Dr. Rachel Levine, left, and state Sen. Doug Mastriano.
Dr. Rachel Levine, left, and state Sen. Doug Mastriano.

Covid-19 headlines for Tuesday, May 12, 2020:

War of words heats up: Local Republican officials decried Gov. Tom Wolf's threat to withhold Covid-19 funding from counties that reopen before the state's go-ahead. (Source: LNP)

Weren't consulted: Commissioner Josh Parsons said local hospitals weren't "specifically consulted" before Republican officials informed Gov. Wolf they planned to begin reopening Lancaster County. Democratic Commissioner Craig Lehman said he was told at the last minute. (Source: LNP)

Protest seeks Health Secretary's ouster: State Sen. Doug Mastriano organized the demonstration calling for Dr. Rachel Levine's resignation, saying her policies have caused preventable deaths. (Source: WGAL)

National/world roundup: Dr. Anthony Fauci warns of "needless suffering and death" if the U.S. reopens too soon. (Source: AP) White House staffers will wear face masks. (Source: CBS News) Following a new Covid-19 outbreak, Wuhan, China, plans to test all 11 million residents. (Source: Washington Post)

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