Russia’s Rosneft oil company says it's halting operations in Venezuela and selling its assets there to a company fully owned by the Russian government, The sale is apparently intended to protect Russia's largest oil producer from U.S. sanctions while Moscow continues supporting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro
When you teleconference, no one can see your pants—and that's driving a spike in shirt sales as more Americans work at home during the coronavirus pandemic, USA Today reports. "We're seeing increased sales in tops, but not bottoms. So, people who are concerned, obviously, from the waist up," Dan...
US President Donald Trump said Saturday that he was considering a type of enforceable quarantine to prevent people in New York and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut from traveling. (March 28)
President Donald Trump is considering placing a mandatory quarantine on the states of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. According to Business Insider, such a move would be to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 to other states in the US. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he wasn't sure what such a measure would look like or be legally enforceable. From a medical point of view, I don't even know what you'd be accomplishing. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo However, the CDC says the federal government is permitted to quarantine for a host of diseases, including severe acute respiratory syndromes.
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.
Homemade face masks are not as effective as surgical masks or N95 respirators. But, according to Business Insider, some experts say they're better than nothing when it comes to slowing the spread of the coronavirus. With health care workers faced with a shortage of medical supplies, like masks and respirators, many people are making masks at home. Layers and making sure there's a snug seal over the mouth and nose are key to making an effective mask.
New Yorkers seeking refuge in Rhode Island might want to think again. The state's police and National Guard are pulling over drivers with New York plates, and knocking on doors for recent travelers from the Empire State—America's epicenter for the coronavirus outbreak, NBC News reports. Such visitors are told...
Millions of Americans in the Northeast stuck in their homes due to quarantine might not have ideal weather for taking a stroll outdoors this weekend.
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.
While much of the U.S. is living on lockdown to minimize the spread of the coronavirus, several Southern states are resisting. Small businesses considered non-essential say the governors are the only thing between them and financial ruin. (March 28)
Some 33,000 Americans are still struggling to get back home amid the growing coronavirus pandemic, NBC News reports. Some 15,440 have already returned, but so many are stuck abroad that some are just planning to stay until the pandemic is over. "In some places, people have decided they're...
Another member of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Cabinet says he has developed symptoms of COVID-19, as the number of people with the coronovrius to die in the U.K. passed the 1,000 mark
"You're nothing to me." A former Joe Biden aide says those words are still ringing in her ears after he allegedly sexually assaulted her in 1993, the Huffington Post reports. The accuser, Tara Reade, went on a podcast this week and said Biden kissed her, thrust his fingers inside her,...
New Orleans is converting its convention center into a hospital that, once up and running, will be able to accommodate up to 3,000 coronavirus patients. (March 27)
Pope Francis and his closest aides do not have coronavirus. Reuters reports tests were made on 170 people in the Vatican. Six showed positive, including one who lives in the Santa Marta guesthouse. I can confirm that neither the Holy Father nor his closest aides are among these. Vatican Spokesman Matteo Bruni The Pope is 83 years old.
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
According to Reuters, the Chinese city of Wuhan, has some hopeful news. Wuhan is the city where the coronavirus outbreak first emerged in December 2019. On Saturday, they began reopening the city—lifting a two-month lockdown since the start of the covid-19 outbreak. Wuhan has started to reopen their boarders, restart some metro services, and are allowing families to reunite.
Two weeks ago, Trish Regan's Fox Business show went on "hiatus" after remarks she made dismissing the coronavirus as an "impeachment scam" hyped up by Democrats to make President Trump look bad. Now, the anchor and the network have officially "parted ways," per CNNBusiness . "We thank her for her contributions...
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."