Can small restaurants survive coronavirus? | FT

Small, independent restaurants are the backbone of the industry. But margins are tight at the best of times – so how can they cope with the pandemic? In the third of a series of films on how restaurants are adjusting to life after lockdown, food writer Tim Hayward and the FT’s Daniel Garrahan visit Brixton … Read more Can small restaurants survive coronavirus? | FT

Is Turkmenistan really coronavirus-free? | The Stream

Turkmenistan is one of a handful of countries that has not reported a single coronavirus case during the global pandemic. Despite neighbouring Central Asian countries including Iran, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan all battling COVID-19, Turkmenistan has so far only acknowledged the presence of pneumonia. Some critics are doubtful of the government’s coronavirus-free claim and say … Read more Is Turkmenistan really coronavirus-free? | The Stream

Northern England: Restrictions reimposed as COVID-19 cases surge

Coronavirus restrictions have been reimposed in parts of northern England after an increase in infections. Pubs, restaurants, cafes and gyms remain open, but some people feel being targeted. Al Jazeera’s Jonah Hull reports from Oldham, near Manchester. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera … Read more Northern England: Restrictions reimposed as COVID-19 cases surge

Coronavirus: Shielding ends in England as lockdown ease delayed

Today was meant to be a big milestone for the leisure and beauty industries in England, but owners are having to re-write their business survival plans and customers hoping for some more normality have seen it slip further away. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) People who have been shielding can stop and even go back to work now … Read more Coronavirus: Shielding ends in England as lockdown ease delayed

Lockdown easing on hold in England as coronavirus cases rise – BBC News

Plans to further ease England’s coronavirus lockdown have been put on hold, because of a rise in the rate of infections. Boris Johnson has said it’s time to “squeeze the brake pedal” on further relaxation of the rules, warning that the country shouldn’t be complacent. The Prime Minister now says face coverings should be worn … Read more Lockdown easing on hold in England as coronavirus cases rise – BBC News

Hong Kong postpones elections: ‘It’s the hardest decision I’ve had to make’, says Carrie Lam

Hong Kong’s government has postponed its parliamentary elections by a year. Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam cited a worsening Covid-19 outbreak in the city for the decision. The elections had been due to take place in September. They will now be held in September 2021. “The announcement I have to make today is the most … Read more Hong Kong postpones elections: ‘It’s the hardest decision I’ve had to make’, says Carrie Lam

Undrunk beer powers waste water treatment plant | ABC News

Millions of litres of beer which expired at South Australian breweries amid the coronavirus pandemic has been converted into renewable energy, helping to generate enough to power a wastewater treatment plant. The Glenelg Wastewater Treatment Plant, west of Adelaide, is using beer that expired due to reduced sales in restaurants, pubs and clubs when South … Read more Undrunk beer powers waste water treatment plant | ABC News

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers Issues Statewide Mask Mandate as Virus Cases Spike

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Thursday issued a statewide mask mandate amid a spike in coronavirus cases. Evers’ order set up a conflict with Republican legislative leaders and some conservatives who oppose such a requirement and successfully sued to kill the governor’s “safer at home” order. Evers, a Democrat, declared a new public health emergency … Read more Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers Issues Statewide Mask Mandate as Virus Cases Spike

As French tourists discover Paris, local restaurants discover a demanding clientele

In the absence of foreign tourists, French travellers are converging on Paris to rediscover their capital. But with local businesses finding French tourists have tighter purse-strings than Asian or American visitors, they are being forced to innovate, and improve their levels of service and quality. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news … Read more As French tourists discover Paris, local restaurants discover a demanding clientele

Australia Sets Coronavirus Record as Melbourne Lockdown Struggles

Australia has suffered its worst day of Covid-19 infections with Victoria state recording 723 new cases, dashing hopes that a lockdown in the city of Melbourne was bringing the outbreak under control. “Age-care cases, including staff, account for just around 10% of the total cases announced today,” said Prime Minister Scott Morrison. He added that … Read more Australia Sets Coronavirus Record as Melbourne Lockdown Struggles

Coronavirus: Hong Kong on verge of ‘large-scale’ outbreak, says Carrie Lam – BBC News

Hong Kong’s hospital system could face “collapse” as it grapples with a sharp rise in coronavirus cases, the city’s leader Carrie Lam has warned. She said the city was “on the verge of a large-scale community outbreak” and urged people to stay indoors. New regulations, including mandatory face masks and the closure of dine-in restaurants, … Read more Coronavirus: Hong Kong on verge of ‘large-scale’ outbreak, says Carrie Lam – BBC News

Qld closing some shopping centres, restaurants after two teens test positive to COVID‑19 | ABC news

Queensland health officials say contact tracing is underway after two 19-year-old women were out in public for eight days with flu-like symptoms after returning to Brisbane from Melbourne via Sydney on July 21. Read more here: https://ab.co/31azE4b For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 … Read more Qld closing some shopping centres, restaurants after two teens test positive to COVID‑19 | ABC news

‘At war’: Kenya extends COVID-19 restrictions

President Uhuru Kenyatta has extended a curfew and banned the sale of alcohol in restaurants for a month after a surge in cases of COVID-19. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. Get the latest news on: … Read more ‘At war’: Kenya extends COVID-19 restrictions