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Monkeys in Thai city fight for food amid slowing tourism. The coronavirus could be behind a vicious gang war — between rival groups of monkeys in the streets of Thailand.

Monkeys in Thai city fight for food amid slowing tourism

Hundreds of macaques reportedly from two rival gangs were filmed swarming the streets of Lopburi then savagely battling each other for a single banana. The monkeys are usually well-fed thanks to the tourists who flood the city in central Thailand — but are going hungry because of the drastic drop in visitors to the Asian nation because of COVID-19 fears. “I think the monkeys were very, very hungry,” onlooker Sasaluk Rattanachai, who filmed the fight, told “There’s normally a lot of tourists here to feed the monkeys but now there are not as many, because of the coronavirus.” Rattanachai said they “looked more like wild dogs than monkeys.” “They went crazy for a single piece of food. The city’s monkeys swear allegiance to two different gangs — temple monkeys and city monkeys, according to the Bangkok Post.

: India's pandemic lockdown turns into a human tragedy. Image copyright Getty Images When I spoke to him on the phone, he had just returned home to his village in the northern state of Rajasthan from neighbouring Gujarat, where he worked as a mason.

: India's pandemic lockdown turns into a human tragedy

In the rising heat, Goutam Lal Meena had walked on macadam in his sandals. He said he had survived on water and biscuits. In Gujarat, Mr Meena earned up to 400 rupees ($5.34; £4.29) a day and sent most of his earnings home. Work and wages dried up after India declared a 21-day lockdown with four hours notice on the midnight of 24 March to prevent the spread of coronavirus. "I walked through the day and I walked through the night.

He was not alone. These informal workers are the backbone of the big city economy, constructing houses, cooking food, serving in eateries, delivering takeaways, cutting hair in salons, making automobiles, plumbing toilets and delivering newspapers, among other things. Last week's lockdown turned them into refugees overnight. He was not exaggerating. Californie : ma vie dans 3m² -teenager-death-california-health-insurance-care-emergency-room-covid-19-a9429946. Updated: A 17-year-old whose death was initially linked to the novel coronavirus despite not having any previously reported health conditions was denied treatment at a California medical facility over his lack of insurance, according to the mayor.


R Rex Parris, the mayor of Lancaster, California, confirmed the teen’s death in a video posted to YouTube on Wednesday, in which he warned residents to take the global pandemic seriously and practice self-isolation and social distancing measures. “The Friday before he died, he was healthy,” the mayor said about the teenager. “By Wednesday, he was dead.” Download the new Independent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the headlines The mayor said the teen “didn’t have insurance, so they did not treat him” when he arrived at an urgent care facility in the area. “En route to AV Hospital, he went into cardiac arrest,” the mayor said. One resident physician from Mount Sinai in New York City issued a stark warning during a Thursday interview. En plein confinement, des Etats américains suspendent les IVG.

Des femmes manifestent à Washington pour défendre le droit à l'avortement, à Washington, le 4 mars 2020 (SAUL LOEB / AFP) Monde 25/03/20 10h50 En Ohio et au Texas, en cette période d’épidémie de coronavirus, les interventions médicales jugées “pas immédiatement nécessaires sur un plan médical” ont été suspendues, avortements inclus.

En plein confinement, des Etats américains suspendent les IVG

Les associations de défense des droits des femmes sont atterrées. Comme si, en période de confinement, les femmes avaient besoin de ça. BuzzFeed News précise qu’au Texas, cette mesure - uniquement non-applicable en cas de danger pour la mère - prendra fin le 21 avril, mais que, d’ici là, les soignants pratiquant une interruption volontaire de grossesse (IVG) sur une patiente risquent 1 000 dollars d’amende et 180 jours de prison. >> A lire aussi : “Des risques très lourds pèsent sur l’IVG aux Etats-Unis, et pas seulement en Alabama” >> A lire aussi : “Le confinement isole encore plus les personnes déjà isolées”