LAUSD schools will be closed till May 1 San Francisco
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.
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Amid coronavirus shelter-in-place, San Francisco photographer reinvents family photos
Today we are surrounded by a major problem known as Corona virus and due to this Didi switched up her style.
Didi started photographing families through their windows. Due to Corona virus Lockdown many people who want to spend time with their family members but they can’t due to office work, now have a chance to live with their family. Since these moments are worth remembering for everyone, Didi wants to store these cheerful moments from there Windows through her Photographic skills.
Some of the photos extend beyond the window pane. Didi photographed a UCSF nurse outside the family's front door. These moments reminds news reporter Kate Larsen, of a friend who posted her grandmother and aunt, with face masks around their necks, during the 1918 Spanish flu in San Francisco.
One can see joy in the pictures and I think that that's important that we're all still celebrating life even from behind our four walls, so I think she's doing a good job capturing the joy and the struggle and just the humanity that we all share.
Coronavirus takes a teenage boy's Life
A 17-year-old boy from Lancaster was the first person under 18 to die from Coronavirus in the United States. The thought-provoking fact is that his father was also affected by Coronavirus but had developed less severe symptoms. His father was an Uber Driver which involves a lot of public interaction. Dr. Lisa Dabby from UCLA health says that it's possible to carry the virus without showing any symptoms.
In the wake of such events, Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris urged all youths in his community to stay at home. "Tomorrow, every kid in this community, they're grounded. And their parents can tell them the mayor grounded you. ... People have got to stay at home. I am not going to lose another child in the city."
Some indications say that people under the age of 18 are less vulnerable to the virus, Dr. Barbara Ferrer noted otherwise. "COVID-19 does not discriminate by age, race or income level," Ferrer said.
In the case mentioned above, the doctors did show a possibility of an alternate explanation of his death. Patient private prevents the doctor from giving further information.
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.
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Coronavirus live updates: No. of corona cases and related deaths in the US
- Till now(2:38 p.m.) the no. of confirmed corona cases in the US are:85,594.
- San Francisco(KGO)-Till now the total number of confirmed cases in San Francisco due to COVID 19 increased to 252.
- 54member got test positive for COVID-19 Hayward.
- Two Grand princess passengers died at Travis Air Force Base.
- 2nd death reported in San Francisco,dozens more test positive.
- US unemployment Nurse at Santa Rita Jail test positive for COVID-19
claims reach record 3.28 million.
MARCH 25, 2020
- 3 employees at Laguna Honda Hospital test positive for coronavirus, facility on lockdown.
- Napa, Solano counties report increase in COVID-19 cases.
- 5th Santa Clara Co. deputy tests positive for COVID-19.
- Gate agent at Oakland International Airport tests positive for COVID-19.
- San Francisco Sheriff's office says it has received confirmation that four more employees have tested positive for COVID-19.
- SFMTA employee tests positive for COVID-19.
- Bay Area death toll has reached 26.
- Prince Charles tests positive COVID-19.
MARCH 24, 2020
- San Francisco announces first COVID-19 related death-5:40 p.m.
- Santa Clara County is reporting three more COVID-19 related deaths, and bringing total to 16.-1:50 p.m.
- SFPD sergeant tests positive for COVID-19.
- 2nd COVID-19 death reported in Alameda County.
- Trump wants country 'opened up' by Easter.
- SF, San Mateo Counties cases rise.
- More than 1.5 billion told to stay at home.
- Tokyo Olympics postponed 1 year due to coronavirus.
- China to lift Wuhan lockdown in early April.
MARCH 23, 2020
- 9 new reported cases of COVID-19 in Marin County at 8:30 p.m.
- San Jose FoodMaxx closes after employee dies from COVID-19 at 8:00 p.m.
- Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office confirms 3 staff members test positive for COVID-19 at 5:00 p.m.
- California shut downed it’s parking lots nearly at 4:40 p.m.
- Newsom announces $100M in emergency grants, additional hospital beds at 4:35 p.m.
- Vallejo police officer tests positive for COVID-19
- 1st death in Alameda County.
- Confirmed cases go up in SF, Santa Cruz counties.
- Marin Co. public health officer announces he has COVID-19.
- Senator Amy Klobuchar's husband has COVID-19.
- NJ testing site reaches capacity before it opens
- Economic stimulus bill talks continue as COVID-19 crisis expands
MARCH 22, 2020
- Napa County confirms first case of COVID-19 at 11 a.m.
- Nation's first 'No touch' drive-through grocery store to open in West Santa Clara Co.
- Santa Clara County confirms two additional deaths, 39 new positive cases for COVID-19
- Napa County confirms second positive COVID-19 case at 5:10 p.m.
MARCH 21, 2020
- A 75-year-old patient at a rehab center in Los Altos tested positive for COVID-19 at 7:30 a.m.
- Mayor London Breed, Supervisor Catherine Stefani announce large donation of personal protective equipment for frontline healthcare workers.
- Santa Clara University student test positive for COVID-19.
- Gov. Newsom directs $42 million in emergency funding to help the state health care system battle COVID-19 pandemic.
- California conducted approximately 26,200 tests as of 2 p.m.
- Gov. Newsom says masks are being delivered to healthcare workers at 5:15 p.m.
UK’s Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus
UK’s 71-year-old Prince Charles has tested positive for COVID-19, Clarence House said on Wednesday. Clarence House added that he has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual.
Prince Charles is self-isolating at a royal estate in Scotland according to the Clarence House and his wife 72-year-old Camilla has tested negative and is self isolating separately at Birkhall. The Prince of Wales was tested on Monday and got results on Tuesday and these tests were carried out by the National Health Service in Scotland.
"It is not possible to ascertain from whom the Prince caught the virus owing to the high number of engagements he carried out in his public role during recent weeks," Clarence House said. The monarch last saw Prince Charles briefly after an investiture ceremony for public awards at the palace in London on March 12 and has had a number of private meetings as well.
Queen have also canceled public events as a “sensible precaution” and has moved to Windsor Castle on Thursday a week earlier than planned with her husband 98-year-old Prince Philip.
YOUNG PEOPLE DEFYING THE EMERGENCY ORDINANCE
Youth in San Francisco ignored the stay-at-home order and start gathering in public areas.
Governor Gavin said that 'it is very sad seeing that our youngster are completely ignoring state orders and risking their lives and others, so they need to grow up'.
People are continuing to gather in parks and beaches during stay-at-home ordinance. The stay-at-home ordinance was announced to stop the transmission of corona virus.
Several visitors are seen practicing public distancing at Doloes Park while others are not following it.
Twenty-one year David Brown and his friends says that they are frustrated at home being isolated.
But, Governor criticizing the youth in the conference that this behavior is not acceptable. These youngsters on the beaches thinking it’s the time to enjoy but its not. It’s time for awareness. Don’t be selfish. Think about yourself and others.
The youngsters say, they know it is not a good decision to go outing but after a week of quarantine, it is the only things we can do for our sanity.
Citizens across the state and in the Bay areas ordered to have social distancing of about 6 feet and avoid public gathering. One resident said it is hard to be free and not enjoy life. But I am careful of the other things going on.
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Veterinarians are considered ‘essential’ and work on the front lines
With the outbreak of coronavirus or COVID-19 around all the corners of the world, animals have been left stranded on the streets, without any food or medical supplies. The role of veterinarians, therefore, has become much more important than ever before in these times of pandemic.
As many animals including strays as well as the pets might get injured or even catch some flu, it has become essential that there is some expert service to their rescue. The importance of veterinarians is evident from the fact that their clinics are allowed to be kept open during this lockdown.
Veterinarians not only help in treating the animals but also help in preventing the spread of any diseases as a result of contacting an animal. Therefore, it becomes important that people understand the importance of the services that these vets are providing us. Vet clinics have been taking all the precautions to curb the spread of animal-borne diseases. They are also donating stocks to other medical facilities. Hence, along with the other categories of healthcare experts, vets should also be given due recognition during this emergency period.
Reduced hours for Franklin County Court Workers
Franklin County Clerk of Courts Legal Divisions is redefining its in-person hours to assist in preventing the spread of the coronavirus.
On Saturday 21st March 2020, officials of the Court announced the working schedule for the Clerks:
- Appeals: Monday - Friday: 8 am – 5 pm.
- General: Monday - Thursday: 9 am - 1 pm.
- Domestic Relations & Juvenile: Monday – Thursday: 9 am -1 pm.
- Juvenile Traffic: Monday – Thursday: 8 am – 10 am.
- Auto Title Division: CLOSED to the public
Court working hours are not affected by the above schedule.
The schedules come into effect from 23rd March 2020.
The General and Domestic Relations & Juvenile Divisions have new scheduled hours for bond postings, civil protection orders and U.S. passport services from Monday to Thursday from 1 pm to 5 pm.
During this period make calls to the officer before visiting.
The Auto Title Division remains shut to the public.
People in need of auto titling assistance should mail the correct documentation and payment to the Auto Title South branch, located at 45 Great Southern Blvd., Columbus, Ohio, 43207.
The Auto Title Helpline (614-525-3090) remains active from Monday to Friday from 7 am to 4 pm.
HOUSTON WAITING FOR FEDERAL AID TO COMBAT THE CRISIS
Mayor Sylvester Turner aforesaid Wednesday that he was still looking on FEMA to supply far-needed supplies that he said will come on Tuesday.
"We definitely run on low supply. It's really troublesome whether we will start tomorrow or not, "Turner said tonight at a media briefing.
Dr. David Persse, of the Houston Ministry of health, said the society-based screening sites were limited for protective gears for workers.
"We were assured that distribution will be daily, but routine is still not standard so far," Persse said.
Late Wednesday morning, after being approached by KPRC 2, a spokeswoman for the Emergency Management Department of Texas that distributes federal materials to communities and counties confirmed that the items have not come today but were on their way.
Seth Christensen said an PPE request of medical equipments that has to delivered on Thursday was arrived on Saturday.
He added fifteen thousand evaluation kits that have been shipped today and will get on Friday.
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Rajasthan weather updates...
The minimum temperature in the state dropped by up to four degrees. Thunderstorms can move at a speed of 40 km per hour in 18 districts of the state.
Jaipur will be wet for the third consecutive day. There was intermittent drizzle in the city and surrounding areas from last night till 9 am. It was also raining overnight in Kanod of Udaipur which continued till morning. Plum-sized hailstones also fell here.
Last night in Jaipur due to rain, the temperature dropped by two degrees and the state dropped by four degrees. Temperatures dropped by two degrees in most places. According to the Meteorological Department, hailstorm warning has been issued in Bikaner, Barmer, Churu, Hanumangarh, Jaisalmer, Jalore, Jodhpur, Nagaur, Pali, Sriganganagar Alwar, Bharatpur, Dhaulpur, Dausa, Jaipur, Jhunjhunu, Karauli, Sikar districts on Friday.
Dusty thunderstorm can also run at speeds up to 40. Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaipur and Bharatpur divisions may receive light thunderstorms with light rain. The weather in the state is expected to be dry from 28 to 30 March. There will be no special change in the weather in the next 48 hours.
According to the Meteorological Department, there was light rain in some places in the last 24 hours with thunderstorms. The maximum rainfall recorded was 17.8 mm in Sikar, 13.0 in Laxmangarh Alwar, Malakheda Alwar 12.0, Jaipur 6.0, Bundi 5.0, Kota 1.8 Chittor 1.0, Bikaner, 4.5, Jaisalmer 1.0, Churu 1.0, Bidasar 14.0 mm.
The temperature dropped by up to four degrees in the state last night due to rain and hail. In Ajmer, the temperature dropped by four degrees to 17.0 degrees. Jaipur declined by nearly two degrees to 18.0, Kota dropped by two degrees to 17.6 degrees.
Former Union Minister Beni Prasad Verma died
Late Friday evening, SP leader Beni Prasad Verma died in a hospital in Lucknow. He was 79 years old. He was ill for a long time, for the last 2 weeks he was admitted in a hospital in Lucknow.
Beniprasad Verma was born on 11 February 1941 in Sirauli in Barabanki district of Uttar Pradesh. The father's name was Mohanlal Verma and mother's name was Ramkali Varma.
He was married to Malti Devi in 1956 and has three sons and two daughters. Elementary education was completed from Barabanki. He then moved to Lucknow, where he completed his BA and LLB from Lucknow University.