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News: Monday, April 13

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Covid-19 headlines for Monday, April 13, 2020:

Coronavirus recovery site eyed: Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health says it is considering opening a "step-down" facility for patients recovering from coronavirus, allowing them to be transferred from the main hospital and freeing up acute-care beds. Its possible location and other details were not disclosed. (Source: WGAL)

Safety protocols at Giant: Starting today, Giant Food Stores is limiting the number of customers who can be in its stores at one time, to promote social distancing. (Source: Giant)

Bed-building: Several companies in and around Denver in Lancaster County are collaborating to make hospital beds for shipment nationwide, allowing them to continue operating during the shutdown of non-essential business. (Source: WGAL)

Milk dumped: Shuttered schools and restaurants have decimated the market for Pennsylvania dairy farmers. Suppliers to Harrisburg Dairy have been advised to dump all their milk twice due to the pandemic. (Source: PennLive)

National roundup: The United States now leads the world in coronavirus deaths. (Source: NBC) Debate is intensifying over when and how to reopen the country. (Source: USA Today) On Sunday, President Trump retweeted a call to fire Dr. Anthony Fauci, his administration's top infectious disease expert. (Source: CNN)

VIDEO: Lines at food banks grow. Meanwhile, farmers are destroying food they can't sell (Source: CNN)