BLOG: Coronavirus updates from Saturday, May 9

Posted at 10:28 AM, May 09, 2020

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 Saturday, May 9. For today's updates, visit Don't forget we are in this together!

6:27 PM

  • Italy says a near-record 4,008 people were released from hospitals in the past day after testing negative for COVID-19 as the country continues its cautious reopening after a two-month national lockdown.

5:52 PM

  • A trade group representing major airlines says its members support having the government do temperature checks of passengers as long as necessary during the coronavirus crisis.

4:24 PM

3:12 PM

  • Two children and a teenager have now died in New York state from a possible complication from the coronavirus involving swollen blood vessels and heart problems, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday.

2:08 PM

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10:55 AM

  • Department of Health reports 40,001 positive COVID-19 cases in Florida, death toll is at 1,715

9:16 AM

  • Seoul has shut down more than 2,100 nightclubs, hostess bars, and discos after dozens of infections were linked to clubgoers who went out last weekend as the country relaxed social distancing guidelines.

7:31 AM

  • The Vatican Museums are gearing up to resume visits to the Sistine Chapel, Vatican Gardens and papal estate outside Rome after a two-month coronavirus lockdown.

6:11 AM

  • Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez says loosening the nearly two-month lockdown will be for naught if people don’t obey social distancing rules.

Important updates from Friday, May 8

Important updates from Thursday, May 7

Important updates from Wednesday, May 6

Important updates from Tuesday, May 5

  • Florida Aquarium will re-open on Friday, May 15 with strict limits on attendance and programming and is implementing new standard operating procedures and enhanced health and safety measures to safeguard guests, staff, and animals. Tickets must be reserved in advance starting on May 7 here.
  • Three more Hillsborough County residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have died. This brings the number of deaths to 32.
  • WestShore Plaza reopening on Friday with limited hours.
  • To view more updates, click here.

Important updates from Monday, May 4