After months of battling the devastating Covid-19 epidemic – in which more than 500 people were killed daily at the peak in the city, Big Apple has officially returned to business. Monday marked the first phase of New York’s four-part reconstruction plan, when manufacturers and the construction industry returned to work.
“This is a triumphant moment for New Yorkers who have fought back against the disease,” NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio said. “My message is to abide by it.”
Although successes in curbing new infections in Europe and Asia suggest that it is possible to keep the virus at bay, disease experts still warn that some degree of social distance will have to remain in place until the vaccine is available.
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WHAT IS IMPORTANT TODAY
It has been confirmed: the American economy has entered a recession
Stops have prevented 60 million cases in the United States
Although the research did not include an analysis of Covid-19 deaths, a separate study also released yesterday investigated tolls in Europe. That study from Imperial College London concluded that locking measures in Western European countries had prevented about 3.1 million deaths by early May.
The coronavirus has come to California several times
It’s a small analysis, but it helps to paint a picture of how several cases can turn into a pandemic – and how rapid action can stop the spread.
Asymptomatic spread “seems rare”
Van Kerkhove also said that asymptomatic cases of Covid-19 appear to be often cases of mild disease.
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- Universal Orlando in Florida has cautiously reopened its measures, and measures of social distance have been implemented in its theme park. But will people come back?
- Canada will facilitate border measures for immediate family members and permanent residents, including those who attempted to enter from the United States. But there is still a 14-day mandatory quarantine.
- More than 50,000 people have now died in the UK after contracting Covid-19, according to the respective national statistical offices of England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
- Corovirus cases in India continue to rise, The biggest one-day jump in reported infections coincided with the “Unlock 1” reopening phase on Monday.
- An oil giant BP has announced plans to cut 10,000 jobs in the world; the company says it needs to cut costs due to falling oil prices caused by falling demand due to the pandemic.
- For fearless tourists who are ready – and legally capable – to go on a trip, or locals looking for accommodation, luxury hotels in Asia offer stellar deals.
“Wearing glasses on the fly can’t hurt, especially if it can keep you from touching your eyes, which is a big problem.” – CNN’s chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta