Among those in “modified quarantine” is Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top contagious disease expert, has emerged as an important voice for reasons amid the crisis. But Pence will not quarantine itself
, according to his office, which said he planned to return to the White House today.
The news could not have come at a worse time for Trump
, which puts increasing pressure on countries to restart their economies. Besides undermining the President’s message that the plague is fading, it also raises an uncomfortable question: If the virus has violated Trump’s shrine, the safest workplace in the country, how can it be safe for anyone to return to office?
Most worrying is the surge in infections in Wuhan, a city in central China where the corona virus was first detected late last year. The reappearance of the virus and the quiet spread in the city – which has just returned to normal after nearly three months of locking – will trigger concerns about the risk of limiting relaxation too soon.
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Q: What is the future of the trip like?
New Zealand and Australia have committed to creating a “travel bubble” that allows visits between the two countries – so safe to do so. Seems like Britain and France will have similar arrangements
. China has begun to allow domestic travel, although its borders are still closed to most foreigners. Thailand is considering a special tourist resort that doubles as a quarantine zone. But experts warn that even with new initiatives, it can take years for travel to rise to pre-Covid-19 levels. And even when that happens, we might never travel the same way again
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WHAT’S IMPORTANT TODAY
UK PM shifts advice from “staying at home” to “staying alert”
In a highly anticipated national speech, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
asking people to return to work if they can’t work from home and suggesting foreign travelers will be “quarantined” immediately upon arrival, outlining his vision to gradually restart the economy. But the plan, as well as the message around it, has left many people confused.
As Johnson’s advice shifts from “staying at home” to “staying alert” – raising concerns about a possible second wave of infections – Germany might offer a sign of what lies ahead
. He saw an increase in new corona virus cases, only days after the locking action was reduced. Chancellor Angela Merkel announced last week the gradual reopening of all shops and schools, and the resumption of the Bundesliga soccer league, although there will be no spectators.
Our cities may never look the same
From Auckland to Bogota, urban planners have adapted our cities to be locked. For city supporters who can be traveled on foot, are not polluted and vehicle-free, the last few weeks have offered an unprecedented opportunity to test ideas that they have long lobbied – from closing roads to cars and opening others to bicycles , and expand the sidewalk. But whether the change will last long, and more radical design proposals – whether it’s sewer monitors or “epidemic skyscrapers” – will shape post-pandemic city
However, for many countries, there may be no choice but to return to existing infrastructure. In India, the national railroad service announced that passenger trains will continue in part
in the country starting Tuesday, another big step in reducing locking measures there, even as infections continue to rise.
Pro sports will return
That is the bottom of the ninth inning. Kim Sang-su stepped into the dough box for NC Dinos, who dropped 4-0 to the Samsung Lions on the opening day of the 2020 Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) season 2020. This was Dinos’s last chance to return. But play-by-play announcer Karl Ravech has disappeared – problems with his internet service.
It was the first Korean baseball contest aired by ESPN
, as part of an agreement that will see the US sports network display six KBO games a week. For sports fans in the US, and other countries struggling to withstand a pandemic, the return of sports such as KBO offers something to satisfy the desires of their live sports as well as an idea of what other sports will be like when they finally continue.
IN OUR RADAR
- A ice cream shop had to close the door one day after reopening because the customer refused to follow the social distance rules and harass employees. Here’s what the shop owner said: “People forget how to treat other humans.”
- That Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe in South Dakota refused to end the coronavirus checkpoint that was declared illegal by the state governor, saying that they were the best tool they had to stop the virus from spreading. Meanwhile, at least two teams from Doctors Without Borders works with a Native American community in New Mexico to help prevent and control infection.
- You make a reservation at a restaurant, of course. But how book in advance to get a place on the beach? That’s exactly what some tourists have to do in Spain this summer.
- That the first Disneyland park has reopened, in Shanghai. But the amusement park looks different: visitors are now required to wear masks, temperature taken and social distance.
- Beijing is rolling a smart bracelet to measure a student’s body temperature who have returned to class because the school has gradually reopened in the city.
- New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the country would take a phased approach to lifting the locking action – with the bar being one of the last businesses to reopen.
- That the second oldest airline in the world has filed for bankruptcy and US airline workers are preparing to Massive layoffs because of a pandemic.
Frozen flakes for dinner. Hiding in the laundry room. This is life for many single mothers
nowadays, who play as teachers, caregivers, providers and parents all at the same time. For single parents who juggle various roles, pandemic pressure is even increasing. Author and best-selling educator Rachel Simmons, a single mother of an 8-year-old girl, has hosted a webinar on childcare. From practicing vigilance, to leaning over to funny memes and organizing drive-thru birthdays, she has these benefits advice on managing quarantine childcare yourself
“We really made a coma economy. I consider it the Great Paralysis of the Great Depression.” – CNN host, Fareed Zakaria
When most countries began to reopen, many countries thought about the future. What aspects of our lives will change forever? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Zakaria discuss what is expected of the post-pandemic world. Listen now