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The mayor of Detroit is expressing confidence in the city's coronavirus turnaround. He says it's now time for residents with chronic conditions to be allowed to return to their doctors. To stop the spread of the virus, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in March banned visits and procedures that weren't related to preserving the health or safety of patients. Mayor Mike Duggan says it made sense but that it's time to ease up. Duggan says people with diabetes, health problems and even cancer haven't seen their doctors. More than 1,000 Detroit residents have died from complications of COVID-19.

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  Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Monday she wants to pause the implementation of work requirements for adults in Michigan’s Medicaid expansion program until a lawsuit is resolved, but doing so would require an agreement from Republican lawmakers.

The rules are scheduled to begin in January. Though nine states have had their waivers approved by the Trump administration, Michigan would be the only state with requirements in effect.