BLOG: Coronavirus updates from Tuesday, April 21

Posted at 5:43 AM, Apr 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 05:15:26-04

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 Tuesday, April 21. For today's updates, visit Don't forget we are in this together!

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  • Pinellas County extends its local state of emergency from April 24 to May 1, keeping public beaches and pools closed.

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  • Britain reports a sharp increase in the number of daily deaths from COVID-19 despite believing peak may have passed.
  • The head of the U.N. food agency warns that the world is on the brink of a hunger pandemic.
  • Countries and U.S. states are moving to reopen gradually amid warnings that acting too quickly could enable the virus to come back with a vengeance.

12:12 PM

  • The Glazer family, owners of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will provide 5 million meals aiding COVID-19 relief efforts in the region through a donation to Feeding Tampa Bay.

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  • Manatee County commissioners approve the motion, 4-3, to lift curfew. The overnight curfew will no longer be in place in Manatee County. People still urged to continue social distancing.

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  • The United Nations urges the world to quickly scale up medicines and vaccines.
  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is scheduled to speak with U.S. President Donald Trump and Queen Elizabeth II this week as he gradually returns to work.
  • Copenhagen’s famed Tivoli Gardens is reopening for its summer season on May 11.

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  • Italy can start reopening next month, prime minister says.

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