Because of the coronavirus, the astronauts were kept in quasi quarantine for more than two months before liftoff. The SpaceX technicians who helped them get into their spacesuits wore masks and gloves that made them look like black clad ninjas. And at the launch center, the SpaceX controllers were seated far apart..
Now, Cookie, the little Jack Russell, who thinks she is a big dog, apparently, can be ferocious when she wants. One time in the city, for some strange reason we had an otter to get into our back yard. I am assuming that was due it having had rained so hard for so long, the large drainage ditches running through the neighborhood were overflowing, the otter must have come up through the sewer system.
“It’s horrible. All of these people have had their incomes slashed,” said Ertman. “By losing our spring and summer shows, that’s a $2 million loss in a budget that’s north of $3 million for the whole operation, including the mercantile. Learning that the problem is a physical one often comes as a relief for both guy and girl, Buehler says, but by that point, some damage to the relationship may have already been done. “There’s a psychological adjustment period,” she says. “She can say to herself, ‘It isn’t me.
KIGALI () At the Kanyinya COVID 19 treatment facility a short distance from Rwanda’s capital Kigali, Akazuba, Ikizere and Ngabo report for duty, but these are no ordinary health care workers.In a bid to minimise contact between patients infected with the coronavirus and doctors and nurses, the country has deployed the three robots to carry out simple tasks like taking temperatures and monitoring patients.The sleek white robots, with big bright blue eyes and a rather human appearance, were donated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and are helping frontline workers tackle the coronavirus crisis in the East African nation which so far has 355 confirmed cases of the COVID 19 disease.”The three robots that we have are part of the treating team,” said David Turatsinze, a doctor at the 75 bed facility, which housed 65 patients when the team visited.By relaying messages to doctors and helping the team assess the effectiveness of their clinical decisions, the robots cut the number of bedside visits that doctors have to make.Francine Umutesi, a bio medical engineer who works as a health technology operations specialist at the ministry of health, said the robots were a first for Africa and had the potential to offer even more support to medical teams.”It doesn’t remove the tasks the doctors are supposed to do, it’s just complementing their efforts,” she said.Rwanda already uses drones to deliver blood and enforce restrictions designed to slow the spread of COVID 19. There are two more robots at the country’s other COVID 19 treatment centre, Nyamata, in south east Kigali.Officials said the robots will be programmed to carry out additional tasks.”In the future if they are programmed to take even blood pressure and the (blood) sugar, that definitely would be so helpful,” said Turatsinze.UK govt advisors sound warning on easing virus lockdownSenior advisors to Boris Johnson government on Saturday warned it was too early to lift the lockdown, just two days before the UK further relaxes coronavirus restrictions. As people revelled in soaring temperatures by flocking to beaches and parks, several members of the government own Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) told ministers they risked a second wave of infection.