Asia virus latest: Singapore tightens curbs, oil extends gains
Singapore (AFP) - The latest developments in Asia related to the novel coronavirus pandemic:Singapore to close schools, workplacesSingapore will close schools and most workplaces while people are being told to stay home, as the city-state ramps up curbs to stem the spread of the virus.The country has generally been successful in keeping the outbreak in check, and had previously resisted imposing the kind of tough restrictions seen elsewhere.But Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said it was time to apply a "circuit breaker" following a sharp rise in locally transmitted cases.Oil extends gainsCrude...
Google Arts & Culture tools lets you style your photos like Van Gogh or Frida Kahlo
Google has announced a new tool in its Arts & Culture app that lets users edit personal photos in the style history's most iconic artists.For users looking to edit their photos with a dramatically artistic flair, Google has added a new feature to its Arts & Culture mobile application that converts images into masterpieces styled like the instantly recognizable works of Van Gogh, Frida Kahlo or Leonardo de Vinci. Art Transfer can be accessed by tapping on the camera icon in the application and selecting "Art Transfer" from the menu that pops up. From there, users can take a photo or select an e...
Wives can refuse sexual advances from husbands during coronavirus quarantine, says top Saudi cleric
An ultraconservative Saudischolar has a surprisingly stark warning for any faithful Muslim man who feels entitled to his wife's sexual services during the Covid-19 crisis: "If you're leaving the house then dream on."Abdullah Muhammad Al-Mutlaq, an adviser to the Saudi royal court and member of the council of senior Islamic scholars, appeared on a live-call in television show broadcast amid the global pandemic.One viewer's domestic dilemma prompted an unusually forward-thinking response by the cleric.''My husband never stays at home and couldn't care less about the measures in place. I'm terrif...
A world without 'Captain Lou.’ Beloved grandfather, coach dies from coronavirus, family says.
Louis Cacciacarne was part comedian, part actor, a larger-than-life character with a little Rodney Dangerfield swagger thrown in there.Known around his Ridgefield Park home as “Captain Lou,” Cacciacarne was the kind of man you’d always find down at the football field or in the gym, coaching or cheering on his kids, his voice booming from the stands.But the next time there’s a game, there will be no famous Cacciacarne yell. The 75-year-old died on Sunday, one of over 500 peopleto die of the coronavirusin New Jersey, according to his family.“I don’t like a world without Captain Lou in it,” his s...
Coronavirus Update: GHS Traced 6,000 Contacts
Dr Badu SarkodieThe Ghana Health Service (GHS) has so far contacted 6,000 persons for their samples to be taken for coronavirus testing.The increase in the number of people traced follows the 14-day partial lockdown of the Greater Accra and Ashanti regions for enhanced testing and contact tracing.Dr. Patrick Aboagye, acting Director General of the GHS, addressing the press today in Accra, said about 300 health officers are engaged in the exercise.“Today they will be going out to the field and we hope to test more people,” he said.Quarantined TravelersHe further noted out of the 1030 travellers...
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Covid-19: To mask or not to mask?
COMMENT | As we enter the second phase of our movement control order (MCO) and start to plan for the future, there are many issues that need to be thought through, and one of them is whether we should wear masks more often.The wearing of a mask is an issue that is currently being hotly debated in many parts of the world. Some are calling it the “great mask debate”. I had planned earlier this week to write a full article on this, but I think it would serve us better to read some of the very valuable commentaries that have already been done. What I hope to do is to summarise the key points to he...
Gucci donates 2 million euros to fight COVID-19
Gucci donates 2 million euros to fight COVID-19(Philstar.com) – April 3, 2020 – 4:41pmMILAN, Italy — Gucci stands with its global community to fight the COVID-19 pandemic by making two separate donations to crowdfunding campaigns. The first is to the Italian Civil Protection Department(Protezione Civile) in partnership with Intesa Sanpaolo; and second, to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fundin support of the World Health Organization, through a matching campaign with Facebook.Gucci is also calling on its friends and followers from its global community—who share values of social justice for di...
Letran Knights auction off jerseys for COVID-19 frontliners
Letran Knights auction off jerseys for COVID-19 frontlinersJoey Villar(Philstar.com) – April 3, 2020 – 5:23pmMANILA, Philippines – Reigning NCAA titlist Letran is showing it is not only a champion team inside the court but also off it.Jerrick Balanza, Fran Yu and Larry Muyang, vital cogs in the Knights’ NCAA title reign last season, and alumnus and now NLEX mainstay Kevin Alas have auctioned off different personal basketball commodities to raise funds for frontliners amid the COVID-19 pandemic.Balanza will auction his jersey from his first of two titles with Letran four seasons ago, Yu his 201...
Ambassador: Azerbaijan greatly supported China in most difficult period
By TrendCurrently, a pandemic of coronavirus pneumonia is spreading around the world, which threatens the life and health of people and also creates great problems for global security, Chinese ambassador to Azerbaijan Guo Min said.Min made remarks in Baku during a speech at the ceremony of transferring medical supplies from China to Azerbaijan as part of the fight against the spread of coronavirus, Trendreports.“Amid the sudden emergence of coronavirus from the beginning of the year, the Chinese government and people, who are not afraid of any difficulties, launched the people’s war against th...
Google to publish user location data to help govts tackle virus
Google will publish location data from its users around the world from Friday to allow governments to gauge the effectiveness of social distancing measures put in place to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the tech giant said.The reports on users' movements in 131 countries will be made available on a special website and will "chart movement trends over time by geography," according to a post on one of the company's blogs. Trends will be display "a percentage point increase or decrease in visits" to locations like parks, shops, homes and places of work, not "the absolute number of visits," said th...