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Avoid trick-or-treating due to coronavirus this Halloween, CDC says

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The scariest thing on Halloween night will be the invisible threat of COVID-19, and adults and children should change their plans to minimize that danger, according to new guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The top U.S. health agency issued a new set of coronavirus safety recommendations on its website late Monday, in what it described as a “supplement” to existing safety measures in various states and cities. The guidelines are some of the first to emerge on a national level ahead of the Halloween season in the United States and Canada. “Many traditional […]

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A bathroom with a view: Tokyo unveils transparent public toilets

A bathroom with a view: Tokyo unveils transparent public toilets

Tokyo, Japan is putting the “public” in “public toilet” with two new, futuristic bathrooms surrounded by transparent glass. The fixtures opened in the city’s Shibuya neighbourhood earlier this month, where they’re already attracting visitors who are eager to see how they work. Each restroom is a glass case of defecation, with a toilet, sink, accessibility measures and all the other amenities of a public bathroom — including the privacy. Read more: Wild boar faces death sentence after snatching nudist’s laptop in Germany The restrooms are made from a special “smart” glass that automatically frosts over when a person engages […]

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Coronavirus: COVID-19 drives surge of online shopping | Watch News Videos Online

Coronavirus: COVID-19 drives surge of online shopping | Watch News Videos Online

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in thousands of people shying away from malls and in-person retailers due to concerns over limiting the spread of the coronavirus and as a result, online shopping companies are seeing a surge of business. With back-to-school around the corner in the U.S., some consumer experts expect another surge in July… Source link

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China says US ‘oppressing’ Huawei with ‘national security risk’ label

China says US ‘oppressing’ Huawei with ‘national security risk’ label

China on Wednesday demanded Washington stop “oppressing Chinese companies” after U.S. regulators declared telecom equipment suppliers Huawei and ZTE to be national security threats. The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday blocked the Chinese vendors from receiving subsidies from a government fund, stepping up efforts to limit their access to the U.S. market. Read more: China demands U.S. withdraw export sanctions on tech suppliers as conflict grows A foreign ministry spokesman accused Washington of “abusing state power” to hurt Chinese companies “without any evidence.” “We once again urge the United States to stop abusing the concept of national security, deliberately discrediting China […]

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