Georgia became the first state in the US to reopen some nonessential businesses — despite a sharp rebuke from President Trump, who said he wasnt happy with the decision.
Gov. Brian Kemp forged ahead with the plan anyway and opened the doors of gyms, barbershops, hair salons and tattoo parlors in Georgia, among other nonessential businesses — despite soaring cases in the state.
Meanwhile, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer acquiesced and also eased some restrictions amid armed protests outside her home and the threat of a mutiny from her own state lawmakers.
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Heres what else we learned today:
New York crisis:
Trump on disinfectant:
A man, wearing women’s underwear as face mask, gives a thumbs up as he protests against the coronavirus shutdown.AFP via Getty Images
The tricky business of reopening:
Tragedy in Mexico:
- The US Food and Drug Administration warned against using the Trump-touted COVID-19 miracle drug hydroxychloroquine after research showing how the malaria RX causes abnormal heart rhythms.
Another packed flight:
- A Miami man described a nightmarish experience on a packed American Airlines flight bound for Mexico City, where passengers flouted social-distancing guidelines and 80 percent were seen without a mask.
Pedro Souss inside the airport.Pedro Souss