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A bipartisan group of 7 US governors banded together to purchase COVID-19 testing equipment in the absence of a strong federal testing program

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Seven states - Maryland, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, North, Carolina, and Virginia - have entered into an agreement to purchase 3.5 million COVID-19 tests.
"With severe shortages and delays in testing and the federal administration attempting to cut funding for testing, the states are banding together to acquire millions of faster tests to help save lives and slow the spread of COVID-19," Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, said in a statement.
The states are purchasing antigen tests, which can produce results in less than 20 minutes.
However, according to the US Food...
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Australia's Queensland shuts state border to stem COVID-19 second wave

Australia's Queensland shuts state border to stem COVID-19 second wave

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MELBOURNE - Australia's Queensland state on Wednesday said it would close its border with New South Wales state to hold back a second wave of COVID-19, while the country's second-largest city Melbourne was set to shut most businesses from midnight.
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COVID-19 is more widespread than ever in the US but there are some states doing things right

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Coronavirus is more widespread in the US than ever before, prompting Dr. Deborah Birx to say the country has entered a "new phase" of the pandemic.
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Intel given greenlight to supply some products to Huawei

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