Coronavirus update today: Trump says jobs back by 2021; More kids fall ill

President Trump said Friday that jobs lost during the coronavirus crisis will come back by 2021 and urged state leaders to move fast to open up struggling economies.

“Those jobs will all be back and they’ll be back next year and next year we’re gonna have a phenomenal year. People are ready to go. We got to get an open, safely,” he told Fox and Friends.

Thanks to the effects of coronavirus on commerce, 20.5 million jobs were reported lost in April, causing unemployment to reach 14.7 percent.

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Here’s what else we learned today:

The New York crisis:

  • The Big Apple is making “extraordinary” progress in the fight against the virus but still isn’t ready to reopen, according to mayor Bill de Blasio.
  • The NYPD will start limiting entry at two city parks — Domino Park in Brooklyn and Hudson River Park in Manhattan — as part of new social distancing efforts.

Kawasaki infections:

  • More than 70 children in New York have been infected with a life-threatening inflammatory illness potentially linked to the coronavirus. In one case, a 5-year-old boy died from the disease.
  • Here’s what else you need to know about the rare, frightening sickness — including details about a symptom dubbed “strawberry tongue.”

Around the US:

  • Sen. Ted Cruz got his hair cut by a Dallas salon owner who was jailed for violating lockdown rules, saying the stunt was to show support for her “courage.”
  • New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy would be “shocked” if beaches aren’t open by Memorial Day, but said there will likely be some restrictions.

Making the most of it:

  • A Manhattan doctor will start offering coronavirus tests and Botox shots at house calls for rich folks in the Hamptons.
  • An artist selling colorful jigsaw puzzles got a major bump in sales because people are stuck at home, bored.

Meanwhile…

  • A spokeswoman for Vice President Mike Pence and the White House coronavirus task force tested positive for COVID-19.

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