The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. TOP OF THE HOUR: — California: churches can resume in-person services but congregations will be limited to less than 100. — Vast majority of shops in England will be allowed to reopen next month — World Health Organization officials renew praise for China in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. — World Health Organization said that it will temporarily drop hydroxychloroquine from its global study into experimental COVID-19 treatments. — Missouri health director issues warning after revelers seen at lake. — British PM’s aide says he did nothing wrong with long drive during lockdown. — Japan’s prime minister says vaccines, treatments are priorities for Olympics. ___ LOS ANGELES — California says churches can resume in-person services but the congregations will be limited to less than 100 and worshippers should wear masks, avoid sharing prayer books and skip the collection plate. The state Department of Public Health released a framework Monday for county health officials to permit houses of worship to reopen. Most have been limited to online and remote services since March, when Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order took effect to slow the spread of the coronavirus. With progress being made, Newsom has been relaxing… Read full this story
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