Thousands of Hong Kongers locked down to contain coronavirus

A police officer stands guard at the Yau Ma Tei area, in Hong Kong, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. Thousands of Hong Kong residents were locked down Saturday in an unprecedented move to contain a worsening outbreak in the city, authorities said. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu) Thousands of Hong Kong residents were locked down in their homes…Continue Reading

Thousands defy mandatory Covid testing orders

The government has revealed that almost 10,000 people who were required to get Covid-19 tests by Monday still had not done so by Tuesday evening, warning it would take “resolute” action to ensure the public complies with mandatory testing orders. Authorities said compulsory testing notices had been published on December 30 and 31 for 42…Continue Reading

Airlines to bring back thousands of workers if aid bill signed

American Airlines and United Airlines say they’ll bring back most of the 32,000 industry workers who were furloughed this year if President Donald Trump signs the stimulus bill passed by Congress.The bill contains $15 billion in payroll support through March for an industry hit hard by travel and business restrictions due to the pandemic, an…Continue Reading

Hundreds of thousands of chickens die in Florida barn fire

A large blaze overnight in Florida killed up to a quarter of a million chickens, according to local fire authorities.Three barns containing three groups of roughly 60,000-80,000 chickens burned down in the Dade City, Florida blaze, which was reported to authorities shortly after midnight Thursday.Shawn Whited, the Pasco County Fire and Rescue Division Chief of…Continue Reading

EU: Thousands of liters of dangerous hand sanitizer seized

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s anti-fraud body said almost 140,000 liters of dangerous hand sanitizer have been seized across the region since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) said Tuesday the product originated from Turkey and was contaminated with dangerous levels of methanol, a substance likely to create headaches, blurred…Continue Reading

Thousands of Britain’s busiest bridges ‘at risk of failure’, official data show

Key sections of almost half of the bridges on England’s most used roads are in a “poor” or “very poor” condition, an investigation has found.A total of 4,000 of the UK’s 9,000 bridges on motorways or A-roads show signs of “defects or damage that may significantly affect their capacity”, The Times reports.Figures obtained from Highways England…Continue Reading

Thousands of mink culled over COVID fears rise from a mass grave in Denmark

Order to cull millions of mink canceled Order to cull millions of mink canceled 00:31 Copenhagen — A rushed cull of Denmark’s mink over concerns about a coronavirus mutation has left the country facing a new horror, as cadavers of the animals re-emerge from the earth. The macabre phenomenon was observed in a military training field…Continue Reading

Thousands march in Taiwan vs US pork

TAIPEI: Thousands of people marched in Taipei’s streets on Sunday demanding the reversal of a decision to allow United States pork imports into Taiwan, alleging food safety issues. Leader Tsai Ing-wen’s administration lifted a long-standing ban on US pork and beef imports in August, in a move seen as one of the first steps toward…Continue Reading

Thousands of rapid COVID-19 tests to be sent to local authorities this week

More than half a million rapid coronavirus tests will be sent to public health authorities this week to detect asymptomatic cases.The 600,000 lateral flow test kits will be given to more than 50 directors of public health in England during the coming days. They can deliver results in an hour.Health secretary Matt Hancock said: “Last…Continue Reading