2 Hoboken Parks Reopen; What To Do If Server Isn’t Wearing A Mask

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HOBOKEN, NJ – Mayor Ravi Bhalla said Thursday morning that one new case of coronavirus was reported in the city Wednesday, bringing the total to 572 residents who tested positive. Before that, there were no reports of new cases since the previous Wednesday.

There have been no new deaths reported since May 21. On June 9, Bhalla said the city had learned of a woman in her 80s who had died of the virus a month earlier but hadn’t been counted with residents. She was the 30th announced case.

Bhalla said Thursday, “No demonstrators [in the local George Floyd protest] from Hoboken tested at Riverside were positive for COVID-19.” Bhalla has said that mask-wearing helped the protestors. In fact, new studies have supported the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation that mask-wearing is very helpful in cutting down on (but not eliminating entirely) the spread of the virus.

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Tens of thousands return to England’s high streets as non-essential shops reopen

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Tens of thousands of people have poured onto England’s high streets as non-essential shops were allowed to reopen for the first time since lockdown began.

While many of those who stepped out despite coronavirus fears to engage in some long-awaited retail therapy cited concerns about looming job losses in the sector and a need to restart the economy, the overwhelming sense was of people urgently seeking to regain a sense of normality after 11 weeks in stasis.

Despite the busy street scenes captured across the country, with reports of overnight queues which sometimes remained throughout the day, the unseen majority will have remained at home, with some newly returned employees questioning why customers were physically shopping rather than purchasing online.

A leap towards the ”new normal” pledged by ministers was perhaps the prevailing theme of the day, evident in the extensive range of new measures taken by stores to keep

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Hotels Prep To Reopen In Connecticut

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CONNECTICUT — If your favorite Connecticut hotel seems a little less accommodating on your next overnight stay, blame the coronavirus, and the state regulations that are being enforced in its wake.

On June 17, hotels, motels and B&Bs will be joining gyms, indoor recreation and personal services such as tattoo parlors among the business sectors allowed to come back online in Connecticut. Gov. Ned Lamont shuttered them all as part of his “Stay Safe, Stay Home” lockdown begun in March, intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Or almost all. The Ethan Allen on Lake Avenue Extension in Danbury was able to keep its doors open catering to essential workers.

“We mostly did essential workers from Danbury Hospital such as doctors and nurses who lived further away, maybe more than an hour, and they were working 12-hour shifts,” said Kimberly Olson, director of sales and marketing at Ethan Allen.

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Long queues as shops reopen in England after lockdown

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Pent-up demand has prompted queues at some shops as rules are relaxed in England after a three month lockdown.

Long queues were reported outside Primark shops in London and Birmingham ahead of their 8am opening time.

The chain, which like other clothing shops has been closed since 23 March, does not offer online shopping meaning customers can only buy in the store.

All shops in England are allowed to open, although retailers have had to introduce strict safety measures.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged people to “shop with confidence”.

He said he was “very optimistic” about stores reopening – although acknowledged that retailers did not know whether there will be a “huge wave of customers” or a “trickle”.

Although food shops, pharmacies, banks and other essential retailers have stayed open, vast swathes of the High Street, from bookshops to clothes outlets, have been closed since 23 March.

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Shops in England reopen after three months of lockdown

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Shops in England selling non-essential goods have reopened for the first time in almost three months.

Retailers have had to introduce strict safety measures and the High Street experience will be very different.

Amid fears about the health of the UK economy, getting a key part of the service sector running again is vital. But retail experts warned shops were unlikely to see any immediate relief.

Boris Johnson has urged people to “shop with confidence”.

He said he was “very optimistic” about stores reopening – although acknowledged that retailers did not know whether there will be a “huge wave of customers” or a “trickle”.

HMV owner Doug Putman told the Today programme that he expected a rush in the first week of trading after his shops open their doors. But he said retailers could be faced with a problem if shoppers do not return in the same numbers as before

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Process to Reopen Pennsylvania

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Last updated: 4:15 p.m., May 22, 2020

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is an unprecedented event that has impacted every part of the globe. Pennsylvania has seen a similar unprecedented burden of COVID-19 and has taken equally unprecedented measures to save lives and reduce morbidity of the COVID-19 virus.

The commonwealth has responded aggressively to the spread of COVID-19, first by working to contain the virus through contact tracing and quarantines for residents who came in contact with someone who tested positive for the virus to slow sustained community spread. When sustained community spread was established, the commonwealth moved to mitigation efforts early in the response by issuing orders to close schools and non-life-sustaining businesses; and to restrict large gatherings. This decision to respond aggressively has proven to be an essential and effective measure to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and ultimately save an unrealized number of Pennsylvanians’ lives.

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Sarawak party: Federal govt’s decision to re-open Malaysia’s economy shows ‘love of money over love of lives’ | Malaysia

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Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) president Voon Lee Shan said a medical expert told him it is a grave mistake to re-open the economy at this critical juncture in Sarawak's Covid-19 fight. — Picture by Sulok Tawie
Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) president Voon Lee Shan said a medical expert told him it is a grave mistake to re-open the economy at this critical juncture in Sarawak’s Covid-19 fight. — Picture by Sulok Tawie

KUCHING, May 2 — Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) today urged the Sarawak government to exercise caution over the re-opening of industries and businesses under the conditional movement control order (CMCO), as announced by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin yesterday.

Its president Voon Lee Shan said not every directive on the re-opening of economic sectors from the federal government or prime minister has to be followed when the state is still battling the Covid-19 pandemic.

“A friend of mine who is a foreign medical specialist has told me that the re-opening of industries and businesses at this moment is a grave mistake,” he said.

“The state government must know that we are fighting a

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