Monday, September 21

Tag: Public Health

Explainer: ‘Lockdown’, Japan-style: Pressure to conform, not penalties for non-compliance

Explainer: ‘Lockdown’, Japan ...

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is poised to declare a state of emergency over the coronavirus, giving governors stronger legal authority to urge people to stay home and businesses to close. Pedestrians wearing protective face masks, following an outbreak of the coronavirus d... ...
Smoking bans don’t prevent you having to breathe in smoke particles

Smoking bans don’t prevent you hav ...

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Policies that restrict smoking within a set distance of a building may need to be extendedJan Enkelmann/Getty Images You can breathe in harmful chemicals from tobacco use even in non-smoking venues because they are carried on smokers’ bodies and clothes. Third-hand smoke – the residue from cigaret ...
Spain’s coronavirus death toll slows further on Monday

Spain’s coronavirus death toll slo ...

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MADRID (Reuters) - The pace of Spain’s coronavirus deaths slowed again on Monday as 637 patients died overnight, taking the total to 13,055, the government said. Though Spain has the second-highest death toll in the world after Italy, the number of deaths each day has been falling since Thursday’s ...
Trump advises voluntary mask use against coronavirus but won’t wear one himself

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is now recommending Americans wear cloth face-coverings on a voluntary basis to stem the spread of the coronavirus, President Donald Trump said on Friday, although he said he himself would not use one. In a daily briefing with reporters, Trump stressed ... ...