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Constitution Plaza Barber Shop, among the many businesses closed, 3/25/20
Dave Mager, WTIC News
Dave Mager
April 03, 2020 - 12:21 am
AUDIO: Ten minutes of Coronavirus news for Connecticut with WTIC's Dave Mager. Connecticut COVID-19 death toll takes its biggest one-day rise; a milestone confirmed cases worldwide; the pitched battle for ventilators; the state economy hits a wall; nursing home health concerns; gun stores remain on...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 31, 2020 file photo, Vincent Amos, who identified himself as homeless, pulls a shopping cart with his belongings amid businesses closed by concerns of the COVID-19 coronavirus in the Deep Ellum section of Dallas. Amos said his shelter in place routine includes walking the area looking for work cleaning windows. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
AP
April 02, 2020 - 9:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — doubling a record high set just one week earlier — a sign that layoffs are accelerating in the midst of the coronavirus. The stunning report Thursday from the Labor Department showed that job cuts are...
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200 bed medical facility established at SCSU's Moore Field House, 4/1/20
Dave Mager, WTIC News
Dave Mager
April 02, 2020 - 12:55 am
Although mortality from Coronavirus has largely struck the elderly, as predicted, it's clear that no one is completely safe. Wednesday, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin announced that a six week old baby was among the city's first four COVID-19 deaths. "Our hearts break for that family," said Bronin, "...
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