Outbreak closes AngloGold Ashanti mine

South Africa remains one of the world

South Africa remains one of the world’s biggest gold producers Operations at the world’s deepest gold mine, in South Africa, have been halted after 164 cases of coronavirus were detected there. The Mponeng mine, like all others in the country, resumed operations last month after being closed in March as part of a national lockdown. … Read more

Dr. Birx urges Americans to social distance at the beach

Dr. Birx urges Americans to social distance at the beach

Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House task force coordinator, said Americans hitting the beaches during the Memorial Day Weekend should wear masks if they are unable to social distance. Birx warned that some people who are infected with the coronavirus but don’t show symptoms are putting others at risk by “spreading the virus unknowingly.” “I … Read more

States’ reporting of virus testing data leads to confusion

FILE - In this May 14, 2020, file photo, Jerry A Mann, center, is held by his grandmother, Sylvia Rubio, as he is tested for COVID-19 by the San Antonio Fire Department at a free walk-up test site in San Antonio. Public health officials have said robust testing for the coronavirus is essential to safely lifting stay-at-home orders and business closures, but states are creating confusion in the way they are reporting the data. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Elected officials, businesses and others are depending on coronavirus testing and infection-rate data as states reopen so that they will know if a second wave of contagion is coming — and whether another round of stay-at-home orders or closings might be needed. But states are reporting those figures in different ways, … Read more

City slaps retailers with 7,600 COVID-19 price-gouging violations

City slaps retailers with 7,600 COVID-19 price-gouging violations

Greedy retailers attempting to profit off the pandemic by overcharging customers for hot coronavirus commodities have racked up a hefty bill with the city Department of Consumer and Worker Protection, the agency said. Summons given to Trump Pharmacy. From March 5 through Wednesday, inspectors issued 7,600 price-gouging violations in stores from Manhattan to Queens selling … Read more

Germany tries to trace people who attended church service at which COVID-19 spread

Germany tries to trace people who attended church service at which COVID-19 spread

General view of the entrance to the prayer room of Evangelical Christian Baptist church, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Frankfurt, Germany May 24, 2020. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German authorities are trying to trace everyone who attended a church service in Frankfurt this month after more than 107 people … Read more

Trump claims hydroxychloroquine is getting ‘rave reviews’

Trump claims hydroxychloroquine is getting 'rave reviews'

President Trump said the hydroxychloroquine he has been taking for several weeks has been getting “rave reviews” despite health experts claiming the anti-malarial drug can be dangerous or even fatal for people infected with coronavirus. “Hydroxy has had tremendous rave reviews,” Trump told “Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson” during an interview that was scheduled to … Read more

NYC DOE yoga czar touts meditation, pricey Berkshires retreats

NYC DOE yoga czar touts meditation, pricey Berkshires retreats

While Chancellor Richard Carranza plans to cut hundreds of millions from NYC classrooms, his little-known yoga czar — the school system’s first “Director of Mindfulness” — makes nearly $200,000 a year while organizing retreats for educrats in the Berkshires. Barnaby Spring, the Department of Education’s chief yogi, is trying to expand yoga and meditation for … Read more

China legislation on Hong Kong could lead to U.S. sanctions, White House says

China legislation on Hong Kong could lead to U.S. sanctions, White House says

Chinese President Xi Jinping, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and Macau Chief Executive Fernando Chui arrive for the opening ceremony of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge in Zhuhai, Guangdong province, China October 23, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China’s proposed national security legislation for Hong Kong could lead to U.S. sanctions and threaten the … Read more