‘So many bodies piled up’: Hong Kong funeral services overwhelmed by COVID

[ad_1] HONG KONG, April 6 (Reuters) – Traditional wooden coffins are running short in Hong Kong as authorities scramble to add mortuary space in the global financial hub’s battle on COVID-19, which is swamping funeral parlours. “I have never seen so many bodies piled up together,” said funeral director Lok Chung, 37, who has been […]

A third of U.S. COVID now caused by Omicron BA.2 as overall cases fall

[ad_1] People still wear their masks, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., February 8, 2022. REUTERS/David Swanson Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register March 22 (Reuters) – About one-in-three COVID-19 cases in the United States are now caused by the BA.2 Omicron sub-variant of the coronavirus, according […]

Covid-19 Live Updates: Cases, Vaccines and the Latest News

[ad_1] It is not yet known how many players on the Mets and Yankees are unvaccinated.Credit…Adam Hunger/ Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. — Some players on the Mets and Yankees may be unable to play in New York when the 2022 Major League Baseball season begins next month because of a city vaccination mandate. Under a […]

Boston Public Health Commission votes to drop city’s indoor mask mandate

[ad_1] The Boston Public Health Commission said the city’s mask mandate will be dropped this weekend as COVID-19 cases continue to decline in Massachusetts.The indoor mask mandate will be rescinded in the city for most indoor public settings effective Saturday, according to Dr. Bisola Ojikutu executive director of the Boston Public Health Commission. The board […]

Hong Kong’s leader urges calm as lockdown fears spur panic buying | Coronavirus pandemic

[ad_1] Hong Kong’s leader has appealed for calm after residents stripped supermarket shelves bare amid fears of compulsory mass COVID-19 testing and a rumoured city-wide lockdown. Local media reported compulsory COVID testing would start after March 17, prompting fears that people would be forced to isolate and families with members testing positive would be separated. […]

Coronavirus cases and hospitalizations drop in Kansas

[ad_1] WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — Two key coronavirus numbers in Kansas have dropped to their lowest point in more than seven months. On Monday, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment reported 479 new coronavirus cases in Kansas. The last time the number was that low was July 2, 2021, when there were 409 new […]

The Sunday Read: ‘The Battle for the World’s Most Powerful Cyberweapon’

[ad_1] Ronen Bergman and Mark Mazzetti investigate Pegasus, an Israeli spying tool that was acquired for use by the F.B.I., and which the United States government is now trying to ban. Pegasus is used globally. For nearly a decade, NSO, an Israeli firm, had been selling this surveillance software on a subscription basis to law-enforcement […]