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This blog will be updated throughout Monday, April 13, with news and details of COVID-19 in Georgia.
7 p.m.: The rapid spread of COVID-19 across the United States, which now leads the world in cases, is raising fresh questions about how much air travel contributed to the nation’s outbreak. Chris Joyner, Kelly Yamanouchi and Nick Thieme break it down for you.
6:30 p.m.: Gov. Brian Kemp said Monday it’s too early to tell when he will start to lift coronavirus restrictions on economic activity, as health experts raised concerns about President Donald Trump’s hope to reopen the U.S. economy as early as next month. Greg Bluestein has details from Kemp’s press conference.
2:30 p.m.: A nonprofit animal shelter in Atlanta has taken in dozens of pets from several Georgia animal shelters that have closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. J.D. Capelouto has the details.
10 a.m.: It’s one of the minor ironies of the coronavirus pandemic – traffic on metro Atlanta highways is a relative breeze at a time when many of us can’t take advantage of it because we’re stuck at home. So, too with gas prices, David Wickert reports.
6 a.m.: Scooters have disappeared from Atlanta’s streets, Raisa Habersham reports. Scooter companies were told to remove their devices from city sidewalks after Atlanta’s mayor issued the shelter-in-place order last month.
SUNDAY’S TOP STORIES
- The state’s death toll now stands at 442, and there are 12,545 confirmed cases
- Gov. Brian Kemp announced the state will convert part of the Georgia World Congress Center into a 200-bed hospital for coronavirus patients
- Jeremy Redmon takes you to “the day the beast visited North Georgia’s Church at Liberty Square.”
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