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US marks record 53,069 coronavirus cases in 24 hours – tracker

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP)— The US notched more than 53,000 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours Thursday, a tally by Johns Hopkins University showed, a new one-day record as infections surge around the country.

US visa lottery winners feel cheated by Trump’s visa ban

CAIRO, Egypt (AP) — Noha, an Egyptian engineer, should feel lucky after winning a visa lottery that randomly selects people from a pool of more than 14 million applications for about 55,000 green cards that would let them live permanently in the United States.

States reverse openings, require masks amid virus resurgence

Arizona’s Republican governor shut down bars, movie theatres, gyms and water parks Monday and leaders in several states ordered residents to wear masks in public in a dramatic course reversal amid an alarming resurgence of coronavirus cases nationwide.

Pre-testing requirement for travel from high-risk states – Holness 

The Jamaican Government has established pre-testing requirements for the coronavirus (COVID-19) for persons travelling to the island from the U.S. states of Florida, New York, Texas and Arizona.

US fatalities on rise with more than 1,000 deaths in 24 hours

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP)— The United States recorded 1,199 fatalities from the coronavirus over the past 24 hours, as the country’s death toll began to climb again, the Johns Hopkins University tally showed Tuesday.

Relatives: Latoya was murdered by police

RELATIVES of Latoya Monte, the 34-year-old woman who was fatally shot during an alleged confrontation with the police moments after 6:00 pm on Monday in the Kingston 10 area, are insisting that she was murdered, contrary to information released by the constabulary.