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his blog will be updated throughout Tuesday, April 28, with news and details of COVID-19 in Georgia.
6:30 p.m.: Manufacturers have restarted tissue-making machines, increased efficiency and shipped more paper faster. But the shelves are still empty. The situation, Chris Quinn reports, leaves business marketeers unable to predict when the TP shortage might end. In the meantime, Courtney Kueppers tells you about an app that can help you track down toilet paper.
5:30 p.m.: Lenox Square and at least eight other malls and shopping centers in the Atlanta region plan to reopen Friday, Andy Peters reports, the latest sign of businesses reviving after the coronavirus shutdown.
5:30 p.m.: As Georgia ramps up diagnostic testing for active coronavirus cases, some patients and public health experts fear a weakness in the state’s disease surveillance network isn’t just obtaining enough test kits and supplies but potential false negative results. Our reporters tell you why that matters.
12:30 p.m.: Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson urges United Methodists not to gather before June 22. Shelia Poole reports on the bishop’s message.
10 a.m.: Marietta students can use part of their summer break to review what they’ve learned during the school year and to prevent a “COVID-19 slide” caused by the earlier-than-normal closure of classrooms. Kristal Dixon tells you how it will work.
9:45 a.m.: Gwinnett County transit workers are threatening to walk off the job Thursday over fear for their safety amid the coronavirus pandemic, David Wickert reports.
6 a.m.: A Republican state lawmaker and close ally of Gov. Brian Kemp’s is also a restaurateur. Greg Bluestein tells you why the lawmaker didn’t hesitate to reopen his eateries.
5 a.m.: The Class of 2020 has had to give up a lot: proms, graduation ceremonies, college tours. But you can help make things brighter for them through Adopt a 2020 Senior, which was started by one of those seniors. Gracie Bonds Staples has the details.
- Rather than welcoming customers for its first dine-in service in weeks, Escobar Lounge instead served hundreds of meals to the needy.
- Gov. Brian Kemp defended his handling of Georgia’s coronavirus outbreak, lashing out at the news media and others who questioned his decision to reopen segments of the state’s economy.
MONDAY’S TOP STORIES
- Georgia confirms 24,225 coronavirus cases, 994 deaths
- Two people in Georgia drank liquid cleaning products in attempts to ward off COVID-19
- CDC and Georgia plan to conduct antibody surveys in Fulton and DeKalb counties
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