Some states relax restrictions as protesters call for economic reopening


This weekend marked the start of several states easing restrictions on the epidemic, which continues to claim an unprecedented number of lives.

Residents of Florida and other states returned to the beach on Saturday despite an increase in deaths and COVID-19 infections. Meanwhile, three northeastern states have reopened shipyards and marinas for personal use only.

The loosening of home orders comes in a growing chorus of reopening economies across the United States, but advisers warn President Donald Trump that his desire to restart business as usual carries political risks.

Saturday also brought a star-studded “One World: Together at Home” benefit concert to support healthcare workers in the fight against COVID-19.

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