Monday through Thursday at lunchtime, Empire KVCR News has your daily news rundown. Stories highlighted today include:
- Nearly 1,000 more COVID-19 cases are added to Riverside County’s patient count.
- California is again ordering sweeping closures of non-essential businesses statewide as the coronavirus continues to spread.
- California hospital group Sutter Health is trying to delay a major settlement payment it’s supposed to make for violating antitrust practices.
- The U.S., China, and the United Arab Emirates are sending spacecraft to Mars starting this week, to seek signs of ancient microscopic life.