The U.S. National Restaurant Association will remove a suggestion from its operating guidance for restaurants that says fully vaccinated people should still wear masks indoors, following new advice from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on May 13.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled a plan to revive New York City’s renowned arts scene from its pandemic-induced dormancy and also allowed city restaurants to reopen their indoor dining areas sooner than previously announced.

Several U.S. governors, from the coastal states of New Jersey and California to the heartland of Iowa and Ohio, acted to restrict gatherings and boost face-coverings in confronting a coronavirus surge they warned is out of control.

Global coronavirus cases rose by more than 400,000 for the first time, a record one-day increase as much of Europe enacts new restrictions to curb the outbreak.

To effectively create immunity to Covid-19, we need to educate to vaccinate.

New Jersey and California took a big step toward letting businesses resume their pre-pandemic lives, by allowing restaurants to begin limited indoor dining, as coronavirus cases abated nationwide even as some new hotspots emerged.

California reported a record increase of more than 11,800 new cases of Covid-19, according to a Reuters tally of county data, as the Trump administration pushes for schools to reopen to help businesses return to normal.

The World Health Organization said airborne transmission of the novel coronavirus can occur during medical procedures that generate aerosols.

The United States recorded 45,242 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday – the largest single-day increase of the pandemic – according to a Reuters tally, bringing the total number of Americans who have tested positive to at least 2.48 million.

After more than 100 days of lockdown, New York City residents celebrated their progress in curbing the coronavirus pandemic by getting their first haircuts in months, shopping at long-closed stores and dining at outdoor cafes.