Germany extends lockdown in hard-hit district… MLB Players Opt Out of Baseball Season… Fiji tries to attract billionaire tourists: ‘Escape pandemic in paradise’

Germany extends lockdown in hard-hit district…

BERLIN (Reuters) – The western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) said on Monday that as a precaution it would extend by one week a lockdown in one of two districts affected by an outbreak of the coronavirus at a slaughterhouse.

NRW premier Armin Laschet said restrictions keeping bars, museums, galleries, cinemas, sports halls, gyms and swimming pools shut would remain in place in the district of Guetersloh for now even though the outbreak was under control.

A lockdown in the neighbouring district of Warendorf will be lifted on Tuesday because the number of positive tests there was lower than in Guetersloh.

MLB Players Opt Out of Baseball Season…

(CNN)Several players have decided to opt out of the rescheduled Major League Baseball season due to health concerns amid coronavirus outbreak.

Washington Nationals infielder Ryan Zimmerman and pitcher Joe Ross will not be playing the 2020 season, the team confirmed on Monday. Arizona Diamondbacks right-handed pitcher Mike Leake also has decided not to play this season, according to a statement from his agent.
Monday night, Colorado Rockies outfielder Ian Desmond posted an emotional message on Instagram stating he will also be opting out of playing this season. The 34-year-old, who is biracial, made reference to the ongoing racial tensions in the country and the pandemic as why his family needs him at home.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has made this baseball season one that is a risk I am not comfortable taking,” his post reads.

Fiji tries to attract billionaire tourists: ‘Escape pandemic in paradise’

Fiji’s prime minister is urging billionaires to return to his country’s shores for the first time since lockdown.

Frank Bainimarama has called for the super rich to come back to the archipelago nation three months after it closed its borders.

 

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