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June 26, 2020
- United States set a daily record for new COVID-19 cases on June 25, 2020. According to data collected by Johns Hopkins University & Medicine Coronavirus Resource Center, 39,972 new cases were recorded on June 25, 2020 which surpassing the previous 1 day record on April 24, 2020.
- To grant statehood to the District of Columbia, House Democrats approved a bill on June 26, 2020 to make the District of Columbia the 51st state of the United States of America. Voting result for this approval was 232-180 in the house.
June 25, 2020
- According to the Texas Gov. ‘Greg Abbott’ the state will “pause” any further reopening of its economy for now due to the “massive outbreak” of the coronavirus in the state.
- According to the experts, 2020 cloud of dust from the Sahara Desert is especially large and imposing as massive cloud of dust from the Sahara Desert is arriving along the U.S. Gulf Coast after traveling across the Atlantic Ocean.
- Mary W. Jackson was the first African American female engineer at NASA. According to the NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced on June 25th, the agency’s headquarters building in Washington, D.C., will be named after Mary W. Jackson.
June 24, 2020
- Due To Ongoing Rise In COVID-19 Cases, U.S. doesn’t seem likely to meet the criteria while European Union is making a list of countries whose travelers will be allowed to visit this summer.
- According to the New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on June 24, 2020. The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will require visitors coming from other states with significant coronavirus cases to quarantine for a 14 days period upon arrival.
June 23, 2020
- Opportunity Insights Economic Tracker, was launched by the Harvard-based Opportunity Insights group. This research was led by American economist Raj Chetty.
- According to the Gov. Greg Abbot, for the first time, Texas surpassed 5,000 new cases in a single day on June 23 report.
June 14, 2020
National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) started allowing 1,000 fans to Homestead-Miami Speedway on June 14, became first fans to watch a NASCAR race since March 2020.
June 13, 2020
Under a proposed Army Corps of Engineers plan being developed to protect the area from storm surge at Miami’s waterfront in Florida. $4.6 billion plan is one of several drafted by the Corps of Engineers to protect coastal areas in the United States. During tropical storms and hurricanes in Miami, coastal flooding and storm surge in the the area so this plan is intended to protect the 2.8 million people who live at here.
June 12, 2020
- Film and TV production in Hollywood was allowed to resume as of June 12 in Los Angeles. State and county officials gave the green light for film and TV productions to resume productions as long as they follow new health and safety protocols for Coronavirus Pandemic.
- Three major drug store chains companies Walmart, Walgreens and CVS have announced plans to stop locking up beauty and hair care products aimed at black women and other customers “from diverse backgrounds”.
June 11, 2020
Yosemite National Park in California has been reopen with several restrictions on June 11, 2020. Half of the average June visitors will be allowed in to the park due to protect them from Coronavirus spreads.
June 10, 2020
Coronavirus confirmed cases hits 2 Million peak in the United States on June 10, 2020 and more than 112,000 people have died from COVID-19 in the U.S till the morning of June 11, 2020.
June 9, 2020
Former NASA astronaut Dr. Kathy Sullivan became first women to reach ‘Challenger Deep’. Her 35,810-foot dive to the Challenger Deep make her first American woman to walk in space who reached the deepest known spot in the ocean.
June 8, 2020
According to the Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, “We’ve now, in the last two weeks averaged 30,000 Coronavirus test results a day in the state of Florida”.
June 7, 2020
- Virginia Democrat To Propose Bill To Require Identifying Information of officer while they “engaged in crowd control or protests in the United States.”
- U.S. Supreme Court is examining a modern-day legal doctrine called “qualified immunity” created by judges that has shielded police. This doctrine applied to police in U.S.
June 6, 2020
- Thousands of Protesters peacefully gather at the Lincoln Memorial on June 6, to call for action to end racial injustice.
- Protests sprawled across New York City on June 6, as thousands gathered from Manhattan to Brooklyn to demand an end to police brutality.
June 5, 2020
Federal Judge in Colorado issued a temporary restraining order on June 5, night banning the Denver Police Department from using chemical weapons or projectiles on peaceful protesters.
June 4, 2020
As per the announcement made by President Donald Trump administration ‘All laboratories will now be required to include detailed demographic data (which includes age, sex, race and ethnicity of the person tested) when they report the results of coronavirus tests to the government on June 4.
June 3, 2020
According to the report by Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office is dated May 25 (same day George Floyd died) reveals that ‘George Floyd’ was positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
June 2, 2020
Protests Continue Despite Curfews Across the United States over the killing of George Floyd. High number of black people who face injustice, violence and death filled the many streets in major cities again on June 2, 2020.
June 1, 2020
According to the newly released data from the U.S. Government, nearly 26,000 nursing home residents have died from COVID-19 infection also more than 60,000 have fallen ill from this virus.
May 31, 2020
United States both major political parties and their allies are waging an intense legal battle to shape the rules around absentee and mail-in voting for upcoming Presidential election on November 3, 2020.
May 30, 2020
- Pentagon has ordered military police units to prepare to deploy to Minnesota. This order made to control protests over the death of George Floyd. United States Northern Command had been directed to increase the “alert status” at the request of Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz.
- Due to death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis, at least two people were dead by May 30, morning while clashes erupted between activists and law enforcement.
May 29, 2020
On Saturday, May 30, as NASA and SpaceX launch astronauts ‘Robert Behnken’ and ‘Douglas Hurley’ to the International Space Station. Launch going to conduct from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
May 28, 2020
- Coronavirus testing automated machines In the U.S. that can run hundreds of diagnostic tests at once demand is outstripping supply according to Three machine manufacturers – Hologic Inc., Roche and Abbott Laboratories. Experts also warn the lack of machines will hold the U.S. back from ramping up diagnostic testing to better understand where the coronavirus is spreading.
- Four Minneapolis police officers were fired on Tuesday (May 26, 2020) when George Floyd, an unarmed black man, died while being arrested by a police officer in Minneapolis who pinned him to the ground with his knee.
May 27, 2020
More than 100,000 people have died in the United States from COVID-19 according to a report of Johns Hopkins University.
May 26, 2020
- Twitter for the first time has placed a fact-checking warning on a tweet issued by President Trump in which he claims without evidence that mail-in ballots are fraudulent on May 26, 2020.
- Coronavirus made biggest impact in the United States. Country is about to hit 100,000 deaths from COVID-19.
May 25, 2020
US President Donald Trump visited Fort McHenry in Baltimore to remember those soldiers who have fallen in service of the United States. President Donald Trump also began by invoking the country’s fight against the coronavirus. Trump said “In recent months our nation and the world have been engaged in a new form of battle against an invisible enemy”.
May 24, 2020
According to the White House on May 24, 2020 ‘President Donald Trump’ is barring the entry of most non-U.S. citizens who have been in Brazil within the past 14 days.
May 23, 2020
- According to the U.S. Travel Association ‘more than half of the industry’s 15.8 million workers have lost their jobs’ during coronavirus pandemic 2020.
- White House adviser Ja’Ron Smith say that ”the administration is looking for ways to extend its Opportunity Zone program in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic’. White House is looking at extending a tax break for investments in certain low-income neighborhoods.
May 22, 2020
According to the President ‘Donald Trump’- U.S. government buildings, military posts and embassies will fly the flag at half-staff through Memorial Day weekend. This announcement made for the memory of the people who have died of COVID-19 in the country. Announced made on May 21, 2020.
May 21, 2020
- To explain the Coronavirus Pandemic to future generations, the National Museum of American History and the Anacostia Community Museum have launched coronavirus collection projects. According to the chair of the American History Museum’s medicine and science division ‘Alexandra Lord’ “Obviously those are objects we will not collect until the pandemic has really wound down”.
- United States economy is in the process of thawing out which was frozen by COVID-19 shutdowns. Connecticut became the final state in US to let business serve customers more directly allowing outdoor seating at restaurants, and non-essential retail stores and malls can also reopen in the state.
- On May 20, 2020 a dozen barbers and hair stylists, highlighting the damage to their shuttered businesses by cut hair on the Michigan Capitol Lawn to protest Anti-Coronavirus Shutdown.
- As of May 20, all 50 states have begun the process of easing restrictions on businesses but public health experts warning that this opening is too soon in many states.
- According to the Census Bureau, half of U.S. households lost wages due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.
May 20, 2020
- According to ‘Target Corporation’ 5 million people shopped on Target’s website for the first time in the past three months which results online sales jumped 141% from a year earlier. Target remained open during the coronavirus pandemic.
- After rising waters from the Tittabawassee River, thousands of residents in central Michigan have been forced to evacuate their homes on May 19, 2020 reports.
- According to the announcement (on May 19) made by ‘Johnson & Johnson’ company, the sales of Talcum-Based Baby Powder is to stop in the United States and Canada after being ordered to pay out billions of dollars related to lost legal battles.
- According to the Data Scientist ‘Rebekah Jones’ she has been fired for refusing to manipulate the data. She was the manager of the Geographic Information System team at Florida’s Department of Health. She help to create a dashboard for monitoring rising number of COVID-19 cases in the Florida.
- United States and Canada have extended an order closing their shared border to nonessential traffic until June 21, 2020.
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