Day: March 23, 2020

Two Lakers players test positive for coronavirus

NBA players union Executive Director Michelle Roberts said Wednesday to expect more NBA players would test positive for the coronavirus. That didn’t take long. Two Lakers have tested positive for the virus, the team confirmed Thursday (Shams Charania of The Athletic broke the news). Players were tested Wednesday in the wake of the announcement that […]

Telehealth and telemedicine for coronavirus: What it is and how to use it now

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the government — and health care systems — to ramp up their telemedicine offerings at breakneck speed to reduce the flow of traffic to emergency rooms in an attempt to avoid putting health care givers at risk. “This is new for everybody. We are in a completely different place than […]

Germany will block foreign takeovers to avoid economy sell-out

Germany will protect domestic firms from foreign takeovers, two leading politicians said on Friday, after company valuations in Europe’s largest economy have been hammered by the coronavirus pandemic. Ministers have already promised liquidity support to businesses and introduced measures making it easier to reduce working hours rather than lay off workers. The cabinet is due […]

Ford, GM, Fiat Chrysler join Honda in closing US factories to slow pandemic

Ford, General Motors, and Fiat Chrysler are joining Honda in closing down all of their US factories, sending about 150,000 workers home in an effort to help fight the spread of the novel coronavirus. Most other automakers are temporarily shutting down US operations as well. Ford and General Motors said in press releases that they […]

Ohio boy found dead in a Mississippi hotel room; mom arrested in Louisiana

An Ohio woman accused of killing her 11-year-old son and leaving his body in a Mississippi hotel room was arrested Wednesday in New Orleans, police said. Latina Marie Oates, 33, of Powell, Ohio, was arrested at about 9 a.m. Wednesday, Tommy Cox, police chief of Laurel, Mississippi. Oates has been charged with first-degree murder in […]