Early Bird: Overview of new measures. The Lakers and Nadal are celebrating. The story of the singer Selena comes to life
As of today, new government measures are in force. Get acquainted with them with LP-Life. And when you're done, find out why you should look up to Mars tomorrow, who has a reason to celebrate, and what series Netflix plans to put on their list in the future.
What will change in the Czech Republic?
More government measures to slow the spread of coronavirus are entering in effect today. All museums, galleries, theaters, cinemas, castles and other cultural objects must be closed. Congresses, fairs, pilgrimages or circus performances are also prohibited. Participation in internal religious events is limited to a maximum of 10 people. Leisure and professional activities of athletes will be canceled and a maximum of 20 people will be able to play sports outdoors.
Visits to hospitals, retirement homes and other social care facilities are prohibited from Monday. Exceptions have been made for the presence of fathers at birth or visits to minor patients. Public offices are changing their opening times to 5 hours and 2 days a week.
Restrictions also apply to schools. Elementary art schools are closing and will have to switch primarily to distance learning. At the second level of primary schools, half of the children will be taught in person, while the second half will practise distance learning starting today. However, this will not affect pupils at the lower level of multi-year grammar schools (neither distance teaching nor class rotation applies to them). Secondary schools throughout the Czech Republic will switch to online teaching. This form of teaching will also take place at universities.
A number of other restrictions came into force last Friday. Indoor sports grounds, fitness centers, zoos and, for example, swimming pools have been closed. Since Friday, it is only possible to enter shopping centres and other establishments in groups of a maximum of two people and restaurants close at 8.00 pm. The government is going to announce further measures on Wednesday.
Risk-free versus immune Donald Trump?
In yesterday's interview with Fox News, US President Donald Trump said that he was immune to coronavirus.
"It looks like I'm immune for, I don't know, maybe a long time, maybe a short time. It could be a lifetime. Nobody really knows,"
Trump said in an interview. However, experts warn that there are no indicators that can reliably determine whether the US president is immune to reinfection. White House doctor Sean Conley didn't include anything about immunity in his statement either. He merely said that Trump no longer posed a "transfer risk for others" and added that he would continue to monitor his condition as the president returned to an active schedule.
Of course, Donald Trump couldn't miss the opportunity to taunt his opponent, Joe Biden, and said:
"Now you have a president who doesn't have to hide in the basement like his opponent. You have a president who is immune, which is a big — I think, which is a very important thing, frankly."
Look up to Mars
Large and clear. That's the view of Mars you'll have tomorrow night. After approximately two years, the planet will once again be in "opposition" - meaning Mars and the sun will be on directly opposite sides of Earth. The Sun, Earth and Mars will form a horizontal line. The Mars opposition coincides with the recent close approach of Mars to Earth. That occured on October 6, when the planets reached their closest point to each other on their orbits around the Sun until 2035. The distance between them was less than 62.1 million kilometers.
The Los Angeles Lakers and Rafael Nadal celebrate victory
While the former shook of a decade of bad luck and became the NBA winner for 2020, the latter proved once and for all at the French Open that he was the king of clay. Both the Los Angeles Lakers and Rafael Nadal have reason to celebrate after yesterday.
The Los Angeles Lakers, led by LeBron James, defeated the Miami Heat with a score of 106-93. That means the 17th NBA title for the team, and the first one since 2010. It seems that the strike of bad luck is finally over!
Tennis player Rafael Nadal, who took another grand slam victory, probably also guzzled a whole box of champagne. In the men's singles final, he defeated his opponent Novak Djokovic after a smooth three-hundred-point triumph 6-0, 6-2 and 7-5. The Spanish king of clay thus celebrates his thirteenth victory at Roland Garros.
Singer Selena will receive further honors
You might have seen the 1997 film Selena with singer Jennifer Lopez in the main role. It captured the real life of the then singing star Selena Quintanilla Perez, who had been shot by the president of her fan club at the age of 23 and at the peak of her career.
In the upcoming December, the story of the young singer will come to life again on Netflix. The streaming service plans to release the dramatic television series on December 4. However, this time we won't see Jennifer Lopez, but American actress Christian Serratos in the main role.
That's all from us today. We wish you a successful start to the new working week don't let it be ruined by the onslaught of new measures. As the poet Oscar Wilde said: