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News Roundup: As Coronavirus Numbers Rise, Cape Region Takes Up the Challenge

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Alecia Orsini
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As case numbers continue to rise, local hospitals cope with a shortage of protective gear. Governor Baker orders nonessential bricks-and-mortar businesses to close and extends the school shutdown until May. The Islands attempt a contruction ban, but it's no so easy. And local volunteers take up the call to sew protective masks.

Those stories and more on today's program, as WCAI News Director Steve Junker rounds up the local response to the coronavirus with some of the region’s leading journalists. 

This week's guests include WCAI’s Sam Houghton, Jennette Barnes, and Eve Zuckoff; Noah Asimow of the Vineyard Gazette; Tim Wood from the Cape Cod Chronicle; Mary Ann Bragg of the Provincetown Banner; Jack Spillane at the Standard-Times in New Bedford; Josh Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Geroge Brennan of the Martha's Vineyard Times; and WCAI's Mike Deehan at the Statehouse.

Steve is Managing Editor of News. He came to WCAI in 2007. He also hosts the weekly News Roundup on Friday mornings, and produces The Fishing News and Weekend Outlook.