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News: Thursday, May 14

Lancaster General Hospital

Lancaster General Hospital
Lancaster General Hospital

Covid-19 headlines for Thursday, May 14, 2020:

Lancaster General using remdesivir: The hospital has received 18 doses of the experimental drug, enough for three patients. (Source: LNP)

President Trump to tour Allentown distribution center: The facility has distributed millions of masks and personal protective equipment nationwide. Trump has tweeted support for reopening Pennsylvania, a key election battleground. (Source: ABC 27)  

Donation center closing: Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health will shutter its drop-off site at Clipper Magazine Stadium for masks and other supply donations at 2 p.m. Saturday. LGH will continue accepting materials at the hospital's James Street entrance. (Source: LNP

Giant Foods discontinues one-way aisles: The supermarket says customers told it the arrows, intended to promote social distancing, would increase shopping time. Other covid-19 precautions remain in effect. (Source: PennLive

National roundup: Close to 3 million new unemployment claims were filed in the past week, bringing the pandemic total to 36.5 million. (Source: CNBC) Wisconsin bars were crowded with patrons after the state Supreme Court struck down Gov. Tony Evers' stay-at-home order. (Source: USA Today) Whistleblower Richard Bright tells a Congressional panel the "window of opportunity is closing" unless the federal government beefs up its Covid-19 response. (Source: MPR)