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WHO warns of second Covid-19 peak as lockdowns ease, Indonesia deploys army and police after record infections surge

26 May Global: There are almost 5.5 million Covid-19 cases worldwide, according to the Johns Hopkins university coronavirus tracker, which has counted a total of 5,495,061 confirmed infections. The death toll stands at 346,232. Countries where coronavirus infections are declining could still face an “immediate second peak” if they let up too soon on measures to halt the outbreak, the World Health Organization said on Monday. The World Health Organization has suspended testing the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in Covid-19 patients due to safety concerns. Covid-19 Report — Updated twice a week Understanding the Covid-19 outbreak, the economic impact and implications ... Read more

New York allows gatherings up to 10 people as cases ease

Popeye and other classic cartoons and movies are shown in the parking lot of Bel Aire Diner in New York City on May 21. Bel Aire Diner is putting on retro entertainment drive-in movie nights in their parking lot. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo A transit worker wears a protective mask as he drives a M subway train across the Williamsburg Bridge on May 21. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo Graduates celebrate on the steps to the library known as “Low Beach” after Columbia University holds a virtual commencement ceremony in New York City on May ... Read more

Cities And Regions Update: Changes in infections focus as lockdowns ease

18 May The number of new daily Covid-19 cases had continued to drop in the most affected regions in Europe and America, with most new cases recorded in Mexico and some South American countries. Illinois has overtaken Massachusetts as the third most affected region in the US, with the number of daily new cases there quickly approaching those in New York. In the UK, where restrictions were slightly eased on May 13, the north west of England has now recorded 23,610 cases of Covid-19 and is set to overtake London as the epicentre of the outbreak with numbers. Covid-19 Report ... Read more

GlobalData Epidemiologist Report: New clusters of Covid-19 as lockdowns ease

14 May Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached over 4,278,000, with more than 292,000 deaths and 1,502,000 recoveries. As nations continue to gradually lift lockdown measures, new clusters emerge in regions once commended for their mitigation efforts. These include South Korea, Wuhan, China, and Singapore. In South Korea, more than 100 new cases were reported over the weekend in a popular Seoul nightlife district. In Wuhan, six new cases were confirmed over the weekend after more than a month, prompting the city to order testing for all residents. Meanwhile, in Singapore, more than 23,000 cases were linked ... Read more

Photos: Social distancing as countries ease coraonavirus restrictions

From Austria to Australia, countries have begun to relax lockdown restrictions introduced to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. The big picture: The number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb, but several countries are beating back outbreaks. The virus has killed almost 280,000 people and infected more than 4 million, per Johns Hopkins. With the IMF predicting the pandemic will cause global GDP to contract by 3% this year, governments are beginning to reopen economies with strict health measures in place. Friday prayers during the fasting month of Ramadan at a Mosque in the Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, after authorities ... Read more

A Simple But Revolutionary Way to Ease the Burden of Coronavirus

iStock Five years ago, Michael Yuen set in motion a simple but revolutionary reform that has transformed the lives of millions of low-income Californians while costing the state little in return. Yuen, CEO of the San Francisco Superior Court, persuaded the court to become the first in the nation to stop suspending driver’s licenses when people could not afford to pay traffic citations. T The practice is known to have a spiral effect that often hurts low-income and marginalized communities the most. What’s more, when people lose their jobs because they can’t get to them, they are not better positioned to pay ... Read more

Google Assistant gets some much needed ease of use updates

There’s never been a better time to start a robotics business. Robots have been around long enough that you can find parts and support easily, but not so long that the market’s saturated. If you have an idea for a robotics company, now’s an excellent time to follow through on it. Before you rush into creating your startup, though, you should consider a few things. No matter how desirable a market’s climate is, starting a business is a complicated and challenging venture. Of the millions of small businesses that start every year, only half will survive past five years. It ... Read more

3 southern states will begin to ease coronavirus lockdowns

Governors in Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina have announced plans to ease their coronavirus lockdowns. The latest: Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) announced plans on Monday to allow some nonessential businesses to reopen on Friday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The state’s shelter-in-place order will remain active until April 30. But indoor facilities including gyms, bowling alleys and salons will be allowed to reopen — as long as they maintain social distancing requirements and abide by other safety rules. Restaurants will also be allowed to reopen on April 27 as long as they meet guidelines that are set to be released ... Read more

World News Updates: Singapore’s Control Slips, as Europe Begins to Ease Coronavirus Limits

A global realignment: Some countries see outbreaks explode as others look to restart economies. The fluid nature of the coronavirus is forcing a global realignment, as countries that were once at the heart of the crisis pass their peaks and new areas emerge as points of concern. Turkey, which for weeks had maintained it was ahead of other nations in stemming the spread of the coronavirus, surpassed China on Sunday, with more than 86,000 confirmed cases and 2,017 deaths. The government has attributed the high number of cases to widespread testing, but health experts warn that the rate of infection ... Read more

New DoD Policy To Ease Space Secrecy Near: Raymond « Breaking Defense

Gen. Jay Raymond WASHINGTON: A new DoD policy to ease the high levels of classification surrounding all things space — from threat analyses to US capabilities to budgets — is nearing completion, says Gen. Jay Raymond. “We are overly classified,” Raymond, who currently is double-hatted as head of both the Space Force and Space Command, told reporters this afternoon during a Mitchell Institute video conference. He explained that too much secrecy is an obstacle to both deterring adversaries and working with allies. “To do that deterrence, you have to change the calculus of your opponent. And to do that, you have ... Read more