6:30 p.m.: Next week's jobless benefits in Georgia will include the $600-per-person supplement that is part of the federal government's effort to soften the virus-triggered economic tempest, officials said. Michael E. Kanell has the details.
5:30 p.m.: Georgia officials say a pharmaceutical firm donated 200,000 doses of a medicine used to treat malaria and autoimmune diseases that President Donald Trump has aggressively promoted to fight COVID-19 even though it has yet to be proved safe for that use, Tia Mitchell and Greg Bluestein report.
Noon: Thirty-five Georgians have died since Monday night, according to the latest data from the Georgia Department of Public Health. Chelsea Prince reports the total is now 329 dtatewide from COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel virus.As of Tuesday, there are 8,818 confirmed cases of the virus in the state.
9:30 a.m.: The commission chairs from a dozen north Georgia counties sent Gov. Brian Kemp a letter Monday urging him to lock down state parks in their communities to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Our Political Insider bloggers have the details.
6:30 a.m.: A Statesboro church flouting his mandate underscores Gov. Brian Kemp's dilemma, Greg Bluestein reports. Kemp publicly agonized about a shutdown of religious services to slow the coronavirus pandemic before opting instead to require social distancing at houses of worship.
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