With the idea of manufacturing a robot serving infected patients in quarantine areas, the University of Da Nang in central Vietnam is also developing medical equipment to help reduce the possibility of cross infection between patients and healthcare staff. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese university-developed Covid-19 initiatives receive sponsorship
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With most of Las Vegas's businesses and all casinos shuttered through April, state regulators reported Friday that monthly gambling tax revenues were down nearly 100% compared with a year ago. Tourism officials tallied fewer than 107,000 visitors to Las Vegas during the month, down 97% from a year ago. … [Read more...] about Trump cuts WHO funding as US economy clouds speedy recovery
China will roll out a guideline on intensifying administrative punishments for legal breaches of the financial system, step up efforts to enhance the quality of audits, and promote the smooth transformation of asset management business, the statement said. … [Read more...] about Reforms buoy small firms
Public health officials around the world have agreed that testing and contact tracing are vital to containing the coronavirus pandemic. But for many people, coming forward to get tested -- let alone revealing the personal information of friends, family and close associates -- is more terrifying than getting Covid-19. In South Korea, where gay marriage is illegal and homophobia is common, officials are struggling to reach thousands of people who may have been exposed to the virus at gay nightclubs in Seoul. In Malaysia, undocumented immigrants and foreign workers say they fear detention or deportation. In India, real and suspected virus patients say they’ve become targets of on- and offline harassment. Governments around the world have released unprecedented amounts of information about actual and potential Covid-19 cases -- ages, neighborhoods, travel patterns -- all in the name of public health. But it’s also emboldened a new kind of vigilantism and threatened personal … [Read more...] about ‘Nobody wants to get tested’: How social stigma hurts containment
New Delhi: The CBSE will conduct the pending class 10 and 12 board exams at 15,000 centres across the country instead of 3,000 centres planned earlier, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' announced on Monday. The exams, which were postponed due to a nationwide lockdown imposed on March 25 to contain the spread of COVID-19, will now be held from July 1 to 15. "The class 10, 12 exams will now be conducted at over 15,000 exam centres across India. Earlier, CBSE was slated to hold exams at only 3,000 centres," Nishank said. The decision has been taken to ensure social distancing at exam centres and minimise travel for students. The HRD ministry has already announced that students will appear for exams at schools in which they are enrolled rather than external examination centres. According to home ministry guidelines, there will be no exam centre in COVID-19 containment zones and states will be responsible for making transport arrangements for students to reach their … [Read more...] about COVID-19: Pending class 10,12 board exams to be held at 15,000 centres
“When you have your own property, it is totally a different ball game. You can channel the money for rent into other needs, like bringing in spare parts, attending training courses wherever and whenever they are holding and for the fact that I am an employer of labour and I organise training programmes as well, we need government support dearly. For instance the pandemic actually affected us as 99% of our business depends on daily income. We had to shut down this place during the lockdown and I must pay my staff because their families depend on this job. That is the extent to which the coronavirus affected our business. … [Read more...] about Joy Obi Amuche: From street hawker to Mercedes Benz specialist
In spite of all this, Ciccone said, “I don’t think we are going to pass this on to our clients, especially if they have faced unemployment. They are going to have wait longer to get appointments. These are people I have a close relationship with. They have been going through the same tough times I’ve gone through.” … [Read more...] about L.A. County can reopen restaurants, barbershops, salons, Newsom says
KOLKATA: Vice-chancellors of state universities in West Bengal have recommended that the government continues the suspension of classes till June 30 in view of the situation brought about by the COVID-19 outbreak and Cyclone Amphan. The vice-chancellors took a resolution in this regard during a meeting held on Friday. "Academic activities on campuses will remain suspended till June 30. This is the recommendation of the Upacharya Parishad (Bengal Vice-chancellors' Council) to the West Bengal government," Subiresh Bhattacharya, general secretary of the body and vice-chancellor of the North Bengal University, told PTI. Issues like maintenance of academic calendar in the wake of the suspension of classes and campus activities since March 16, ways to conduct final semester exams, how to follow the choice-based-credit-system (CBCS) module and efficacy of holding online classes were also discussed in the meeting, another vice-chancellor said. Education Minister Partha Chatterjee had said … [Read more...] about State-run Bengal varsities recommend continued suspension of classes till June 30
Patel decided that she would end up in the city one way or another. Now 24 with a new public relations job, Patel lives in Washington, D.C. But in two weeks, she’ll pack up her apartment and head to central New Jersey, where she’ll stay with her brother until finding her own place on Manhattan’s East Side. … [Read more...] about Not Everyone Is Fleeing New York City. These People Can’t Wait to Move In.
One thing to consider: The more kids play together in the summer, the more it potentially impacts returning to school. "My goal is getting kids safely back to school in the fall, and if that means having a mellow summer at home then I'm all for that," Altmann said. … [Read more...] about Playdates and the pandemic: Can kids safely meet up?