Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Urges Reopening of Houses of Worship as C.D.C. Suggests Limits for Them

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Here’s what you need to know:Trump urges governors to let houses of worship reopen. States differ on their approaches to religious services during the pandemic.Birx expresses concerns about case levels in Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington.Some White House officials suggest deaths are overcounted. Experts disagree.A C.D.C. test counting error baffles epidemiologists.An anti-malaria drug Trump promoted may be harmful when taken to treat the virus.Employers are preparing to test their workers as they return to offices.VideotranscriptBackbars0:00/1:39-0:00transcript‘We Need More Prayer,’ Trump Says, Calling Houses of Worship ‘Essential’President Trump urged governors to reopen houses of worship immediately, saying he would override them if they did not. His authority to do so is unclear.Today, I’m identifying houses of worship, churches, synagogues and mosques as essential places that provide essential services. Some governors have deemed liquor stores and abortion clinics as essential, but have left out churches and other houses of worship. It’s not right. So I’m correcting this injustice, and calling houses of worship “essential.” I call upon governors to allow our churches and places of worship to open right now. These are places that hold …

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