California woman arrested for licking $1,800 worth of groceries Apr 10, 2020 0 552 12345 LOS ANGELES: A California woman has been arrested after licking $1,800 worth of groceries and other items at a supermarket in the northern part of the state, police said on Wednesday.Chris Fiore, spokesman for the South Lake Tahoe police department, near the border with Nevada, told AFP that officers were called to the Safeway store on Tuesday following reports of “a customer licking groceries” at a time of heightened fears over the spread of the highly contagious novel coronavirus.“When officers arrived on the scene, a Safeway employee informed them that the suspect put numerous pieces of jewellery from the store on her hands,” he said. The woman was arrested for felony vandalism and the merchandise had to be destroyed for fear of contamination. (AFP) RELATED ARTICLES Queen Elizabeth posts Maundy Money to 188 elderly people Apr 10, 2020 0 263 Taiwan demands apology from WHO chief over coronavirus ‘slander’ Apr 10, 2020 0 534 Italy loses more than 100 doctors to virus; lockdown set to continue Apr 10, 2020 0 286 Merkel pleads for ‘patience’ in Germany’s COVID-19 fight AFP BERLIN GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Thursday for “patience” in the coronavirus crisis, saying that society will have to “live with the virus” until a vaccine becomes available. “It will need .. UK virus lockdown extension looms as PM Johnson’s health ‘improves’ AFP LONDON BRITISH Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s health “continues to improve” on his fourth day in COVID-19 intensive care, his spokesman said on Thursday, while the government prepared to extend a nationwide .. South Korea records slowest increase of coronavirus in seven weeks DPA SEOUL SOUTH Korean health authorities reported the lowest number of daily new coronavirus infections in seven weeks on Thursday. There were 39 new cases detected on Wednesday, according to the Korea Centers .. Canada projects COVID-19 could kill 11,000 to 22,000 OTTAWA: The coronavirus pandemic could kill between 11,000 and 22,000 people in Canada, the government projected on Thursday. It said the country could see between 934,000 and 1.9 million cases of COVID-19 by the time .. New single-day record for New York virus deaths but hospitalisations fall NEW YORK: America’s coronavirus epicenter of New York recorded a new single-day high of 799 COVID-19 deaths Thursday but Governor Andrew Cuomo said the rate of hospitalisations continued to fall. Cuomo said 799 people .. Macron visits controversial French virus doctor MARSEILLE: President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday held a surprise meeting with the Marseille-based French medical professor who has caused controversy within the country’s scientific community for insisting the .. Spain’s PM says coronavirus outbreak ‘under control’ DPA / AFP MADRID SPANISH authorities have the coronavirus outbreak “under control,” Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said citing the latest infection figures. The overall number of cases rose by 6,000 to reach 152,000 ..