Coronavirus Philadelphia

SEPTA Rail
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Charlotte Reese
March 29, 2020 - 1:07 pm
New SEPTA schedules take effect this week in response to the coronavirus pandemic, for both Regional Rails and subway lines. Read more here.
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Governor Tom Wolf speaking to reporters.
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KYW Staff
March 29, 2020 - 10:53 am
Gov. Tom Wolf requested a major disaster declaration from the White House Sunday, in order to provide extra support for state, county and municipal governments, as well as people struggling during the COVID-19 crisis. Read more here.
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People at a party
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Charlotte Reese
March 29, 2020 - 10:21 am
Police in New Jersey broke up a house party early Saturday morning, despite Gov. Phil Murphy's executive order cancelling all gatherings. Read more here.
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President Donald Trump speaks in front of the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., Saturday, March 28, 2020.
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AP News
March 29, 2020 - 9:05 am
President Donald Trump backed away from calling for a quarantine for coronavirus hotspots in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, instead directing Saturday night that a "strong Travel Advisory" be issued to stem the spread of the outbreak. Read more here.
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This week's panel includes Dr. Charles Gallagher, Dr. Jennifer Caudle and John Chin.
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Flashpoint
March 29, 2020 - 6:00 am
This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions over America's "-isms" that are making it difficult for the country to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Read more here.
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Empty hospital bed
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David Madden
March 29, 2020 - 4:00 am
Researchers at Rutgers University-Camden have updated their findings in a study on the need for additional hospital beds in South Jersey amid the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.
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A person with a shopping cart.
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Antionette Lee
March 28, 2020 - 7:35 pm
While making her own store runs, Juliana Bowland noticed many elders were still in the grocery stores, so she decided she needed to do something about it.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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KYW Staff
March 28, 2020 - 2:27 pm
Philadelphia officials announced they are expanding food access as the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise. Read more here.
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Governor Tom Wolf speaks about efforts to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage.
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KYW Staff
March 28, 2020 - 1:52 pm
In response to the rising number of coronavirus cases, Gov. Tom Wolf announced Saturday he would be waiving a number of licensing requirements in order to streamline the process of bringing more medical professionals into service. Read more here.
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Governor Phil Murphy announces extensive social distancing measures to mitigate further spread of COVID-19 on March 16, 2020, in Trenton.
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KYW Staff
March 28, 2020 - 1:25 pm
New Jersey officials announced Sunday that the state total of positive cases is now at 13,386. With 21 new coronavirus-related deaths, the total is now at 161. Read more here.
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