With virus cases rising, Britain imposes new restrictions and slows reopening

Oli Scarff AFP/Getty Images Manchester, England, is subject to new coronavirus restrictions. LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson told England on Friday that it must “squeeze the brake pedal” and postpone easing some coronavirus restrictions for at least two weeks, amid a worrying uptick in infections. The British are moving two steps forward, one stepContinue reading “With virus cases rising, Britain imposes new restrictions and slows reopening”

Bhutan King lauds Assam CM for support during lockdown

Guwahati, July 31 : Bhutan’s King Jigme Khesar has highly appreciated the Assam government for allowing movement of vehicles carrying essential commodities to the neighbouring country amid the lockdown and ensuring the wellbeing of the people. An Assam government official statement on Friday said that Bhutan King Jigme Khesar hailed Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal andContinue reading “Bhutan King lauds Assam CM for support during lockdown”

Here’s each state’s status in regard to the White House exit strategy for COVID-19

The spread in the states Using criteria provided by the White House, analysts at Covidexitstrategy.org are tracking each state’s progress in reducing symptoms and case numbers and conducting testing. The group of public health and crisis experts includes members from the U.S. Digital Response and Duke University’s Margolis Center for Health Policy and has built theContinue reading “Here’s each state’s status in regard to the White House exit strategy for COVID-19”

3 charts explain who is dying as California tallies record coronavirus deaths

We’ve known since early in the pandemic that age is a major risk factor for becoming severely ill or dying from COVID-19. Those disparities are becoming more stark as quarantine fatigue and economic reopening has spurred more infections in younger age groups, but the recent record spike in deaths is still spurred mostly by ourContinue reading “3 charts explain who is dying as California tallies record coronavirus deaths”

Hong Kong delays elections, citing virus, further eroding political freedoms

Vincent Yu AP Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam at a news conference on July 13. Officials delayed legislative elections scheduled for Sept. 6, citing the coronavirus pandemic. HONG KONG — After disqualifying a dozen pro-democracy candidates, the Hong Kong government said Friday it would delay legislative council elections for a year because of theContinue reading “Hong Kong delays elections, citing virus, further eroding political freedoms”

Immigration, wildfires, drug cartels: 3 powerhouse new documentaries you need to see

In Netflix’s new documentary series “Immigration Nation,” the filmmakers won unprecedented access to the inner workings of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, showing how ICE agents do their jobs as well as the toll of their work on immigrant and refugee families. The Ron Howard-directed “Rebuilding Paradise” from National Geographic Documentary Films tracks the devastatingContinue reading “Immigration, wildfires, drug cartels: 3 powerhouse new documentaries you need to see”