Meanwhile, the president has now approved disaster declarations in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, along with the territories of Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Northern Mariana Islands.
Here are some significant developments:
- The Kansas Supreme Court on Saturday struck down a Republican-led effort to allow the continuation of in-person church services across the state, despite the governor’s ban on such gatherings to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. It comes as the Justice Department announced it will be “monitoring” regulations on religious services during the coronavirus outbreak.
- The coronavirus is killing about 1 in 10 hospitalized middle-aged patients and 4 in 10 older than 85 in the United States, and is particularly lethal to men even when taking into account common chronic disease that exacerbate risk, according to previously unpublished data from a company that aggregates real-time patient data from 1,000 hospitals and 180,000 health care providers.
- In her first-ever Easter address, Queen Elizabeth II told Britons that the “coronavirus will not overcome us.”
- Abortion providers have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene after Texas banned the procedure during the coronavirus pandemic.