Tuesday, May 17, 2022

social distancing

Hong Kong leader says no plans to tighten Covid social distancing measures

Hong Kong has reported more than 700,000 infections and about 4,000 deaths, most of them taking place in the past three weeks.

Do not help crashed Olympics vehicles, Beijing police warn

Authorities have closed up the bubble last week meaning thousands of staff, volunteers, cleaners, cooks and coach drivers will be cocooned for weeks with no access to the outside world.

Thai beauty pageant investigated after Covid cluster

Thirteen contestants and nine others associated with the Miss Grand Samut Sakhon pageant have tested positive for the virus.

British hugs allowed soon as lockdown starts to ease

The UK is now recording around 2,000 new coronavirus cases a day, compared with a daily peak of nearly 70,000 in January.

SOPs a casualty of Raya shopping fever?

Crowds of customers at malls and bazaars are making it difficult to enforce physical distancing rules.

Masks and social distancing ‘could last several years’

UK scientific advisers are saying maintaining basic policies which reduce transmission will be necessary for some time to come.

State of emergency declared at Florida beach over uncontrollable crowds

With approximately 13% of US residents vaccinated, the atmosphere is particularly festive and the illusion that the pandemic is now under control is pervasive.

Spared the worst of Covid-19, Pakistan’s poor abandon SOPs

While Pakistan managed to avoid the huge numbers of casualties authorities had feared, a social divide is appearing between those who observe SOPs and those who do not.

Crowds of parents forced to queue for school transfers despite online process

The long lines of parents told to get their documents validated in person trigger concern over virus SOPs.

Alarm in France after 2,500 mass for illegal rave

Police are said to have met 'fierce hostility' from many of the partygoers who set one of their cars of fire and threw bottles and stones.

Orthodox Jewish synagogue fined over secret pandemic wedding

New York authorities issued a fine after a video of the wedding showing thousands of attendees singing and dancing without masks circulated on social media.

No ghosts, witches or vampires allowed in LA this year

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is discouraging traditional festivities and recommending socially distant alternatives.

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