CNN10 - 5/26/20
Back Online after the Memorial Day holiday this is CNN coral. Who since good to see you? We have a report on Memorial Day coming up in. Today's show while summer in the northern hemisphere doesn't officially start until June Twentieth Memorial Day is seen as the unofficial beginning of the season and with warmer weather. Descending on much of the United States people were out and about packing beaches in some places as they reopened a lot of folks were without masks and apparently ignoring social distancing rules and Americans were cautioned not to let their guard down the White House's Corona Virus Task Force Coordinator says wearing masks is crucial to keeping the disease from spreading. They help prevent droplets from someone sneeze or cough from reaching other people one question submitted the CNN is about whether you can catch covid. Nineteen by going to the pool. The Centers for Disease Control says a pool or hot TUB. That's well-maintained in disinfected is not likely to carry the virus from one person to another so you probably won't get it from the water but health officials say you can still catch it from other people there. So they're advising Americans to stay at least six feet away from others even at the pool. Different nations have different levels of corona virus cases. The US has confirmed the most with more than one point six billion positive diagnoses since the disease first arrived. Brazil and Russia have each confirmed more than three hundred thousand cases and the United Kingdom and Spain have each seen more than two hundred thousand nations are also at different stages when it comes to their responses to reopen or not to reopen that is the question many are asking and when restrictions should be lifted. That is the challenge. Many are facing Fred. Plugin gives us an idea of how different schools around the world are cautiously welcoming students back. It looks almost like a normal school break at the school in Copenhagen except for the police tape dividing the school yard just one of many measures meant to keep kids from bunching up and prevent the spread of the corona virus. The head of secondary education says if you follow the guidelines given if you keep this if you make sure to wash your hands keep sanitizing coughing in your sleep and not in in your hand and so on so forth. I think we'll be safe. Denmark started reopening schools more than a month ago and so far. New Corona virus cases in the country haven't spiked. The government says what's surprising. Neither students nor teachers wear masks. Instead they keep distance and wash hands and sanitize very often. It's a bit challenging but you You get used to after time. It's a different picture in South Korea. Children they're not only wear masks. Some are seated behind plexiglass dividers to prevent infections still the country shutdown dozens of schools after two kids tested positive. Even the first major corona virus epicenter on China brought kids back two weeks ago. Your to masks are mandatory and the school's President says other strict measures have been taken. Choi and the rearranged the facilities on the campus to ensure each class. Has its own restroom. He says its own boiled water room and its own alternative classroom. France reopened schools last week but has already had to shut some down again after recording. Dozens of corona various cases still Francis. Education Minister says he believes the kids are doing their part visit. If the pupils understand the social distancing rules. He says the wearing of masks and in some cases they show the way including for adults because they understand what's at stake the mood. Denmark says it hopes to have all students back in school next week but physical distancing rules means. They don't have space for them all so they are getting creative moving some classes into local churches and even the church graveyard all to try and short children can have their lessons even in times of. Pandemic Fred Friedkin. Cnn Berlin with US observes as Memorial Day was originally known as decoration day. It began at the time of the US civil war when mortars decorated the graves of people who fallen in battle. The name of the event was changed to Memorial Day. After one it became time to remember troops who'd been lost in every conflict and it's now celebrated on the third. Monday in May one of several federal holidays held a Monday to give workers along weekend in Normal Times. Parades are held thousands gather for public events that remember. America's fallen servicemen and women. The president laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns. That's Arlington National Cemetery. In Virginia and that somber ceremony was held as planned on Monday. But there are a number of Memorial Day Traditions. That look very different. In the corona virus era. The flag that covers the casket is no longer handed to the next of kin instead. It's gently laid on a table. Next to the grave at Arlington National Cemetery solemn funeral owners adjusted in the age of Corona virus to pay tribute to decorated World War. Two veteran Robert Belch here. Everyone wears masks even the rifle platoon. Captain Doug Rhody has been back from Iraq for just eight months. He now performs ceremonial duties for the army's guard. Unit here means a lot to me that we can still be there for families. Even though you know we're dealing with a lot as a country right now the new reality only ten family or friends or allowed. Graveside as few troops as possible perform funeral honors distances. Kept masks are worn but still the same dignity and respect that every funeral even with the changes even is on this Memorial Day. Arlington is open. Only to families of those buried here specialist. Joseph Gorgas is part of the army's elite Caisson platoon the unit that carried those killed on the battlefield elderly veterans and president of the United States since covid nineteen started. We have gone from conducting forty missions as a platoon a week. Two zero the horses that pull the case on Stiller on-duty but with extra troops required to do it right. The case are not being used to limit the number of people interacting then second trivia. What is the only state made up of two peninsulas? Florida Massachusetts Michigan or the only state that borders four of the Great Lakes and has two peninsulas is Michigan. Ohio At this time We're just waiting for the water to craft store assessing damages. We have and we have been assisting people with shelter. Global pandemic is almost something about. Oh but we are here. And to the best of our ability we are going to navigate this together two very loosely quote Johnny Nash. A clearly now thanks to my bionic. I not how the song went. But this is how the science going. According to research published in the journal Nature Scientists at Hong Kong University are working on electrochemical. I it is not ready for prime time. It can't see much yet but researchers hope the prototype could eventually work better than a human. I even managing to provide night-vision. It's I opening research that aspiring Spiderman will want to keep an eye on. They have eight of those anyway. And whether they're crawling on the World Wide Web or squinting through a web of darkness a BioNIC. I could not the cobwebs off and help them invasion and set their sights on the night coral. Today's show we're keeping our eyes on wall in poor PEC area high school it is in Hawley Pennsylvania. 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