Newsfeed Now Coronavirus: ‘Facts Not Fear’ morning update – March 24, 2020

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(KARK/NEXSTAR) –  Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach agreed Tuesday to postpone the Olympics by about one year.

BATTLE ON THE FLOOR: On the Senate floor Monday, Senators didn’t hold back their anger. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell accused Democrats of playing games with the economy by blocking an emergency coronavirus response bill. Washington reporter Jessi Turnure joins the conversation.

AVOIDING A LOCKDOWN: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Monday that he wants to avoid imposing a statewide lockdown like many other states have done, saying he still believes targeting the counties hardest hit by the coronavirus for the most extreme measures is the preferable path.

POWER OF FAITH: The Life Tabernacle Church hosted 1,825 people at their Sunday morning service, despite warnings about social distancing. 26 buses were used to pick people up from around the Baton Rouge area and transport them to Sunday service. WVLA’s Abbi Rocha reports.

HEAT & COVID-19: Spring has begun and our temperatures are on the rise. With the sun shining, there is one myth that has been brought to attention. Does heat kill the coronavirus? WKRG’s Colleen Peterson joins the conversation.

AT-HOME FITNESS: It is starting to seem like no business or industry is immune to the changing times as the world tries to “flatten the curve” and stop the spread of COVID-19. That includes the fitness industry. WKRN’s Emily Proud reports.

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