First thing: Surge in new infections in Republican heartlands
Hotspots appearing in US, many in states where governors refused to impose stay at home orders. Plus, Mike Pompeo breaks travel hiatus in trip to Israel
Despite Donald Trump’s claims that the spread of coronavirus is dropping around the US, new infection hotspots are cropping up across Republican heartlands, including in Texas and Alabama. Many of the new hotspots are in states where governors refused to instruct residents to stay at home, or are following Trump’s advice to relax lockdown restrictions.