US Senate Passes $484 Billion Coronavirus Aid Package

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Senate Passes Coronavirus Relief Bill, US Cases Top 800,000

The US Senate passed a $484 billion coronavirus relief bill Tuesday, and President Trump was expected to sign.

Meanwhile, Trump said Monday that he was suspending immigration in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and also to secure jobs.

In the South, several governors started loosening restrictions that had been put in place to reduce the spread of the virus. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp allowed businesses across the state to reopen later in the week, and South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster stated that beaches and retail stores were free to reopen Tuesday.

As of Tuesday, the US coronavirus death toll stood at about 44,000, and more than 802,000 confirmed cases had been recorded.

Globally, countries had reported 2.5 million coronavirus infections and more than 175,000 deaths.