Martin Landray: World needs a vaccine and treatments for COVID-19 | Talk to Al Jazeera

The coronavirus is changing the world as we know it. When infections soared earlier this year, governments worldwide implemented strict social distancing measures that slowed the global economy dramatically. So far, more than half-a-million people have died, with 10 million infected worldwide. But the pandemic’s huge cost has forced many countries to lift restrictions and … Read more Martin Landray: World needs a vaccine and treatments for COVID-19 | Talk to Al Jazeera

Trump Decries ‘Campaign’ to Erase History, Announces National Garden of Heros at Mount Rushmore

With the U.S. setting another record in newly reported coronavirus cases Friday, thousands have gathered at President Donald Trump’s Independence Day celebration at Mount Rushmore — and few are wearing protective masks. Nor was there any evidence of social distancing in the tightly packed audience assembled for Trump’s speech and a fireworks display. Trump did … Read more Trump Decries ‘Campaign’ to Erase History, Announces National Garden of Heros at Mount Rushmore

Fashion in lockdown times

Anja Gockel holds a fashion show in Berlin amid social distancing #NewNormal 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: http://reuters.com/ Follow Reuters on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reuters Follow Reuters on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Reuters Follow Reuters … Read more Fashion in lockdown times

Scotland and Wales governments call UK air-bridge plans ‘shambolic’

“Utterly shambolic” – the leaders of Scotland and Wales have delivered a blistering verdict on the way the UK government has handled the rules for those travelling abroad. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) First there was a hastily imposed 14-day quarantine. Now less than a month later, the government has published a list of 73 countries and territories … Read more Scotland and Wales governments call UK air-bridge plans ‘shambolic’

Boris Johnson urges UK to ‘enjoy summer safely’ ahead of pubs reopening

Pubs will be able to open from 6am tomorrow in a bid to avoid sneaking out pints at midnight tonight, Downing Street has revealed. England’s pubs and restaurants will be able to accomodate more than 30 people, on the understanding that strict social distancing between groups and households is observed. The latest news came as … Read more Boris Johnson urges UK to ‘enjoy summer safely’ ahead of pubs reopening

Fines and “class bubbles”: new plans to get children back to school – BBC News

The government has set out plans to ensure all children in England are back in school full-time after the summer holidays. Children in primary schools will be in “class bubbles” and secondary school pupils in “year group bubbles”. Social distancing won’t be enforced. However older children will be encouraged to keep their distance as much … Read more Fines and “class bubbles”: new plans to get children back to school – BBC News

Coronavirus pandemic spread accelerates in US with record daily spike

The US has registered a new record-breaking daily spike of Covid-19 infections, as states were about to reopen parts of their economies. California has decided to make a u-turn and delay the reopening of indoors bars and restaurants. The US “opened too early and the population was not instructed that they had to keep wearing … Read more Coronavirus pandemic spread accelerates in US with record daily spike

BREAKING: ‘Mandatory’ return to school in autumn includes safety ‘bubbles’ – UK COVID-19 update

The Education Secretary said schools will keep classes and year groups separate when all pupils return in the autumn, with social distancing where possible. Restrictions on group sizes for early years providers will be relaxed from 20 July because of falling coronavirus infection rates, he confirmed. Schools are being encouraged to stagger their start and … Read more BREAKING: ‘Mandatory’ return to school in autumn includes safety ‘bubbles’ – UK COVID-19 update

California Rolls Back Reopening Plan as Coronavirus Cases Rise

California Governor Gavin Newsom has ordered partial lockdowns in most parts of the state, to minimize coronavirus spread during July 4 celebrations. The Democratic governor’s order comes amid a troubling increase of California COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. The order applies to 19 counties covering 72% of the state’s population, including Los Angeles County. Many of … Read more California Rolls Back Reopening Plan as Coronavirus Cases Rise

U.S and Russian Astronauts Are Preparing to Take Off for the International Space Station

American Astronaut Kate Rubins and Russian Cosmonauts Sergey Ryzyikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov are preparing to take off for the International Space Station. The three are set to head into space onboard a Russian Soyuz space capsule from Kazakhstan in October. Rubins, speaking from the Johnson Space Center in Houston on Wednesday, explained why biological research … Read more U.S and Russian Astronauts Are Preparing to Take Off for the International Space Station

Tokyo’s Disneyland resort reopens to visitors

Tokyo Disney Resort welcomed visitors on Wednesday for the first time in four months after being closed due to the coronavirus, with fans practicing social distancing as they returned to see Mickey Mouse and other beloved characters. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our … Read more Tokyo’s Disneyland resort reopens to visitors

Tokyo Disneyland reopens after four months

Tokyo Disneyland Resort reopened on July 1 with COVID-19 safety measures in effect. Visitors who have temperatures of over 37.5 degrees or show COVID-19 symptoms will not be allowed in. Face masks are also a must with visitors, and staff is encouraged to disinfect their hands frequently. Social distancing dictates that tickets should be bought … Read more Tokyo Disneyland reopens after four months