The Daily Populous

Thursday April 2nd, 2020 day edition

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Shenzhen, located in the southern Guangdong province, became the first city in China to ban the consumption of cats and dogs this week.

The order is part of a new legislation titled 'Shenzhen Special Economic Zone Regulations on the Comprehensive Ban on Wild Animals', passed by the Shenzhen Municipal Peoples Congress.

The law, which comes into effect from May 1 later this year, also prohibits the breeding, sale, and consumption of protected wildlife species, including snakes and lizards.

The consumption of the following wild animals and their products is prohibited, according to the legislation:.

(1) National key protected wild animals and other terrestrial wild animals that naturally grow and reproduce in the wild environment;.

It is to be noted that the Chinese government had announced a permanent ban on the sale and consumption of wild animals in February to curb the spread of coronavirus.

However, some reports claimed that wet animal markets - where wild animals are sold - are now reopening in Wuhan and other parts of China. »

Kentucky puts ankle monitors on coronavirus patients who break quarantine

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Circuit judges have ordered two coronavirus patients and one patient’s relative to wear ankle monitors in Louisville, Ky., after they broke quarantine orders, the Louisville Courier-Journal reports.

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No penalty has been specified for those who break quarantine while wearing an ankle monitor in Kentucky. »

New disclosure reveals Sen. Kelly Loeffler and her husband dumped retail stock and bought shares in a company that manufacturers medical supplies

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Sen. Kelly Loeffler just disclosed more stock trades, including shares in retail companies she sold and ones she bought in Dupont, which makes medical supplies, The Atlanta-Journal Constitution reported.

After she attended a January 24 closed-door briefing on the COVID-19 outbreak, Loeffler dumped hundreds of thousands of dollars in stocks while also buying up shares in telecommuting software.

At the same time, she purchased over $87,700 in shares of Dupont, a Delaware chemical company that manufactures medical supplies. »

Schwarzenegger: 'Shortsighted' for California to defund pandemic stockpile he built

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Former CA governor Arnold Schwarzenegger delivers a cargo of 50,000 N-95 masks in Los Angeles | Daniel Ketchell Schwarzenegger: 'Shortsighted' for California to defund pandemic stockpile he built.

Schwarzenegger spoke to POLITICO after a trip to Los Angeles hospitals Tuesday, where he personally delivered a cargo of 50,000 masks to doctors on the front lines of the pandemic — a move to underscore his support of the Frontline Responders Fund.

Schwarzenegger, asked about President Donald Trump’s performance during the pandemic, declined to criticize him, saying the first goal is to to tackle the pandemic. »

Internet Archive responds: Why we released the National Emergency Library

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Right now, today, there are 650 million books that tax-paying citizens have paid to access that are sitting on shelves in closed libraries, inaccessible to them.

And so, to meet this unprecedented need at a scale never before seen, we suspended waitlists on our lending collection.

Further, there are approximately 650 million books in public libraries that are locked away and inaccessible during closures related to COVID-19. »