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US coronavirus: Some celebrate July 4 virtually while others throng the beach even though Covid-19 is soaring



US coronavirus: Some celebrate July 4 virtually while others throng the beach even though Covid-19 is soaring

The change follows requests from health officials who warn crowds of holidays and overcrowded meetings as witnessed by the US over Memorial Day weekend are likely to lead to a further surge in coronavirus cases – amid a raging crisis across the country.

Already, nearly half of US states have stopped planning for reopening because new cases of the corona virus have jumped to record-breaking figures in recent weeks. Both the city and state leaders linked part of the increase to a meeting of young groups.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now projects that the country will witness nearly 148,000 deaths from the corona virus by the end of this month. So far, at least 129,676 Americans have died and more than 2.8 million people have been infected, according to Johns Hopkins University.

And while many cities take a measurable approach to celebrating the Fourth of July, images that emerge from weekend holidays show not everyone takes the warning seriously.

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Crowds flocked to the Virginia coast on Saturday, even after the city canceled a display of holiday fireworks to “help keep Virginia Beach safe in the face of a coronavirus pandemic.” CNN affiliation CORRUGATED City officials reportedly warned residents of additional traffic due to the holidays, adding they anticipated tens of thousands of people would visit Virginia Beach.

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, saw a similar scene when beach visitors chose to celebrate it on Saturday water. Earlier this week, the state governor announced the bar on the Delaware coast would be closed for holiday weekends.

Meanwhile, in California, where many beaches in the southern part of the state are closed for holiday weekends, the beach crowd in San Diego is reminiscent of years ago. CNN affiliation KSWB reported many who did not maintain social distance or wear masks.

“It seems quite ordinary for July 4 with many people,” Marine Safety Lieutenant Rich Stropky told the affiliate.

In other parts of the country, crowds gathered to continue protests that had lasted for more than a month across the United States. In Baltimore, an eyewitness said at least 300 people gathered around the statue of Christopher Columbus before dropping it and throwing it into the water. In New York, more than 1,000 protesters marched on the Brooklyn Bridge as part of the Unally New York Fourth of July Rally & March, police said.

Masks and social distance are also features that are largely absent from the White House celebration of the Fourth of July. Tables in the South Lawn White House are somewhat distanced, with about six chairs per table.

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And when people tried to beat the heat of July, many gathered in the shade in the room, not far away at all.

34 countries recorded increases in new cases

More than 1,400 Georgian health workers signed a letter asking the governor to limit more coronaviruses

Coronavirus cases are on the rise in 34 countries over the past week, with 12 noting an increase of more than 50%, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Three states – Kentucky, New Hampshire and Vermont — reported a decrease in cases.

This is a state where cases are trending: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, the states of Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

Stable cases in 13 states: Arkansas, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia and Wyoming.

Florida set an all-time record

Florida set an all-time record of most corona virus cases on one Saturday, with a total of 11,458 new cases, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

The state has now surpassed the previous day’s height of 11,434 in New York, which was recorded in mid-April.

Florida reported 18 deaths on Saturday.

In spite of the rapid increase in cases and warning officials, Florida might become the new epicenter of the country, the governor said he did not plan to walk back with reopening measures.

In Texas, there were 8,258 new cases of Covid-19, according to the latest data released by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). That marks the second highest number of cases reported in a day from the country. The previous record was set on July 1, when there were 9,308 new cases reported.

2 Texas counties urged residents to take refuge in places when hospitals reach capacity

Hospitals in at least two states of Texas have reached their maximum capacity.

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In Starr County, at least two patients must be flown out of the area for treatment.

“Local hospitals and valleys are at full capacity and do not have a bed anymore. I urge all our residents to please shelter on the spot, wear face coverings, practice keeping social distance, and AVOID FINDINGS,” Judge Eloy Vera said.

In Hidalgo District, Judge Richard Cortez asked residents to take shelter and “only call 911 if absolutely necessary.”

Alta Mantra CNN, Nicky Robertson, Jason Hoffman, Jeremy Diamond, Chuck Johnston, Kay Jones and Ganesh Setty contributed to this report.

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.



Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

Method Media Bermuda will present the documentary FABRIC: Portuguese History in Bermuda on Thursday, December 29 at the Underwater Research Institute of Bermuda.

A spokesperson said: “Method Media is proud to bring Bermuda Fabric: Portugal History to Bermuda for its 5th and 6th showing at the Bermuda Underwater Observatory. In November and December 2019, Cloth: A Portuguese Story in Bermuda had four sold-out screenings. Now that Bermuda has reopened after the pandemic, it’s time to bring the film back for at least two screenings.

“There are tickets For $ 20 – sessions at 15:30 and 18:00. Both screenings will be followed by a short Q&A session.

Director and producer Milton Raboso says, “FABRIC is a definitive account of the Portuguese community in Bermuda and its 151 years of history, but it also places Bermuda, Acors and Portugal in the world history and the events that have fueled those 151 years.

“It took more than 10 years to implement FABRIC. The film was supported by the Minister of Culture, the Government of the Azores and private donors.

Bermuda Media Method [MMB] Created in 2011 by producer Milton Raposo. MMB has created content for a wide range of clients: Bermuda’s new hospital renovation, reinsurance, travel campaigns, international sports and more. MMB pays special attention to artistic, cultural and historical content.

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.



Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

Maestro Filipe Cunha, Artistic Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Braga, has been invited to conduct the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra, as announced today.

According to a statement sent by O MINHO, “he will be the first Portuguese conductor to conduct this orchestra in its entire history.”

In addition to this orchestra, the maestro will also work with the Lyceo Mozarteum de la Habana Symphony Orchestra.

The concerts will take place on 4 and 12 March 2023 at the National Theater of Cuba in Havana.

In the words of the maestro, quoted in the statement, “these will be very beautiful concerts with difficult but very complex pieces” and therefore he feels “very motivated”.

From the very beginning, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 will be performed by an Italian pianist (Luigi Borzillo), whom the maestro wants to bring to Portugal later this year. In the same concert, Mendelshon’s First Symphony will be performed.

Then, at the second concert, in the company of the Mexican clarinetist Angel Zedillo, he will perform the Louis Sfora Concerto No. 2. In this concert, the maestro also conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.

“This is an international recognition of my work. An invitation that I accept with humility and great responsibility. I was surprised to learn that I would be the first Portuguese member of the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. This is a very great honor,” the maestro said in a statement.

“I take with me the name of the city of Braga and Portugal with all the responsibility that goes with it, and I hope to do a good job there, leaving a good image and putting on great concerts. These will be very special concerts because, in addition to performing pieces that I love, especially Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, I will be directing two wonderful soloists who are also my friends. It will be very beautiful,” concludes Filipe Cunha.

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