New York governor threatens reopening rollback over street drinking

New York (AFP) New York's governor threatened to roll back phased reopening plans Sunday after large crowds gathered outside bars in New York City in violation of coronavirus lockdown guidelines. Andrew Cuomo said his office had received 25,000 complaints of reopening violations by businesses as New Yorkers flocked to streets to enjoy a weekend of … Continue reading New York governor threatens reopening rollback over street drinking

Hazard taken off, ice strapped to right ankle

#GEORGEFLOYD#CORONAVIRUSFRANCEAFRICACULTURETV SHOWSFIGHT THE FAKECoronavirus notice • View the recommendations and information for travellers issued by the French Government →  / Live news Hazard taken off, ice strapped to right ankle Issued on: 14/06/2020 - 21:16Modified: 14/06/2020 - 21:15 Madrid (AFP) Eden Hazard had an ice pack strapped to his troublesome right ankle on Sunday after being substituted in the second … Continue reading Hazard taken off, ice strapped to right ankle

Germany says coronavirus tracing app ready to go

BERLIN (REUTERS) - Germany's smartphone app to trace coronavirus infections is ready to be launched this week, Health Minister Jens Spahn said on Sunday (June 14). After delays to ensure the bluetooth technology would work at the correct distance, the government says the app will be a vital tool to help avoid a second wave … Continue reading Germany says coronavirus tracing app ready to go

Trump economic adviser urges wearing of masks at Tulsa rally

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - People attending US President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Oklahoma this week should wear masks, a White House adviser said on Sunday (June 14), as health experts cautioned against large gatherings such as political rallies during the coronavirus pandemic. New coronavirus cases and hospitalisations in record numbers swept through more US states … Continue reading Trump economic adviser urges wearing of masks at Tulsa rally

Anti-racism protest signs, murals destined for US Smithsonian

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - Days into nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd, demonstrators began to fill a tall fence in front of the White House with posters, flowers, paintings and photos in honour of black men, women and children who have lost their lives at the hands of police. Placed on the recently renamed Black Lives Matter … Continue reading Anti-racism protest signs, murals destined for US Smithsonian

‘Disinfecting non-stop’ as Italy faces two new virus outbreaks

ROME (AFP) - Yellow police tape - a familiar sight across Italy since the coronavirus began sweeping the country in March - reappeared at the weekend outside a Rome squat where nine new cases have emerged. Health workers insist the outbreak affecting a Peruvian family and four of their close contacts is under control, at … Continue reading ‘Disinfecting non-stop’ as Italy faces two new virus outbreaks

Egypt to reopen airports, resume beach tourism from July 1

Cairo (AFP) Egypt will reopen its airports on July 1 and begin welcoming to beach resorts tourists kept away by the coronavirus pandemic, the government announced Sunday. Flights will resume "between Egypt and countries which have reopened their airspace", said Aviation Minister Mohamed Manar during a news conference in Cairo. Egypt's Minister of Civil Aviation … Continue reading Egypt to reopen airports, resume beach tourism from July 1

Schalke set club record 13 league match winless streak

Berlin (AFP) Bayer Leverkusen moved back into the Bundesliga's Champions League places with a 1-1 draw on Sunday at injury-hit Schalke, who set a new club record of 13 league games without a win. The result leaves Schalke winless since January's 2-0 victory at home to Moenchengladbach, as they drop to ninth in the table … Continue reading Schalke set club record 13 league match winless streak

Marcelo takes knee after scoring for Real Madrid

Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid defender Marcelo took the knee after scoring against Eibar on Sunday, in an apparent show of support for the Black Lives Matter movement. After scoring Madrid's third goal towards the end of the first half, Marcelo dropped down onto his left knee and raised a clenched right fist in the air. … Continue reading Marcelo takes knee after scoring for Real Madrid

Putin says Russia dealing better with virus than US

Moscow (AFP) President Vladimir Putin said in a televised interview Sunday that Russia had been more successful in dealing with the coronavirus than the United States. He contrasted the situations in the two countries, saying in Russia, "We are exiting the coronavirus situation steadily with minimal losses, God willing, in the States it isn't happening … Continue reading Putin says Russia dealing better with virus than US

Another police killing of a black man stokes US tension, debate

Washington (AFP) The fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer, this time in Atlanta, Georgia, poured more fuel Sunday on a raging US debate over racism after another round of street protests and the resignation of the city's police chief. A Wendy's restaurant where 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks was killed was set … Continue reading Another police killing of a black man stokes US tension, debate

Brazilian retirement home offers ‘hugging curtain’ for safe contact

Sao Paulo (AFP) A retirement home in Brazil has come up with a creative solution to allow friends and families to enjoy personal contact with aging residents particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus: a "hugging curtain." The large plastic curtain, installed in a retirement home in the city of Sao Paulo, allows residents on one side … Continue reading Brazilian retirement home offers ‘hugging curtain’ for safe contact