Faith in humanity restored in Pasadena, Los Angeles
Faith in humanity restored in Pasadena, California
Coronavirus has been declared a pandemic. People are panicking and hoarding essential items everywhere around the globe. In between this panic, we are forgetting that there are certain sections of disadvantaged people in this society who cannot afford to panic. However, there is still hope for humanity due to people like Donald Berry.
Brandi Frausto is a disabled woman residing in Pasadena, California. She suffers from Fibromyalgia and uses a walker to get around. She decided to buy some toilet paper last week but returned disappointed and empty-handed due to ‘toilet paper hoarders’ present everywhere. Now, buying necessary toilet paper posed a problem for her. She decided to turn to a social networking site Nextdoor for help, she posted an urgent plea. Humanity came to her help in the form of Donald Berry.
He saw her plea. They exchanged information and he helped her out. He said, ‘it is about extending kindness to someone else’. Frausto said, ‘her faith in humanity was restored’. Even though Frausto is out of work, she still decided to pay for the toilet paper by providing home-baked brownies to Berry.
Frausto found her angel that day and Berry made a new friend.
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Protest For PPE at Oakland
In Kaiser's Oakland Medical Center, "Nurses were being told to rescue their masks ,that they are giving limited masks."So the nurses at Kaiser's Oakland Medical Center protested for the improvement of medical supplies and lack of masks.
The people chanted,"What do we want?PPE!When do we want it?Now!"
The nurses are really frustrated and are terribly frightened, because of the lack of personal protective equipment.They are also afraid of getting fired if they wear their own N95 masks to the hospital.
The same protest has been held in San Jose and Walnut Greek on Monday. Katy Romer led the protest,she is an OB nurse at Kaiser Oakland.She is also present on the board of the California Nurse Association and the VP of National Nurses United.
LAUSD schools will be closed till May 1 due to the COVID-19 outbreak
The schools that fall within the Los Angeles Unified School District, shall not be back in session up till May 1, due to the measures taken to control the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Superintendent Austin Beutner announced the same in a letter sent to the parents within the district, on Monday morning.
Beutner reports that about half of the students continue to learn at the same rate as they were whilst attending school. A quarter is doing just fine, but the rest of them are not even receiving the proper opportunity to learn.
So, as an initiative to narrow down that gap, he has announced a $100 million emergency investment for providing required devices and free internet access. This shall be done in partnership with Verizon, for all students of LAUSD who don’t have access to these facilities.
Several families cannot afford to make such arrangements but their children deserve the same privileges received by others, he added.
The prolonged school closure has also raised questions about the graduating class of 2020. Beautner clarified in a press conference that measures shall be taken to make the students ready for the next stage of life and to celebrate their accomplishments.
Online registration for high-risk, vulnerable residents announced by Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti
On Sunday, Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti announced plans to provide citizens with a web portal for online registrations of the high-risk residents for coronavirus testing.
Citizens with symptoms and who are 65 and older are the initial rollout as they are the most vulnerable Angelenos. Being diagnosed positive, they are at the greatest risk of dying. Hence ,prioritizing them becomes primary. Those who meet the criteria will be directed to a testing center where presenting an Identity Card will be essential. Resident or visitor, treatment is promised to everyone. Identity is required only to assure that the person has gone through the portal for the test. Essential services are allowed with social disconcerting.
Groceries, pharmacies, critical services like banks are all open to you.
On Friday, businessmen are also allowed to collect their necessary documents to avoid panic . Further, avoiding physical money is advised. Mayor also said that this is not the end of society. It's just a matter of 1-2 months of medical treatment and constant support of citizens for self quarantination.
In a tweet on Sunday evening, the mayor announced that the registration page on the website was now open to registrants.
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San Francisco Bay Area: Cancellations & closures related to COVID-19
Today at 4:48AM that is Tuesday, March 24,2020 SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) announced that the coronavirus outbreak is having a broad impact on the Bay Area just months after COVID-19 was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan as it is sheltering to the spread of this virus. It has been ordered by all the governments of the affected countries that people must stay indoors at least till April 7 unless it’s for “essential” purposes. California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a new ban regarding large gatherings that non-essential gatherings must be limited to under 250 people. All bars and wineries are closed in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. All universities, colleges, schools, Gymnasiums, Museums, Events, Courts, Airports, Theatres, Shops (except food stores), Parks, Tournaments, etc have been cancelled and closed in order to prevent the spread of this virus. Employees are encouraged to work from home for the time being. UCSF events have been postponed. Restaurants in Walnut Creek are allowing delivery/take-out options. All the national parks are still open, hoping to encourage people to enjoy the outdoors.
Priests master Livestream Sunday mass at the Gothic cathedral.
The restrictions are getting tougher to stop the spread of coronavirus in France. The religious communities are adapting different ways to express their faith. Normally on a Sunday morning, Father Philippe Rochas greets roughly 350 worshippers in the neo-Gothic St.-Vincent de Paul church in the heart of Marseille. Last Sunday was, however, different as he sat hunched over a webcam with his fellow priests to prepare an empty meeting room so that they can Livestream the Sunday Mass directly to the screens of parishioners confined at home.
The French government imposed confinement rules in the past week. Those rules do not list churches as valid destinations on the permission forms required to leave confinement. But, Rochas decided to leave his church open for individuals to come and pray, up to a maximum of 20 people, who must respect the social distancing measures and barriers put into place. Lines of warning tape and red X’s cover the rows of polished seating at the church of St.-Vincent-de-Paul.
Traffic disappeared from LA roads amid coronavirus lockdown.
This is for the first time that people do not see cars from bumper to bumper in the city of Los Angeles. The key workers are finding it easier to get around the city. Los Angeles has always been famous for taking hours to reach from one point to another during peak hours.
The sports fields and playgrounds are empty. There are only a few people around on the street, and people are not accustomed to seeing the city like this. As time is passing by, the number of cases of COVID19 is increasing the US, and the administration is taking strict steps to stop the spread.
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WASHINGTON GOVERNOR SPEECH ABOUT STAY AT HOME ORDER
During a televised speech, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed a stay-at-home order for Washington State Monday for a total of two weeks. Inslee announced Wednesday the decree would come into effect and prohibit certain social gatherings, including marriages and funerals."In making these and very difficult decisions, we have been careful and cautious, I have been very explicit about the need for Washingtonians to remain home already," Inslee said. "Yet I have learned from community workers, elected authorities and others that such procedures are often not widely followed by citizens. That's one of the explanations that we continue to take such measures."
Both non-essential companies like hotels, except for dine-out and pick-up, will be suspended. This is often prohibited to get together for private, cultural and recreational purposes.
"It is also true of some of the most significant events in the lives of men, such as marriages and funerals," Inslee said. "All such times must be delayed for the good of everyone."
After an employee's coronavirus-related death, aircraft manufacturer Boeing confirmed that it would temporarily shut down its production facilities in the Puget Sound area.
COVID 19 pandemic: Hospitals in need of supplies
The Stanford and the UCSF are both now taking donations of the personal protection equipment which are to be used in hospitals. Vivian Nyugen, the owner of Bella nails, San Mateo, is willing to donate PPE and sanitizers that are worth hundreds of dollars and has already shown us a garage full of them. She says that the people on social media are willing to make donations as they know how serious the issue is becoming. She is currently working with the suppliers to provide more 42000 gloves and 13000 masks among the other things.
Amanda Chawla represents Stanford. She says that it is becoming challenging because the demand has exceeded the supply. The UCSF and Stanford are in high demand for unused N95 and surgical masks, sanitizers and protective goggles, and unopened packages of gloves. Hubei in China was their usual supplier but has now shut down leaving the UCSF students to go out seeking donations and have already collected around 8000 items.
Stanford is taking donations on Sunday at Broadway 550 and UCSF on Monday at Mount Zion Medical Centre, UCSF Mission Centre Building, and Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland.
A GROUP IN SEATTLE RAISED $27 MILLION DOLLAR
A campaign named ' Everyone in Seattle ' collected twenty-seven million US dollars to offer emergency aid to coronavirus-impacted people and companies. The money was raised in just 72 hours.
The funds may go to those in search of food, housing, or rent assistance, which may support local companies facing losses or serious setbacks. The community movement is not specifically raising the money but instead coordinating donors with local groups to distribute the funds rapidly. The All in Seattle leaders comprises Soozi and T.J. McGill, Carol and Matt McIlwain, Jill and Rajeev Singh, Noreen and Kabir Shahani, Heather and Steve Singh, and Heather and Ric Redman.
To recognize urgent needs in the city, they established relationships with municipal government, corporation, and civic groups."It's incredible to collect twenty-seven million US dollars in just seventy-two hours," said Rajeev Singh, CEO of Accolade Healthcare Group. "But # allinseattle isn't a moment in time. It's an appeal for everyone to donate everything they can – whether it's a donation of $5 or a donation of $500 – to demonstrate compassion and help to the citizens and neighbourhoods we live in.
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Мужчина, будучи в состоянии сильного алкогольного опьянения устроил скандал с дракой в одной из больниц на Левобережье Омска.
Около 15.00 часов, в пятницу, 20 марта, сработала тревожная кнопка в медицинском учреждении. Охранник больницы объяснил сотрудникам Росгвардии, которые прибыли на вызов, что пьяный мужчина пришел в больницу, м не найдя свою жену, стал угрожать работникам здравоохранения, впоследствии чего был задержан охранниками на одном из этажей.
Росгвардейцы сообщили, что мужчина пришел в больницу за своей женой, которая некоторое время назад пошла к врачу, но не нашел ее и разозлился.
«Мужчина начал вести себя агрессивно и, ворвавшись в медицинский кабинет, начал обвинять работников здравоохранения в убийстве своей жены.
Впоследствии посетитель даже начал драку: он ударил другого работника больницы, который пытался его успокоить.
Человек не мог объяснить Росгвардейцу ничего вразумительного, он был так пьян, однако продолжал обвинять работников здравоохранения в убийстве своей жены и в угрозах. Охранники сообщили, что связались с его женой: оказалось, что она была жива и здорова после посещения больницы пошла домой и по дороге разминулась с мужем.
После этого 40-летнего мужчину доставили в участок для выяснения обстоятельств.
Тарским городским судом Омской области удовлетворен иск местного жителя к Главному управлению Пенсионного фонда по Тарскому району.
«Истец обратился в суд с просьбой восстановить сроки получения пенсионных накоплений умершего отца, который был застрахованным лицом. Как указывается в иске, на момент смерти родственника мужчина еще был несовершеннолетним, поэтому он пропустил шестимесячный срок обращения в Пенсионный фонд », - пояснили в суде.
В суде тарчанин просил восстановить пропущенный крайний срок для подачи заявления на выплату пенсионных накоплений отцу, записанному в специальной части личного лицевого счета.
В судебном заседании представитель районного отдела Пенсионного фонда не признал исковые требования, но не смог доказать, что истец был должным образом проинформирован о своем законном праве на получение накопительной части пенсии для умершего отца.
В результате суд полностью удовлетворил иск - он восстановил срок подачи заявления на выплату тех же пенсионных накоплений покойного.
Волгоградские школьники с 21 марта на весенних каникулах.
С 21 марта в Волгоградской области во все муниципальные образовательные учреждения пошли на весенние каникулы.
98 000 учеников из всех 130 школ будут отдыхать во время весенних каникул.
Напомним, что в Волгоградской области с 16 марта введен режим при котором дети находятся на карантине для предотвращения распространения коронавирусной инфекции. Такое решение принял глава региона Андрей Бочаров.
С 21 марта в целях защиты здоровья детей во всех учебных заведениях объявлены каникулы, которые будут длиться не менее недели. Решение об их окончании или продлении будет приниматься исходя из ситуации в Волгоградской области, сообщает пресс-служба мэрии.
Детям рекомендуется оставаться дома во время каникул, не участвовать в общественных мероприятиях и стараться быть как можно меньше в общественных местах. Родители должны регулярно проветривать комнаты и следить за тем, чтобы их дети тщательно мыли руки.
Волгоградские детские сады продолжают работать. При желании родители могут перевести своих детей на свободное посещение.