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Georgia governor bans mask mandates. ‘Ignore the science and survive the best you can,' Savannah mayor complains

25 days ago   |   By RT

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has prohibited cities from forcing residents to wear masks in public, voiding requirements put in place by some local governments. The move led to one mayor hurling incendiary accusations at Kemp.
The ban on mandatory face coverings was part of a new executive order which extended state measures purportedly put in place to fight the spread of coronavirus. Although Kemp has encouraged voluntary mask-wearing, his order made it clear that cities and counties could not coerce people into donning a face covering. The move voids orders adopted by at least 15 local...
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Georgia's Governor Issues Order Rescinding Local Mask Mandates

Georgia's Governor Issues Order Rescinding Local Mask Mandates

25 days ago   |   By NPR

Gov. Brian Kemp is overruling directives in cities such as Atlanta and Savannah, insisting that the state's less stringent guidelines take precedence.
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Georgia Governor Voids Local Mask Orders, Bans Them

Georgia Governor Voids Local Mask Orders, Bans Them

25 days ago   |   By Newser

Georgia's Gov. Brian Kemp is explicitly banning Georgia's cities and counties from ordering people to wear masks in public places, the AP reports. He voided orders on Wednesday that at least 15 local governments across the state had adopted even though Kemp had earlier said cities and counties had no...
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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp banned local mask mandates in the state

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp banned local mask mandates in the state

25 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp banned local mask mandates in an executive order signed Wednesday, while other states have implemented mask mandates amid record-high surges in coronavirus cases across the US.
"Any state, county, or municipal law, order, ordinance, rule, or regulation that requires persons to wear face coverings, masks, face shields, or any other Personal Protective Equipment while in places of public accommodation or on public property are suspended," as written in the executive order.
Georgia recorded more than 3,870 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday, with over 127,800...
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Almost 100K US kids infected with COVID-19 in last two weeks of July

Almost 100K US kids infected with COVID-19 in last two weeks of July

Almost 100,000 American children tested positive for the coronavirus in the last two weeks of July - an alarming 40 percent rise, according to new data. As officials continue... Read more ...

Nearly 100,000 children in the U.S. tested positive for COVID-19 last 2...

Nearly 100,000 children in the U.S. tested positive for COVID-19 last 2 weeks of July

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Israeli jeweler makes $1.5m gold coronavirus mask

Israeli jeweler makes $1.5m gold coronavirus mask

An Israeli jewelry company is working on what it says will be the world's most expensive coronavirus mask, a gold, diamond-encrusted face covering with a price tag of $1.5 million. Read more ...

Coronavirus in Kansas City: Tracking COVID-19 curve of cases, deaths

Coronavirus in Kansas City: Tracking COVID-19 curve of cases, deaths

We're tracking the curve of coronavirus cases and coronavirus-related deaths that have occurred in Missouri and Kansas. Read more ...

Putin congratulates Lukashenko on winning presidential vote in Belarus

Putin congratulates Lukashenko on winning presidential vote in Belarus

Vladimir Putin has congratulated his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko on retaining his job following Sunday's election, expressing hope that he will continue to... Read more ...

NC Courage's Sam Mewis signs with Manchester City

NC Courage's Sam Mewis signs with Manchester City

Sam Mewis has signed with Manchester City of the FA Women's Super League Read more ...

Germany's Social Democrats nominate Finance Minister Scholz as party's...

Germany's Social Democrats nominate Finance Minister Scholz as party's candidate for chancellor in 2021 election

The Social Democrats in Germany proposed Olaf Scholz, the vice chancellor and finance minister and their most high-profile and popular politician, to run to succeed Chancellor... Read more ...

Fire damages home of TV host Rachael Ray

Fire damages home of TV host Rachael Ray

LAKE LUZERNE, N.Y. - - A major house fire has damaged the home of chef and talk show host Rachael Ray in Lake Luzerne, New York, the Warren County Sheriff's Department... Read more ...

WHO trusts G7 to reach consensus on how to act on crises amid overhaul talk...

WHO trusts G7 to reach consensus on how to act on crises amid overhaul talk - official

The World Health Organization trusts the Group of Seven countries to reach a consensus on how to approach health crises such as the coronavirus, according to Mike Ryan, head of... Read more ...

Apple sales in China could crash if Trump bans WeChat

Apple sales in China could crash if Trump bans WeChat

A US ban of popular Chinese messaging app WeChat may have devastating consequences for Apple, plunging the iPhone maker's sales in one of its most lucrative markets and... Read more ...