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Coronavirus US live: press secretary defends Trump over blocking Fauci's testimony – as it happened

* Pelosi attacks Trump’s focus on reopening * President reportedly questions accuracy of death toll * Trump reverses course and says coronavirus taskforce will stay * US begins to reopen but businesses and customers in no rush to get back * Live global updates * See all our coronavirus coverage * Get a fresh perspective on America – sign up to our First Thing newsletter 12.51am BST 12.45am BST A migrant detained at the Otay Mesa Detention Center in California has died from Covid-19, according to the ACLU. “This is a terrible tragedy, and it was entirely predictable and preventable. For months, public health experts and corrections officials have warned that detention centers would be Petri dishes for the spread of Covid-19 — and a death trap for thousands of people in civil detention,” said Andrea Flores, the ACLU deputy director of immigration policy. “Unless ICE acts quickly to release far more people from detention, they will keep getting sick and many more will die,” she added. Related: Coronavirus inevitable in prison-like US immigration centers, doctors say Continue reading...
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