his home and will continue to film his nightly CNN show from there.

Governor Cuomo mentioned his brother's diagnosis during his daily press briefing on Tuesday. Gov. Cuomo said the number of cases in his state had increased by 9,298 to 75,795. Roughly 1,550 New Yorkers have reportedly died from the virus.

Gov. Cuomo said he last saw his brother two weeks ago. He used his brother as an example to urge essential workers to exercise caution.

Covid-19 causes mild to moderate flu-like symptoms in healthy adults under age 50.

The CDC offers the following tips to avoid spreading the flu or Covid-19 virus:

1. Do not touch your face with unwashed hands
2. Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds
3. Avoid close contact with sick people
4. Sneeze and cough into a tissue or your elbow
5. Stay home if you are sick
5. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
6. When in doubt consult with a healthcare professional

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta is considering urging people to wear face coverings in public.

According to The Washington Post, two federal officials are saying the CDC was debating whether to advise the general public to wear masks in public.

As of Tuesday morning, the CDC's Covid-19 website recommended that only people with symptoms and those caring for people with symptoms cover their faces.

The CDC stressed that the public should reserve medical face masks for health care workers.

The news is the latest in a series of confusing messages by health experts at the CDC. The CDC previously urged the public not to wear faces masks after studies have shown that wearing face masks will not prevent infections.

Doctors and nurses wearing protective equipment such as face masks still contracted the virus after they put on and removed the masks with contaminated hands.

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Encouraging the general public to wear face masks will only lead to more infections. The correct way to put on a face mask is to have it fitted or adjusted to the face by someone else to ensure there are no gaps in the mask, such as in this photo.

But look at the man's hands: he is touching the mask near his eyes. If he has live virus on his hands he probably transmitted the virus to himself via his eyes.

If the CDC changes its guidelines, it will send another confusing message to the general public that will result in more infections.

The CDC still recommends that people wash their hands and avoid touching their faces while in public.

The CDC offers the following tips to avoid spreading the flu or Covid-19 virus:

1. Do not touch your face with unwashed hands
2. Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds
3. Avoid close contact with sick people
4. Sneeze and cough into a tissue or your elbow
5. Stay home if you are sick
5. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
6. When in doubt consult with a healthcare professional

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DJ Jazzy Jeff is worried he has coronavirus, after battling pneumonia in both lungs.

The 55-year-old music producer, turntablist and actor revealed his fears in a post on his Instagram Stories, writing: "Pls say a prayer for all the sick... it's a lot more than you know!!

"I'm recovering from pneumonia in both my lungs... I lost my sense of smell and taste which is a main sign of the virus. I would NOT be here if not for my guardian angel of a wife!" Jeff has been married to Lynette Jackson since 2010.

Concluding, he wrote: "Please take this serious... It does not care who you are... what you do or what your plans are. Stay safe."

He forgot to add whether or not he'd been tested for the Covid-19 virus.

Jeff's post came after a tweet on March 7, in which he complained about feeling ill and hinted that he was receiving treatment in a hospital: "I'll be happy when I'm home and I can cough freely... LOL (laugh out loud)."

Jeff first rose to fame as DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince (with Will Smith) in an era when the DJ received top billing over rappers.

He later appearing on 1990s TV sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, starring Will Smith. Jeff has since gone on to become one of the world's most in-demand DJs.

The CDC offers the following tips to avoid spreading the flu or Covid-19 virus:

1. Do not touch your face with unwashed hands
2. Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds
3. Avoid close contact with sick people
4. Sneeze and cough into a tissue or your elbow
5. Stay home if you are sick
5. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
6. When in doubt consult with a healthcare professional

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Rapper Future Hendrix teamed up with an Atlanta company to donate custom sewn face masks to medical professionals treating patients infected with the Wuhan coronavirus.

Future's nonprofit, The FreeWishes Foundation, is teaming up with Atlanta Sewing Style to produce the masks for doctors, nurses, and other frontline workers in direct contact with COVID-19 patients.

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The "Mask Off" hitmaker and his daughter Londyn wore custom bejeweled face masks to the 2017 BET Awards.

According to TMZ, the star, real name Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn, has a team of 500 people dedicated to the task of sewing masks, although it remains unclear how many pieces he is aiming to create.

"As most people adapt to the new normal of staying quarantined to protect themselves from the coronavirus, healthcare professionals do not have this privilege," a statement from The FreeWishes Foundation reads.

"In addition, they do not even have enough supplies to protect themselves from contracting coronavirus."

Future's sister, Tia-Wilburn Anderson, added it was important for her, her brother, and their family to help their community during the coronavirus pandemic.

Future joins a number of stars, including Angelina Jolie, Ryan Reynolds, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, who are handing out millions to help provide meals for those in need and medical supplies for doctors and nurses treating those suffering from the virus.

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Hundreds of parishioners ignored a ban on large public gatherings to attend morning services at Life Tabernacle Church in a Baton Rouge, Louisiana suburb on Sunday.

Church officials ordered the news media to leave church property as entire families arrived at the church.

1,265 attended morning services on church grounds in the state of Louisiana, where 3,500 residents tested positive for the Covid-19 virus that can cause a potentially fatal pneumonia in men, the elderly, people with chronic medical conditions, and smokers.

Pentecostal preacher Tony Spell, 42, stood in defiance of the governor's ban on large public gatherings amid the coronavirus pandemic.

He leaped into the pews and embraced and laid hands on worshipers' foreheads in prayer. "We're free people. We're not going to be intimidated," Rev. Spell said. "We're not going to cower. We're not breaking any laws."

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Seven people were baptized on Sunday, and 10 parishioners were filed with the Holy Spirit and spoke in tongues. Tears streamed down their faces as they accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards banned gatherings of more than 50 people earlier this month. He issued a stay-at-home order on March 22. Most churches and synagogues complied with the orders, but Rev. Spell continues to hold services at Life Tabernacle.

Only about 10% stayed away from services on Sunday, including Rev. Spell's own 90-year-old father who in self-quarantine at home.
 

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New Jersey Governor Phil Murray announced Saturday he is working with major banks and mortgage lenders to extend a 90-day grace period to residents who are financially impacted by the coronavirus.

Murray announced he is working with Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Chase, and more than 40 other banking institutions and lenders to establish a grace period for mortgages.

In a follow-up tweet, Murray urged banks and landlords to "do the right thing" by not evicting their tenants who can't afford to stay in their homes.

"I urge, and expect, our financial institutions and credit card companies to do the right thing in all areas of their business," he wrote.

"That also means lowering credit card interest rates to reflect the reality many families are living, to waive late fees, and exercise compassion. To every landlord -- now is a time to show some compassion, and to work with your renters to ensure they stay safe. You cannot convict anyone at this time. If you try to, we're not going to take that lightly, and we will male an example out of you for violating the law."

He added:

"This grace period CANNOT and WILL NOT be used to downgrade anyone’s credit rating. Lenders will also waive any late fees, or other costs which would otherwise arise, because of this 90-day grace period."

But not all New Jersey residents are appreciative of the governor's efforts to protect those less fortunate.

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Chinese researchers who analyzed over 72,000 patient records found that the Wuhan coronavirus has been more fatal in men than women.

Covid-19 primarily targets men, elderly, smokers and those with preexisting respiratory or cardiac conditions.

According to SCMP, doctors in central Wuhan are planning to conduct a study of the effects of Covid-19 on the male reproductive system after a smaller study of 81 men found that Covid-19 patients had roughly half the normal levels of the male sex hormone testosterone.

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Researchers analyzed blood samples from 81 men ages 20 to 54 who tested positive for the coronavirus and were hospitalized in January.

Previous studies show that the virus binds to ACE2 receptor cells which are found in the lungs, kidneys and testicles.

Researchers plan a long-term study which may include the collection and analysis of sperm samples as well as interviews with coronavirus patients.

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Utah Jazz stars Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert and the rest of the Utah Jazz staff have been cleared of the coronavirus by the state's health department.

The team received the good news on Friday. Neither player was hospitalized, though Gobert said he briefly lost his sense of taste and smell.

Mitchell took to his Instagram page to share the happy news with his followers. Even though he is cleared and he can't pass the virus on to others, he said he will stay home to ease the fears of the public.

The NBA cancelled the rest of the season after Gobert tested positive. Mitchell tested positive the next day, while the rest of the Jazz players and staff tested negative.

According to the USA Today, Oklahoma City health officials took 58 tests kits to Utah's Vivant Center to test the players and staff on site because the health department considered it a "public health decision."

Other NBA players who tested positive include 2 unidentified Lakers players, as well as Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant, Detroit Pistons forward Christian Wood, Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart, 3 unidentified Philadelphia 76ers players and 3 unidentified Nets players. The Denver Nuggets also reported one member of their organization tested positive.

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ESPN's sports reporter Doris Burke has tested positive for the coronavirus that causes Covid-19.

Burke, 54, covers many of ESPN's live basketball broadcasts including the NBA and WNBA playoffs. She has been with the network since 1991.

While chatting on Adrian Wojnarowski's podcast, Burke revealed she was tested because she has struggled with health problems recently.

Burke warned people to take the virus seriously and to comply with social distancing recommendations.

Burke is the highest profile NBA sports personality to be diagnosed with the disease. She joins 2 unidentified Laker players, as well as Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant, Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz, Detroit Pistons forward Christian Wood, Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart, and 3 unidentified Nets players.

The NBA canceled its season after Gobert, 27, was the first player to test positive. All of the players have since recovered from the virus.

Covid-19 causes no symptoms or mild flu-like symptoms in healthy adults who don't smoke.

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Americans are feeling anxious and scared as over 93,800 cases of coronavirus are confirmed and 1,428 people have died in the US.

The fear and hysteria has led some families to make rash decisions. Comedienne Luenell Campbell is among Americans who are panic-stricken amid the media-driven hysteria.

The 61-year-old kicked her daughter, Da'Nelle Campbell, out of her home after Da'Nelle apparently laughed in her face.

In an emotional post on Instagram, Luenell shared that she banned her daughter from her home for making light of the coronavirus.

"I have to make the best decision for me and my husband who is Already suffering from COPD," she wrote in the caption of her message.

"I'm sure most of the millennials think we are dramatic and overreacting because they're not as 'woke' as they think they are ... Why am I sharing this publicly? Because maybe some of You might want to think of the activities of Your children outside of your house these days as well. The millennials are not listening and not taking proper precautions. This is our LIVES we are talking about people especially if you are in a certain age category. I’m bummed but it is what it is.
#fukthesekids."

The coronavirus causes no symptoms or mild flu-like symptoms in most healthy adults. Covid-19 causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in the elderly, those with chronic illness, and people who smoke.
 

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I meant to say it breaks my damn Heart?? not my damn Geart, thats just how emotional I was when making this decision but when you choose ur friends over your Family, I have to make the best decision for me and my husband who is Already suffering from COPD. I’m sure most of the millennials think we are dramatic and overreacting because they’re not as “woke” as they think they are ? Why am I sharing this publicly? Because maybe some of You might want to think of the activities of Your children outside of your house these days as well. The millennials are not listening and not taking proper precautions. This is our LIVES we are talking about people especially if you are in a certain age category. I’m bummed but it is what it is. #fukthesekids ?

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R&B crooner Tank dropped new music to calm his fans in quarantine during the coronavirus pandemic.

The 44-year-old singer/songwriter locked himself in his home studio and delivered a six-song feel-good EP for R&B lovers.

Tank recorded While You Wait, accompanied only by a piano. He released the album via R&B Money to further his commitment to keeping the R&B genre alive and thriving. The EP is written, produced, and performed by Tank.

Tank states, "When I decided to do this EP, I wanted to give my fans something different and special, given the times we're in. Just my piano and me. I wanted to bring this back to the basics of R&B."

He goes on to say: "'Perfect' honors all things that make a grown man happy with his woman. Even with their perceived flaws...You're perfect for me."

Tank is best known for his chart-topping hits like "Please Don't Go", "Next Breath", "When We", and "Dirty".

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Rapper Scarface has become the latest weed-smoking musician to test positive for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

The 49-year-old Geto Boys star opened up about his diagnosis on Thursday, March 26, during a livestream chat with bandmate Willie D.

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Scarface, real name Brad Terrence Jordan, was twice admitted to the hospital before he tested positive on Wednesday. He revealed he was given an intravenous drip and antibiotics and then discharged, before returning to the emergency room days later.

"It started off with pneumonia in both of my lungs and three or four days later my kidneys failed," he told Willie D. "I've been to the point where I felt I was gonna die."

The rap star, who lived an unhealthy lifestyle, warned fans to take the virus very seriously: "It's not fake," he said. "I'm not all the way out (of) the woods yet. People out there thinking this s**t is a game; it ain't no joke."

Scarface joins Slim Thug, Bon Jovi's David Bryan, Placido Domingo, and Jackson Browne among the musicians who have tested positive for COVID-19.

COVID-19 causes no symptoms or mild flu-like symptoms in healthy adults who don't smoke.

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A Missouri man was arrested and charged with making a terroristic threat after he recorded himself licking personal hygiene items on a shelf in a Walmart store.

Cody Lee Pfister, 26, posted a video of himself licking a row of deodorants at the Warrenton Walmart on March 11. "Who's scared of coronavirus?" he asked as he licked the items.

Pfister was identified by outraged citizens and arrested on Monday, March 23.

The Warrenton Police Department announced the arrest on its Facebook page, saying police received calls from concerned local residents, as well as foreigners in the Netherlands, Ireland and the United Kingdom to report the video.

"We take this incident very seriously, especially with this infectious disease and the state that the country is in," Lt. Justin Unger told NBC News. "We take these things seriously to protect our community."

Pfister's attorney, Patrick J. Coyne, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that his client's behavior was "immature" and "impulsive" and he shouldn't be treated like a criminal.

That "public conduct that was immature on March 10 looks completely different through the lens of today," Coyne said. "Everything has changed at warp sped, but that should not work retroactively and convert a tasteless and impulsive act into a criminal terrorist threat."

Pfister is being held in jail without bail. He appeared in court Wednesday and his next hearing is set for May.

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Hospitals hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic are considering "do not resuscitate" orders to let the sickest patients die so others can live.

Hospitals are struggling with a lack of ICU beds and medical equipment shortages in the hardest hit areas such as New York and California.

Usually a DNR order is a personal decision between the patient's families and their doctors. But hospitals are considering DNR orders for coronavirus patients who are not likely to survive.

"First, do no harm" is the guiding principle for doctors who are tasked with saving lives at all costs. But hospital administrations are debating whether some patients should be removed from ventilators and allowed to die to free up the equipment for patients who have a better chance of survival.

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Dr. Patrice Harris (right), president of the American Medical Association, told Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner the AMA's code of ethics provides guidance to hospitals and doctors about this difficult decision.

"That's the appropriate thing to do," Dr. Harris said. This shouldn't be an individual doctor's decision."

The CDC offers the following tips to avoid spreading the flu or Covid-19 virus:

1. Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds
2. Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands
3. Avoid close contact with sick people
4. Sneeze and cough into a tissue or your elbow
5. Stay home if you are sick
5. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
6. When in doubt consult with a healthcare professional

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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says hospital intensive care units are "at capacity" during the coronavirus outbreak.

Georgia has confirmed 1,387 coronavirus cases and 7 deaths due to the virus.

Bottoms said intensive care units are struggling to find beds for the sickest patients, partly due to a water main break at Grady, the city's public hospital.

She confirmed Atlanta's hospitals aren't overrun by coronavirus patients, like hospitals in New York City.

"People have to understand that when we overrun our hospitals, people will still come in with heart attacks, people will still have car accidents," she told CBS 46.

"These things that happen every day on top of COVID-19 will make our health care system collapse in the same way you're seeing it in New York and you're seeing it happen across the globe."

Bottoms said hospitals in Atlanta are likely to be "near capacity" as the pandemic grows.

The CDC says people who have mild flu symptoms should avoid going to a hospital unless absolutely necessary.

The CDC offers the following tips to avoid spreading the flu or Covid-19 virus:

1. Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds
2. Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands
3. Avoid close contact with sick people
4. Sneeze and cough into a tissue or your elbow
5. Stay home if you are sick
5. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
6. When in doubt consult with a healthcare professional

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Experts say the coronavirus can live under long false nails for days and they warn women to cut their nails to avoid getting sick or spreading the virus to vulnerable people.

Rapper Cardi B (pictured) is among the celebrities who wear impossibly long false nails that are unhealthy and filthy according to experts.

Dr. Elisabeth Dancey, a British beauty and aesthetics expert, told the DailyMail.com that germs easily hide under fingernails that come in contact with the face.

She says if you can't feel your fingers, then your nails are too long.

"Long nails, nail varnish and nail extensions have always been a no-no for anybody who needs spotlessly clean hands; nurses, doctors, therapists, cooks, mothers and carers."

She said germs such as fungi, bacteria and viruses can easily hide underneath the nail space and easily be transmitted to whatever you touch.

"Doctors know this and rigorously scrub under their nails before donning gloves and performing surgery with a sterile brush and sanitizing solution. We should now follow their example."

She noted it is impossible to properly wash your hands if your nails are long.