BLOG: Coronavirus updates from Friday, April 3

Posted at 5:08 AM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 22:39:20-04

FLORIDA – ABC Action News is committed to providing Tampa Bay area residents all of the updates on the coronavirus, COVID-19, and the impact it's having on our way of life. To help you stay on top of it all, we've compiled all the updates for Friday, April 3. For today's updates, visit Don't forget we are in this together!

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  • The VA will extend financial, benefits and claims relief amid COVID-19

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  • Walmart will limit the amount of people that are in the store

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  • Department of Health reports more than 10,000 positive COVID-19 cases. The death toll is now at 170.

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  • President Trump says he is directing FEMA to prevent export of N95 masks under Defense Production Act.

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  • White House: Anyone who will be in close proximity to Trump, Pence, will be given rapid COVID-19 test starting today.

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  • Target to start limiting the number of shoppers it allows in its stores to enhance social distancing beginning Saturday.

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  • Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warns U.S. not to block 3M from sending respirators to Canada.

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  • With coronavirus deaths climbing rapidly in New York, the governor announced Friday he will use his authority to take ventilators and protective gear from private hospitals and companies that aren't using them.

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  • City of St. Pete announces the Fighting Chance Fund; designed to provide relief to small businesses impacted by COVID-19 orders. Click here for more information.

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  • Taco Bus to donate over 300 meals to Tampa Bay's first responders on Monday and Thursday

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