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Coronavirus News from Across the Globe: May 30, 2020

Coronavirus News from Across the Globe: May 30, 2020

05-30 In Los Angeles, barber shops and hair salons will be able to reopen, said  Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger.  Drive-in theaters, flea markets, and swap meets can also reopen, she said.
05-30 Israeli health officials reported a spike in new coronavirus infections that followed the lifting of lockdown restrictions. The country recorded at least 101 new cases on Friday and 79 on Thursday, after several days where the number of …

Coronavirus Facts and Figures: Saturday, May 30, 2020

Coronavirus Facts and Figures: Saturday, May 30, 2020

The number of coronavirus cases across the globe stands at 6.1 million, of which 2.7 million have recovered, based on data compiled by Worldometer, a service that compiles and makes available world statistics. The death toll now stands at 369,127.
While the number of new cases increases to climb – it reached over 125,000 on Friday, the number of daily deaths continues to drop and was 4,873 on Friday.
For the first …

Coronavirus Update: Over 6 Million Cases, Supreme Court Rejects Religious Challenge, India Lifts Some Restrictions

Coronavirus Update: Over 6 Million Cases, Supreme Court Rejects Religious Challenge, India Lifts Some Restrictions

Just as the number of coronavirus cases worldwide crossed the six million mark, the European Union said Saturday that it would continue to support the World Health Organization after the United States said it would pull out. “The W.H.O. needs to continue being able to lead the international response to pandemics, current and future,” said Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission, and Josep Borrell, who serves …

Lufthansa Greenlights ‘Compromise’ Deal on €9 billion Bailout

Lufthansa Greenlights ‘Compromise’ Deal on €9 billion Bailout

The Deutsche Lufthansa supervisory board said Saturday it had reached what it termed a “compromise” deal with the European Union and Germany over a €9 billion ($9.89 billion) rescue package.
The board had delayed a decision on the deal on Wednesday because the European Union wanted the airline to give up German takeoff and landing slots, which Lufthansa said would weaken its hubs in Frankfurt and Munich.
The deal requires approval by …

New York City Could Begin to Reopen on June 8

New York City Could Begin to Reopen on June 8

New York City should be able to enter Phase 1 of its reopening on June 8, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced at his morning briefing.
“We are on track to reopen on June 8,” the governor said, speaking from the La Penta School of Business in New Rochelle.
The Big Apple is the only part of the state that has yet to meet all of the seven benchmarks the governor set forth …

Coronavirus Update: Cases Approach 6 Million, Moscow Ups Death Toll, CDC Issues Guidance for Reopening Offices

Coronavirus Update: Cases Approach 6 Million, Moscow Ups Death Toll, CDC Issues Guidance for Reopening Offices

IN BRIEF
Officials in Moscow say they “improved” their count of April deaths, with the result that the number of dead doubled.  The revised figures show that 1,561 people with the coronavirus died in the capital in April, not 639 as previously reported. Experts in other countries have long said that the numbers coming out of Russia represented a tremendous undercount.
In New York State, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order …

Times Square’s Famous Billboards Went Dark, But Just for One Minute: Here’s Why

Times Square’s Famous Billboards Went Dark, But Just for One Minute: Here’s Why

The famous billboards of Times Square went dark for a moment Wednesday night at 9 p.m. local time to show support for the city’s restaurants, hotels, and non-profit organizations amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
Normally brightly lighted by numerous billboards and adverts, Times Square is a major commercial intersection and tourist destination in Midtown Manhattan. It stretches from West 42nd to West 47th Streets, and is sometimes referred to as “the Crossroads …