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Electric car maker Tesla has shown tests of the Semi truck for the first time
Trucks must be equipped with four independent engines. On a single charge, Semi should travel from 480 to 800 km, and without breakdowns - up to 1.6 million km.
The cost of the car is expected to range from $ 150,000 to $ 180,000. It is still unknown when the trucks will go on sale.
Minneapolis to resume worship, weddings and funerals
After consulting with faith leaders and new guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control, Gov. Tim Walz issued an order which allows places of worship, wedding and funerals to reopen from Wednesday. This executive order 20-62 permits the reopening with gatherings of not more than ten people with the following requirements:
- Maintaining a minimum of six feet distance between households is mandatory.
- Indoor gathering occupancy must not be over 25% of the overall capacity.
- Outdoor get-togethers must include a maximum of 250 people.
The governor urges Minnesotans to limit their in-person interactions and those at risk to stay at home. He also clarifies that the order does not permit receptions and communal sharing of food.
Archbishop Hebda stated that as told continuously by the bishops of Minnesota, pastors and parishes can resume public Mass. But they should only restart if they are confident of maintaining the sanitization and ensuring that the protocols such as following the changes in the liturgy, mainly related to the reception of Holy Communion.
In response to the tweet of President Donald Trump, where he regarded worship to be essential, many faith leaders came up to thank the decision. They pointed out that the religious groups were feeling left behind and that now, every leader will ensure safety.
Also, the battle for reopening restaurants and bars continues. And due to a recent COVID-19 in a graduation ceremony, the new order does not apply for these ceremonies.
Minneapolis to follow new mask rules
Similar to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, the Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frier puts out an order that people above the age of two years are entitled to wear masks or coverings which may include surgical, N95 or homemade. One should ensure that their nose and mouth are covered especially in most indoor places where people gather as a community. One of the Spokesperson for CDC’s COVID-19 response informed that due to high suffocation probability, children under two years do not re to wear masks. The indoor spaces include stores, recreation centres, schools, buildings, hotels. The company owners must ensure that their employees put on their masks in case of any public dealings. These new mask regulations will come into effect from May 26, and one should call 311 if they spot violations. The health department will look into complaints regarding food and lodging, the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development investigate issues in places selling tobacco and liquor. New additions rules will be out for indoor restaurant services. Other states have also imposed mask requirements.
Jack Dorsey donated $ 15 million to the Basic Unconditional Income Program in the USA
The Mayors for a Guaranteed Income (MGI) pilot program of mayors of 30 American cities, which promotes the idea of introducing an unconditional basic income (BBI) in the United States, announced that the founder and head of the microblogging service Twitter, Jack Dorsey, donated $ 15 million from personal funds to the program. In the summer, Jack Dorsey donated $ 3 million to the program.
The MGI program was created in late June at the initiative of the Mayor of Stockton, California, Michael Tubbs. In his city, since last year, he has been running a program to provide 125 local residents with $ 500 a month, under the terms of the program, a person can spend money on anything. Analysis of spending shows that people prefer to spend it on food, transportation and utility bills. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the program was extended.
A metro clinic in West Omaha begins testing for Antibodies
Doctors at 88Med in West Omaha are ready to serve the community in need during the pandemic. They want to get further research and say that antibody tests will determine if one has come in contact with COVID-19. The entire process of testing requires 10-15 minutes; healthcare professionals take a small amount of blood in a vile to be tested, and one can get results in 2-3 working days. The authorities say that there is so less information on this virus that these tests could help the researchers in the long run.
The Med Medical Director, Dr Darin Jackson, said that these tests could provide better data with accurate numbers which might help the epidemiologist sand can help make well-informed and better decisions for public safety. The Doctors are ready to work even at weekends as long as the community is in need.
Omaha hospital may get overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases
The local and state official said on Friday that they are keeping a close eye on the healthcare centers and other medical centers as they worry it may become overwhelmed and workers may get fatigued.
Leaders at Nebraska medicine said that they are dealing with around 70 patients every day on an average.
But as the number of severe cases is increasing, they face some problems showing how delicate the system is.
"It's, you know, critically important to understand that the system is relatively fragile and can still be overwhelmed," said Dr. Mark Rupp, chief of the University of Nebraska Medical Center's Division of Infectious Diseases and medical director of infection control and epidemiology.
According to these leaders, the number of patients who require extra and intensive care is increasing day by day.
Douglas County Health Department Director Dr. Adi Pour said the hospitals' high capacity is not directly related to COVID-19 only.
She said that they are looking at the factors which are making up the full percentage.
"We've been dealing with the COVID pandemic for several months in our area and, quite frankly, the folks who are caring for these people in the critical care setting with the most ill patients, are fatigued and we are stressed," he said.
Omaha Summer Arts Festival goes virtual
The Omaha Summer Arts Festival will be virtually conducted for the first time in its history of 46 years. The festival fans can celebrate the arts from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, June 6 at the time of Virtual OSAF. Cameron Logsdon, local comedian and writer, will be the host for the festival. OSAF will be streaming live on the OSAF channel, OSAF Facebook page as well as Omaha’s public access television station, KPAO- Cox channel 22 and channel 89 Century Link.
Gift cards worth $2500 will also be awarded during the fest, as informed by the event organizers.
Schedule of the day:
Hector Anchondo – 10:15 am
Topher Booth – 11:00 am
Joshua Sinclair – 11:45 am
Little Joe McCarthy – 12:30 pm
Nat King Cole Centennial Celebration, Robert Glaser Production featuring Jordan Smith – 1:15 pm
Andrew Bailie – 2:00 pm
Omaha Street Percussion – 2:45 pm
Omaha Street Percussion – 3:30 pm