Biden says he would need masks; Russia Reports New Lower Daily Cases Since April

The White House coronavirus task force is slated to hold its first news briefing in nearly two months on Friday as new coronavirus cases continue to emerge in much of the country. Vice President Mike Pence will lead the briefing, according to the Department of Health and Human Services, but the briefing will be held at HHS offices rather than at the White House, where previous briefings were held.

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  • Global cases: more than 9.62 million
  • Global deaths: at least 489,731
  • US cases: more than 2.42 million
  • Deaths in the United States: at least 124,415

The above data was compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

Job recovery may be declining, alternative data shows

As coronavirus cases increase in major cities in the United States, some alternative data sources that track hourly employees show that job recovery may be declining.

Data from Homebase, a programming company that works with many small and medium-sized companies in the service sector, shows that employment may have declined over the past week in some areas, with fewer employees working on June 24 than the average for the year. June, 15. 19 in most states.

The Homebase data is not a representative sample of the U.S. workforce, but it does reflect weekly unemployment claim data, which showed that another 1.48 million people applied for unemployment last week. —Jesse Pound

Airline unions seek $ 32 billion more in federal aid to extend payroll support

8:08 am ET – Unions representing tens of thousands of airline employees want $ 32 billion in additional government aid to keep their jobs until the end of March 2021.

While air travel is now higher than the more than five-decade lows reached in April, demand continues to suffer from the coronavirus.

The airlines received that amount of aid under the $ 2.2 billion CARES Act in March on the condition that they would not fire workers until October 1. An additional $ 32 billion could save jobs until the end of March, unions said. Negotiations are likely to begin in Congress on the next coronavirus relief bill in July. —Leslie Josephs, Lauren Hirsch

Russia reports lowest daily increase in new cases since April

A man with an umbrella in Red Square against the background of Saint Basil’s Cathedral. From June 1-14, citizens of Moscow can walk and play outdoor sports, including those over 65 and chronically ill, according to hours that vary from house to house.

Sergei Savostyanov | TASS | fake pictures

7:14 am ET – Russia reported its lowest daily increase in new coronavirus infections since late April, Reuters reported, as the Covid-19 case count rose by 6,800 to 620,794.

The country’s coronavirus response center said this was the first time that Russia reported fewer than 7,000 new cases of the virus in a 24-hour period since the end of April.

To date, Russia has reported the third highest number of Covid-19 infections in the world, behind only the US and Brazil, respectively. —Sam Meredith

Joe Biden says he would order masks

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden listens as he meets with local residents at Carlette’s Hideaway sports bar during a campaign stop in Yeadon, Pennsylvania, the United States, on June 17, 2020.

Jonathan Ernst | Reuters

7:11 am ET – Presumptive Democratic nominee for President Joe Biden would require Americans to wear masks across the country if he were president, he said in a taped interview with KDKA in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

“The only thing we know is that these masks make a big difference,” he said while wearing a mask. “I would insist that everyone in public wear that mask. Anyone who reopens would have to make sure they get into a business that has masks.”

When specifically asked if he would use executive authority to order the masks, Biden replied, “Yes. Yes, I would.”

“I would do everything possible to require that people have to wear masks in public,” he said.

Biden’s stance on masks as an effective public health intervention contrasts with that of President Donald Trump, who has avoided appearing in public with a mask and has said he believes some people wear masks to indicate their disapproval. —Will Feuer

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