While the lockdown slowed the spread of the novel coronavirus, experts say it did not succeed in flattening the curve. Instead, the number of fresh cases is rising, and experts say loosening the restrictions means cases will increase at faster rates.
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The Trump administration had asked the court to stop a federal judge’s order after an outbreak at a low-security prison. But the court left open the door for the administration to file a future request.
The modified and expanded playoffs will take place in two hub cities that have not been determined. No official dates were announced, though training camps will not start before the first half of July.
Hospitals are below their maximum capacity, testing is on the rise and the city is hiring enough contact tracers to identify and quarantine residents exposed to the coronavirus. But District officials no longer mention other reopening metrics they laid out last month.
In March, the most recent month for which statistics are available, passenger volume dropped by about half at Dulles International, Reagan National and Baltimore-Washington airports, compared with the same period in 2019.