Members of the MS-13 and 18 gangs were packed into overcrowded cells yesterday in El Salvador as they waited to be searched and inspected due to coronavirus concerns. Authorities from the General Directorate of Penal Centres (DGCP) visited three Salvadorean prisons, some of them maximum security, to check on the inmates and to carry out searches amid the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic. Pictures show the heavily tattooed gangsters, most of them wearing coronavirus face masks, rammed into tiny cages as authorities inspect the facilities.

Protesters across the U.S. rally against stay-at-home orders aimed at reducing the spread of coronavirus. Leading coronavirus modeling shows the country’s collective sacrifice of an economic shutdown — which has resulted in over 30 million jobless claims — has likely prevented hundreds of thousands of deaths, serving as a sign that social distancing is effective. Protests to reopen economies have been held across the U.S. over the last few months as the number of coronavirus cases and fatalities continues to rise. COVID-19 has infected more than 1.4 million people and killed over 85,000 in the U.S., per Johns Hopkins data.

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