As Zimbabwe enters lockdown, people in the economically shattered country are forced to choose between daily survival and measures to protect themselves from the coronavirus
New Yorkers visiting Rhode Island will still be ordered to self-quarantine for 14 days , Gov. Gina Raimondo says—but so will visitors from the other 48 states. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo threatened to sue after the state introduced restrictions for New Yorkers on Friday, Politico reports. Raimondo said Sunday...
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards warns the state is seeing a worrying "trajectory" that could leave hospitals without ventilators by the end of next week. Likewise, Business Insider reports Bel Edwards predicted they would run out of hospital beds just days later. The governor issued a stay-at-home order last week after Mardi Gras celebrations in late February attracted thousands of residents and tourists to the city. Experts say Mardi Gras was a key factor in the city's outbreak. Louisiana has identified 3,315 COVID-19 cases and 137 deaths. Since the outbreak, 927 people have been hospitalized and 336 put on ventilators. In the Midwest, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said the state is "going to be in dire straits again in a matter of days" as some hospitals are "already at capacity."
10 Real-Life Places You Can Experience Virtually From Your Home A simple Google search on your computer can open the virtual door to these travel destinations. 1. The ancient Great Wall of China. 2. Egypt's three Giza pyramids. 3. India's Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 4. The ancient Colosseum in Rome, Italy. 5. France's beautiful Palace of Versailles. 6. Great Britain's mysterious Stonehenge. 7. California's Yosemite National Park, home of the Half Dome. 8. America's most famous road, Route 66. 9. Italy's Sistine Chapel, which can be found in the Vatican. 10. Paris' most famous art museum, the Louvre.
Daytime soap opera star John Callahan has died. He was 66. According to CNN, Callahan was best known for the role of Edmund Grey in the television drama "All My Children." An ardent Yankees fan, Callahan held the role across 356 episodes from 1992 to 2005. His ex-wife, Eva LaRue, posted the news on Instagram. She did not reveal a cause of death.
The family of John Prine said the singer-songwriter has been hospitalized since Thursday, when he began experiencing the symptoms of the new coronavirus. "His situation is critical," Prine's family said in a statement on Twitter . Fiona Prine had said on March 20 that she had tested positive, but it wasn't...
Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of UK, Tests Positive for Coronavirus The 55-year-old leader of Britain made the announcement via Twitter on Friday. Boris Johnson, Twitter He is the first Western leader to confirm that he has contracted the virus. In a video message, Johnson reiterated that he will not turn his duties over to someone else. Boris Johnson, Twitter After pushing back against dramatic measures to curb the spread of virus in the U.K., Johnson imposed a lockdown for the nation earlier this week. Heir to the British throne, Prince Charles, also revealed this week that he has contracted the coronavirus. Queen Elizabeth II, 93, is said to be in good health.
What looks like a heart attack can really be the coronavirus—a new twist doctors are navigating as patients flow into hospitals around the world, the New York Times reports. A Brooklyn patient, for example, had a troubling heart rhythm and signs of damaged heart muscle. Doctors moved to unblock...
South Korea says it will provide as much as 1 million won, or about $817, in gift certificates or electronic coupons to all but the richest 30% of households to help ease the financial shock of the coronavirus outbreak
Did Harry and Meghan expect the US to foot their security bill? If so, President Trump isn't having it. "I am a great friend and admirer of the Queen & the United Kingdom," Trump tweeted Sunday, per USA Today . "It was reported that Harry and Meghan, who left the Kingdom,...
President Donald Trump is extending the voluntary national shutdown for a month as sickness and death from the coronavirus pandemic rise in the U.S. (March 29)
Central China’s Hubei province has been hit hard by the coronavirus COVID-19. According to Reuters, funerals have been banned across the country. What's more, bereaved relatives who are under lockdown must wait even to collect their loved ones' remains. Families are unable to participate in any of the complex and comforting rituals to ensure their loved ones have a peaceful journey to the afterlife. Prior to the epidemic, there would be a vigil of up to three days. Following that, cremation would take place. But now when the person dies, the hospital carries out the disinfection and cremates the body immediately.
Tokyo Olympic President Yoshiro Mori expects to talk this week with IOC President Thomas Bach about details around rescheduling the games for next year
Can Coronavirus Live on Shoes? The COVID-19 pandemic has already raised questions about how long the virus can live on clothing. But what about shoes? Shoes are points of contact in crowded areas, such as grocery stores. According to public health specialist Carol Winner, there is no evidence that coronavirus enters our homes via shoes. Carol Winner, via HuffPost However, there is evidence that the virus can live on surfaces, which may include shoes depending on the material. Carol Winner, via HuffPost
Members of Parliament warned Boris Johnson about workers at construction sites, call centres and other workplaces. According to Business Insider, they urged him in a letter to close all non-essential workplaces. Labour MP Bill Esterson said letting them stay open is "inevitably adding to the risk that many more people will be infected than necessary." By letting these places remain open, it adds strain to public transportation continuing to be crowded. The letter said: “At work people are closer than 2 metres to their colleagues sometimes with inadequate hand-washing facilities."
Mari Gilbert's four daughters didn't have easy childhoods. Shannan, the oldest, was in foster care when middle sisters Sherre and Sarra were molested by Gilbert's boyfriend. Sarra went on to get an abortion at 14, drop out of school at 16, and have a baby with her drug dealer boyfriend...
Prince Charles Tests Positive for Coronavirus The Clarence House released a statement confirming the diagnosis. The Clarence House, via statement The prince's wife, Camilla, does not have the virus. The Clarence House, via statement Due to his hectic schedule, it is not yet known how and where the Prince of Wales came in contact with the virus. The Queen, who last saw Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace on March 12, is "following all the appropriate advice with regard to her welfare." According to Buckingham Palace, the Queen remains in "good health."