Coronavirus Ireland Live Updates: Businesses warned not to reopen unless ‘allowed to do so’ under roadmap

Follow the latest coronavirus news in Ireland and across the world on the Independent.ie live blog. 17:00 21/05/2020 WHO warns against use of hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid-19 A World Health Organisation official has warned against the use of the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid-19, following President Donald Trump’s claim on May 19 that he […]

California pushes to reopen restaurants, gyms and salons

Faced with unemployment rates that in many places top 20%, California counties are eager to reopen their economies as quickly as they can. With Gov. Gavin Newsom loosening requirements for reopening, local officials are racing to submit plans and get approval to allow shuttered businesses to open — all with social distancing restrictions. The new […]

New York governor says some areas outside New York City ready to reopen this week

(Reuters) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Monday that several regions of the state outside New York City could start reopening their economies this weekend after meeting criteria related to hospitalizations and testing for the coronavirus, demonstrating that they are “ready to go.” Cuomo said that the Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley and Southern […]

California schools may not reopen this school year; LAUSD distributes food

More than 400,000 “grab-and-go” meals were being distributed Wednesday to Los Angeles students and families — a new daily ritual likely to continue for months since Gov. Gavin Newsom said all public schools in California might remain shuttered for the rest of the school year. Los Angeles Unified officials are ramping up support and food […]

Thursday’s will not reopen and condos will likely be built at site, owner says

Montreal landmark Thursday’s Bar and Bistro abruptly closed down earlier this week, on New Year’s Day, only hours after ushering in the New Year with scores of customers. The sudden closing put nearly 100 employees out of a job without notice. Pierre Obendrauf / Montreal Gazette There are no plans to reopen Thursday’s Bar and […]