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Three Israeli generals released from coronavirus quarantine as one goes in

April 6 (UPI) -- An Israel Defense Force was general headed for self-quarantine on Monday as three other generals were released from hospital isolation, officials said. Maj. Gen. Nadav Padan, chief of the army's Teleprocessing and Cyber Defense ...

Watch: Loose lion wanders streets of Indian city

April 6 (UPI) -- An Indian Forest Service officer shared video of an even more compelling reason to stay home than the coronavirus -- a lion wandering the streets. Susanta Nanda, an IFS officer, posted a video to Twitter showing the lion wandering a ...

Dow climbs 1,600 points as U.S. stocks close with major gains; oil prices fall

April 6 (UPI) -- U.S. stocks opened the week with substantial gains on Monday, as world oil prices fell further as a result of an ongoing dispute between OPEC and Russia. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 1,628.15 points, or 7.73 percent, ...

Watch: Apartment residents use pulley system to retrieve pizza from driver

April 6 (UPI) -- A pair of Missouri residents shared video of their creative way to interact with their pizza delivery driver and retrieve their food without leaving their second-floor apartment. The video shows the residents lowering a box from the ...

Watch: Deer taking over Calgary neighborhood during lockdown

April 6 (UPI) -- Residents of Calgary, Alberta, said the streets being emptied of travelers amid the coronavirus pandemic has led to an influx of unusual visitors -- a large herd of deer. Locals shared video showing groups of deer wandering the ...

Many U.S. healthcare workers forced to stay home by school closures

At least 1 in 7 U.S. healthcare workers have to miss work to care for their children if the coronavirus pandemic keeps schools closed -- and their absence could result in more patient deaths, researchers say. Teams from Yale University and Colorado ...

Google Maps features restaurant takeout amid COVID-19 lockdowns

April 6 (UPI) -- Google has updated its Maps app to feature eateries that have takeout and delivery options amid the coronavirus pandemic. Google Maps widely launched this week "Takeout," and "Delivery" shortcuts on the mobile apps main screen, ...

Spread, mitigation of COVID-19 could be tracked in municipal wastewater

April 6 (UPI) -- Researchers at the University of Arizona say they may be able to track the presence of coronavirus in communities by analyzing municipal wastewater. The approach, which can be used to test treated and untreated sewage, may help ...

Japan to declare emergency in seven areas

April 6 (UPI) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is planning to declare a state of emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic for Tokyo and six other prefectures starting as early as Tuesday, official media reported. State-owned broadcaster NHK ...

Trials begin for potential COVID-19 drug remdesivir

A drug originally developed to treat Ebola is getting a second chance in the spotlight, as research teams in the United States, Asia and Europe race to test it against the new coronavirus. The drug, called remdesivir, has already been given to a ...

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