Rolling updates on the latest developments and headlines from around the world on the Covid-19 pandemic.
By Gina Lee, Peter Nurse and Kim Khan
12:10 PM ET: White House Shelved CDC Guidelines
The White House shelved a step-by-step guide prepared by the Centers of Disease Control to help states safely reopen mass transit, restaurants, daycare centers and other public places closed by the coronavirus pandemic to avoid giving “overly prescriptive” advice, an administration official told Reuters.
11:51 AM ET: Pelosi Outlines Democratic Plans for Bill
House Speaker Pelosi said the next coronavirus response bill’s major components will include additional aid to state and local governments, more money for coronavirus testing and help for the financially-troubled U.S. Postal Service.
11:40 AM ET: White House Valet Tests Positive; Trump, Pence Negative
President Trump and Vice President Pence have tested negative for coronavirus after finding out a member of the U.S. military who…