“Aside from some congestion and coughing, the gorillas are doing well,” said Lisa Peterson, executive director of the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
The district has seen more new cases in the last week than in any other seven-day stretch in the pandemic, part of a broader surge in the nation’s Mid-Atlantic region.
A police officer was beaten, a rioter was shot, and three others died during the rampage.
In the wake of last week’s assault on the Capitol, Mayor Muriel E. Bowser of Washington called for officials to expedite security preparations for the inauguration.
Florida decided people 65 and older should get the coronavirus vaccine first. But demand has overwhelmed supply, and people are frustrated.
District of Columbia statehood has long been out of reach. Proponents hope Democratic control of the federal government and the security issues raised over the past week could change that.