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Coronavirus live updates: China says chicken imported from Brazil tests positive for virus; relief talks at a standstill

  • August 13, 2020

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that Democrats and the Trump administration are “miles apart” on negotiations for the next pandemic relief package, in what is now a common refrain for progress on a possible deal. Daily new cases of the coronavirus in the U.S. fell again on Tuesday, marking three straight days of daily new cases below 50,000. However, some epidemiologists caution it’s too early to establish a trend, particularly because the numbers come as nationwide testing falls as well. Covid-19 deaths, which lag behind cases, topped 1,000 again on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, in China, the government of Shenzhen city said Thursday that a sample of frozen chicken wings imported from Brazil tested positive for the coronavirus, according to Reuters.

Here are today’s top headlines:

  • Testing crisis in key states skews drop in new cases
  • Pelosi says Democrats and White House are ‘miles apart’ on stimulus deal
  • Trump’s $300 unemployment boost could take a month to reach workers
  • Russia’s vaccine could be rolled out in November
  • Where Kamala Harris stands on masks, stimulus checks and more

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