Coronavirus movies: Seven films to watch at home this week

My favourite moments have to be Pitt’s ridiculous face as those closet doors swing open, the way Tilda Swinton says “foolish” and what that machine George Clooney is building in his garage actually does. Oh my.

Firms look for ways to keep home-based staff engaged

New Delhi: Pritam Thakur who lives by his own in Bengaluru used to take pride in the fact that his firm, homegrown regional-language social media platform ShareChat, celebrated every festival with a lot of fanfare in its offices. After ShareChat asked employees to work from home in the wake of the coronavirus outbreaks, weeks before […]

Gloria Gaynor Talks ‘I Will Survive’ TikTok Challenge: ‘Happy Birthday’ Is ‘No Fun’

On March 10, the disco queen, 70, kicked off her now-viral #iwillsurvivechallenge on TikTok with a video of herself washing her hands with soap and water for 20 seconds to the song’s chorus, encouraging fans to curb the spread of the disease. (As the CDC has recommended, the best coronavirus prevention methods are basic forms […]

J.K. Rowling launches Harry Potter at Home to let fans join the wizarding world in isolation with quizzes & games

On the site, it explains this is “where you’ll find all the latest things to keep you occupied – from special activity kits from Bloomsbury to Scholastic, to nifty magical craft videos (teach your friends how to draw a Niffler!) fun articles, quizzes, puzzles and more. 

‘None of us are sick, it’s all fine’: Spanish backpackers are filmed by sickened locals partying and ignoring social distancing in the COVID-19 red zone of Bondi – as their home country is ravaged by the virus

Moratorium on evictions from rental properties for the next six months: Scott Morrison said State and Territories will be moving to ban landlords from evicting tenants who are struggling to pay rent. Mr Morrison urged landlords to work with their tenants and banks on immediate solutions. 

Phoenix NBL guard Kyle Adnam helps basketball fans break isolation boredom with online training program

Adnam’s immediate future is up in the air, with plans to play in the NZNBL with Wellington all but scotched, but he is under contract with the Phoenix for next season, meaning he does not have to deal with the uncertainty of free agency in these extraordinary times.

‘Parasite’, ‘Atlantics’ to ‘On Body and Soul’: 10 foreign films you can binge on during the quarantine period

ThelmaIf you are looking for something less ‘serious’ and want to have fun, then do watch the Norweigan movie Thelma. At the outset, it is about Thelma and the feelings she develops with her friend. Having lived all her life with her parents, who are practising Christians, Thelma moves to Oslo for her graduation programme. […]

India’s oldest COVID-19 survivor a teetotaller and non-smoker who loves his rice gruel with tapioca chips

“We were planning to come to Kerala in August but advanced the journey as my grandfather insisted that we should visit him soon. However, now we feel that it was a blessing or else we would have been in Italy right now,” Rijo told ‘PTI’.

In a pandemic, to baby or not to baby?

“I have had plenty of moments of gratitude that I’m the only person I have to worry about … it makes things relatively simple that way,” she says. “But the flip side of that has also been something I’ve had to process; the isolation can feel extra isolating as a single person who lives alone, […]

Coronavirus Roundup: Graduations Disrupted; Teachers Bring Smiles To Homebound Neighborhood; New Cases, Deaths

Treatment Center Established At San Mateo County Event CenterThe medical station at the San Mateo County Event Center will not house patients who are positive with coronavirus, but would be used to take on overflow from surrounding hospitals. The county has set up RVs and hotel rooms for patients who are positive with COVID-19. “We […]