The Daily Populous

Sunday March 29th, 2020 day edition

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CHINA and Vietnam are finally banning the wild animal trade after the coronavirus spread across the world killing thousands of people.

The killer virus started in a wet market in Wuhan selling live animals - with calls for the country to stop the consumption of endangered and live animals.

Residents wearing face masks buy seafood at a wet market on January 28, 2020 in Macau, China Credit: Getty Images - Getty.

And China has now imposed a ban on farming and consumption of “terrestrial wildlife of important ecological, scientific and social value" expected to be made into law later this year, the New York Post reports.

Vietnam is now also looking to stop the trade of at-risk animals to eat after receiving an open letter from conservationists.

Both countries have been blamed for soaring death rates for endangered animals such as rhinoceros, pangolin and elephants.

2 A police officer stands guard outside of Huanan Seafood Wholesale market where coronavirus started Credit: AFP - Getty. »

Manhattan Beach surfer issued $1,000 citation for violating beach closure order, disrespecting lifeguard.

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Manhattan Beach surfer issued $1,000 citation for violating beach closure order, disrespecting lifeguard.

A Manhattan Beach surfer was issued a $1,000 citation Saturday morning after ignoring a lifeguard’s order that he not go in the water.

Manhattan Beach Police Sergeant Steve Kitsios said Saturday afternoon that no other beach closure violators have been cited and that his department is relying on voluntary compliance. »

GameStop to employees: wrap your hands in plastic bags and go back to work

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GameStop, the video game retailer, sent employees in Massachusetts back to work on Friday — despite the statewide order shutting down all nonessential businesses .

Customers can also order and pay for products online and pick them up at the door.

GameStop did not respond to questions about allowing payments at the door and instructing employees to wrap plastic bags around their hands. »

Biden, Sanders Demand 3-Month Freeze on Rent Payments, Eviction of Tenants Across U.S.

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Both Sanders and Biden followed several state-level Democrats in demanding a 90-day or three-month moratorium in tenants paying rent to landlords.

Along with pausing mortgage payments, evictions, and utility shutoffs, we must place a moratorium on rent payments, especially in states hardest-hit by the coronavirus like New York.

"So many people who've lost their jobs & businesses are contacting me worried about paying the rent. »