The Latest: Spain wants to extend state of emergency 2 weeks

Source: Daily Herald - View Original Article
Published: May 05, 2020
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98% "_ ROME - Italian experts are warning a second wave of coronavirus infections will most certainly accompany Italy's gradual reopening from Europe's first lockdown.""
96% "Many parents say they won't send their children back to school as France is one of the world's hardest-hit countries by the coronavirus.""
95% "The U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition intervened to oust the rebels and restore the internationally recognized government.""
94% "Follow AP news coverage of the coronavirus pandemic at and""
91% "Macron, wearing a mask, visited a primary school in a suburb west of Paris on Tuesday that has remained open for children of health ..."

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98% : _ ROME - Italian experts are warning a second wave of coronavirus infections will most certainly accompany Italy's gradual reopening from Europe's first lockdown.
96% : Many parents say they won't send their children back to school as France is one of the world's hardest-hit countries by the coronavirus.
95% : For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.
95% : Rwanda and Nigeria also eased restrictions this week.
95% : The U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition intervened to oust the rebels and restore the internationally recognized government.
94% : Information Minister Manal Abdul-Samad says the government has asked security forces to make sure the lockdown is enforced.
94% : The majority of French children attend public schools.
94% : Follow AP news coverage of the coronavirus pandemic at and
91% : Exactly how many nursing home residents have died remains uncertain despite the state's latest disclosure.
91% : Macron, wearing a mask, visited a primary school in a suburb west of Paris on Tuesday that has remained open for children of health workers.
90% : Thabane says mass-testing will begin.
89% : _ MADRID - Spain's Socialist-led government will ask parliament on Wednesday to extend the state of emergency another two weeks through May 24.
89% : Prime Minister Tom Thabane says schools, churches and bars will open, with restrictions.
88% : The highly contagious COVID-19 has impacted on nations around the globe, many imposing self isolation and exercising social distancing when people move from their homes.
87% : The U.N. human rights office says conditions in many prisons in the Americas are 'œdeeply worrying' as COVID-19 spreads in many overcrowded facilities that lack hygiene.
87% : The surfacing of the pandemic in Yemen has stoked fears that an outbreak could devastate its already crippled health care system.
87% : However, the mayor withdrew permission when demonstrators refused to follow police instructions and officers, supported by police on horseback, began detaining people.
86% : by signing up you agree to our terms of service Finance Minister Maria Jesus Montero warned that economic measures to cushion the pandemic's blow are dependent on state of emergency legislation.
86% : We are still in it.
85% : The company says the job losses will be across the board and it will reduce the size of its fleet.
85% : Lebanon, which has reported 741 cases of coronavirus and 24 deaths, will extend the lockdown until May 24.
85% : More than 300 mayors in the capital region, including Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo, urged Macron in an open letter to delay the reopening of primary schools scheduled for next week.
84% : Authorities in the city allowed the unannounced demonstration by a few hundred people near the city's central railway station on condition that the protesters maintained social distancing.
83% : Virgin is applying for emergency loans from the British government.
83% : The list doesn't include nursing home residents who were transferred to hospitals before dying.
83% : Rights office spokesman Rupert Colville says fear of contagion and lack of basic services like access to food and health care have stoked riots and protests in some prisons.
82% : Taha al-Motawakel says a Somali migrant who died Sunday in a hotel in the capital Sanaa tested positive for the virus.
81% : The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people.
81% : Schools, bars, restaurants and museums are closed and people are urged to work from home and practice social distancing outside.
80% : NEW DELHI, India - India has discovered two viral clusters since it partly lifted the nationwide lockdown on Monday, contributing to the largest single-day spike in cases and deaths in 24 hours.
79% : The airline says recovery is expected to take up to three years.
79% : __ CAIRO - Yemen's health minister affiliated with the Houthi rebels has announced the first coronavirus death in the rebel-controlled northern part of the country.
79% : I don't want people to think there's no more risk and we go back to normal,' Rezza told La Repubblica.
78% : She also says Lebanon accepted a $750,000 donation from Google in the form of advertisements to raise knowledge about coronavirus.
77% : He pointed to outbreaks of deadly violence in detention centers in Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela in recent weeks, along with attempted prison breaks in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and the United States.
76% : The tiny mountain kingdom of Lesotho is surrounded by South Africa, which has Africa's highest number of confirmed cases at 7,220. South Africa slightly eased its strict lockdown this week to allow some mines, manufacturers and retailers to resume operations at up to 30% capacity.
76% : Greece began easing its lockdown measures on Monday, with the opening of a limited number of retail businesses, such as beauty salons and bookshops, and people allowed to leave their homes.
76% : The Netherlands has been in what Prime Minister Mark Rutte calls an 'œintelligent lockdown' since mid-March.
75% : But the conservative Popular Party, the main opposition, is reluctant.
74% : He says it will require 'œa huge investment' of resources for training medical personnel to monitor possible new cases.
73% : The Health ministry says the spike was due to late reporting of information by several state governments.
72% : The Democrat says schools must continue providing to-go meals to children under the school lunch and breakfast programs.
72% : They denounced an 'œuntenable and unrealistic timetable' to meet the sanitary and safety conditions required by the state, including class sizes capped to a maximum of 15.
72% : Yemen's civil war erupted in 2014, when the rebels seized Sanaa, and much of the country's north.
71% : Trump says: 'œThe people of our country should think of themselves as warriors.
69% : Brusaferro says the key to keeping the outbreak under control lies in the early isolation of people with suspected infection, more tests and the quarantine of their close contacts.
68% : The returnees were subjected to tests for the coronavirus and will stay in hotels for one day to wait for the results.
68% : Other discussions relate to easing restrictions on community care services and businesses.
68% : Sturgeon says it's preferred all four nations of the U.K. - England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland - should move together on easing the lockdown.
67% : HARTFORD, Conn. - Gov. Ned Lamont ordered in-person classes at all Connecticut K-12 public schools to remain canceled for the rest of the current school year, requiring districts to continue distance learning.
67% : The head of the institute's infectious disease department, Dr. Giovanni Rezza, told La Repubblica the coming weeks were essentially an 'œexperiment' to see how the infection curve reacts to the easing of the lockdown and production shutdown.
66% : - French President Macron criticized for opening schools next week.
66% : The first gradual easing came last week when young children resumed sports training.
63% : Associated Press The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic.
63% : Businesses will open but they must maintain social distancing and staff must work in shifts to reduce congestion.
63% : Our country has to open.'
63% : Greece - Greece's prime minister says it appears 'œabsolutely feasible' for restaurants and cafes to reopen on June 1 if the coronavirus outbreak keeps slowing.
58% : People will be expected to wear face masks in public.
58% : It includes, for the first time, people believed to have died from the coronavirus before it could be confirmed by a lab test.
58% : The conflict has killed more than 100,000 people and settled into a bloody stalemate.
57% : LONDON - Virgin Atlantic says it plans to cut 3,150 jobs and end its operation at London's Gatwick Airport.
57% : Many of those who had been working in the market, which is among the largest in the country, had returned to their villages due to the lockdown and public health officials are now trying to retrace their footsteps.
56% : WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says Americans should think of themselves as 'œwarriors' in the fight against the new coronavirus.
56% : Colville says the incidents suggest some states had not taken 'œappropriate measures to prevent violence in detention facilities,' urging states to investigate the deaths and injuries and any allegations of use of force by authorities during the rioting.
55% : Elementary schools are due to reopen next week.
54% : Sturgeon says Scotland was at a 'œcritical' moment and the lockdown will be extended for another three-week period after the next review on Thursday.
54% : In Italy's hard-hit northern Lombardy, tens of thousands of sick overwhelmed the health care system.
53% : He adds any phone app that can help trace contacts, while useful, doesn't substitute for the actions of people.
52% : The latest coronavirus death brings the total confirmed cases to 22 and three deaths across the country.
51% : Police didn't immediately say how many people were arrested.
50% : Also, new car sales in the U.K. came to a near standstill in April, the lowest monthly level since 1946.
50% : __ ALBANY, N.Y. - New York state is reporting more than 1,700 previously undisclosed deaths at nursing homes and adult care facilities.
50% : LONDON - Scotland's leader Nicola Sturgeon has outlined how lockdown restrictions could be relaxed while stressing the move is not imminent.
50% : THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Dutch riot police have arrested some demonstrators who gathered in The Hague to call for an end to the partial coronavirus lockdown.
49% : The state's largest teachers' union, the Connecticut Education Association, praised Lamont's decision.
48% : 'œWe are not out of the epidemic.
47% : It may decide to abstain, in which case the government's request should win approval.
45% : He didn't provide details about other confirmed cases in areas under Houthi control.
45% : However, she says the first loosening considered by the government would be time spent outdoors.
45% : In Tripura, a state in India's north-east, which shares a border with Bangladesh, a total of 27 new cases were reported, of which 13 were linked to the Border Security Force or BSF, the country's border guarding force.
44% : - Italy experts warn of second wave after gradual reopening.
43% : She says it's too early to reopen schools and they possibly won't reopen before the summer holidays.
42% : Trump spoke to reporters Tuesday before boarding Air Force One for a trip to Phoenix to tour a Honeywell plant that's making N95 respirator masks.
41% : He traveled to Virginia at the end of March to see a Navy hospital shift off to New York, and he spent this past weekend at the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland.
41% : Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis held a video conference with several cabinet members Tuesday to discuss how to reopen the restaurant and café sector while maintaining social distancing regulations.
40% : A vegetable and fruit market in Chennai, a southern Indian city, has been linked to more than 300 cases.
40% : They are calling for intensified efforts to identify possible new victims, monitor their symptoms and trace their contacts Dr. Silvio Brusaferro, president of the Superior Institute of Health, briefed a Senate committee on Tuesday about the next phase of Italy's coronavirus pandemic.
36% : TOP OF THE HOUR: - President Trump heads to Phoenix to tour Honeywell plant.
35% : Greece imposed a lockdown early on in its coronavirus outbreak, a move credited with containing the number of deaths.
35% : He joined experts a day after 4.4 million Italians went back to work and restrictions on personal movement were eased for the first time in two months.
33% : __ PARIS - French President Emmanuel Macron confirmed plans to gradually reopen schools next week amid concerns from mayors, teachers and parents about the timing.
32% : __ MASERU, Lesotho - Lesotho, the only nation among Africa's 54 to not report a case of COVID-19, will lift its five-week lockdown on Wednesday.
32% : At least 4,813 people have died from COVID-19 in the state's nursing homes since March 1, according to a tally released by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office late Monday.
32% : France starts lifting confinement measures on May 11, with businesses to resume activity and parents to return to work.
31% : On Monday, Greece reported two deaths and six confirmed infections, bringing the total death toll to 146, with confirmed infections at 2,632.
30% : One possibility was increasing the outdoor space for tables and chairs.
28% : Lamont says he's working with state and local education officials to determine whether summer school programs should be held.
27% : The president has stayed close to the White House since mid-March, when he declared a national emergency over the outbreak.
27% : Dealerships were closed and potential buyers have been in lockdown since March 23.
27% : There's been a total of 3,900 infection cases and 195 deaths in the past 24 hours, taking India's total to more than 46,000 cases and more than 1,500 dead.
26% : A man wears full protective equipment to protect against the coronavirus as he shops in London, Monday, May 4, 2020, as the UK enters a seventh week of lockdown to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
26% : If the Popular Party votes against the extension, it could scuttle the government's pandemic plans.
23% : Scientists say a second wave of infection would particularly hit the south, which didn't have many infections.
21% : Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez says extending the state of emergency 'œis the only instrument that allows the government to limit mobility, in order to prevent contagion, save lives and protect citizens.' Health Minister Salvador Illa says the state of emergency, which has allowed the government to impose a lockdown, has been 'œessential' in reducing the daily infection rate from 35% to 0.4%.
17% : Trump's trip is designed to give the appearance of a return to normalcy as states begin to reopen after shutting down in a bid to slow the spread of the virus.
13% : Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders indicate only 4,321 cars were registered during the month, down 97% from the year before.
13% : BEIRUT - Dozens of Lebanese returned home from Syria after authorities briefly opened two border crossings nearly two months after they were closed.
10% : Lamont says he was hoping high school seniors could complete the final few weeks, but it wasn't possible given the virus and the need to 'œprotect everyone's safety.'
9% : Churches can open but they must have less than 50 people per service.

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