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The Latest: 1st in-person Mass since suspension held in LA

SeattlePI.com Monday, 8 June 2020
LOS ANGELES -- A Catholic archbishop has celebrated the first in-person Mass since public worship services were suspended in Los Angeles because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Los Angeles Times reports Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrated the Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels Sunday.

The morning service was limited to 100 people, with face masks and social distancing required for everyone in attendance. People older than 65, suffering from underlying health conditions or experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms were encouraged to instead watch a livestream online.

The cathedral was scheduled to be cleaned and sanitized immediately following the Mass.

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HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK:

— Worldwide virus deaths pass 400,000, according to Johns Hopkins tally.

— Brazil yanks providing virus death tolls as data befuddles experts.

— Tens of thousands in Europe are out on the streets once more to protest racism and police brutality in what is becoming an international Black Lives Matter movement.

— Coronavirus disrupts global fight to save endangered species.

— Travel restrictions and lockdowns have made for one of Normandy’s loneliest D-Day remembrances.

— Britain faces criticism for another sudden change in its advice on face masks: all hospital staff in England will wear surgical face masks beginning June 15 while visitors will need some sort of face covering.

— While seasonal colds and the flu spread through NFL locker rooms most years, many players polled by The Associated Press say they’re scared to return to work without a vaccine for the coronavirus.

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