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 2020-04-06 00:04 

Delaware State News

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized with virus...

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to a hospital Sunday for tests, his office said, because he is still suffering symptoms, 10 days after he was diagnosed with COVID-19. Johnson's office said the admission to an undisclos...

 2020-04-05 20:01 

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U.S. 'wasted' months before preparing for virus pandemic...

WASHINGTON — As the first alarms sounded in early January that an outbreak of a novel coronavirus in China might ignite a global pandemic, the Trump administration squandered nearly two months that could have been used to bolster the federal stockpi...

 2020-04-05 19:17 

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President approves Del. disaster declaration...

WASHINGTON President Donald J. Trump declared on Sunday that a major disaster exists in the State of Delaware and ordered federal assistance to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic beginn...

 2020-04-05 12:35 

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Dover Air Force Base adjusts access to facility...

DOVER In an effort to ensure unit readiness at Dover Air Force Base, protect the community and address the COVID-19 threat, Col. Matthew Jones, the 436thAirlift Wing commander, directed new base access procedures. Effective Wednesday, retired military mem...

 2020-04-04 17:04 

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China honors virus victims with 3 minutes of reflection...

WUHAN, China — With air raid sirens wailing and flags at half-staff, China held a three-minute nationwide moment of reflection on Saturday to honor those who have died in the coronavirus outbreak, especially "martyrs" who fell while fighting...

 2020-04-04 15:49 

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USS Delaware quietly joins Navy...

WILMINGTON The USS Delaware has been commissioned into the U.S. Navy. The ship, SSN 791, is the 18th Virginia-class fast attack submarine and the seventh naval warship named after the First State. Although the public commissioning ceremony at the Port of ...

 2020-04-04 13:51 

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CDC: Use cloth masks to fight coronavirus...

ATLANTA, Ga. — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended Friday evening the use of cloth face coverings, especially in areas of significant community-based transmission of COVID-19. Recent studies show that a significant porti...

 2020-04-04 00:11 

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Largest increase yet in virus cases: State total climbs from 393 to 450 in one day...

DOVER — Delaware saw its largest day-to-day increase in official coronavirus cases Friday, climbing from 393 to 450. The death total also rose from 12 to 14. Unfortunately for Delawareans, the count is only going to keep growing — and fast, wi...

 2020-04-03 22:37 

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Face coverings recommended, but Trump says he won't wear one...

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced new federal guidelines Friday recommending that Americans wear face coverings when in public to help fight the spread of the new coronavirus. The president immediately said he had no intention of followi...

 2020-04-03 21:02 

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State school board sets virtual meeting Monday to discuss virus...

DOVER — As school boards across the state determine new academic calendars, the state school board will meet virtually at 5 p.m. Monday to discuss COVID-19's impact on public and charter schools throughout Delaware. The board plans to discuss up...

 2020-04-03 20:58 

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Millville teen charged with threatening school...

DAGSBORO — A 14-year-old Millville resident was charged in alleged connection with a threat aimed at Indian River High School, authorities said. According to spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe, Delaware State Police were made aware by the school ...

 2020-04-03 15:16 

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US sheds most jobs in a decade, ending record hiring streak...

WASHINGTON — A record-long streak of U.S. job growth ended suddenly in March after nearly a decade as employers slashed hundreds of thousands of jobs because of the viral outbreak that has all but shut down the U.S. economy. The unemployment rate ju...

 2020-04-03 00:07 

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Africa faces an 'existential threat' as virus cases spread...

JOHANNESBURG — Some African countries will have more than 10,000 coronavirus cases by the end of April, health officials projected Thursday, as the continent least equipped to treat serious infections has an "enormous gap" in the number of v...

 2020-04-03 00:02 

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Navy fires captain who sought help for virus-stricken ship...

WASHINGTON — The captain of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier facing a growing outbreak of the coronavirus on his ship was fired Thursday by Navy leaders who said he created a panic by sending his memo pleading for help to too many people. Acting Navy Se...

 2020-04-02 19:12 

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IRS issues warning about Coronavirus-related scams...

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service on Thursday urged taxpayers to be on the lookout for a surge of calls and email phishing attempts about the Coronavirus, or COVID-19. These contacts can lead to tax-related fraud and identity theft. "We ...

 2020-04-02 16:28 

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Unemployment claims smash record in Delaware...

DOVER — Almost 6.65 million Americans filed unemployment claims last week, the federal government said Thursday as the coronavirus continues to spread across the country. That figure shatters the prior record of 3.34 million, set just one week. Whil...

 2020-04-02 15:45 

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A record 10 million sought US jobless aid in past two weeks...

WASHINGTON — More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — doubling a record high set just one week earlier — a sign that layoffs are accelerating in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak. Combined with la...

 2020-04-01 23:30 

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US to deploy anti-drug Navy ships near Venezuela...

MIAMI — President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that Navy ships are being moved toward Venezuela as his administration beefs up counter-narcotics operations in the Caribbean following a U.S. drug indictment against Nicols Maduro. The president...

 2020-04-01 21:19 

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Local parks take steps to limit spread of virus on fields and trails...

DOVER — The outdoors seem like a great place to be right now. Social distancing isn't as difficult to pull off with all those open spaces and fresh air. And while the people who run local parks do want you to get out and take advantage of the wa...

 2020-04-01 19:58 

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Delaware positive cases at 368 Wednesday with 11 deaths...

The state reported 368 positive cases of coronavirus in Delaware Wednesday. Eleven people have died and 51 are hospitalized. Forty-nine people are considered recovered from the virus. Of the total cases, 226 people live in New Castle County, 41 in Kent an...

 2020-04-01 16:11 

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Wimbledon canceled for 1st time since WWII because of virus...

Wimbledon was canceled on Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, the first time since World War II that the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament won't be played. Britain imposed a nationwide lockdown just over a week ago, and the All England Cl...

 2020-04-01 15:12 

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What you need to do to get your government stimulus check...

The IRS and the Treasury Department say Americans will start receiving their economic impact checks in the next three weeks. The payments are part of the $2.2 trillion rescue package signed into law last week by President Donald Trump aimed at combating t...

 2020-04-01 00:54 

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Brady keeps the music playing at Dover assisted living center...

DOVER — Local disc jockey and entertainer Sky Brady figured if he could no longer go into the senior assisted living centers to entertain due to the coronavirus epidemic, he would do the next best thing. He packed his gear and a CD of well-known son...

 2020-03-31 22:18 

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Blunt Rochester calls on administration to activate military resources...

WASHINGTON Today, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del) and Congressman Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla) led a bipartisan group of over 50 members of Congress urging President Trump to utilize key military assets and organization to help resolve severe medical ...

 2020-03-31 16:38 

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US death toll from the virus eclipses China's official count...

NEW YORK — The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus has climbed past 3,500, eclipsing China's official count. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo reported Tuesday that deaths in New York state had risen more than 300 from the day before, reaching about 1...

 2020-03-31 15:14 

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Trump rollback of mileage standards guts climate change push...

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration rolled back ambitious Obama-era vehicle mileage standards Tuesday, raising the ceiling on damaging fossil fuel emissions for years to come and gutting one of the United States' biggest efforts against climat...

 2020-03-31 15:11 

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Spain sees record virus deaths as world's hospitals struggle...

MADRID — Spain's coronavirus deaths jumped by a record number Tuesday as the country's medical system strained to care for its tens of thousands of infected patients, and Italy opened a 200-bed field hospital at a fairgrounds in Milan to eas...

 2020-03-31 00:57 

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Statewide drive to collect virus supplies, money and food...

DOVER — As the world copes with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, people are trying to find a way to lend a helping hand locally. Here's another way for you to contribute to the relief effort. eBright Health is holding a drive to collect persona...

 2020-03-30 23:55 

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Ill Delaware man seeks return to US amid West Bank virus restrictions...

Ismail "Sam" Mousa is very worried. The 48-year-old Uber driver and Subway worker from Delaware has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which means contracting the coronavirus could be deadly for him. He is in self-quarantine at his sister'...

 2020-03-30 19:07 

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Trump defends extending virus guidelines as spread continues...

WASHINGTON — Siding with public health experts' dire projections, President Donald Trump on Monday defended his decision to extend restrictive social distancing guidelines through the end of April, while bracing the nation for a coronavirus deat...

 2020-03-30 16:54 

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Navy hospital ship arrives in NYC to back up health systems...

NEW YORK — A Navy hospital ship with 1,000 beds arrived Monday in New York City as officials pressed for more federal help. Mayor Bill de Blasio said President Donald Trump's suggestion that thousands of medical masks are disappearing from New Y...

 2020-03-30 08:30 

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'On the front lines of a war': Nurses describe life during pandemic...

When Annamarie Flick gets home, she has a station set up in her garage, with a laundry basket and hand sanitizer. She changes her clothes and wipes down her phone. Her shoes and work bag stay outside. "Nothing comes in anymore, just to try to keep eve...

 2020-03-29 22:56 

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Iran defends virus response as Syria reports first death...

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's president on Sunday lashed out at criticism of authorities' lagging response to the worst coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East, saying the government has to weigh economic concerns as it takes measures to contain the...

 2020-03-29 22:52 

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Trump adds 30 days to distancing guidelines as virus spreads...

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is extending the voluntary national shutdown for a month as sickness and death from the coronavirus pandemic rise in the U.S. The initial 15-day period of social distancing urged by the federal government expires ...

 2020-03-29 08:15 

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Rising numbers: 3 new Delaware virus deaths, 214 total cases...

DOVER — The spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to rapidly infect people from all over Delaware. The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) announced three additional fatalities in Delaware related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on ...

 2020-03-29 01:27 

Delaware State News

Trump: No quarantine, but travel advisory for NY, CT and NJ...

NORFOLK, Va. — President Donald Trump backed away from calling for a quarantine for coronavirus hotspots in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, instead directing Saturday night that a "strong Travel Advisory" be issued to stem the spread o...

 2020-03-28 23:19 

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Sign of the times: Delaware woman helps convey key information to hard of hearing...

DOVER — Imagine the governor is going to make a very important announcement about breaking news. You have tuned in and are watching closely, but when the governor starts speaking, you haven't a clue what he's saying. His mouth is moving, but...

 2020-03-27 20:50 

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Trump signs $2.2T stimulus after swift congressional votes...

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law Friday, after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress this week to support businesses, rush resources to overburdened health care provider...

 2020-03-27 20:47 

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Trump seeks to force General Motors to produce ventilators...

DETROIT — President Donald Trump issued an order Friday that seeks to force General Motors to produce ventilators for coronavirus patients under the Defense Production Act. Trump said negotiations with General Motors had been productive, "but ou...

 2020-03-27 17:48 

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House passes $2.2T rescue package, rushes it to Trump...

WASHINGTON — Acting with exceptional resolve in an extraordinary time, the House rushed President Donald Trump a $2.2 trillion rescue package Friday, tossing a life preserver to a U.S. economy and health care system left flailing by the coronavirus ...

 2020-03-27 15:54 

Delaware State News

Blunt Rochester unveils new coronavirus resource page...

WASHINGTON Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) unveiled Friday a new coronavirus resource page for Delaware constituents. The page includes resources from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services...

 2020-03-27 15:23 

Delaware State News

UK's Johnson tests positive for virus, deaths soar in Spain...

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Friday he has tested positive for the coronavirus, while the number of infections in the United States surged to the most in the world and Spain announced a record number of virus deaths overnight. ...

 2020-03-26 23:00 

Delaware State News

Officials: Crashes down due to fewer vehicles on the road...

DOVER — There's ample traffic-related changes during these troubled days. Average gasoline prices dropped to $1.98 in Delaware, AAA Mid-Atlantic reported Thursday. That's down 52 cents since last year. Traffic flow decreased about 45 percent...

 2020-03-26 22:56 

Delaware State News

Unemployment claims shatter records...

DOVER — Delaware saw 10,790 unemployment claims for the week of March 15-21, shattering the record for any month over the past three decades. According to data from the Delaware Department of Labor, there were 2,384 claims just one month ago. Januar...

 2020-03-26 21:57 

Delaware State News

Millsboro shooting incident injures one...

MILLSBORO — A 41-year-old man suffered non-life threatening injuries when shot during a Wednesday night incident at a residence, authorities said. Delaware State Police spokeswoman Senior Cpl. Heather Pepper said the wounded man arrived at Beebe Med...

 2020-03-26 15:12 

Delaware State News

Worldwide irus infections near 500,000 as health systems buckle...

The number of coronavirus infections closed in on a half-million worldwide Thursday, with both Italy and the U.S. on track to surpass China, and a record-shattering 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits in a single week in a stark demons...

 2020-03-26 15:12 

Delaware State News

Worldwide virus infections near 500,000 as health systems buckle...

The number of coronavirus infections closed in on a half-million worldwide Thursday, with both Italy and the U.S. on track to surpass China, and a record-shattering 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits in a single week in a stark demons...

 2020-03-26 15:06 

Delaware State News

Some 3.3 million seek US jobless aid, nearly five times the earlier high...

WASHINGTON — Nearly 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — nearly five times the previous record set in 1982 — amid a widespread economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus. The surge in weekly applications w...

 2020-03-26 08:30 

Delaware State News

Virus stress takes toll: Delawareans adjust as changes bring negative emotions...

DOVER — If the past few weeks have been incredibly stressful, making you feel like you want to scream, cry and throw things at times, know that you are not alone. All around the country, Americans are adjusting to the new coronavirus reality, implem...

 2020-03-26 08:00 

Delaware State News

State's virus total climbs to 119, including base airman...

DOVER — Delaware's official coronavirus count rose from 104 to 119 on Wednesday. There have been no deaths, although 14 people are hospitalized, including seven who are critically ill, the Division of Public Health said. The patients range in ag...

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