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Coronavirus live news: WHO daily cases set new record at more than 350,000 | World news

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Trump again calls for in-person debate, citing doctor’s letter

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Coronavirus live news: doctor clears Trump to return to public events on Saturday; record global case rise | World news

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Trump again calls for in-person debate, citing doctor’s letter

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Another member of the White House press corps has tested positive for coronavirus after taking a rapid test

If their results are confirmed, this person would be the fourth journalist to have tested positive for Covid-19 after being exposed to an outbreak at the White House.

“In the immediate days ahead, we continue to insist that journalists who are not in the pool and do not have an enclosed workspace refrain from entering the indoor press areas of the White House,” the White House correspondents association said. “We would also strongly encourage all journalists to continue avoiding working from the White House grounds entirely if possible.”

Yesterday, BuzzFeed News pulled a political correspondent White House press pool due to coronavirus risks.





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Garden seed sales hit record levels, slowing and stopping orders

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So many new and stuck-at-home gardeners are planting “pandemic gardens” this spring that some of the nation’s biggest seed-sellers have temporarily stopped taking new orders.

Bucks County’s Burpee Seeds, Wisconsin’s Jung Seed Co., and Oregon’s Territorial Seed Co. are among those suspending new orders to help their overwhelmed and shortened staffs catch up.

Johnny’s Selected Seeds of Maine is still taking orders from commercial farmers but not taking orders from home gardeners until April 28.

Even those taking orders, such as South Carolina’s Park Seed Co., Maine’s Pinetree Garden Seeds, and California-based Renee’s Garden Seeds, are warning about shipping delays that are turning the usual two- and three-day turnaround times into 10 to 14 days.

“We’re seeing unprecedented levels of customer interest,” said Park Seed spokeswoman Kelly Funk. “We started to see an uptick in late February, but it exponentially increased the first week of March. … It was like

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