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    Based on geography, seasonality, and latitude, when it is your turn to get the virus, you will get it. You can't place a tarp, a mask, or a lockdown in front of a virus, the same way you can't arrest the movement of a hurricane; you must deal with it with a healthy and functioning society. That is the enduring lesson of what we are seeing throughout the world, where there is zero correlation between human input and the trend of the virus. Hawaii is the latest example of this phenomenon. Hawaii might possibly have the strictest lockdown and mask mandates in the country. It is essentially as strict as the Philippines, though without the threat of being shot...
    By DEBORA REY, ALMUDENA CALATRAVA and CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated Press BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — In Argentina's capital, authorities closed a bar after customers were seen drinking beer on the sidewalk in violation of pandemic lockdown measures. Some Buenos Aires stores flouted a ban to stay shut, saying online sales are inadequate. Tired of months of quarantine, an Olympic rower broke the rules and trained alone on a river. He cried with joy and a sense of release once back on the water. People are on edge in Argentina, where the number of new coronavirus cases is surging despite nearly five months of strict limits on movement and activities in the Buenos Aires area, home to about two-thirds of the...
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — In Argentina’s capital, authorities closed a bar after customers were seen drinking beer on the sidewalk in violation of pandemic lockdown measures. Some Buenos Aires stores flouted a ban to stay shut, saying online sales are inadequate. Tired of months of quarantine, an Olympic rower broke the rules and trained alone on a river. He cried with joy and a sense of release once back on the water. People are on edge in Argentina, where the number of new coronavirus cases is surging despite nearly five months of strict limits on movement and activities in the Buenos Aires area, home to about two-thirds of the country’s population. Argentina was struggling economically long before the...
    The ex-wife of Prince Louis of Luxembourg has travellled to London following the lift of lockdown, sharing glimpses of her glamorous return. Former Princess Tessy of Luxembourg, 34, wed Louis in 2006, and has two children Prince Gabriel of Nassau, 14, and Prince Noah of Nassau, 12, with the Prince, who is the third son of the country's reigning monarch Grand Duke Henri.  Tessy, who lost her title after divorcing Louis last April and now splits her time between Luxembourg and London, took to Instagram to share her joy at being back on the capital's social scene. Scroll down for video Former Princess Tessy of Luxembourg has travellled to London following the lift of lockdown, sharing glimpses of her glamorous return...
    NEW Zealand has been plunged into panic-buying mayhem after the country went back into lockdown because of just five new coronavirus cases. Chaotic scenes of people clashing in supermarkets and gridlocked roads could be seen as the government implemented new, wide-ranging restrictions to prevent a further outbreak in Auckland, which contains 1.6million people. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 12Shoppers seen queueing as time runs out before restrictions come in Credit: Getty Images - Getty 12The shelves were beginning to empty at supermarkets in WellingtonCredit: AFP or licensors 12It's a tight squeeze at a supermarket in the suburb of Johnsonville in WellingtonCredit: AFP or licensors Police are at New Lynn Countdown after...
    HOLIDAYING celebs are putting lockdown behind them and adopting the mantra, “Sun’s out, bum’s out” with teeny thong bikinis. Here, we take a look at the trend along with rating the cheekiest celebs on our wedgie-ometer, with marks out of five according to the amount of flesh on show. 10Brazilian model Izabel Goulart, 35, hails from the country of skimpy beachwear and here she is in Mykonos showing her derriere is far from a Greek tragedy - Wedgie rating: 4/5 10Rita Ora, 29, is still Hot Right Now in this matching blue three-piece. While the singer covers up with a face mask, she lets it all hang out in tanga thongs. Not that anyone is complaining - Wedgie rating: 3/5...
    ED Sheeran and his wife Cherry Seaborn are expecting a baby this summer after they kept mum about the pregnancy during the coronavirus lockdown. The A-list dad-to-be — the biggest musician in the world today — and Cherry are said to be “overjoyed” with the news. 13Ed Sheeran and his wife Cherry Seaborn are expecting a babyCredit: Getty Images - Getty 13Cherry kept her pregnancy secret in lockdownCredit: BackGrid It comes after the British singer-songwriter, 29, announced a break from music last Christmas, following two-and-a-half years on the road. Friends revealed he decided to put the time to good use and start a family — with Cherry, 28, already in the final stage of her pregnancy. A source said they...
    Auckland, New Zealand, is going back into lockdown for at least three days after several people tested positive for the coronavirus, the first cases detected among New Zealanders in over 100 days. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed the new outbreak of cases in a press conference on Tuesday. Four members of a family tested positive for the disease, and all infected were tested again to confirm, according to 9 News Australia. “We have a resurgence plan that we are now activating,” Ardern said. “That plan is based on everything that we have learned as a country to date about COVID-19. It’s also based on what we’ve seen from resurgence overseas.” After an Auckland resident was confirmed to have the disease,...
    NEW Zealand has placed a quarter of its population back into lockdown after four new cases of the coronavirus were identified. The news comes after the country went 102 days without recording any new cases of community transmission. The new outbreak reportedly involves four members of the same family. More to follow... For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online. Thesun.co.uk is your go to destination for the best celebrity news, football news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video. Download our fantastic, new and improved free App for the best ever Sun Online experience. For iPhone click here, for Android click here.  Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thesun and follow us...
    By Enrico Dela Cruz MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has lauded Russia's efforts to develop a coronavirus vaccine and is willing to participate in trials, as he welcomed a supply offer from Moscow that he expects will be free of charge. Russia expects regulatory approval for a potential COVID-19 vaccine this month and is ready to provide it to the Philippines, or team up with a local firm to mass produce it. The Philippines has among Asia's highest numbers of coronavirus infections, which rose to 136,638 on Monday after a record daily jump of 6,958 cases. "I will tell President (Vladimir) Putin that I have huge trust in your studies in combating COVID and I believe that the...
    By Praveen Menon WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A New Zealand retirement village has gone into lockdown after residents displayed symptoms of respiratory illness, the New Zealand Herald reported on Tuesday. The Village Palms retirement village in Christchurch advised of the lockdown in a letter to family members today, the newspaper said. No further details were immediately available. New Zealand, which has managed to largely contain the spread of the coronavirus, has gone more than 100 days without community transmission of COVID-19. (Reporting by Praveen Menon; Editing by Shri Navaratnam) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape is pressing ahead with plans to lift lockdown measures in the Pacific nation this week, even as a recent sharp spike in coronavirus infections worries health officials. Marape said a two-week lockdown in the capital of Port Moresby would be lifted from Wednesday, despite the country's reported cases of COVID-19 doubling over the past week. "Whilst the spread is there, we have to adapt to living with COVID-19 this year, instead of taking on drastic measures," Marape told a news conference on Monday. PNG had a total of 214 cases and three deaths as of Sunday, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported, up from 104 cases and one death the...
    Australia's Victoria state has reported the deadliest day of the coronavirus pandemic since the outbreak began, while daily infections in the hot spot fell to its lowest number in weeks. The state of Victoria, where the capital Melbourne has been struck with a second virus wave, recorded 19 new deaths on Monday, with 14 of the deaths connected to outbreaks at aged care facilities. While daily deaths rose there, the state saw its lowest number of confirmed COVID-19 infections since July 29, reporting 322 new cases. AUSTRALIA WOMAN BASHED COP'S HEAD INTO 'CONCRETE' FOR ASKING ABOUT MASK: REPORT The latest figures did not include new infections and deaths from other Australian states, although Victoria has been accounting for the vast majority of both in recent...
    A “Freedom Day” rally in the Australian city of Melbourne on Sunday that drew anti-mask protesters onto the streets of the Victorian state capital ended with seven arrests and dozens more fines issued to participants. Victoria State Police confirmed the arrests in a statement, saying 27 fines had been issued for breaches of Victorian Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton’s public order for people to stay home as a result of the coronavirus crisis. Some of the protesters arrested were vocal in front of cameras as they were hauled away, with some describing the move by police as “Nazi Australia”:  Six other people refused to tell police their details after being detained and were later released but each fined $1652. In total, 24...
    Simon Cowell was present process again surgical procedure on Saturday night time after a foul bike accident, Web page Six is informed. The “America’s Received Expertise” star, 60, was rushed to hospital following the crash at his house in Malibu, California. He was testing a brand new electrical bike within the courtyard of his house when the accident occurred, sources mentioned. “Simon has damaged his again and will probably be having surgical procedure this night,” a rep for Cowell confirmed on Saturday night time. “Simon had a fall from his bike on Saturday afternoon while testing his new electrical bike within the courtyard at his home in Malibu together with his household,” the rep added.Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman...
    Simon Cowell reportedly needed back surgery on Saturday night after he got into a bad biking accident, sources disclosed to Page Six. According to the outlet, the America’s Got Talent judge was trying out his new electric bike at home when something went wrong. A rep for Cowell said he had “broken his back” and went into surgery later that night. He was taken to the hospital immediately after the accident, which occurred at his house in Malibu, California. “Simon had a fall from his bike on Saturday afternoon whilst testing his new electric bike in the courtyard at his house in Malibu with his family,” said the source. Page Six said the 60-year-old had been spending lockdown with his...
    Simon Cowell was undergoing back surgery on Saturday night after a bad bike accident, Page Six is told. The “America’s Got Talent” star, 60, was rushed to hospital following the crash at his home in Malibu, California. He was testing a new electric bike in the courtyard of his home when the accident occurred, sources said. “Simon has broken his back and will be having surgery this evening,” a rep for Cowell confirmed on Saturday night. “Simon had a fall from his bike on Saturday afternoon whilst testing his new electric bike in the courtyard at his house in Malibu with his family,” the rep added. Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman seen on a bike ride with their son Eric...
    Kim Jong-un ordered the distribution of aid to the border city of Kaesong – KCNA via KNS North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered the distribution of aid to the border city of Kaesong after the area was locked down last month to fight the coronavirus, state media said on Sunday. Authorities raised the state of emergency to the maximum level for the city in July, saying they had discovered the country’s first suspected virus case. A train carrying goods arrived in the “totally blocked” c ity of Kaesong on Friday, the official KCNA news agency reported. “The Supreme Leader has made sure that emergency measures were taken for supplying food and medicines right after the city was totally...
    (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered a public relations campaign to ensure schools reopen on time in September and said in a meeting that they should be the last places to close even in case of a local lockdown, The Sunday Times newspaper reported. "The PM stressed (in a Thursday meeting) that the harm done to children's education by not attending school as well as to their mental health is far more damaging than the low risk posed (by the coronavirus), which schools will be carefully managing," the newspaper quoted a source as having said. A study published on Tuesday said Britain risks a second wave of COVID-19 this winter twice as large as the initial outbreak...
    I saw "Jurassic Park" with my mom in my first trip to the movies in months. Universal Pictures/Jacob Sarkisian I visited the movie theater for the first time in five months — and as an avid movie-goer, it felt like an age. Now theaters have reopened in the UK, I  went as soon as I could to see "Jurassic Park" on the big screen with my mom. The theater I visited had a lot of social distancing rules in place, including e-tickets only, and their new practice of leaving a minimum of two empty seats between occupied seats in their screens. While the lobby was almost empty, food and drink were served as normal, and people adhered to the...
    LOVE Island fans have gone wild for Curtis Pritchard as he showed off his dramatic weight-loss after taking up mountain biking in lockdown. The 24-year-old star looked trimmer than ever in his latest Instagram photo, where he also appeared to debut a slick new hairstyle. 6Curtis wowed fans with his trim new lookCredit: Instagram In the photo, Curtis is posing on a sun-soaked balcony with bright-blue skies behind him. He is wearing a simple khaki T-Shirt with blue jeans, and his hands in his pockets. The star's hair is trimmed around the sides, with a trendy curly mop on top - and Curtis referenced the UK's ongoing heatwave in the post's caption. He wrote: "Not a cloud in the sky"....
    PRINCE Charles has today been named the hardest working royal in lockdown. The Prince of Wales, 71, managed to wrack up 69 engagements since March 23 - despite isolating for two weeks after being diagnosed with the deadly bug himself. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 8Prince Charles visits Middlemoor Fire Station in Exeter on July 22 - today named as one of the hardest working royalsCredit: Getty - Pool 8Kate Middleton and Prince William have started to head out for in person visits Credit: Getty - Pool 8The Queen even knighted Sir Thomas Moore during the lockdown in a socially distanced ceremonyCredit: Getty Images - Getty The Duke of Cornwall quarantined in Scotland...
    WARSAW (Reuters) - Bundesliga top scorer Robert Lewandowski has agreed to invest in a Polish company set up to produce sports-related video games, whose popularity has grown during the coronavirus lockdown. Low labour costs, a young educated workforce and a gaming tradition rooted in the Communist era had helped to make Poland a leading video game exporter even before lockdown restrictions boosted the sector. Movie Games said on Thursday it had signed a contract with Polish footballer Lewandowski that will make him a shareholder in a company to be launched by September to develop sports video games. "I see a huge potential in this segment," Lewandowski said in a statement published by Movie Games, which is listed on the...
    VIDEO4:0204:02Most college students don't plan to take a gap year due to Covid-19, survey findsSquawk Box For college students heading back to campus this month, life will be decidedly different. For example, at Middlebury College in Vermont, the school's 2,500 undergraduates are required to quarantine for two weeks before returning to school and get tested immediately upon arrival. After their Covid-19 test, they can move into their dorm room but must remain there until the test results are in. Meals are delivered and students are only allowed to leave their room to use the bathroom. Once they're cleared, they can move around campus but must remain at school at all times. Hikes through the Champlain Valley, trips to town and visits...
     A high school teacher plays Nintendo's Animal Crossing at home in Melbourne during the country's enforced coronavirus coronavirus lockdown.William West | AFP via Getty ImagesNintendo's operating profits skyrocketed 428% in the fiscal first quarter, the company said Thursday, a wild jump that reflects just how much the video game industry has benefited from the coronavirus pandemic. The Japanese gaming giant reported operating profit of 144.7 billion yen ($1.4 billion) in the April-June quarter, smashing analyst expectations and representing a massive climb from the 27.4 billion yen it posted in the year-ago quarter. Net sales meanwhile came in at 358.1 billion yen, up an impressive 108% from the 172.1 billion yen Nintendo reported in the same period last year. Sales of...
    WE all have a spot in the house that becomes a dumping ground for all things lost and found - whether it's an entire room, a chair in the corner or the garage. And someone who knows a little something about this is Bex Kitchen, 25,  but rather than deal with the mess any longer, she used her free time to completely transform her cluttered spare room into a dreamy nursery on the cheap - and ruthlessly chucked almost everything in it. The mum-of-one, who is currently furloughed, is hoping to open up as a childminder in the near future from her home and thought to turn the stress-inducing space into an amazing child’s room which she will...
    THIS is the moment a screaming woman is pinned to the floor by three cops after allegedly breaking lockdown rules. The unnamed mum, from Melbourne in Australia can be seen struggling against the three officers as her daughter shouts: "She's in pain." ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 12The mum was pinned to the floor by three cops after 'resisting arrest'Credit: Facebook 12The woman shows off a huge bruise on her armCredit: Facebook 12The pair were handed a hefty fineCredit: Facebook Melbourne, in the state of Victoria is under strict new lockdown rules - including a curfew, after premier Daniel Andrews declared a state of disaster following a spike in Covid-19 cases. In...
    By ANDY BROWNBILL and ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A bright side for plant nurseries of Melbourne’s first pandemic stay-at-home order was that many householders took the time to garden. But the latest lockdown in Australia’s second-largest city is far tougher. More than 250,000 people were thrown out of work on Thursday. Those whose jobs are deemed essential need government-issued permits to travel the near-empty streets of a virtual ghost town to get to their jobs. The rolling restrictions have created confusion and uncertainly in a population navigating Australia’s toughest-ever lockdown that makes mask-wearing compulsory and imposes an 8 p.m.-to-5 a.m. curfew. Melbourne nursery owner Simon Collings said the nursery and hardware industries became the surprise winners...
    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A bright side for plant nurseries of Melbourne’s first pandemic stay-at-home order was that many householders took the time to garden. But the latest lockdown in Australia’s second-largest city is far tougher. More than 250,000 people were thrown out of work on Thursday. Those whose jobs are deemed essential need government-issued permits to travel the near-empty streets of a virtual ghost town to get to their jobs. The rolling restrictions have created confusion and uncertainly in a population navigating Australia’s toughest-ever lockdown that makes mask-wearing compulsory and imposes an 8 p.m.-to-5 a.m. curfew. Melbourne nursery owner Simon Collings said the nursery and hardware industries became the surprise winners of Melbourne’s original lockdown in March when home...
    By SYLVIA HUI, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Officials in Scotland ordered bars, cafes and restaurants in the city of Aberdeen to close Wednesday, reimposing anti-virus restrictions after a cluster of 54 COVID-19 cases in the area was linked to a single bar. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the new cases raised wider alarm of a “significant outbreak” of the coronavirus emerging in the northeastern port city. Aberdeen officials published a list of 28 bars and restaurants, three golf clubs and a soccer club visited by about 200 people so far traced from the cluster. Sturgeon said all hospitality venues in the city of about 229,000 residents need to be closed by the end of business Wednesday. Visitors were...
    New coronavirus cases in Spain have steadily increased since the country eased lockdown measures on June 21, but the country is now seeing daily coronavirus figures similar to April, when the country starting flattening the curve. Spain reported over 5,700 new cases Tuesday and more than 8,500 cases Monday, according to John Hopkins University data. A reported 60 percent of the country’s new cases have come out of Madrid and Aragon, a region located in the north east. SPAIN'S CORONAVIRUS INFECTION RATE HAS TRIPLED IN LAST THREE WEEKS, OFFICIALS SAY Spain was largely able to staunch the spread of the virus between the months of May and June, but by early July, new daily coronavirus cases were increasing, contributing to the country’s...
    Wayfair's revenue spiked 84 per cent to $4.3billion in the second quarter as Americans under lockdown restrictions redecorated their homes amid the coronavirus pandemic.   According to a company statement, total net revenue increased by $2billion to $4.3 billion, up 83.7 per cent from last year.  The Boston-base furniture company's shares shot up to 3 per cent on Wednesday. The company swung to adjusted earnings per share of $3.13. Meanwhile, international revenue increased $310.2million, up 90.5 per cent from last year.  Wayfair's revenue spiked 84 per cent to $4.3billion in the second quarter as Americans under lockdown restrictions redecorated their homes amid the coronavirus pandemic Wayfair CEO Niraj Shah said in a statement: 'We experienced unprecedented demand in Q2 and...
    THE Mayor of Luton has quit after he was pictured flouting lockdown rules at a party just days before cases surged in the town. Tahir Malik and two other councillors were forced to apologise after the photographs of them at the garden party were shared online. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates Tahir Malik, seen in a pink shirt at the head of the table, was pictured at the event in Luton The mayor has apologised after the photographs were shared He has now stepped down from his role after breaking coronavirus guidelines. Mr Malik said: "Once again I regret my actions which were below the standard of my position and would like to...
    LONDON (AP) — Officials in Scotland ordered bars, cafes and restaurants in the city of Aberdeen to close Wednesday, re-imposing lockdown restrictions after a “cluster” of coronavirus infections was reported in the area. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said 54 cases were reported and more than 20 pubs and restaurants were involved. The cases have contributed to a wider fear that there has been a “significant outbreak” in the northeastern port city, she said. Sturgeon said all hospitality venues in the city need to be closed by end of business Wednesday. People are advised not to travel to Aberdeen, and residents should not travel more than 5 miles (8 kilometers) from their homes unless for work or essential trips....
    Lockdown measures are to be reimposed in the Aberdeen place soon after a spike in coronavirus conditions, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has stated. Talking at her each day coronavirus briefing in Edinburgh on Wednesday, Ms Sturgeon explained 54 cases had been reported as aspect of a cluster of bacterial infections in Aberdeen. She included the increase in instances had contributed to a bigger panic there was a “important outbreak” in the town. Underneath the reimposed restrictions, inhabitants in the Aberdeen region are being told to travel no additional than 5 miles from their household and requested not to enter just about every other’s houses. All indoor and out of doors hospitality has also been explained to to near by...
    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Melbourne’s usually vibrant downtown streets were draining of signs of life on Wednesday on the eve of Australia’s toughest-ever pandemic restrictions coming into force. Many of the stylish boutiques and eateries in a city dubbed Australia’s Hipster Capital that prides itself on superior coffee had already closed their doors ahead of a ban on non-essential businesses that will throw 250,000 people out of work from Thursday. Defense personnel in camouflage fatigues and police officers patrolled the streets enforcing pandemic rules that include mandatory masks, which the few pedestrians were abiding by. The closing down of Australia’s second-largest city, which usually accounts for a quarter of the nation’s economic activity, also coincided with frenetic preparation. Hairdresser Niki...
    By ASANKA BRENDON RATNAYAKE and ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Melbourne’s usually vibrant downtown streets were draining of signs of life on Wednesday on the eve of Australia’s toughest-ever pandemic restrictions coming into force. Many of the stylish boutiques and eateries in a city dubbed Australia’s Hipster Capital that prides itself on superior coffee had already closed their doors ahead of a ban on non-essential businesses that will throw 250,000 people out of work from Thursday. Defense personnel in camouflage fatigues and police officers patrolled the streets enforcing pandemic rules that include mandatory masks, which the few pedestrians were abiding by. The closing down of Australia’s second-largest city, which usually accounts for a quarter of the nation’s...
    The Earth Well being Firm says a staff sent to China for preliminary investigations into the origins of the coronavirus had “comprehensive discussions” with researchers in Wuhan. Meanwhile, The Philippines has recorded the maximum amount of daily instances however in all of South-East Asia as a new lockdown will come into outcome. This tale will be current throughout Wednesday and was final up to date at 3:15amWednesday’s essential moments:COVID-19 staff experienced ‘extensive discussions’ with experts in Wuhan, suggests WHOThe World Wellness Organization (WHO) mentioned a crew despatched to China to probe the origins of COVID-19 has had “considerable discussions” and exchanges with scientists in Wuhan, wherever the outbreak was to start with detected. The talks incorporated updates on animal health...
    Police in Melbourne, Australia, are warning the public of a "dangerous" rise in people resisting COVID-19-related lockdown measures, sometimes violently. In one case, a 26-year-old policewoman had her head repeatedly smashed into concrete pavement during a confrontation with a 38-year-old woman who refused to wear a mask, Chief Commissioner Shane Patton told reporters. AUSTRALIA DECLARES 'STATE OF DISASTER' IN VICTORIA AS CORONAVIRUS SPIKE CONTINUES A face mask mandate and stay-at-home order took effect in Australia’s second-largest city at the end of July. Under the "stage four" lockdown, the 4.9 million-plus residents may leave their homes to shop for groceries, give essential medical care and do front-line work. They are also able to exercise within 3 miles of their house, but for no longer than one...
    Number 10 Downing Street has reportedly confirmed that London and other major British cities could be placed under local lockdowns that would ban travel in and out of them if there is a spike in Chinese coronavirus cases. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is said to have “war gamed” scenarios in which local travel bans, as seen in communist China, that could be implemented in cities throughout the United Kingdom. The move would be in lieu of imposing another national lockdown, a government insider told The Times. “Another national lockdown is like our nuclear deterrent — we will never rule it out but it should be the very last resort in the fight against Covid,” said the insider. On Monday, The...
    President Donald Trump on Monday repeated that a strategy of a long time or permanent lockdown was never an option to defeat the coronavirus entirely. “It’s important that all Americans recognize that a permanent lockdown is not a viable path toward producing the result that you want, or certainly not a viable path forward,” Trump said. The president spoke about lockdowns during a press conference at the White House, saying that long term lockdowns would inflict more harm than good on the country. He cited other foreign countries such as Spain, Germany, France, Australia, Hong Kong, and Japan, who were also experiencing spikes in coronavirus cases as an example, despite their own efforts at lockdowns. “Lockdowns do not prevent infection...
    Reuters August 3, 2020 0 Comments The U.S. government’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, on Monday said states with high coronavirus case counts should reconsider imposing lockdown restrictions, emphasizing the need to get cases to a low baseline before the fall flu season. In some states with moderate case counts, experts are seeing “that same insidious increase in percent positive that we had seen and pointed out … in states like Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Minnesota and others”, Fauci said during an interview with the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Fauci said last week that he was seeing signs the surge of COVID-19 cases could be peaking in the South and West while other areas were...
    Nicole Kidman reunited with her mother after spending eight months apart due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She shared the big moment on Instagram with a pair of photos showing the two embracing after they had appropriately quarantined themselves. “Feels so good to be able to hug my mum! It’s been 8 months. I missed her 80th birthday but I’m here now. Love you Mumma,” Kidman, 53, captioned the pair of images. KEITH URBAN, NICOLE KIDMAN'S DAUGHTER, 12, IS TAKING FILMMAKING LESSONS, SINGER SAYS According to People, Kidman recently returned to Australia to work on her new series, “Nine Perfect Strangers.” She, her husband, Keith Urban, and their two daughters Sunday, 12, and Faith, 9, spent the mandatory two weeks in quarantine...
    UK CORONAVIRUS cases have jumped by 938 in the biggest rise for 38 days with more people dying as the death toll rises to 46,210. There have now been 305,623 people infected with coronavirus, according to today's government figures. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 1Greater Manchester has been hit by a lockdown as infections soar in the areaCredit: AFP or licensors Today’s figures come after the death toll has rose by just eight on Sunday – which was the lowest rise since before lockdown began. It comes amid news Boris Johnson is preparing to ban indoor get-togethers over fears of a second wave of the virus. The Prime Minister is poised to burst...
    A TOP cop has slammed a night club after it became the first in Britain to re-open during the coronavirus crisis – just six miles away from the lockdown zone. Deputy Chief Constable Terry Woods, of Lancashire Police, said it was “not helpful at all” for Switch in Preston to allow hundreds of drinkers back through its doors at the weekend. Switch nightclub in Preston was the first in Britain to reopen There were long queues outside Switch on Saturday night Locals are furious at the move after Preston City Council gave bosses the green light on Saturday. Footage shows revellers stood shoulder-to-shoulder in the busy club where punters paid up to £200-a-ticket. DDC Woods said to "open a venue...
    Nursing home worker Emmanuel Adeniji has been convicted of raping a 73-year-old Alzheimer’s patient in her room during the coronavirus lockdown. 52-year-old Adeniji, of Royal Canal Court, Kilcock, County Kildare, described as a “trained healthcare professional who has worked in healthcare for 15 years” with no previous convictions by Irish public broadcaster Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ), attacked the pensioner in her room at 3 a.m. on April 3rd. She was found in a distressed state the following day by staff. She told investigators she was always “locked in because of the virus” and that her attacker had assaulted her in silence and left her very sore. Adeniji was arrested 11 days later after the Gardaí (Guards), Ireland’s police force, analysed CCTV, and while he initially...
    Picture copyright PA Media Diners across the Uk will be capable to love half-value meals in the course of August from Monday, as component of a government plan aimed at boosting places to eat and pubs submit-lockdown. “Consume out to enable out” applies to try to eat-in food and consume on Monday to Wednesdays at extra than 72,000 venues. The discounted is capped at £10 for each person and does not utilize to alcohol. But critics claimed unhealthy foods should have been excluded from the scheme, over fears it could fuel being overweight. HM Income and Customs manager Jim Harra has also warned the scheme may not offer you price for dollars for taxpayers. How can...
    Although coverage of anti-lockdown protests has focused largely on groups in the United States, a demonstration against masking and other anti-coronavirus efforts drew tens of thousands to the streets of Berlin this weekend, even as German officials say a new domestic coronavirus spike may be underway. Around 20,000 people joined the attended the Berlin protest Saturday, according to the BBC. Organizers had billed the event as a “day of freedom” from Germany’s restrictive lockdown measures, which include a mandatory masking order. Protesters, the outlet noted, carried signs that read, “Corona, false alarm” and “We are being forced to wear a muzzle,” and chanted that “masks make us slaves.” A seemingly surprised BBC said that “some participants were from the far-right...
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - More than 9,500 runners competing in Moscow's annual half-marathon on Sunday wore masks and gloves in the starting area, had their temperature checked and were told to observe social distancing rules because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 21.1-km race had been postponed from May, when the Russian capital was in lockdown because of the new coronavirus. Participants in a separate 5-km (3.11 miles) run were also asked to follow social distancing rules, though this can be challenging when racing. Russia reported 5,427 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours on Sunday, more than 660 of them in Moscow, bringing the nationwide tally to 850,870. The death toll in Russia rose to 14,128. Despite the new cases,...
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Coronavirus infections in the Philippines surged past 100,000 Sunday in a troubling milestone after medical groups declared that the country was waging “a losing battle” against the virus and asked the president to reimpose a lockdown in the capital. The Department of Health reported a record-high daily tally of 5,032, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 103,185, including more than 2,000 deaths. The Philippines has the second-most cases in Southeast Asia after Indonesia, and has had more infections than China, where the pandemic began late last year. President Rodrigo Duterte eased a tough virus lockdown in the capital, Manila — a city of more than 12 million people — on June 1 after...
    BRITAIN is in a very different place to where it was just two weeks ago. Then Boris Johnson was predicting near normality by Christmas and we could see fairy lights at the end of the tunnel. 3It's been claimed that many who don’t speak English haven’t been informed of the new lockdown restrictionsCredit: Reuters Since then the Government has been forced to slam on the brakes, with last- minute restrictions on holidaymakers and local lockdowns in large parts of the North. And there is more pain to come over fears a second spike has already started. Government scientists know the virus is mainly being spread by friends and relatives meeting up in their homes. So a fresh ban on indoor...
    A massive crowd turned out in the German capital of Berlin on Saturday to protest lockdown measures that the protesters believe are limiting their freedoms. Demanding a "return to democracy," nearly 20,000 people assembled in demonstrations that stretched for miles across the city and featured signs that read, "Corona, false alarm," "We are the second wave," and "We are being forced to wear a muzzle." "Our demand is to return to democracy," said one protester who did not wish to be named. "The mask that enslaves us must go." Law enforcement attempted to enforce social distancing and mask mandates but found limited success with the crowd of anti-government protesters who expressed frustration with months of mandatory lockdown restrictions. “We’re...
    NORTHERN Brits hit last night by bombshell new lockdown laws can meet in pub gardens - but NOT in back gardens. The clarification comes after widespread confusion over the new restrictions, which were announced at 9.16pm last night. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 6Millions of Brits hit by new, tighter lockdown laws in the north have been told they can meet at pub gardens - but not in their back gardenCredit: BackGrid 6It comes after a day of confusion on how the new lockdown will operateCredit: AP:Associated Press 6Muslims celebrating Eid had their temperatures checked before they were allowed to enter a Manchester mosque todayCredit: AP:Associated Press Areas including Greater Manchester and Blackburn...
    SIX areas across the north of England and the Midlands could face new lockdown restrictions over fears about their coronavirus infection rates. Meanwhile cases have more than tripled in some areas including North Yorkshire, which borders regions hit with new lockdown restrictions overnight. 6Public Health England has produced a list of areas of 'concern', 'enhanced support' and 'intervention' More than 4.5 million people across Greater Manchester, east Lancashire and West Yorkshire were told not to visit other people's homes as infection rates grow across the regions. A Public Health England 'watchlist' published today has revealed six areas classed as 'areas of concern' where restrictions could be brought in next. Eden in Cumbria and Sandwell in the West Midlands both...
    The United Kingdom has announced a delay in rolling back coronavirus lockdown restrictions in England. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was set to continue easing the measures residents have lived with for the past few months, but concerns over an increase in cases forced him to pause any such plans, the BBC reported. “On Saturday 1 August we had hoped to reopen in England a number of the higher-risk settings that had remained closed ... Today I am afraid we are postponing those changes for at least a fortnight,” Johnson said at a news conference, according to Reuters. BRITISH PM BORIS JOHNSON DEFENDS SPAIN TRAVEL BAN AMID CORONAVIRUS SPIKE “I know that the steps we are taking will be a real blow...
    THESE passionate lads won't be getting a wink of sleep tonight... unfortunately, their fed-up girlfriends have nothing to do with it. Yes, as Arsenal and Chelsea fans fret ahead of tomorrow's FA Cup final, a nation of football widows will be cursing the beautiful game - hearing of nothing else all day and resigning themselves to a Saturday night alone. 12Lauren King has lost partner Alfie's attention since matches resumedCredit: Darren Staples - The Sun It’s made all the worse by the fact that during lockdown they never had it so good. According to a new survey, the pause on live sports had a positive impact on romantic relationships. After coronavirus stopped play on the pitch, a THIRD noticed...
    CAMERON Diaz guzzles wine as part of an online 'wine challenge' on TikTok. The 47-year-old actress samples some of her own Avaline wine in the video as her business partner Katherine Power holds the wine glass between her teeth. 7Cameron took part in her first ever TikTok challengeCredit: Instagram Katherine, who is sat between Cameron's legs, tilts her head back so that the star can drink from the glass. Towards the end of the clip Cameron has to steady the glass with her hand, before she bursts out laughing. Diaz debuted her "first" TikTok video on Instagram, writing, "Made my first TikTok ya’ll!! @avaline @katherinepower #winechallenge ???? #avalinewinechallenge ✨✨#ahhvaline ✨✨" She added: "Who’s up next?!?!" 7The Holiday actress launched her...
    LONDON (AP) — UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson puts lockdown-easing on hold amid growth in coronavirus cases. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    BORIS Johnson is today set to hit the brakes on easing the coronavirus lockdown. The Prime Minister will give a press conference at midday and is expected to announce that most of the measures which were to be lifted tomorrow would now be put on ice. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 18Boris Johnson is expected to hit the brakes on lifting the easing of lockdown 18   18   The reopening of leisure centres including skating rinks, casinos and bowling alleys will now be pushed back. Socially-distanced theatres and music venues had also been expected to open. The move comes after the Office for National Statistics today revealed the number of coronavirus cases...
    By FARAI MUTSAKA, Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Streets were empty in Zimbabwe’s cities and towns on Friday as the military and police kept a strong presence to thwart an anti-government protest and enforce a coronavirus lockdown. Organizers say demonstrators originally planned to protest alleged government corruption but are now targeting the ruling political party, ZANU-PF, using the hashtag #ZANUPFmustgo.” Tensions are rising in Zimbabwe as the economy implodes. Inflation is more than 700%, the second highest in the world. President Emmerson Mnangagwa has described the planned protest as “an insurrection to overthrow our democratically elected government.” He warned that security agents “will be vigilant and on high alert.” Normally teeming downtown Harare was deserted as soldiers and police...
    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Streets were empty in Zimbabwe’s cities and towns on Friday as the military and police kept a strong presence to thwart an anti-government protest and enforce a coronavirus lockdown. Organizers say demonstrators originally planned to protest alleged government corruption but are now targeting the ruling political party, ZANU-PF, using the hashtag #ZANUPFmustgo.” Tensions are rising in Zimbabwe as the economy implodes. Inflation is more than 700%, the second highest in the world. President Emmerson Mnangagwa has described the planned protest as “an insurrection to overthrow our democratically elected government.” He warned that security agents “will be vigilant and on high alert.” Normally teeming downtown Harare was deserted as soldiers and police patrolled the streets and manned...
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain imposed a tougher lockdown in swathes of northern England after a rise in the rate of novel coronavirus transmission, raising concerns that a second wave of the deadly virus could sow yet more turmoil. Around 4 million people were ordered not to mix with other households in Greater Manchester, the biggest city in northern England, parts of West Yorkshire and East Lancashire, though they can still go to the pub and to work. The measures, introduced hastily at the start of the annual Muslim Eid al-Adha "feast of sacrifice", come after Britain reported its highest number of new COVID-19 infections in more than a month. "The problem with this virus is that it thrives on the...
    PARIS (AP) — France's economy shrank by nearly 14% in the second quarter when the country was in coronavirus lockdown, a third consecutive quarter of negative growth in a worsening recession, the national statistics agency said Friday. The startling plunge of 13.8% from April-June starkly illustrated the punishing economic cost of the two-month lockdown. The pain was so damaging to jobs and industries that the government is talking down the possibility of another nationwide lockdown as infections tick upward again. France's economy was already slowing, shrinking by 0.2% in the last quarter of 2019, before the pandemic hit with full force. French GDP shrank by 5.9% in the first quarter of 2020 as COVID-19 patients started to flood and overwhelm...
    PARIS (AP) — France’s economy shrank by nearly 14% in the second quarter when the country was in coronavirus lockdown, a third consecutive quarter of negative growth in a worsening recession, the national statistics agency said Friday. The startling plunge of 13.8% from April-June starkly illustrated the punishing economic cost of the two-month lockdown. The pain was so damaging to jobs and industries that the government is talking down the possibility of another nationwide lockdown as infections tick upward again. France’s economy was already slowing, shrinking by 0.2% in the last quarter of 2019, before the pandemic hit with full force. French GDP shrank by 5.9% in the first quarter of 2020 as COVID-19 patients started to flood...
    AFTER days of watching infections rise abroad, last night Health Secretary Matt Hancock was forced to reintroduce a shock partial lockdown in the north-west.  From midnight last night millions in Manchester and a host of outlying towns have been banned from staying in each other’s homes. 5It is right to reintroduce lockdown in the north-west and not let our hard work go to wasteCredit: Alamy 5Matt Hancock announced last night that people in parts of the north-west will not be allowed to meet inside Uncompromising as the new restrictions sound, the Health Secretary is right to impose them. After the months of hardship the nation has gone through it would be disastrous to relax and let our hard work go to waste.  But...
    Image copyright Reuters The coronavirus crisis may possibly be causing prevalent financial upheaval around the globe, but the world’s biggest tech corporations are flourishing. Amazon income soared 40% in the a few months ending June, whilst Apple observed a surge in buys of its iPhones and other components. At Fb, the number of men and women on its platforms, which include WhatsApp and Instagram, jumped by 15%. The gains appear as the corporations facial area scrutiny above their measurement and ability. At a hearing in Washington on Wednesday, lawmakers grilled the providers about no matter whether they were being abusing their dominance to quash rivals, noting the sharp contrast involving their fortunes and numerous other companies. Their...
    GABORONE (Reuters) - Botswana's capital city Gaborone returned to a two-week lockdown from midnight on Thursday to stem the latest local coronavirus surge in the country, an official said. Under new rules for the capital and surrounding areas, only essential workers would be able to leave home for work, with others only able to leave the house to buy groceries. All gatherings will be banned and hotels, restaurants, gyms and schools will close. Botswana ended a national lockdown on June 15, allowing businesses and schools to reopen under strict conditions, as the country was recording most of its cases at border points from truck drivers bringing goods into the landlocked country from South Africa. The diamond-rich country is now experiencing...
    EXCLUSIVE: Julianne Moore, Don Cheadle, Sanaa Lathan, Rebecca Hall, Chris Cooper, Alessandro Nivola, Emily Mortimer, Rosie Perez and Debra Winger are among the all-star cast of innovative feature “With/In,” a made-at-home anthology film revolving around themes of confinement and isolation. Trudie Styler and Celine Rattray’s newly rebranded Maven Screen Media (“American Honey”) is in production on the two-hour feature, which is a collection of short films made during lockdown by a slew of top actors and directors. Scroll down for the full list of participants. The project was initiated when Maven and Emmy-winning writer-producer Margaret Nagle (“Boardwalk Empire”) asked actor-director families and friends to come up with stories about life stuck inside. Storylines include a couple stuck together after...
    The coronavirus crisis might be causing widespread economic upheaval around the world, but the world's biggest tech firms are thriving. Amazon sales soared 40% in the three months ending June, while Apple saw a surge in purchases of its iPhones and other hardware. At Facebook, the number of people on its platforms, which include WhatsApp and Instagram, jumped by 15%. The gains come as the firms face scrutiny over their size and power. At a hearing in Washington on Wednesday, lawmakers grilled the companies about whether they were abusing their dominance to quash rivals, noting the sharp contrast between their fortunes and many other firms. Their positions are likely to become even stronger, as the pandemic pushes even more activity...
    EXCLUSIVE: Julianne Moore, Don Cheadle, Sanaa Lathan, Rebecca Corridor, Chris Cooper, Alessandro Nivola, Emily Mortimer, Rosie Perez and Debra Winger are among the many all-star forged of modern characteristic “With/In,” a made-at-home anthology movie revolving round themes of confinement and isolation. Trudie Styler and Celine Rattray’s newly rebranded Maven Display screen Media (“American Honey”) is in manufacturing on the two-hour characteristic, which is a set of quick movies made throughout lockdown by a slew of high actors and administrators. Scroll down for the complete checklist of contributors. The challenge was initiated when Maven and Emmy-winning writer-producer Margaret Nagle (“Boardwalk Empire”) requested actor-director households and pals to provide you with tales about life caught inside. Storylines embody a pair caught...
    TWO of The Walking Dead's biggest stars have been locked in a prank war spanning years. Andrew Lincoln, who plays Rick Grimes and Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl Nixon, became fast friends on the AMZ zombie drama, which has been on screen for an entire decade. 4Rick and Daryl are two of the show's most popular charactersCredit: AMC Even though Lincoln no longer appears in the series, having made his departue back in 2018, the pair continue to uphold the practical joke tradition. Even lockdown hasn't stopped the pair taking playful swipes at each other, according to Reedus, who spoke to ComicBook.com during a virtual panel about the show. Explaining his latest stunt, Reedus recounted: "I've found a couple of...
    Amid the horrific stories of coronavirus fatalities and disorder all around the world, scientists have reported a ray of light-weight. Just about simultaneously, two independent groups in Europe discovered their neonatal intense treatment models appeared quieter through the pandemic. Was this a coincidence? Or have been there actually fewer infants born prematurely who essential intense care? And if less untimely toddlers were getting born, why? So, the researchers researched what was heading on to test to get a fuller picture of how COVID-19 has an effect on pregnant women of all ages and their newborns.Here’s what they identifiedIn Denmark, there was a major fall (about 90%) in the charge of infants born incredibly untimely (beneath 28 weeks gestation) for the...
    By GONZALO SOLANO, Associated Press QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Struggling to breathe, Luis Gualotuña arrived before dawn Wednesday at a coronavirus testing site in the Ecuadorian capital of Quito, which has experienced an alarming surge in COVID-19 cases since the government started to reopen the economy last month. Hours later, Gualotuña was still in a long line, waiting. “My throat hurts, my body hurts. I have general discomfort and I came here to find out if I have COVID. There is nothing left to do but wait,” said Gualotuña, a 34-year-old unemployed carpenter. The new coronavirus first tore through the port city of Guayaquil in March and April, killing hundreds and horrifying people around the world with scenes of bodies...
    Health officials in Sweden reported on Tuesday that they are gaining better control of the coronavirus. “That Sweden has come down to these levels is very promising,” Anders Tegnell, one of the nation's top epidemiologists, said during a news conference. "The curves are going down, and the curves for the seriously ill are beginning to approach zero." Sweden's falling infection rate has coincided with an increase in testing, bolstering Tegnell's positive outlook. Sweden, which hit its peak in infectious and critical illnesses from the virus in late June, has seen the rate of new infections fall significantly since. State health officials reported just two new deaths on Tuesday, bringing the country's full tally to 5,702. Tegnell also...
    Graphic images emerged at Spain’s first bullfight since the start of the coronavirus lockdown, showing blood pouring out a dying bull’s convulsing body. The footage shows the matador repeatedly stabbing the bull’s back with a sword until the bull could no longer walk, collapsing and bleeding out on the ground. Even after the matador delivered a final blow with a small knife, the bull continued to struggle as it slowly died. Its hoof was cut off as a keepsake, a tradition when the crowd is happy with the matador’s performance. Source: LA TORTURA NO ES CULTURA // TORTURE IS NOT CULTURE The horrible scene, recorded by activists in Avila, reignited calls to end the cruel bloodsport. Carmen Ibarlucea...
    Sweden is seeing a 'very positive' downward trend in coronavirus cases after its much-debated decision not to go into lockdown, its top epidemiologist says. Anders Tegnell said the number of seriously sick patients was 'close to zero' with the curve of new virus cases also bending downwards. Tegnell is also continuing to play down the effectiveness of face masks - saying there is 'no point' wearing them on public transport.  Sweden recorded only 1,716 new cases last week, down from 9,094 just a month earlier, and deaths have also been on the decline.     'The curves go down, and the curves over the seriously ill begin to be very close to zero. As a whole, it is very positive,' Tegnell said.  ...
    Domestic violence across the five boroughs of New York City soared at the peak of the state’s coronavirus lockdown, recently unveiled data reportedly show, confirming predictions from experts, assertions from law enforcement officials, and echoing global trends. A New York Post article published late on Sunday and reprinted by other news outlets this week revealed: When the pandemic first laid siege, experts predicted that mandatory lockdowns and soaring unemployment would cause a rise in household abuse, and figures now bear them out — with domestic violence reports at some agencies doubling and even tripling in the past few months. The Post’s findings are consistent with a recent United Nations report highlighting skyrocketing domestic violence incidents amid the coronavirus-linked lockdowns across the world. Despite the problems...
    BORIS Johnson fears a second wave of coronavirus will sweep over the UK this summer - and it could start in just a FORTNIGHT. The Prime Minister is said to be "extremely concerned" by new outbreaks "bubbling up", both at home and abroad. 1The Prime Minister fears a second surge of coronavirus will hit the UK in just a fortnightCredit: Evening Standard ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates A senior Government source told the Daily Mail: "People have got to realise we're in the middle of a pandemic." Although the number of UK cases is relatively low, rises were recorded each day last week. It's the first time that's happened since the peak of...
    BRITISH tourists boozing it up in Barcelona and surrounding resorts are being ordered to stop partying amid a sudden spike in Covid-19 infections.  Local authorities fear a harsh lockdown is on the cards after coronavirus cases rocketed by more than 10,000 in the past fortnight. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 5A crackdown on outdoor raves has also been launchedCredit: Alamy 5The stag-party destination is warning revellers to stay clear Credit: Alamy Although the Spanish government declared Spain a safe country to travel, thousands of British tourists were ordered to self-isolate for 14 days on their return from Spain or face a £1,000 fine. Catalonia and its capital Barcelona are at the heart of...
    McDonalds revenue falls 30% Budget Built 1972 C3 Corvette Tears Up the Track Parents reunite with daughter after 137 days in COVID-19 lockdown at pediatric care facility TOMS RIVER, N.J. – A look of disbelief slowly grew on Zoe Marziano's face last week when the staff at Children's Specialized Hospital said her parents would finally be allowed to visit her inside the long-term care home for young people with disabilities. © Courtesy of the Marziano family Fred Marziano reading to his daughter Zoe for the first time in almost five months after visiting restrictions were made more lenient amid the COVID-19 pandemic. © Courtesy of the Marziano family Fred Marziano hugs his daughter Zoe after visiting restrictions were made more lenient...
    Horrifying images show a sword twitching up and down in a bull's back as its dying body convulsed at Spain's first bullfight since lockdown.  The gruesome spectacle was filmed in Avila, 55 miles west of the Spanish capital, Madrid. It has unleashed a fresh storm of outrage at the bloodsport, with campaigners demanding an end to bullfighting amid a surge of coronavirus cases in the country. Carmen Ibarlucea, from animal rights group La Tortura No Es Cultura (Torture Is Not Culture), said: 'Have we not already had an overdose of death and pain in these past months?' 
    BEACHES were packed in Barcelona despite the city and the region of Catalonia facing a total lockdown in ten days. Hundreds of people were seen enjoying the near 30C heat despite the rise in coronavirus cases where more than 7,000 people have been infected within a few days. 15Beaches were packed despite Barcelona facing a total lockdown within ten daysCredit: Getty Images - Getty 15Temperatures soared to highs of 30C in the city as people flocked to the sandCredit: Getty Images - Getty 15A group of lads seen playing volleyball on a beach in BarcelonaCredit: Getty Images - Getty The region's political chief Quim Torra described the next ten days as "the most important of the summer," describing the...
    Why do people need to eat so often? Months into quarantine, cooking has become the bane of my life. I wasn’t always like this. I cooked dinner every day from scratch for my husband and two small children. But in the Before Times, we could meet friends at a restaurant. Or run to the grocery store for last-minute ice cream. There were breaks and treats built into our routine. After five months of being trapped at home, preparing five meals every day (three meals and two snacks) for four people and only getting grocery delivery every other week, I’m burning out. My 3- and 5-year-olds refuse to eat anything besides marshmallows and croutons. My body is 80 percent soup from...
    Hoover Institution senior fellow Dr. Scott Atlas told "The Story" Monday that, in his opinion, the widespread availability of a coronavirus vaccine "is absolutely not a predicate for opening." "Right now is not a time to panic," Atlas told host Martha MacCallum, "and there's a lot of stuff happening that I'm very optimistic about, including the vaccine." Earlier Monday, Dr. Anthony Fauci predicted on "Special Report" that researchers would likely know the efficacy of a potential coronavirus vaccine produced by biotech company Moderna by "mid-to-late fall." FAUCI SAYS ANSWER ON MODERNA COVID VACCINE COULD COME MID-LATE FALL Atlas, a former chief of neuroradiology at Stanford University Medical Center, told MacCallum that continued lockdowns would have "severe" ramifications and decried the ongoing "hysteria" over a recent coronavirus case surge in many U.S. states. "We've got to keep in mind...
    PHILADELPHIA — Instead of preparing for Monday night’s game against the Phillies by undergoing saliva tests for COVID-19, attending meetings and watching video of their at-bats at the team hotel, the Yankees spent the day locked down waiting to see how the same tests taken by the Phillies earlier in the day turned out. The Phillies expected the results later in the evening. It wasn’t clear when the Yankees would get their tests back. MLB announced Monday morning the Yankees-Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park, and the Orioles-Marlins game in Miami, were postponed while the league conducted additional COVID-19 testing after 11 Marlins players and two coaches tested positive over the weekend when they were in Philly for three games....
    PHILADELPHIA — Instead of preparing for Monday night’s game against the Phillies by undergoing saliva tests for COVID-19, attending meetings and watching video of their at-bats at the team hotel, the Yankees spent the day locked down waiting to see how the same tests taken by the Phillies earlier in the day turned out. The Phillies expected the results later in the evening. It wasn’t clear when the Yankees would get their tests back. MLB announced Monday morning the Yankees-Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park, and the Orioles-Marlins game in Miami, were postponed while the league conducted additional COVID-19 testing after 11 Marlins players and two coaches tested positive over the weekend when they were in Philly for three games....
    Elon Musk over the weekend reminisced fondly on his days couch surfing at the homes of Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and bemoaned the “strange Gatsby-like house” he is staying in. In a wide-ranging interview with the New York Times, the eccentric Tesla CEO — who recently sold a 16,000-square-foot mega mansion for $29 million as he looks to “own no house” — said that not having his own place in the Bay Area from 2002 to 2017 forced him to sleep at Tesla’s Fremont, Calif. factory or in a hotel or friend’s spare bedroom. “It was actually, in retrospect, kind of good because you end up rotating through friends’ houses and you catch up with them...
    At the height of New York’s coronavirus lockdown, domestic violence in the five boroughs skyrocketed, data show. When the pandemic first laid siege, experts predicted that mandatory lockdowns and soaring unemployment would cause a rise in household abuse, and figures now bear them out — with domestic-violence reports at some agencies doubling and even tripling in the past few months. “We’ve never been busier," lamented Nechama Bakst, senior director of the Met Council’s family-violence program. “We have seen people who never experienced violence starting to experience violence, and people who have experienced violence experience worse violence." CLICK HERE FOR FULL CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE  Typically, the non-profit gets about 70 new cases a month — but in April, they juggled 135, another 145 in May and...
    TNS via ZUMA For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.Who could have predicted? Less than a week in, the 2020 Major League Baseball season has already reached its first crisis point, with the Miami Marlins stuck in Philadelphia and forced to postpone their home opener in Miami on Monday night after as many as a dozen players and coaches tested positive for the coronavirus, according to reports. Just stop now. This was inevitable. You simply can’t hold a season under these circumstances.
    Domestic abuse calls in New York more than doubled after the city went into coronavirus lockdown, experts have said.  Forcing partners to stay at home with their abusers combined with unemployment caused by the pandemic to spark the crisis, social workers explained. Abusers also exploited the virus to torment their victims by refusing to give them PPE so they could leave the house, or by threatening to infect them.  Domestic abuse hotlines in New York said calls more-than doubled in the months after the city was forced into coronavirus lockdown (file image) Sanctuary for Families, a not-for-profit in New York which helps abuse survivors, said they received between 70 and 100 calls in a typical month before the virus....
    THOUSANDS of Brits on holiday in France could face a Spain-style quarantine after a surge in infections and local lockdowns. French Prime Minister Jean Castex warned the nation could be on the brink of a second lockdown after the number of coronavirus infections surged over recent days. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 6Thousands of Brits currently on holiday in France could face a Spain-style quarantineCredit: Zenpix 6People flock to a beach in Argeles-sur-Mer, near Perpignan in southern France last week as coronavirus transmission increases over summer Credit: AFP or licensors 6French Prime Minister Jean Castex said a lockdown could not be ruled out as a 'prevention'Credit: AFP Holiday-going Brits have just been...
    PREMIER LEAGUE matches may be shown on free-to-air TV in coming seasons after its success in lockdown. Armchair fans could be set to enjoy even more action as pay TV executives consider future "hybrid" rights agreements. 1Premier League matches may be shown on free-to-air TV in coming seasons after its success in lockdownCredit: Getty Sky’s viewing figures were boosted by over a third for matches also aired beyond its subscription service, according to The Telegraph. And they state “broadcasting insiders believe there is now a compelling business model for future shares with free channels”.  Their report also states “several broadcast executives believe ‘momentum is building’” after unprecedented co-operation between freeview and subscription channels over recents months.  Before the last set...
    BARCELONA and the whole of Catalonia faces a total lockdown in 10 days if coronavirus cases continue to spike, its president warns. The region’s political chief Quim Torra described the next 10 days as “the most important of the summer”, saying the situation was “critical”. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 1Barcelona and the whole of Catalonia faces a total lockdown in 10 daysCredit: REUTERS In a press address this morning, he insisted: “If we don’t correct this situation, we’ll have to take a step backwards.” “It’s as if we’re in February now and I don’t want to go back to March. I don’t want to have to deal with 7,000 deaths again.” He...