Guinea’s epidemic is the first resurgence of the disease in the region since the most deadly outbreak on record ended in 2016. Meanwhile a separate outbreak has been reported in North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the CongoPhoto via @TelGlobalHealth
The busiest winter weather pattern in decades brought a slew of impacts across a large swath of the United States over the holiday weekend. Massive power outages and slippery travel were reported from the West to the East Coast on Saturday, as multiple storms unleashed snow and ice.
Power outages approached 1 million on Saturday while winter storms turned off the power for more than 800,000 customers across the U.S., according to PowerOutage.us.
Oregon, Virginia and North Carolina, were among the hardest-hit states in terms of outages. As of midday on Saturday, more than 400,000 customers were without power as ice downed power lines in Virginia and North Carolina.
A path of snow extended from the westernmost parts of Washington and Oregon, down to New Mexico and Texas, all the way to Michigan.
Boris Johnson’s government is under intense pressure, with the new variant coronavirus spreading rapidly and dozens of countries banning travel from the UK. The UK’s scientific advisers are warning that even tougher restrictions will be needed to contain the new strain of the virus. The prime minister has sought to reassure the public that food supplies are not under threat after France banned the entry of freight lorries from the UK. More than 40 countries have banned flights or imposed restrictions. There have been long queues on the roads of Kent to the port of Dover. The pressure comes with Britain still set to leave the EU without a trade deal at the end of December. Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reporting by political editor Laura Kuenssberg, Caroline Davies at Dover and business editor Simon Jack.
- The governors of California, Oregon and Washington issued a joint coronavirus travel advisory on Friday urging people arriving to their states to self-quarantine for 14 days.
- The West Coast states also advised people to avoid non-essential out-of-state travel.
- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that traveling can increase someone’s chance of spreading and becoming infected with the coronavirus.
The governors of California, Oregon and Washington issued a joint coronavirus travel advisory on Friday urging people arriving to their states to self-quarantine for 14 days and asking residents to avoid all non-essential out-of-state trips.
Alejandro CastroThu, November 12, 2020, 1:25 AM CST
Images of terrified protesters fleeing police and gunfire have shaken one of Mexico’s top beach resorts and dealt another blow to a tourism industry already reeling from the coronavirus pandemic.
The crackdown on Monday in front of Cancun city hall, where hundreds were demonstrating against the murder of a local woman, sparked national outcry and protests in Mexico City.
Three people were injured when police fired in the air for several minutes and chased the mostly female demonstrators through a budget hotel district after property was vandalized.
By: KTNV StaffPosted at 6:50 AM, Jul 14, 2020 and last updated 9:24 AM, Jul 14, 2020
The state of Hawaii is extending its restrictions to out-of-state visitors.
Hawaii Gov. David Ige issued a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all arriving passengers, which applies to anyone who arrived after March 26.
Beginning Sept.1, the governor says anyone arriving in Hawaii will need a valid COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to their trip – and show proof of a negative result – to avoid 14-day quarantine.
The islands are reporting around 1,200 cases.
Learn more on the Hawaii Tourism Authority website
By Bruce Haring
The Florida Department of Health reported 15,299 new coronavirus cases Sunday. That’s the highest total for any state since the pandemic started. Florida holds the dubious record for second-highest as well, coming in with 11, 434 new cases on July 4, per Johns Hopkins University.Florida’s test positivity rate is a whopping 19.60%, Johns Hopkins said.Florida Rep. Donna Shalala said the virus is “out of control,” and said it’s likely a second economic shutdown looms.
Ryan Beene and Ari Natter
Venturing out of a hotel room in Hawaii right now might land you in handcuffs.
Just ask one of the roughly 20 people who’ve been arrested for violating Governor David Ige’s two-week quarantine imposed on all who arrive in the state or travel between its islands.
Hundreds more have been arrested or issued citations for violating other aspects of the state’s emergency orders to combat the coronavirus, which are among the nation’s strictest and have helped to drive down the rate of infection to the second lowest in the country.
State parks and Hawaii’s famous beaches have been closed. Hotels are issuing single-use keys, forcing quarantined guests who leave their rooms to go to the front desk and explain why. Airlines have been encouraged to suspend incoming flights. The state’s visitors bureau has asked media organizations to “refrain from publishing any stories about Hawaii that might encourage people to travel to the islands.”