Monday September 28-th, 2020

Prepare to shelter in place: NYC mayor Prepare to shelter in place: NYC mayor

De Blasio said there were 814 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus , in New York City: 248 in Queens, 277 in Manhattan, 157 in Brooklyn, 96 in the Bronx, and 36 in Staten Island. "It is not that long before we ...

Norwegian Jewel Cruise Turned Away From Port - Again Norwegian Jewel Cruise Turned Away From Port - Again

They boarded the conference-cruise in Chile almost three weeks ago - long before the escalation which has now left global travel in disarray. HONOLULU (AP) - Two cruise ships were headed to Honolulu after being turned away by other ports.

Border Protection Employees Tasked with Stopping Nonessential Traffic Between Canada, U.S. Border Protection Employees Tasked with Stopping Nonessential Traffic Between Canada, U.S.

The officials said its authority relies on a law that gives the president authority to deny entry to people or to reject cargo if the Surgeon General determines there is "serious danger" of bringing a communicable disease to the United States .

State Department Tells U.S. Citizens Not To Travel Abroad State Department Tells U.S. Citizens Not To Travel Abroad

The level of alert being applied globally is unprecedented, according to the Associated Press news agency. China and Mongolia are now the only countries subject to a State Department level 4 travel advisory due to spread of the new coronavirus .

Returning Travelers Bring Fresh Wave of Coronavirus to Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong Returning Travelers Bring Fresh Wave of Coronavirus to Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong

Starting from 12am local time on Thursday, when the compulsory quarantine arrangement takes effect, some of the inbound travelers will be randomly selected and provided with saliva collection cups to collect specimens for virus testing. Asked by me...

Litchfield Distillery Halts Liquor Production To Make Disinfectant Spray Litchfield Distillery Halts Liquor Production To Make Disinfectant Spray

Though that was thought to mean mostly the production of gear like masks, hand sanitizer is also needed, and DISCUS seems eager to provide it. Since Saturday, the team at Listoke Distillery has sold hundreds of bottles of the 62% alcohol hand gel...

All masses suspended until May: Diocese of London All masses suspended until May: Diocese of London

For as long as necessary, Bishop Fabbro has granted Catholics dispensation from their Sunday obligation. Churches will still be open to the public at certain times, but protocols will vary, said Bishop Gary Gordon of the Roman Catholic Diocese of V...

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro tests negative for coronavirus for the second time Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro tests negative for coronavirus for the second time

The city of Sao Paulo and the state of Rio de Janeiro announced a state of emergency and shut down all public places. It was the biggest protest against Bolsonaro's government to date. Mr Bolsonaro used his televised address to announce emergency...

New Zealand passes Bill to decriminalise abortion, Australia/NZ News & Top Stories New Zealand passes Bill to decriminalise abortion, Australia/NZ News & Top Stories

New Zealand lawmakers have voted in favor of a landmark bill that treats abortion as a health issue rather than a crime. The New Zealand Parliament adopted the bill on the legalization of abortions at third reading, the New Zealand Her...

Four Nirbhaya convicts to hang on Friday morning Four Nirbhaya convicts to hang on Friday morning

The court said the point has been argued and considered. "There is no legal remedy pending in any court and the mercy petitions have been rejected by the president, so there is no impediment to the hangings", public prosecutor Irfan Ahmed said.

Great Lakes Water Authority: 'Flushable' disinfectant wipes are not biodegradable Great Lakes Water Authority: 'Flushable' disinfectant wipes are not biodegradable

Even wipes that advertise themselves as "flushable" should be thrown into the garbage. The Town of Watson posted a notice on social media, asking residents to avoid flushing baby and Clorox wipes down their toilets as it was creating blockages in t...

Thousands of spring breakers flock to Florida beaches despite coronavirus threat Thousands of spring breakers flock to Florida beaches despite coronavirus threat

Still, Florida Democrats want DeSantis to do more and close all beaches in the state. "I mean, look, I don't have all the same information that other people have", the Republican said. "Every single beach will have to abide by the CDC guidelin...

U.S. tells citizens to return, not travel overseas due to coronavirus U.S. tells citizens to return, not travel overseas due to coronavirus

In an unprecedented global health advisory, the department issued its highest-level alert, usually reserved for war zones or hot spots like Syria , North Korea or Somalia. The State Department has said it is aiding citizens overseas. 'We are con...

Senate Passes Coronavirus Emergency Relief Bill After Some GOP Hesitation Senate Passes Coronavirus Emergency Relief Bill After Some GOP Hesitation

It's understood the White House is asking for another $1.3trn from Congress , which would include $500bn in payments to households, $150bn for "severely distressed sectors" of the economy, and $50bn in loans to the crippled airline industry.

Trump approves chloroquine for coronavirus treatment in US Trump approves chloroquine for coronavirus treatment in US

On Thursday, President Trump announced that Hydroxychloroquine, a form of chloroquine, had been approved by the FDA and will soon be available for a prescription for the coronavirus outbreak. One of the three authors of that article was Didier Ra...

London stations close as UK tries to halt virus spread London stations close as UK tries to halt virus spread

The police and even the army could help enforce the restrictions and guard supermarkets . Government sources told CNN on Wednesday that discussions had taken place concerning what role the armed forces could play in enforcing any lockdown measures....

Boris Johnson announces schools will close due to coronavirus Boris Johnson announces schools will close due to coronavirus

At a Downing Street conference Boris Johnson said schools would not be shut for children of key workers such as police officers to ensure their parents are still able to go to work. It was also announced that A Levels and GCSEs would be cancelled f...

Venice's canal water clearer as coronavirus outbreak keeps visitors away Venice's canal water clearer as coronavirus outbreak keeps visitors away

As countries and their governments are urging their populations more and more to "self-isolate" and stop all non-essential travel overseas, tourist "honey traps" including Venice are seeing hardly any visitors. "The air, however, is less polluted sin...

China reports zero domestic coronavirus infection since outbreak China reports zero domestic coronavirus infection since outbreak

For the first time since the outbreak began, China has reported no new domestic cases of Coronavirus in 24 hours. 'It is a scientific problem. Citing the United Nations' Declaration on the Right to Development, the author says that "saving pe...

Michel Barnier with a Positive Coronavirus Test Michel Barnier with a Positive Coronavirus Test

Barnier's boss, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen, also sent best wishes, wishing him a swift recovery. The EU's chief Brexit negotiator tested positive for the coronavirus . The European Union's present position , as articula...

Tulsi Gabbard ends 2020 campaign and endorses Joe Biden Tulsi Gabbard ends 2020 campaign and endorses Joe Biden

Tulsi Gabbard ended her longshot presidential bid on Thursday, and threw her support to Joe Biden . "Our Democratic Party is unfortunately not the party that is of, by and for the people", Gabbard said at the November Democratic debate, when aske...

Prince Albert of Monaco tests positive for coronavirus Prince Albert of Monaco tests positive for coronavirus

However, he is being monitored by his personal doctor and by specialists at the Princess Grace Hospital Centre, which is named after his mother Grace Kelly . Prince Albert with his wife Charlene, Princess of Monaco. Fluent in English and French, ...

Supermarkets hire thousands of extra staff in Norfolk amid coronavirus outbreak Supermarkets hire thousands of extra staff in Norfolk amid coronavirus outbreak

Among them were Tesco stores in Stowmarket and Martlesham where shoppers were spotted out with their trolleys as the doors were opened. It follows other supermarkets in introducing reserved time slots for the elderly. From feedback he has receive...

Burkina Faso Reports First Coronavirus Death In Sub-Saharan Africa Burkina Faso Reports First Coronavirus Death In Sub-Saharan Africa

According to local reports, Burkina Faso has 27 coronavirus cases officially in its two cities, Ouagadougou and Bobo Dioulasso. Dr Yao says their assessment concluded that numerous confirmed cases in African countries were imported from places wh...

Iran frees 85,000 prisoners amid coronavirus outbreak Iran frees 85,000 prisoners amid coronavirus outbreak

Eslami cited a study by Sharif University of Technology in Tehran , which has come up with three potential scenarios for the spread of the virus in the Islamic Republic. A day later, he himself would be in quarantine from the virus. Jordan deploye...

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