US Senate returns under new virus guidance

Washington (AFP) – The US Senate convened for its first regular session in five weeks Monday with new coronavirus guidelines in place, amid anxiety about a pandemic that has killed 68,000 Americans and left tens of millions jobless.Lawmakers, who are encouraged but not required to wear face masks, are expected to address disputes over how to confront the outbreak and mitigate the devastating economic impacts.The Senate — with 49 of its 100 members age 65 or older and therefore considered at higher risk — gavelled in for its first full session since March 25.”Now the time has come for us to c…

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