China News Service, July 30, reported that the new crown epidemic in the United States continued to worsen, and the number of deaths in Florida reached a new high. On the 29th local time, a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives was diagnosed with the new crown. House Speaker Pelosi subsequently requested that a mask must be worn in the House of Representatives; at the same time, the two parties are still arguing over a new round of bailout bill.
More than 150,000 deaths in the U.S.
Florida will close inspection sites due to hurricane
The death toll from new coronary pneumonia in the United States has exceeded 150,000. According to a Reuters report on the 29th, there were 10,000 new deaths in the United States in the past 11 days, which is the fastest growing period in the United States since early June.
On July 15, local time, in Florida, USA, locals drove in a long queue waiting to be tested for the new crown virus. Image source: Visual China
Since the death toll from the new crown in the United States exceeded 100,000 on May 27, the rate of infection has accelerated. The "center" of the epidemic also moved from the surrounding areas of New York State to the southern and western United States. Arkansas, California, Florida, Montana, Oregon and Texas all reported record deaths on the 28th.
Florida health officials said the state reported 217 deaths in a single day on the 29th, a record high.
The National Hurricane Center predicts that the upcoming tropical weather system will develop into a tropical storm, and the Florida Emergency Management Department will close some testing centers. Officials said that all government-operated inspection sites will be closed on the evening of the 30th local time and will not reopen until at least August 4.
Republican lawmakers test positive for new crown
Pelosi announces new regulations for mask injunction
The Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Pelosi announced on the 29th that members of Congress and their staff must wear masks when working in the House of Representatives, unless they are asked to speak. She added that failure to do so would be considered a "serious violation of etiquette."
Data map: Pelosi, Speaker of the US House of Representatives. Photo by China News Agency reporter Sha Hanting
A few hours before Pelosi announced this policy, U.S. Republican Congressman Gomert was diagnosed with the new crown virus. Gomert has no symptoms and plans to self-quarantine for 10 days. According to reports, during the epidemic, Gomert often did not wear a mask during his Congress.
Gomert was originally scheduled to accompany US President Trump on a special plane to attend events in Texas on the 29th, but he was diagnosed before the trip. US Attorney General Barr attended the hearing on the 28th, and Gomert also participated. A spokesperson for the Justice Department said Barr would be tested.
Relief measures are about to expire
Trump temporarily seeks "patch agreement"
The two parties in the United States have been unable to reach an agreement on a new round of bailout bills. Trump started on the 29th to promote a short-term "patch agreement" to protect renters from being evicted and to extend unemployment insurance.
But some Republicans immediately resisted this idea. After meeting with Secretary of the Treasury Mnuchin and Chief of Staff Meadows of the White House, the negotiations did not make significant progress.
The weekly unemployment benefit of $600 will officially expire on July 31. The Democrats hope to extend the $600 grant until the end of the year. But many Republicans insist that unemployment subsidies exceed many people's original salary, and instead encourage Americans to stay at home and not resume work. Their proposal would suggest a weekly subsidy of $200 before each state creates a system that can provide 70% of the replacement salary for laid-off workers.