U.S. confirms record 60,000+ coronavirus cases as Trump demands school reopenings

Washington, July 8 (RHC)-- In the United States, more than 60,000 new coronavirus cases were reported Tuesday — a new record, shattering the previous high.  Nearly three million people have now tested positive for the virus. The U.S. death toll has topped 131,000. 

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos urged elementary and secondary schools to resume in-person classes in the fall.  Trump said: "So we’re very much going to put pressure on governors and everybody else to open the schools, to get them open.  And it’s very important.  It’s very important for our country.  It’s very important for the well-being of the student and the parents.”

The main teacher unions have warned that reopening schools without a comprehensive safety plan would be “putting students, their families and educators in danger.” 

Edited by Ed Newman



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