This cargo ship's captain died aboard. The crew was stuck at sea for weeks, with a potential Covid outbreak on its hands
Captain Angelo Capurro started showing symptoms of Covid-19 on his second day at sea. Within five days, the 61-year-old skipper was confined to his cabin, unable to get out of bed.
Illinois town cancels July 4 parade over COVID-19 concerns but allows Juneteenth and Pride celebrations
The city of Evanston, located just north of Chicago, joined communities across the U.S. in celebrating their first in-person Juneteenth parade Saturday, but some have been left wondering why celebrations for the nation’s Independence Day have been canceled.
Farhan on his first meeting with Milkha Singh
Legendary sprinter Milkha Singh breathed his last on Friday, June 18 owing to post COVID-19 complications. While BWood mourned the loss of the iconic sportsman, bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar who had essayed the role of the ‘flying Sikh’ in the 2013 sports drama, reminisced fond memories of the sportsman and working with him.
Parliamentary panel turns down Facebook's call for virtual appearance
The parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology headed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Saturday turned down social media giant Facebook's request for coming for a virtual meeting instead of physical representation citing the company's Covid policies. The committee also proposed vaccination for the Facebook officials who will come for the meeting with the panel, said sources.
Business upticks show how Americans are recovering from the pandemic
America hit a milestone Friday: 300 million people in the country have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. And as the number of vaccinations continues to rise, so do the signs the nation is getting back to business.
Afghanistan running out of oxygen as Covid surge worsens
Afghanistan's is racing to ramp up supplies of oxygen as a deadly third surge of Covid-19 worsens, a senior health official told The Associated Press in an interview Saturday. The government is installing oxygen supply plants in 10 provinces where the increase in Covid cases in some areas is hovering around 65%, health ministry spokesman Ghulam Dasigi Nazary said.
White House unlikely to hit COVID-19 vaccination mark by July 4, instead touts new milestone
The White House seems unlikely to meet its goal of having 70% of Americans with at least one COVID-19 vaccine by July 4, so President Biden is shifting focus onto a new milestone while also warning those who haven’t received their shot of spreading variants.