Apple to re-close more stores in seven states, bringing total to 77

UNTV News   •   July 2, 2020   •   708

REUTERS – Apple Inc said on Wednesday (July 1) that it would re-close more than two dozen stores in seven states, including its home state of California, bringing the total closures to 77 as coronavirus cases continue to rise.

Starting Thursday (July 2), stores will close in Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, and Oklahoma.

As of Wednesday, additional stores had already closed in Florida, Mississippi, Texas, and Utah.

Apple has taken an city-by-city approach to opening and closing stores, evaluating data for each community.

In cities where stores remain open, Apple requires face coverings for employees and customers while also performing temperature checks and frequent cleaning, the company said.

Apple has said its retail employees will continue to be paid through the closures. (Production: Angela Moore)

9 dead, including gunman, in mass shooting in California

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 27, 2021

A California transit employee killed eight of his co-workers before he took his own life at a light-rail yard for commuter trains of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), in the heart of Silicon Valley in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The shooting occurred at 6:30 a.m. Pacific Time (1330 GMT) where another worker was injured and authorities found at least one explosive device.

California Governor Gavin Newsom said he is appalled by the frequency and regularity of gun violence in the United States.

“We need to deal with the pandemic before this pandemic—gun violence. Time to move past the stale rhetoric of thoughts and prayers and pass commonsense gun laws nationwide,” he said.

Philippines reports largest daily rise of 8,773 new COVID-19 cases

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 25, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines has logged another record high of 8,773 new COVID-19 cases in a day.

Based on latest bulletin of the Department of Health (DOH), as of  Thursday (March 25), the new infections pushed the country’s total COVID-19 tally to 693,048; of which 99,891 are active cases.

DOH also reported 574 patients have recovered from the viral disease, bringing the recovery count to 580,062.

The death toll also rose to 13,095 with 56 new fatalities.

Out of the confirmed cases 98% of them are mild or asymptomatic.

Quezon City, Manila, and Cavite are among the top cities/provinces with the highest number of COVID-19 cases. The case count in Quezon City is at 55,607. Manila has recorded 38,298 cases while Cavite has logged 32,792.

The Health Department also reported that bed occupancy rate is at 43.1% with 12,798 occupied beds. AAC

Philippines logs 7,757 new COVID-19 cases

UNTV News   •   March 21, 2021

MANILA —  The Philippines logged its second highest single-day record of COVID-19 cases on Sunday with 7,757, taking the active cases tally to 73,072.

In its latest bulletin, the Department of Health (DOH) said the country’s total caseload now stands at 663,794.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 577,754 with the addition of 15,288 new recoveries.

Meanwhile, the DOH also reported 39 new deaths, raising the death toll to 12,968.

The DOH reminded the public to avoid non-essential travel and observe strict adherence to minimum public health standards, which include the wearing of masks at all times even at home when living with other people, especially the vulnerable.

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