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New York City may soon see a shelter-in-place order New York City may soon see a shelter-in-place order
- March 20, 2020

Mayor Bill de Blasio said so Tuesday, adding that a decision will be made in the next 48 hours. "I said to the president - who is a New Yorker, who I've known for many, many years - 'I put my hand out in partnership, ' " Cuomo said. "Any blanket quarantine would require the State action and as the Governor has said, there is no consideration of that for any locality at this time ". (more...)
USA to turn away asylum seekers during COVID-19 outbreak USA to turn away asylum seekers during COVID-19 outbreak
- March 20, 2020

The number of Mexicans crossing illegally into the United States has risen over the past week, migrant shelters said, in part driven by rumors the United States will seal the border as it seeks to fight the coronavirus spread. Once official, the new policy will allow CBP agents to immediately return anyone to Mexico - without due process - that attempts to cross the southwestern border between the legal ports of entry. (more...)
State Department to urge Americans overseas to return home State Department to urge Americans overseas to return home
- March 20, 2020

The U.S. State Department is suspending routine visa services in countries facing heightened travel alerts, including Japan and South Korea, amid the coronavirus pandemic , embassy websites for the two countries showed Wednesday. Shortly after, Atwood also claimed "there is the possibility" that the State Department "could send USA flights, US government flights to pick up these individuals" from countries overseas. (more...)
Florida governor refuses to shut down beaches amid spread of coronavirus Florida governor refuses to shut down beaches amid spread of coronavirus
- March 20, 2020

During a press conference, DeSantis said the state is following those guidelines on the beaches. Their spring break-over-safety perspective, captured in interviews by Reuters and shared by CBS News in a video on Wednesday, sparked outrage from those practicing social distancing to help " flatten the curve " of a pandemic that has halted everyday life. (more...)
Craft Distilleries Are Switching Gears to Produce Hand Sanitizer Craft Distilleries Are Switching Gears to Produce Hand Sanitizer
- March 20, 2020

Distillery found Chad Butters says he grew so disgusted by the skyrocketing price of hand sanitizer online that he's also converted his operation. Local Toronto distillery, Spirit of York has announced that it has started creating hand sanitizer instead of producing its normal supply of vodka, gin, and whisky. (more...)
New Zealand Passes Landmark Legislation to Decriminalize Abortion New Zealand Passes Landmark Legislation to Decriminalize Abortion
- March 20, 2020

New Zealand had until now maintained abortion as an offence under the 1961 Crimes Act, with jail terms of up to 14 years for those who had a termination. Conservative lawmaker Simeon Brown, who opposed it, stated an unborn youngster had a heartbeat and felt ache, and ought to be thought-about an individual who's handled with dignity and respect. (more...)
Delhi bus gang-rapists to hang on Friday: lawyer Delhi bus gang-rapists to hang on Friday: lawyer
- March 20, 2020

A three-judge bench head by Justice R Banumathi said the court can not "endlessly review" its orders. The Patiala House Court on Thursday dismissed the plea of 2012 Delhi gangrape convicts seeking a stay on their execution scheduled for March 20. (more...)
COVID-19: Iran frees 85K more inmates, for now COVID-19: Iran frees 85K more inmates, for now
- March 19, 2020

He said the cooperation of relevant global organizations, in particular the World Health Organization, with the support, cooperation and assistance of the people and the government in friendly countries such as China , Pakistan, Turkey, Germany, France, Japan, Qatar, Azerbaijan and Russian Federation is very encouraging and promising. (more...)
U.S. weighs warning against all overseas travel U.S. weighs warning against all overseas travel
- March 19, 2020

Embassy in South Korea said in a statement. The department says US citizens who live overseas should also avoid all worldwide travel, because many countries are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and implementing travel restrictions and mandatory quarantines, closing borders, and prohibiting non-citizens from entry with little advance notice. (more...)
Coronavirus: Isolation centers for prisoners made in Punjab jails Coronavirus: Isolation centers for prisoners made in Punjab jails
- March 19, 2020

We ask all visitors to bear with us as the measures adopted to prevent the virus from entering the prison will tardy the visit process. A day after convicts in Kanpur jail protested, saying outsiders should not be allowed to enter the prison cells in the wake of coronavirus outbreak, DG prisons chose to keep new inmates isolated for 10 days before admitting them inside. (more...)
Mnuchin: Family of 4 could get $3K under virus relief plan Mnuchin: Family of 4 could get $3K under virus relief plan
- March 19, 2020

It includes free COVID-19 testing and paid family and sick leave for many Americans who otherwise lack the benefit. The legislation also provides free testing for the highly contagious virus, which has infected more than 9,000 Americans. health precautions. Trump also said he would soon invoke a rarely used federal statute that would enable the U.S.to tighten controls along the southwest border because of the new coronavirus, based on a recommendation of the US surgeon general. (more...)
US approves anti-malarial drug to treat coronavirus US approves anti-malarial drug to treat coronavirus
- March 19, 2020

Preliminary reports from researchers in China and France have indicated that chloroquine or the related drug hydroxychloroquine may have some benefit against coronavirus , but there is not enough data to be sure. Review authors concluded that there is "rationale, pre-clinical evidence of effectiveness and evidence of safety from long-time clinical use for other indications to justify clinical research on chloroquine in patients with COVID-19". (more...)
1 dead, 1 hurt in St Patricks Day shooting at Texas pub 1 dead, 1 hurt in St Patricks Day shooting at Texas pub
- March 19, 2020

They chose St. Patrick's Day as a logical day celebrated nation-wide where people would take the time to recognize and celebrate the Apostle of Ireland and recognize Irish tradition in a quieter way. Patrick's Day from the comfort of home. EVERYONE IN Ireland was faced with the hard task of self isolating this St Patrick's Day, a day which every other year brings people together on the streets and in the pubs across Ireland and beyond. (more...)
Coronavirus: Italy overtakes China as country with most deaths from virus Coronavirus: Italy overtakes China as country with most deaths from virus
- March 19, 2020

Iran's death toll has now climbed past 1,000. The previous record high of 368 deaths was also recorded in Italy , on Sunday. "Unfortunately, the numbers of the infection are not decreasing, they continue to be high". With the death rate still climbing despite the Mediterranean country entering a second week under effective lockdown, officials urged Italians to have faith and to stay strong. (more...)
Coronavirus pandemic sees all schools close in Britain Coronavirus pandemic sees all schools close in Britain
- March 19, 2020

Mr Williamson said the rate of coronavirus spreading had "accelerated", and added: "It's clear that schools are finding it more hard to continue as normal, as illness and self-isolation impacts on staff levels and attendance". Our school leaders and teachers are central to the country's response to these unprecedented challenges, and I want to thank them for their calm resilience in the face of adversity. (more...)
China's leading medical advisor denies the coronavirus originates in Wuhan
- March 19, 2020

There have been almost 81,000 infections in China but only 7,263 people remain sick with the COVID-19 disease. As CNN reports , Chinese officials noted that it had 34 new cases in the previous 24 hours, but all of those individuals had been imported from outside the country. (more...)
Trump says FDA will fast track anti-viral treatments for patients with coronavirus Trump says FDA will fast track anti-viral treatments for patients with coronavirus
- March 19, 2020

Didier Raoult , a prominent infectious-disease expert, is running a clinical trial of the drug hydroxychloroquine , commonly used to treat malaria, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and porphyria cutanea tarda, on a few patients in France. "And again, we want to do that in the setting of a clinical trial, a large, pragmatic clinical trial to actually gather that information", he said. Other drugs include remdesivir which is an antiviral type of drug that is now being developed biotech giant, ... (more...)
Tulsi Gabbard drops out of 2020 presidential race, endorses Joe Biden Tulsi Gabbard drops out of 2020 presidential race, endorses Joe Biden
- March 19, 2020

She is offering her full support to former vice-president Joe Biden . Gabbard made a decision to stick around in the presidential race after announcing she would not seek reelection to her position representing the 2nd Congressional District of Hawaii , leaving her without a congressional campaign to run. (more...)
Borders closed to non-NZ citizens or residents Borders closed to non-NZ citizens or residents
- March 19, 2020

Australia and New Zealand are banning all non-citizens and non-residents from entering their respective countries due to CCP virus concerns. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made the announcement on Thursday evening, acknowledging this was an unprecedented move in New Zealand's history. (more...)
People Put Up Christmas Lights to Spread Cheer Amid COVID-19 Pandemic People Put Up Christmas Lights to Spread Cheer Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
- March 19, 2020

Over in the United States, where the trend has really been gathering traction, Holly Griffin, 41, a family support co-ordinator from Cumberland, Rhode Island, says it was her son who suggested they put their Christmas lights back on. "It gives them something to do that's safe and not affecting other people ", Griffin said. So if you can express some sort of positivity by putting your Christmas lights back up or just smiling at a stranger in public, it helps. (more...)

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