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⚡️U.S. coronavirus fatalities now exceed 50,000.
Joe Farley wears a mask as he gets a haircut at the just reopened Salon À la Mode in Dallas. Photo: LM Otero/AP
Multiple states are preparing to plunge into the unknown with partial coronavirus reopenings for non-essential businesses, and Georgia and Oklahoma will lead the way.
Why it matters: We have no idea how this will go, but experts emphasize that prematurely lifting the lockdowns could create a surge in new cases.
Between the lines: Some of these states are loosening their rules for the benefit of rural areas, while letting urban mayors keep tighter rules in place.
In Georgia, Gov. Brian Kemp's plan allows gyms, bowling alleys, nail salons and hairdressers to open today. Movie theaters and restaurants can open on Monday.
In Oklahoma, Gov. Kevin Stitt authorized personal-care businesses to open, AP reports.
In Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott is preparing to roll out partial reopenings for restaurants and hair salons.
Turkey: Muezzin Davut Avci prays alone during the evening prayer in the closed Suleymaniye Mosque on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.
Go deeper: Ramadan during the coronavirus pandemic
Not The Onion: Tom Hanks has a pen pal named Corona, an 8-year-old Australian boy who was bullied at school and called "coronavirus."
Hanks signed it: "You got a friend in me!"