America’s ‘warped’ backlash to face masks during deadly coronavirus pandemic

Earlier this month, more tensions over masks had caused frictions in communities across the country. In Stillwater, Oklahoma, a plan to reopen restaurants was proposed by city officials, along with a mandatory mask order to protect customers and workers. But the order had to be removed, after workers were verbally abused by customers, who arrived […]

Coronavirus pandemic | Centre tweaks criteria for discharge of COVID-19 patients

> Mild/very mild/pre-symptomatic cases admitted to a COVID Care Facility will undergo regular temperature and pulse oximetry monitoring. The patient can be discharged after 10 days of symptom onset and no fever for 3 days. There will be no need for testing prior to discharge.

Coronavirus pandemic | The school year really ended in March

I home-schooled my kids for a few years, and it wasn’t easy. A lot of luck made it possible: a flexible work schedule, a well-paying job, a supportive spouse, a comfortable home, healthy children, and my own good health and education. Few families have the resources to pull off home schooling. Yet it is now […]

Foreign Minister: China to Expand ‘Health Silk Road’ in Wake of Coronavirus Pandemic

“The potential of the Belt and Road comes from constantly opening up new areas of cooperation. After the [Wuhan coronavirus] epidemic, the desire of countries to develop the economy and protect people’s livelihoods will be stronger, and the demand for cooperation in the field of public health will also increase significantly,” Wang said.

Latam Airlines, South America’s largest carrier, seeks bankruptcy protection amid coronavirus pandemic

The Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing underscores the severity of the financial challenges facing the travel industry as a result of the lockdowns, quarantines and other measures taken by governments the world over to stem the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.

Durham Fair 2020 Canceled Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

“During these very challenging times, we have been confronted with a life situation that was unexpected, historic and has affected all our lives,” Daniel Miramant, president of the Durham Agricultural Fair Association, wrote in a message to the community on Facebook. “Our beloved Fair has endured for over a century through countless challenging situations and […]

California’s Proposition 13 ballot fight intensifies with coronavirus pandemic

A new $12 billion revenue stream sounds great to many city and school officials. California’s estimated $54 billion deficit could lead to deep cuts in school budgets — as much as $19 billion. San Francisco is looking at a $1.7 billion shortfall, and Oakland has to solve a $122 million budget problem over the next […]

Martin Lewis’ issues key advice for car owners during the coronavirus pandemic

It follows previous advice issued by the consumer expert that describes how people can get an interest-free loan for a year, where he helped explain the small print on the Government’s new business loan scheme.

NBA Hall of Fame ceremony may be postponed amid coronavirus pandemic

The ceremony is scheduled to be held over Aug. 28-30, 2020, but large gatherings may still be questionable by the end of August. “We want to have all that information by month’s end and decide what our action plan is going to be,” Doleva told The Boston Globe.

Canadian PM Trudeau pushes for national sick leave plan to prep for coronavirus second wave

“Nobody should have to choose between taking a day off work due to illness or being able to pay their bills.” @JustinTrudeau said he will work with provinces to ensure those who need it have 10 days of paid sick leave a year. PM said he spoke to Jagmeet Singh about this yesterday