April 9 coronavirus news

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What you need to know

  • The main US model is now showing fewer projected deaths from coronavirus — down to about 60,000 people by August. Here’s why.
  • Another 6.6 million people filed for unemployment benefits last week in the US.
  • Top US doctor Anthony Fauci said Americans may be able to take summer vacations if mitigation strategies continue.
  • UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was released from intensive care.
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Alaska extends school closure to the rest of the school year

Alaska is the latest state to extend school closures through the remainder of the academic year. 

“We’re trying to give as much certainty as we can to the public. To wait another two or three weeks when we’re already close to the (end of the) school year at that point, we feel would cause more disruption and more confusion,” said Gov. Mike Dunleavy in a press conference today.

The state is also extending its social distancing order for another ten days, effective through at least April 21. 

“We wanted to make sure we continue that we continue the good work that all Alaskans are doing,” said Health and Social Services Commissioner Adam Crum.