- WorldThe Telegraph
The United States government has issued a warning to its citizens to “exercise increased caution in New Zealand due to Covid-19”, despite the fact New Zealand has been lauded globally for its response to the pandemic. The US has recorded almost five million coronavirus cases and more than 160,000 deaths from Covid-19. By contrast, New Zealand currently has only 23 cases, all of which are in managed isolation. On June 8, Jacinda Ardern, the prime minister, declared the pandemic over as community transmission has been eliminated. The warning on the US government travel advice website does not mention this fact or that each active case involves a returned traveller who went directly into quarantine on arrival. Until Thursday, the warning also did not mention that anyone who is not a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand cannot enter the country. The US government has four travel advisory levels for travel abroad: Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions; Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution; Level 3: Reconsider Travel; and Level 4: Do Not Travel. It classified New Zealand as Level 2. New Zealand’s own government has urged residents to not travel overseas at all at present, and the official advice specifically warns against certain countries, including the United States.
- PoliticsMiami Herald
An executive order on unemployment benefits raises some thorny questions.
- WorldBusiness Insider
The Russian owner who abandoned the ship full of ammonium nitrate that caused the Beirut explosion has been questioned by police in Cyprus, reports say
Igor Grechushkin was questioned by Cyprus police on Thursday over the MV Rhosus, the ship that carried ammonium nitrate to Beirut, local reports say.
- SportsYahoo Sports
Draymond Green may have said too much when talking about Devin Booker.
- EntertainmentYahoo Movies UK
Seth Rogen was so “traumatised” by the hacking scandal surrounding The Interview that he started directing TV.
- U.S.USA TODAY
Saying goodbye to dying wife likely cost 90-year-old 'Romeo' his life. He had no regrets, family says.
Sam and JoAnn Reck, were married nearly 30 years. Sam tested positive for COVID-19 after he visited JoAnn, who was dying of the virus.
Oklahoma won't require masks in schools, so a teacher who's a 72-year-old cancer survivor is offering students extra credit to wear them
Oklahoma's board of education voted against requiring masks in schools, putting teachers and students at risk.