Tagged: COVID-19

Covid-19: China pushes for QR code based global travel system

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for a “global mechanism” that would use QR codes to open up international travel. “We need to further harmonise policies and standards and establish ‘fast tracks’ to facilitate the orderly flow of people,” he said. The codes will be...

Covid-19: England faces four-week lockdown restrictions

England faces a month of nationwide lockdown restrictions from Thursday after Boris Johnson detailed new plans in a bid to combat coronavirus. Pubs, restaurants, gyms, non-essential shops and places of worship will close, but schools, colleges and universities can stay open. Mr Johnson is expected...

Covid-19: US pulls plan to give early vaccine to Santa Claus

The US has cancelled plans to offer Santa Claus performers early access to a coronavirus vaccine in exchange for their help in promoting it publicly. Those who perform as Mrs Claus and elves would also have been eligible for the jabs. The festive collaboration was...

Kenzo Takada: Japanese designer dies from Covid-19

The Japanese founder of popular fashion brand Kenzo has died aged 81, from complications linked to coronavirus. Tributes have poured in from all across the world for Kenzo Takada who died at the American Hospital in Paris. Known for his bright graphics, jungle inspired prints...

THE ART OF TOASTING DURING COVID-19

The Lockdown, occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic has made some people to devise ingenious ways of doing things. Nothing is the same anymore and survival has taken on a new meaning.While sadly, some have been victims of domestic violence, some, like my friend Blessing (...

Coronavirus: Obesity ‘increases risks from Covid-19’

Being obese doubles the risk of hospital treatment from Covid-19 and increases the risk of dying by nearly 50%, a global analysis suggests. Obesity makes other diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure more likely, the US researchers say. Along with a weakened immune...

COVID-19 safety: Tips for travel, restaurants, and the gym

As communities lift stay-at-home restrictions, it’s important to keep taking steps to protect yourself from COVID-19. Find out how to safely travel, visit restaurants, go to the gym and more during reopening. If coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) stay-at-home restrictions are easing in your community, you might...

WHEN A COVID-19 LOCKDOWN DAY TURNED INTO A SPRING CLEANING DAY!

Happy Easter everyone. If we have survived the coronavirus pandemic lockdown till now, then my belief is that we will all get through this, together and triumphant!Yesterday, my daughter ( who is home with me  because their university in Chicago is closed)was looking for a toe...