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The Latest: Germany advises not to visit 3 Spanish regions

The Latest: Germany advises not to visit 3 Spanish regions

Health
BERLIN — German authorities are advising against tourist trips to Catalonia and two other Spanish regions in light of rising coronavirus infections. A note posted by the foreign ministry on Tuesday advises against “nonessential tourist travel” to Catalonia, its western neighbor, Aragón, and Navarra in northern Spain. It cites a rise in infection figures and “local closures.” Germany's advice comes after moves of varying severity by other European countries. Over the weekend, Britain imposed a 14-day quarantine on travelers arriving from Spain, Norway ordered a 10-day quarantine for people returning from the entire Iberian peninsula, and France urged its citizens not to visit Catalonia. Spain, like most other countries in the European Union, is not on Germany’s list of high-risk countries....
Coronavirus: WHO advises to wear masks in public areas, reversing policy

Coronavirus: WHO advises to wear masks in public areas, reversing policy

World
The World Health Organization (WHO) has changed its advice on face masks, saying they should be worn in public to help stop the spread of coronavirus."We have evidence now that if this is done properly it can provide a barrier for potentially infectious droplets," Dr Maria Van Kerkhove told Reuters. "And we specify a fabric mask - that is, a non-medical mask," she added.The WHO had previously said there was not enough evidence to say that healthy people should wear masks.The organisation had always advised that medical face masks should be worn by people who are sick and those caring for them.Globally, there have been 6.7 million confirmed coronavirus cases and nearly 400,000 deaths since the outbreak began late last year, accord...
Coronavirus: Prime Minister advises against mass gatherings

Coronavirus: Prime Minister advises against mass gatherings

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Prime Minister Boris Johnson has advised against mass gatherings in the UK amid the coronavirus outbreak - effectively cancelling all remaining sporting events.Johnson said that from Tuesday mass gatherings requiring emergency workers are something "we are now moving emphatically away from".He added that social venues, including pubs, should be avoided. But he reiterated that transmission risks at mass gatherings remain low.Prime Minister announces new coronavirus measures'In this current dark reality, sport doesn't matter...
Nuclear weapons and hurricanes don’t mix, NOAA advises

Nuclear weapons and hurricanes don’t mix, NOAA advises

Science
Using nuclear weapons to destroy hurricanes is not a good idea, a US scientific agency has said, following reports that President Donald Trump wanted to explore the option. The Axios news website said Mr Trump had asked several national security officials about the possibility. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said the results would be "devastating".Hurricanes typically affect the US east coast, often causing serious damage. It's not the first time the idea has been considered. Following reports of Mr Trump's suggestion, the hashtag #ThatsHowTheApocalyseStarted has been trending on Twitter. What effect would nuking a hurricane have? Mr Trump asked why the US couldn't drop a bomb into the eye of the storm...
Spanking 'harms kids': Leading doctors group advises against corporal punishment

Spanking 'harms kids': Leading doctors group advises against corporal punishment

Health
When a 14-year old Texas boy stole his mom’s new BMW to go on a joyride with friends last month, his mom found him in traffic, pulled him over, and spanked him with a belt, ABC affiliate KGO-TV in San Francisco reported. The episode was caught on her daughter’s camera and started an online conversation about corporal punishment. It's a hot topic. The American Academy of Pediatrics has just come out with a new policy statement urging that parents avoid both "physical punishment and verbal abuse of children," citing evidence that links corporal punishment to "an increased risk of negative behavioral, cognitive, psychosocial, and emotional outcomes for children." Corporal punishment -- defined as noninjurious, open-handed hitting with the intention of modifying child behavior ...