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Close the bars and mandate masks, coronavirus task force tells Missouri officials

September 3, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Bartender Greg Anderson, left, pours drinks for customers on the first day Tuner's Bar and Grill has reopened after being closed in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus Monday, May 4, 2020, in St. Charles, Mo. Business in some parts of Missouri, including St. Charles, have been allowed to reopen on Monday after the state's stay-at-home order expired. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

The White House coronavirus task force has recommended officials in the state of Missouri close bars and mandate masks as the pandemic spreads. An August 30 report for the state, obtained by CNN, shows the state is in the task force’s defined “red zone” for cases, meaning more than 100 new cases per 100,000 population, with the 10th highest rate in the country.

An August 30 report for the state, obtained by CNN, shows the state is in the task force’s defined “red zone” for cases, meaning more than 100 new cases per 100,000 population, with the 10th highest rate in the country.

The same report states that consumer travel is at an all-time low and that only 38% of Americans say they are likely to take a leisure vacation by the end of the year.

Speaking to BBC Breakfast on Thursday, Hancock said there was still a “significant demand for testing” among the British population, adding that the government “put a huge amount of testing into areas of outbreak where the numbers of cases are much higher. ”

The new investment in testing will help to “solve the problem by having the next generation of test at a radically bigger scale,” Hancock said, adding that he wants to get to the point where “the lab is in the back of a van” and can easily travel to hotspots.

The first stage will commence imminently with the launch of a "new, community-wide trial in Salford" to "assess the benefits of repeat population testing," the UK's Department of Health Thursday said in a press release.

As the "virus incubates in you," Hancock said, "scientists reckon that we find only about 7% of the total cases" from testing on the day of return.

Thailand has reported zero locally transmitted cases of Covid-19 for 100 days, marking a significant milestone in the battle against the coronavirus only a small number of countries around the world have achieved.

More than 28% of the reported infections are overseas cases, according to the Health Ministry.

India sees highest daily spike: India reported 83,337 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, the highest daily increase announced by the country’s Health Ministry.

Israel also sees surge: Israel recorded 3,074 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, the country's biggest one-day spike since the pandemic began, according to the Ministry of Health.

The CDC has told public health officials around the United States to prepare to distribute a potential coronavirus vaccine as soon as late October: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has told public health officials around the United States to prepare to distribute a potential coronavirus vaccine as soon as late October.

The country has now seen 20,644 confirmed cases and 329 deaths from the virus after adding three new fatalities Wednesday, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC).

Of the newly reported cases, 188 are locally transmitted, with 148 of those reported from the Seoul metropolitan area, according to Senior Health Ministry official Yoon Tae-ho.

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