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68 U.S. Grocery Workers Die of COVID-19; Ford Temporarily Halts Production at 2 Plants

HeadlineMay 21, 2020

The United Food and Commercial Workers reports at least 68 grocery store workers across the U.S. have died from COVID-19 and more than 10,000 have fallen ill from the disease.

The Ford Motor Company temporarily shut down assembly plants in Dearborn, Michigan, and Chicago, Illinois, after workers tested positive for the coronavirus. The shutdowns came just days after General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler began a phased reopening of their U.S. factories.

President Trump is traveling to Ypsilanti, Michigan, today to tour a Ford auto plant that’s been converted to produce ventilators during the pandemic. Ahead of the trip, Michigan’s attorney general said the president has a “legal responsibility” under state law to wear a mask during the visit, after Trump refused to commit to wearing one.

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