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Vast number of Americans support COVID-19 precautions, CDC says

Vast number of Americans support COVID-19 precautions, CDC says

Health
June 12 (UPI) -- The vast majority of Americans still support social distancing and other measures aimed at containing COVID-19 across the country, even as states begin relaxing the restrictions, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said Friday. A survey conducted by the agency in May, when the outbreak of the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, was at its peak in New York, New Jersey and elsewhere in the Northeast, found that 80 percent of Americans agreed with "stay-at-home" orders and the closure of "non-essential" business. Advertisement The agency also found that 82 percent felt that gatherings of 10 or more people should not be allowed, while 88 percent agreed that people should stay six feet apart. The findings are a sign of Americans' willingness to be "selfless in p...
BA owner considers legal action against government quarantine plan – and Ryanair vows support

BA owner considers legal action against government quarantine plan – and Ryanair vows support

Business
The chief executive of British Airways owner IAG says the company is considering legal action against the government's quarantine plans - and one of BA's biggest rivals says it would support him.Willie Walsh was speaking days after the government announced a 14-day quarantine for arriving air passengers starting later this month, another obstacle for an aviation sector battered by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The IAG chief executive told Sky's Ian King Live programme that he is considering a legal challenge against the quarantine and is reviewing the situation with lawyers. Image: Willie Walsh is chief executive of International Airlines Group, which owns British Airways He said that the new rules would "torpedo" the airli...
RBI announces Rs 50,000 crore liquidity support to Mutual Funds

RBI announces Rs 50,000 crore liquidity support to Mutual Funds

Finance
The Reserve Bank of India on Monday announced Rs 50,000-crore liquidity support for mutual funds. Under the special liquidity facility scheme effective today, the RBI will conduct repo operations of 90 days tenor at the fixed repo rate. The facility will be on-tap and open-ended, and banks can submit their bids to avail funding on any day from Monday to Friday, RBI said. Funds availed under the scheme can be used by banks exclusively for meeting the liquidity requirements of MFs by extending loans, and undertaking outright purchase of and/or repos against the collateral of investment grade corporate bonds, commercial papers (CPs), debentures and certificates of Deposit (CDs) held by MFs. The central bank’s move has come following Franklin Templeton’s decision to close six debt funds and pu

Sports news LIVE: Premier League pledges £20m to NHS and £125m support for EFL and National League, Joshua vs Pulev POSTPONED due to coronavirus pandemic

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]We will bring you all the latest sports news and updates on how the coronavirus outbreak continues to affect the sporting calendar.. Headlines: Premier League confirm football season will not resume at start of May and will only start again when ‘it is safe to do so’ Premier League also announces plans for players to […] talkSPORT
Valencia fans defy advice on coronavirus and show up in their thousands to support team before Champions League clash with Atalanta at the Mestalla

Valencia fans defy advice on coronavirus and show up in their thousands to support team before Champions League clash with Atalanta at the Mestalla

Sports
Valencia fans turned up in their thousands outside the Mestalla for the Spanish club’s Champions League clash with Atalanta on Tuesday night. Despite the last-16 second leg taking place behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak, and Valencia’s 4-1 deficit form the first leg, supporters still gathered in huge numbers to support their team. AFP or licensors Valencia fans defied government advice Getty - Pool There was an incredible atmosphere outside the Mestalla The number of cases in Spain surpassed 1,000 by Tuesday morning, and Spanish authorities advised that football should be played with no spectators for a minimum of two weeks. Spain’s ministry of health warned against ‘large gatherings of fans’,