Reopened upholstery factory in Colombia provides on-site bedrooms for workers to lower COVID-19 risk

Reopened upholstery factory in Colombia provides on-site bedrooms for workers to lower COVID-19 risk

Colombian seamstress Nazly Penagos got an unusual offer from her boss: Come live inside the Bogota factory to reduce the chance of getting sick with the novel coronavirus. The owner of the Hechizoo factory, which normally employs 70 to produce high-end upholstery, has installed bathrooms, a kitchen and beds to house eight of the 17 … Read more

Coronavirus lockdowns ‘saved no lives’

Coronavirus lockdowns 'saved no lives'

Coronavirus lockdowns may have cost more lives than they saved, according to a Nobel laureate who accurately predicted when China would peak in the crisis. Stanford University biophysicist Michael Levitt, a British-American-Israeli who won the 2013 Nobel Prize in chemistry, said that he believed other health precautions, such as enforcing masks, would have been more … Read more

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UK health minister hints at review of lockdown fines

UK health minister hints at review of lockdown fines

Britain’s Health Secretary Matt Hancock holds a daily news conference on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain May 26, 2020. Pippa Fowles/10 Downing Street/Handout via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – British health minister Matt Hancock hinted at a review of fines for families who faced penalties for breaking lockdown rules, … Read more

De Blasio calls Trump’s order to reopen churches ‘dangerous’

De Blasio calls Trump's order to reopen churches 'dangerous'

Mayor Bill de Blasio said President Trump’s announcement that all houses of worship provide “essential services” and should be reopened immediately was a “dangerous” directive and not one that should be followed in the Big Apple. “With all due respect to the president, the president left the impression on Friday that any and all religious … Read more

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France reports more than 28,500 coronavirus deaths

France reports more than 28,500 coronavirus deaths

FILE PHOTO: A patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the hospital in Vannes during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in France, May 6, 2020. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe PARIS (Reuters) – France’s cumulative death toll from coronavirus infection rose by 73 or 0.3% to 28,530 on … Read more

Turtle crashes through Georgia driver’s windshield

Turtle crashes through Georgia driver’s windshield

Take shell-ter! A Georgia driver is warning motorists after a turtle came flying through her windshield on the highway near Savannah. “Beware, Savannah, of flying turtle[s],” Latonya Lark wrote on Facebook along with a photo of the reptile lodged in shattered glass. Lark was driving on the highway with her brother, Kevin Grant, on May … Read more

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U.S. Supreme Court declines to block at-risk prisoner transfer plan

U.S. Supreme Court declines to block at-risk prisoner transfer plan

FILE PHOTO: A general view of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, U.S. May 8, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to block a judge’s ruling that requires the U.S. government to evaluate moving up to 837 potentially at-risk prisoners out of a federal prison in … Read more

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