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UK relaxes 2-meter social distancing rule to further ease corona lockdown

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LONDON, June 24 (Net) -- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday that the current 2-meter social distancing rule will be loosened from July 4 to "1 meter plus" in England so as to further ease the coronavirus lockdown.
Following a review, the prime minister set out the guidance that allows people to keep a social distance of "1 meter plus" where it is not possible to stay 2 meters apart.
This means staying 1 meter apart, plus mitigations which reduce the risk of transmission...
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COVID-19 cases surge in several US states amid reopening efforts

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WASHINGTON, June 21 (Net) -- Several U.S. states have seen a surge in COVID-19 cases as businesses continue to resume operations across the nation, casting a shadow over the current path to reopening.
The southeastern U.S. state of Florida, for example, reported 4,049 new cases on Saturday...
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‘Ring of fire’ solar eclipse thrills skywatchers on longest day

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HONG KONG, June 21, 2020 (Net) – Skywatchers along a narrow band from west Africa to the Arabian Peninsula, India and the Far East witnessed a dramatic “ring of fire” solar eclipse Sunday.
So-called annular eclipses occur when the Moon — passing between Earth and the Sun — is not quite...
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67 new cases in S Korea, highest jump in 3 weeks

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SEOUL, South Korea (Net) — South Korea has reported 67 additional cases of the coronavirus, the largest daily jump in about three weeks amid an upward trend in new infections.
Figures released Saturday took the country's total to 12,373 with 280 deaths. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and...
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Beyoncé drops surprise single 'Black Parade' on Juneteenth

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LOS ANGELES (Net) — Beyoncé did not let Juneteenth pass without dropping one of her signature surprises — a new single called "Black Parade."
"I'm going back to the South, I'm going back where my roots ain't watered down," Beyoncé sings, opening the track. At several points on Friday's...
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