House hearing finds US no closer to plan as coronavirus is 'raging out of control' – live

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10.20pm BST

Hello, lovely readers. Kari Paul here in San Francisco to blog you through the news this afternoon. Stay tuned for updates.

10.13pm BST

It’s been a very lively day in US political news so far today, dominated by the coronavirus crisis, where the US now has 4.5 million confirmed cases and a death toll of almost 153,000, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University.

Congress has failed to reach a deal on continued federal unemployment supplements as economic aid amid the Covid-19 pandemic, and the nation heads into a tense weekend in terms of public health and financial news, unfortunately.

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Source: theguardian