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(5TYNTK) Thursday, April 30, 2020


1. The United States coronavirus cases top 1,040,000. America’s death toll stands at more than 70,000. A second round of coronavirus is “inevitable,” Dr. Anthony Fauci warned. (CNN)

2. As of Wednesday’s Maine CDC briefing Another Mainer has died from the coronavirus, bringing Maine’s total to 52. There have been 1,056 cases reported in all 16 Maine counties. 389 Active cases. 166 people have been hospitalized. 615 Mainers have recovered. (WGME)

3. Funtown Splashtown is the latest Maine attraction to cancel or close for the 2020 season. The Beach to Beacon 10k, Great Falls Balloon Festival, and The Maine Lobster Festival have also been cancelled. Many of these cancellations are in response to the stages of reopening set by Governor Janet Mills. (WGME)

4. Portland officials have announced that some businesses closed by the virus will be allowed to reopen Friday in line with the governor’s plan to ease statewide restrictions, despite a local order that is more strict. Mayor Kate Snyder said she will ask the City Council on Monday to formally repeal the local stay-at-home order to align with the state’s plan for the coming months. (PRESS HERALD)

5. Former Governor Paul LePage announced Wednesday that he is challenging Governor Janet Mills in 2022. In December 2018, LePage vowed to run for a third term if he didn’t like the actions taken by his successor, Democrat Gov. Janet Mills. (WGME)

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