A shopping district in Wuhan, China, is largely deserted on April 24, 2020. (Source: Rei Ayanami)
A shopping district in Wuhan, China, is largely deserted on April 24, 2020. (Source: Rei Ayanami)

Covid-19 headlines for Thursday, April 30, 2020:

Advocates say Pa. nursing homes need more Covid-19 testing, resources: They want the state to provide emergency funding. Statewide a majority of Covid-19 deaths are in nursing homes (Note: In Lancaster County, it's 70%.) (Source: WGAL)

Revenue losses for schools: The Covid-19 pandemic's economic disruption will depress Pennsylvania school districts' revenue by 4% to 5%, according to the Pa. Association of School Business Officials. The shortfall for Lancaster County districts could be up to $47 million. (Source: LNP)

Pa. Health Dept. faces class-action lawsuit: The department is accused of failing to inspect long-term care facilities; specifically, the Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness Center in Beaver County, where 58 residents have died of Covid-19 and 248 have tested positive (Source: ABC 27)

QVC to lay off 1,124 workers: The company is closing a distribution center in Lancaster County, implementing a decision announced in October 2018. (Source: PennLive)

National/world roundup: Another 3.8 million workers applied for unemployment over the past week, pushing the six-week total above 30 million. (Source: AP) Fed chairman Jay Powell predicts economic numbers for April through June will be "worse than anything we have ever seen." (Source: CBS News) In Wuhan, China, the world's first Covid-19 hotspot, the end of lockdown has not brought normalcy or anything like it. (Source: CNN

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