Congress plans to reconvene Monday to discuss the next coronavirus relief package as the additional $600 in weekly unemployment benefits is set to expire next week.

And add Jack Nicklaus to the growing number of rich and famous – from Tom Hanks to Placido Domingo – who could not duck the dangerous infection that continues to set ominous records around the world.

Some countries are shutting down areas to prevent the spread of the virus. Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis announced Sunday that international travelers will not be permitted from most countries, including the U.S. The islands will only allow visitors who can provide proof of negative COVID-19 test results from Canada, the United Kingdom and European Union.

In the United States, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said the city is “on the brink” of reclosing as cases have multiplied in California.

Some recent developments: 

  • Las Vegas hospitals are adding beds and staff as the number of COVID-19 infections spike.
  • Colorado Gov. Jared Polis criticized national testing efforts and the delay in results for many tests, calling them “almost useless from an epidemiological or even diagnostic perspective.”
  • Due to “dangerously hot temperatures,” Washington, D.C., has ordered its public COVID-19 testing sites to be closed Monday. Residents who may need a test are encouraged to call their health care providers.

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