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News: Wednesday, April 8


Covid-19 headlines for Wednesday, April 8, 2020:

Coronavirus swab-test site opens at Clipper Stadium: In separate statements, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital and UPMC said they will conduct testing at a tent erected in the stadium parking lot. Screening or a doctor's order is required. (Source: Fox43)

Flags at half-staff: Gov. Tom Wolf has ordered flags at all Pennsylvania government facilities to fly at half-staff to honor coronavirus victims.

Unemployment backlog: Record call volumes are causing lengthy wait times for people trying to reach Pennsylvania's unemployment office. The Department of Labor & Industry says it has processed about half of the roughly 1 million new claims filed since the coronavirus pandemic began. (Source: WGAL)

National roundup: Multiple outlets are reporting that the Covid-19 pandemic is hitting African-Americans disproportionately hard. On the economic front, debate is intensifying over a second bailout package, even as capacity issues impede the roll-out of the first package's loan program for small business.