This is your June 3, 2020, Daily Update. Follow the daily updates here.
Protests continued through last night across the country, but the violence and conflict appeared to calm. In many cities, protesters broke curfews, but there were fewer conflicts with the police.
Opposition to the President’s speech on Monday continued. Evangelical leaders took exception to the President’s tone and rhetoric when he promised to send thousands and thousands of highly armed soldiers into American streets and cities to stop looters.
Pandemic June 3, 2020 Update
President Trump said the Republican National Convention would not take place in North Carolina as initially planned. The governor of North Carolina refused to pre-authorize a gathering of 19,000 people that violated the current social distancing requirements.
In the US, there were more than 21,000 newly confirmed cases yesterday, along with 1,100 coronavirus deaths. Testing has increased significantly across the US. The surge in cases appears to be in direct relation to the decrease in restrictions and social distancing. Many experts expect a new wave of cases will follow the protests.
Iran’s government announced the country is facing a second wave of the virus, with more than 3,300 new cases on Monday. Multiple countries in Europe lifted travel restrictions. Officials in Mexico City say they believe they are hitting the peak of the outbreak. That predicted peak is occurring even while the cities hospitals are overrun. Many in Mexico fear the pandemic death count is much higher than what the government is reporting.
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Cyclone Nisarga, the worst storm to hit India in decades, is descending upon Mumbai. Tens of thousands, including coronavirus patients, have been moved to higher ground. Mumbai has a population of 20 million.
This is the first week of the hurricane season, and multiple tropical storms are already developing. At this point, the most critical is tropical Storm Cristobal is currently developing in the Gulf of Mexico. Cristobal could hit US shores by the weekend.