New York City will impose fines on people who refuse to wear a face covering as the rate of positive tests for the novel coronavirus climbed above 3% for the first time in months, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday. If the person refuses, they will face an unspecified fine, de Blasio told reporters. "Our goal, of course, is to give everyone a free face mask," de Blasio said.
From the headquarters of Ford in Dearborn, Michigan and Goldman Sachs in New York to Fedex facilities across the United States, workers are returning after months of lockdowns to the new reality of social distancing, hybrid remote and office work schedules, and strict hygiene protocols. The break room, where employees used to get their daily fix of caffeine and office gossip, is a big part of that reboot as coffee companies, such as Keurig Dr. Pepper , Lavazza and Nestle roll out new technology for the COVID-19 era. Nestle says it has worked with manufacturers to add a function to its coffeemakers that lets users to make a selection by just hovering a finger over the menu and has been...
The global coronavirus death toll rose past a million on Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally, with the number of deaths this year now double the number of people who die annually from malaria. "Our world has reached an agonizing milestone," U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a statement.
Even before The New York Times' major report, President Trump's taxes were at the center of at least two major New York state investigations.
The percentage of COVID-19 tests taken in New York state that have come back positive has inched up to 1.5%, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Monday, a worrisome trend for the former epicenter of the U.S. coronavirus epidemic. The rise in positivity in New York above the 1% target comes as 27 other states recorded increases in the number of cases for two straight weeks. While New York's positive test rate remains much lower than that of some Midwestern states, where 15% of tests have been coming back positive, it marks a significant uptick from the 1% or below it has been hovering around for weeks.