"The situation in New York and New Jersey worsens. You are on the front lines of this crisis at our airports and onboard out aircraft, providing an essential service to these communities and our customers", Hart’s words read, as quoted by the NBC media outlet. The flights will not be resumed for at least three weeks. The US state of New York has recorded its largest daily increase in the number of new COVID-19 cases as 10,841 positive tests were reported on Saturday, with the death toll also rising by 630, according to State Governor Andrew Cuomo. As many as 10,841 new cases of the disease have been registered, raising the total number of cases reported in the state since the start of the outbreak to 113,704. The COVID-19 death toll in the state of New York now stands at 3,565. About 15,905 people are currently receiving treatment for the disease in hospitals, and 4,126 of those are currently in intensive care units. … [Read more...] about United Airlines to Cancel 90% of Flights to New York, New Jersey Airports – Reports
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To some, it even looked like the Kremlin was trolling the US on Friday after Russia’s RBK news outlet reported that some of the ventilators on the plane had come from a company currently under US sanctions. Boxes of them being unloaded from the plane could be seen in a video published by the Russian agency Ruptly, which is affiliated with the state-run outlet RT. … [Read more...] about We Tried To Get Home To Our Dying Father In The US. Then Our Flight From Russia Was Canceled.
Association of Flight Attendants President Sara Nelson on Saturday praised United’s decision to shrink “to essential service only out of Newark and LaGuardia. This is what we’ve been calling for, and what should be happening across the system.” … [Read more...] about United slashes New York-area flights due to coronavirus
“The postman has delivered a substantial number of letters and other postal articles in his service area during these 10 days of lockdown period. I would request the people of his service area that if you have come in contact with him then please stay in mandatory home quarantine and in addition to that please register yourself with 104. If you develop any symptoms like cough, fever or any other symptom then please inform 104 and we will undertake all procedures like sample collection, testing etc,” the BMC Commissioner said. … [Read more...] about Covid-19: Odisha asks thousands to self-quarantine as postman tests positive
10:17 p.m. Gilead to donate 1.5 million doses of experimental drug remdesivir: Foster City-based Gilead Sciences said it will donate 1.5 million individual doses of its experimental coronavirus drug, remdesivir, “to treat patients with the most severe symptoms of COVID-19.” The doses could treat more than 140,000 patients and will be available for compassionate use, expanded access and clinical trials, Chairman and CEO Daniel O’Day wrote in an open letter posted online Saturday. Remdesivir, an injectable antiviral, has been used to treat more than 1,700 patients on a “compassionate use” basis, Gilead said. The company last week said it would transition to “expanded access” programs that would allow hospitals or physicians to apply for emergency use of the drug for multiple severely ill patients at a time. The letter states remdesivir “is still an investigational medicine and has not been approved by regulatory authorities anywhere” … [Read more...] about Coronavirus live updates: Newsom helps out health care and essential workers with child care options