Month: February 2020

Illustration: Anoosha Syed 1. Keep all toxic cleaning supplies and other chemical-based products out of reach in top drawers and shelves. 2. Use the back burners and turn the handles of pots and pans inward so that no one can grab them. You can also buy knob covers and stove guards that prevent toddlers from
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A worker at a factory in Nanjing sorting face masks being produced to satisfy increased demand during China’s COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, in China’s Jiangsu province. Stringer | AFP | Getty Images This is a live blog. Please check back for updates. All times below are in Beijing time. 7:58 am: Hubei reports an additional 108
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Chinese students of Fuyang No.5 Middle School study in a classroom at night for upcoming National College Entrance Examination (Gaokao) on May 29, 2018 in Fuyang, China. Visual China Group | Getty Images As local governments in China delay the re-opening of schools to limit the spread of the new virus, parents and institutions are
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Malaysia has barred the entry of remaining passengers from a cruise ship docked in Cambodia — after an American passenger tested positive for the new coronavirus upon her arrival in Kuala Lumpur. Confirming local media reports, Malaysia’s deputy minister for international trade and industry, Ong Kian Ming, told CNBC on Monday that his country will
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This is a live blog. Please check back for updates. All times below are in Beijing time. 8:05 am: China confirms 143 more deaths, 2,641 new cases China’s National Health Commission reported an additional 143 deaths nationwide, as well as 2,641 new confirmed cases as of Feb. 14. That tally includes Hubei, the epicenter of the
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A woman sits outside wearing a protective mask on February 9, 2020 in Wuhan, China. Flights, trains and public transport including buses, subway and ferry services have been closed for eighteenth days. The number of those who have died from the Wuhan coronavirus, known as 2019-nCoV, in China has climbed to 813. Stringer | Getty
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Photo: Courtesy of Janine Cole One Saturday morning last fall, my marriage ended before I even had a chance to finish my coffee. Our three kids were clearing the table—an onslaught of nine-year-olds were arriving any minute for my daughter’s book club. As our kids stacked breakfast dishes in the kitchen, my husband, Mike, looked
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The risk of your kid doing a stupid dare is no longer limited to peer pressure at school. Any child with access to social media can be exposed to these sometimes gross, sometimes dangerous challenges that are trending online on platforms like YouTube and TikTok. Childish (and sometimes harmful) dares are nothing new. For instance, “bloody
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The view of the WuhanKeting in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei Province. Wuhan in central China’s Hubei Province started converting three existing venues, including a gymnasium and an exhibition center, into hospitals to receive patients infected with the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), the headquarters for the epidemic control said late Monday. Getty Images This is a live
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