The novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has produced at least one beauty trend. Allure reports "donation haircut after social distancing" has become a thing. Instagram and Twitter are flooded with images of people, many of them in salons in masks, proudly showing off their before and after shots. They often hold their lobbed off ponytails and braids that will be sent off to charity organizations.
Karnataka Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar on July 05 stated that criminal case will be filed against those private hospitals that refuse to admit COVID-19 patients. Meanwhile, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Karnataka has reached 21,549.
For the first time in years, Mathura's famous Guru Purnima Fair has been cancelled due to COVID crisis. Temples in Mathura wore a deserted look. All shrines across country were shut to control the pace of coronavirus spread. Thousands of devotees, from all parts of country used to attend 'Mudia Mela'.
Economist Christophe Barraud has been ranked Bloomberg's most accurate forecaster of US economic data eight years in a row. And according to Business Insider, he's made a fairly gloomy prognostication about the US economy. Barraud predicts the US won't return to its fourth-quarter 2019 GDP of 2.1% until at least 2022. European countries aren't likely to bounce back until 2023.
A new strain of the novel coronavirus is rapidly spreading from Europe to the US. According to Business Insider, a new study says the virus is more infectious than its predecessor but is not making people any sicker than before. According to Business Insider, researchers call the new strain G614 and the previous strain D614. One researcher says the new mutation is "now the dominant form infecting people." The US has reported a total of 2,795,437 cases of the disease.
California continues to battle a spike in coronavirus cases. Business Insider reports California has banned people from singing or chanting in places of worship. Early in the virus battle California was praised for its successful early response. Now the state has recently experienced record-highs in new cases. On May 25, California started to allow churches to reopen with safety guidelines. This week, it updated its guidelines to advise against singing.
Instacart has raised another $100 million in funding. Business Insider reports that the $100 million will be added to the $225 million it raised in June. The company is valued at $13.8 billion. Instacart has been growing quickly during the coronavirus pandemic because more consumers opt for online grocery delivery. This new funding will allow the company to scale the business further.
Kroger is giving its employees access to an at-home COVID-19 testing kit. Employees will video chat with a medical professional while taking the test to ensure proper sample collection. Employees will then send the test sample to a lab via overnight shipping. They will receive results within 24 to 48 hours, according to Business Insider. Kroger is giving its employees access to the free at-home COVID-19 tests starting this week.