British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out his exit strategy for how the UK comes out of lockdown. But not everyone is backing it, including leading lawmakers from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. And, when the globe first learned about the new coronavirus emerging in China, we were basically told to watch out for two things: a fever or a persistent, dry cough. But, a lot has changed since then in terms of what we know about the symptoms of COVID-19. Also, "Table for One" is a new restaurant pop-up in Sweden with just one table and one chair in the middle of a meadow — perhaps ideal for social distancing.
An Iranian missile struck its own vessel in an accident in the Gulf of Oman. In Afghanistan, families are demanding answers after Iranian officials allegedly drowned 45 migrants. Also, India is restarting train service, and the UK is sending mixed messages about reopening. But in Brazil, the country can't seem to lock down. And, Mother's Day is a huge day for the flower industry, but this year, many beautiful blooms are headed for the trash.
New Zealand is “halfway down Everest,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said of the country’s battle with the coronavirus. New Zealand, Taiwan, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway all have notably low rates of fatalities and Germany stands out in central Europe for its low death rate. The seven countries have something else in common: All are led by women. Is it a coincidence or are women leaders better at managing the coronavirus?
The government is taking a phased approach to the lockdown, easing restrictions only on areas that haven’t seen infections for a month. That’s despite the fact that India recently saw a spike in cases of the coronavirus, and projections show they still have not peaked.
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