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Vice President Pence urges prayer for health care workers (AUDIO)

WHITE HOUSE  (SRN News)  Vice President Mike Pence has a prayer request for Christians during Holy Week.
“During this very special week, I just encourage people to pray for our health care workers,” Pence said during a White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing.
“Pray for them and their families,” he said. “They are really the hands and feet everyday, not just of health care, but of the heart of the American people.”

AP-NORC poll: Americans increasing effort to avoid infection

CHICAGO (AP) — Americans in overwhelming numbers are actively avoiding others as much as possible and taking additional steps to protect themselves from the coronavirus, according to a survey from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research that shows how concerns about infection have grown sharply in the past six weeks.

Handle with care: Brignone’s crystal globes come in the mail

ROME (AP) — The package that Italian skier Federica Brignone anxiously awaited while in isolation wasn’t from Amazon or the local supermarket.

Amid a worldwide suspension of sports events because of the coronavirus pandemic, the heavy trunk held something every bit as precious: trophies honoring a season full of racing and emotions.

American joins United, others in suspending more NYC flights on coronavirus spike

By Tracy Rucinski

(Reuters) – American Airlines Group Inc <AAL.O> said late Sunday it would suspend more flights in and out of New York City’s three main airports for about a month, joining other airlines that have cut flights to the area following a spike in coronavirus cases.

Between April 9 and May 6, American will operate a total of 13 daily flights from New York’s JFK and LaGuardia airports and New Jersey’s Newark, it said, down from an average of 271 daily flights across all three airports in April 2019.

Trump saddened that church-goers can’t gather for Holy Week services (AUDIO)

WHITE HOUSE  (SRN News)  President Trump said he’s saddened that churches can’t be open for Holy Week services because most states have shelter-in-place orders to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

The president told a White House briefing that many Americans are forced to watch online church services instead of gathering face-to-face.

People are watching on laptops and computers,” he said. “It’s sad.”