San Francisco Delays Reopening Restaurants, Bars As US COVID-19 Deaths Surpasses 130,000: Live Updates

Tuesday, July 7, 2020
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
Tue, 07/07/2020


San Fran won’t reopen indoor dining
US COVID-19 deaths top 130,000
Dr. Fauci: local governments should mandate mask-wearing
Arizona releases latest cases
Bolsonaro tests positive
UK reports 40 new COVID-19 deaths
Florida reports 7,347 new cases, highest positivity rate yet
NY releases latest numbers, adds 3 more states to quarantine list
Trump touts COVID-19 mortality rate improvement
GOP moves to test all convention attendees
Worker ‘revolt’ at University of Georgia
Beijing reports 8 foreign cases
South Korea reports 40+ new cases
Melbourne enters 6-week lockdown
India passes 700k cases
Iran sees record jump in deaths
South Africa tops 200k
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Update (1500ET): San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced on Tuesday that the city has once again postponed the reopening of indoor dining and outdoor bars. Originally, those sectors were expected to reopen on July 13, but city leaders have decided to put those plans on hold as San Francisco is experiencing a spike in COVID-19 cases.

“We have no choice. We are living in COVID,” Breed said during a press conference.

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Update (1350ET): After talking around the issue for months, Dr. Fauci came out Tuesday and declared that most municipalities in the US – presumably including those where COVID-19 is a virtual non-issue (yes, they’re still out there) – should adopt mandatory mask-wearing policies.


But Fauci clarified that localities should be able to make their own decisions on the issue because he “doesn’t want to be authoritarian”.

“I don’t like to be authoritarian, from the federal government, but at the local level, if governors and others essentially mandate the use of masks when you have an outbreak, I think that would be very important,” Fauci told Alabama Sen. Doug Jones during a Facebook live on his page on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, according to JHU data, the US has surpassed 130,000 COVID-19 fatalities, with 130,751 as of 1400ET.

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