Sunday July 12-th, 2020

Christmas Lights Trend Spreads Joy Amid Coronavirus Christmas Lights Trend Spreads Joy Amid Coronavirus

Every year, I look forward to seeing them put up. "Today a few of my neighbours decided we needed a bit more light in this dark time and made a decision to turn their Christmas lights back on". If you notice your neighbors turning on their Christ...

Animal shelters seek people to breed pets during coronavirus pandemic Animal shelters seek people to breed pets during coronavirus pandemic

And with no potential new owners to meet homeless animals , fewer are being adopted. There are hand sanitizing stations scattered throughout the shelter, social distancing practices are being followed by staff, and communal surfaces (like door han...

Italy reports 475 new coronavirus deaths in just 1 day Italy reports 475 new coronavirus deaths in just 1 day

Iran has also been hit especially hard, with more than 17,000 cases and 1,100 deaths. Italy is the hardest-hit country after China , where at least 8,758 people have died since the coronavirus outbreak began late a year ago. China, meanwhile, ha...

We underestimated coronavirus — European Commission head We underestimated coronavirus — European Commission head

The decision to close borders is the most significant emergency measure yet from the European Union , which has scrambled to come up with a unified response to the epidemic. 'Germany will implement it immediately, ' added the leader of Europe's big...

IMF Rejects Venezuela’s Request For $5bn Coronavirus Aid IMF Rejects Venezuela’s Request For $5bn Coronavirus Aid

President Nicolas Maduro made the request earlier in the day, but in a statement hours later, the Washington-based institution indirectly cited a dispute over his leadership when denying his petition. Severe sanctions applied past year by the Don...

Clashes Break Out Between Migrants, Greek Police at Turkish Border Clashes Break Out Between Migrants, Greek Police at Turkish Border

Turkey has so far had one death from coronavirus and a total of 98 cases. Turkey has been accused of "Fanning the flames of Europe's coronavirus crisis" by crowding migrants onto its frontier with Greece. The conservative Greek government has pr...

Australia, New Zealand move to seal borders to curb virus Australia, New Zealand move to seal borders to curb virus

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has annouced that the Government has taken further measures to protect New Zealanders from the COVID-19 virus, effectively stopping all people from boarding a plane to New Zealand from 11.59pm today, except for returni...

Uddhav Thackeray seeks peoples’ cooperation in ‘war’ against COVID-19 Uddhav Thackeray seeks peoples’ cooperation in ‘war’ against COVID-19

Three people have so far died of the infection in the country. "This virus is spreading step-by-step and Maharashtra has the highest number of affected", Thackeray said. "HOME QUARANTINED" reads the hand stamp, as well as a date given to it to determ...

Brexit: Raab Rejects Transition Extension Because of Coronavirus Brexit: Raab Rejects Transition Extension Because of Coronavirus

The drafts include a proposed free trade agreement and key annexes, and proposed agreements on aviation safety, air transport and civil nuclear industries. "It's not a subject that's being regularly discussed, I can tell you, in Downing Street at the...

BBC Newsnight: Coronavirus death toll passes 100 as United Kingdom schools shut BBC Newsnight: Coronavirus death toll passes 100 as United Kingdom schools shut

The government has announced that schools will remain closed until further notice as of Friday. Boris Johnson and Gavin Williamson have said schools will close to all pupils except those of key workers in a bid to slow the spread of Covid-19.

Hong Kong dog that tested positive for coronavirus dies days after quarantine Hong Kong dog that tested positive for coronavirus dies days after quarantine

The pet dog that was tested for the illness in Hong Kong has died two days after it was released from quarantine. "The owner said she was not willing to [allow] an autopsy to examine the cause of death", a spokesperson for the city's Agriculture, F...

Buhari reduces price of petrol to N125 per litre Buhari reduces price of petrol to N125 per litre

Confirming the adjustment in the pump price of petrol, a statement signed by Mele K. Kyari , Group Managing Director, NNPC on Wednesday said the downward review will now translate to N125/litre retail pump price. The price reduction is expected to a...

China records no new local infections as global death toll touches 8,938 China records no new local infections as global death toll touches 8,938

How the virus started still hasn't officially been declared but there have been thousands of cases of Covid-19 in the Chinese city. Media captionStudents in Guizhou province, south-west China, are returning to school after more than a month off W...

World Health Organization chief calls COVID-19 ‘enemy against humanity’ World Health Organization chief calls COVID-19 ‘enemy against humanity’

He urged states to introduce physical distancing measures, including cancelling sporting events, concerts and other large gatherings, to slow down transmission. Italy, which has recorded almost 3,000 deaths out of more than 35,700 cases, is meanwhile...

China outraged after Trump calls coronavirus the "Chinese Virus"

Others accused Trump of using China to deflect criticism over his slow response to accepting the urgency of the outbreak and the lagging rate of testing in the U.S., for which Trump has categorically said he is not responsible. The World Health Organ...

COVID-19: Telangana cancels vistor meetings of jail inmates COVID-19: Telangana cancels vistor meetings of jail inmates

If they need medical attention, inmates must pay a $4 copay, just to be seen by a nurse. In Arizona prisons, incarcerated people are forced to pay for their own personal hygiene supplies like soap and toothpaste. Vijayawada, March 17 (SocialNews.XY...

Magnitude 5.7 quake recorded near Salt Lake City Magnitude 5.7 quake recorded near Salt Lake City

Utah Department of Transportation spokesman John Gleason said there are no initial reports of damage to Utah roadways or bridges. Salt Lake City Airport handled more than 26 million passengers in 2019 and is a hub for Delta Air Lines.

NY considering stay-at-home order within 48 hours NY considering stay-at-home order within 48 hours

All schools in NY are too near to Wednesday until April 1, an official request marked by Cuomo on Monday said. In response, Cuomo's chief of staff, Melissa DeRosa, said in a statement that "any blanket quarantine or shelter in place policy woul...

China expels USA journalists in escalating media freedom row China expels USA journalists in escalating media freedom row

The expulsions will lead to a major personnel loss in these three media organisations' China operation, especially for the Wall Street Journal , which had already seen three reporters expelled from China last month. The Foreign Ministry said the a...

Senate approves House's coronavirus relief bill, sending measure to Trump Senate approves House's coronavirus relief bill, sending measure to Trump

Senate has passed a bipartisan funding and relief package as part of the nation's response to the coronavirus pandemic, Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley of OR announced on Wednesday. A COVID-19 testing sign at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital ...

Air Transat, Porter Airlines cancel flights Air Transat, Porter Airlines cancel flights

Porter Airlines has announced it will suspend all flights until June amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has devastated the airline industry. All three airlines will operate in the next few days to bring as many Canadians home as possible. "Changes and c...

Ontario to close provincial parks to the public

As part of the emergency order, Ford said Ontario is immediately prohibiting gatherings of more than 50 people, including parades, events, and communal services within places of worship. Dr. Etches says residents should self-isolate for 14 days if th...

Sobering COVID-19 study prompted Britain to toughen its approach Sobering COVID-19 study prompted Britain to toughen its approach

It was not immediately clear if Ferguson had met Johnson face to face although the professor attended Johnson's news conference. "No, I always viewed it as very serious", Trump said. On Monday, a day after the White House was sent an advance copy of ...

UK Shuts Down Schools, Cancels Exams in Coronavirus Lockdown UK Shuts Down Schools, Cancels Exams in Coronavirus Lockdown

Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Brits to avoid pubs, clubs, theatres and other social venues on Monday but didn't announce school closures then. His announcement followed United Kingdom education secretary Gavin Williamson informing the House of ...

Schools to close indefinitely from Friday | Education Schools to close indefinitely from Friday | Education

He told MPs: "The spike of the virus is increasing at a faster pace than anticipated and it is crucial we continue to consider the right measures to to relieve the pressure on the health system". Asked by the BBC's Laura Kuenssberg about the duration...

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