Top Charlotte news: Internet speeds down; stay-at-home order issued; more

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Republicans forging ahead with Charlotte convention

The RNC has an advantage over Democrats: Its convention is scheduled for a month later, in late August.

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Report: Internet speeds down 20% in Raleigh, 22% in Fayetteville, stable in Durham 

Demand for internet services, from streaming to telecommuting as the coronavirus continues to spread, is driving down internet speeds by a significant margin in Raleigh, Fayetteville, Charlotte and Winston-Salem, according to a new broadband analysis site.

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Backlog at NC testing labs delays COVID-19 notifications to patients, risks exposure to others

A Charlotte woman who was tested for COVID-19 waited an entire week to learn she was negative for the virus. She self-quarantined in her home while she waited for the results, but she worried about the hundreds of other employees who report to the same office building as she did before she was tested.

Read the full story on WNCN.

Mecklenburg County issues ‘stay-at-home’ proclamation

Mecklenburg County issued a stay-at-home proclamation Tuesday, per the county manager. County officials say the proclamation will take effect at 8 a.m. today and will run through April 16. The proclamation will allow residents to go to the grocery store, go to restaurants for takeout, and go outside to “be in nature for exercise.”

Read the full story on WNCN.

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