Farmers markets in Santa Monica, Pasadena, Culver, Torrance to remain open after L.A.'s are ordered to close

Managers say they're adding more social distancing measures to ensure safe shopping amid coronavirus outbreak,
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Sweden seesthird consecutive day of over 1,000 new cases; virus ‘under control ’ in France; Brazil death toll passes Italy; New York urges protesters to get testedWHO changes advice to back medical-grade masks for over-60sEU pledges to lift internal border controls by end of monthThe first wave of Covid-19 is not over – but how might a second look?Coronavirus lates: at a glanceSee all our coronavirus coverage8.01pmBSTEstoniahas developed an app that could serve as a digital “immunity passport”, allowing users with antibodies to show employers and others their reduced risk of spreading coronavi...
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Over-60s should use medical-grade masks and all others three-layer fabric ones, health body saysCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople over 60 or with health issues should wear a medical-grade mask when they are out and cannot socially distance, according to new guidance from the World Health Organization, while all others should wear a three-layer fabric mask.The announcement on Friday marks a significant change of stance by the WHO, which until now has been reluctant to advocate the wearing of masks by the public because of limited evidence that they offer protection.Continue reading...
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A top US health official cautioned on Thursday that protests sweeping across the country could increase the spread of the novel coronavirus, particularly in cities that have struggled to control the outbreak, and that participants should"highly consider" getting tested.Reuters Health Information
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Your questions answered on what type of mask to wear to cut the risk of getting Covid-19Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageYes. Different types of mask offer different levels of protection. Surgical grade N95 respirators offer the highest level of protection against Covid-19 infection, followed by surgical grade masks. However, these masks are costly, in limited supply, contribute to landfill waste and are uncomfortable to wear for long periods. So even countries that have required the public to wear face masks have generally suggested such masks should be reserved for health workers or those...
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Major study of thousands of patients led by University of Oxford shows drug is ineffectiveCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHydroxychloroquine does not work against Covid-19 and should not be given to any more hospital patients around the world, say the leaders of the biggest and best-designed trial of the drug, which experts will hope finally settle the question.“If you are admitted to hospital, don’t take hydroxychloroquine,” said Martin Landray, deputy chief investigator of the Recovery trial and professor of medicine and epidemiology at Oxford University. “It...
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Public health experts like me know the only conclusive trial of masks will come from them being rolled out in the real worldTrish Greenhalgh is a professor of primary care health sciences at Oxford UniversityCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDespite disagreement among scientists, we will soon have to wearcloth face coverings on public transport. The policy could be extended to places such as shops where social distancing is difficult. Passions run high on this issue. I have some sympathy with the person who demanded that scientists should be locked in a room and not let out till they ag...
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If you've marched in any protests, you may want to consider getting tested 3 to 7 days after you took part.
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Scientists in Netherlands explore possible link between deficiency and Covid-19 deathsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePatients who have died or been admitted to intensive care with Covid-19 have been found to be deficient in a vitamin found in spinach, eggs, and hard and blue cheeses, raising hopes that dietary change might be one part of the answer to combating the disease.Researchers studying patients who were admitted to the Canisius Wilhelmina hospital in the Dutch city of Nijmegen have extolled the benefits of vitamin K after discovering a link between deficiency and the worst coronav...
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ONS study explains why rise in toll since outbreak started far exceeds official Covid-19 mortality numbers
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Frequently asked questions on what you can and can't do during the coronavirus outbreak. 5 June 2020 From 15 June, you must wear a face covering on public transport. 4 June 2020 The FAQs have been updated to reflect the change in government policy from 1 June. 1 June 2020 Addition of question and answer 1.4, Can I meet people outdoors if I also have a carer from another household?
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