As Europe slowly eases border restrictions, external borders opening from July 1 will not be allowing travelers from Pakistan, US, Russia, Brazil and Qatar. Some 47 countries are on the draft list of acceptable countries; travellers from 54 nations are likely still to be barred. The criteria are based on the “epidemiological situation and the response to COVID-19 in the third country”.
Curfews were imposed in major US cities clashes over police brutality escalated across America. While demonstrators kept ignoring warnings from President Donald Trump. Minneapolis, the epicenter of the unrest, was gripped by a fifth consecutive night of violence with police in riot gear firing tear gas and stun grenades at protesters venting fury at the death of a black man during an arrest in the city on Monday.
The US state of Arizona filed a lawsuit Wednesday accusing Google of committing fraud by being deceptive about gathering location data. Arizona attorney general Mark Brnovich said the suit resulted from an investigation launched two years ago. As a media report said that Google had ways of knowing where users were even if they opted not to share location information with the internet firm.
Johnson & Johnson has announced that it would stop selling talc-based baby powder in the United States and Canada. Sales had already been hit by changing consumer habits and fears the product causes cancer. The Pharmaceutical giant has long denied claims that the talc powder it uses contains cancer-causing asbestos, but has nonetheless been taken to court several thousands of times over the allegations.
The top US expert on infectious diseases told a Senate panel on Tuesday that it’s still too early to expect a coronavirus vaccine or treatment. Dr Aanthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said that the idea of treatment or vaccine to facilitate the reentry of students into the fall term would be a bridge too far.
Donald Trump has said that he will ban immigration into the United States to fight the “invisible enemy” of the novel coronavirus. He tweeted, that in the light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy as well as the need to protect the jobs of their American Citizens. He also mentioned that he will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States.
Europe began preparing for a slow reopening as United States epicenter New York reported headway Sunday in their battle against the deadly pandemic. Governments across the world are now debating how and when to ease lockdowns that have kept more than half of humanity confined to their homes and crippled the global economy. Europe saw encouraging signs with Italy, Spain, France and Britain showing drops in daily death tolls and slowing infection rates.
A US-based medical company has unveiled a coronavirus test that can tell if someone is infected in as little as five minutes. The test launched by Abbott Laboratories is a portable test that can be used in almost any health-care setting. The company plans to supply 50,000 tests a day starting April 1, John Frels, vice president of research and development at Abbott Diagnostics said.
There is a little town called Lahore in the Orange County, Virginia, U.S. In 2007, Noor Naghmi, the son of Abul Hasan Naghmi, a Pakistani broadcaster, brought the town to the news, before that no one knew about it. The town has existed since the 1850s and as the story goes, it was named by a couple who visited the Lahore in Punjab when there was no Pakistan.