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Georgia: Wearing face masks became mandatory outdoors as well

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The FINANCIAL — From Today, wearing face masks will become mandatory outdoors as well; restaurants throughout Georgia will be open until 22:00; the education process in the schools of Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Rustavi, Telavi, Zugdidi, Zestaponi, Gori, Poti, Marneuli, and Gardabani will continue remotely until 25 November. The aforementioned decisions were made by the Interagency Coordination Council during today’s session, which was held via video conferencing and chaired by Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia. It was once again noted during the session of the Council that the face mask is recognized worldwide as one of the best means of slowing down the…

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Georgia: Wearing face masks became mandatory outdoors as well

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The FINANCIAL — From Today, wearing face masks will become mandatory outdoors as well; restaurants throughout Georgia will be open until 22:00; the education process in the schools of Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Rustavi, Telavi, Zugdidi, Zestaponi, Gori, Poti, Marneuli, and Gardabani will continue remotely until 25 November. The aforementioned decisions were made by the Interagency Coordination…

Jeff Bezos became the first person to top $200 billion in net worth

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The FINANCIAL — The world’s wealthiest man, Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos, is wealthier than ever. On August 26, Early Wednesday Amazon’s share price climbed 2.3 percent to $3,423 per share and Mr. Bezos crossed a new milestone previously unseen in decades and became the first person to top $200 billion in net worth. MacKenzie Scott,…

EU and WHO delivered 15 tons of COVID-19 supplies in Georgia

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A shipment of medical respirators, masks, goggles, face shields and gowns to enable health-care workers in Georgia to continue to respond effectively and safely to the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in the country. This is one of the largest cargos of protective equipment to arrive in Georgia with donor support. The donation of the personal protective equipment…

FDA recalled more than 75 toxic hand sanitizers

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The FDA increased the list of toxic hand sanitizers. Earlier this month, FDA has seen a sharp increase in hand sanitizer products that are labeled to contain ethanol but that have tested positive for methanol contamination. Methanol, or wood alcohol, is a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested and can be life-threatening when ingested. FDA…

Face shields became popular, but can they protect us from coronavirus?

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The FINANCIAL — Over the past few months, wearing face masks has indeed become a daily routine. Concerned citizens scramble to find ways to protect themselves from the spreading of coronavirus. Can face shields be used instead of face masks? Experts are divided if they protect against coronavirus or not. There are more than a few benefits…

Google, Amazon, Apple & other tech companies participated in a teleconference with White House

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The FINANCIAL — Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Twitter, and other tech companies participated in teleconference planned by White House. U.S. Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios led the call. White House officials urged the tech industry to coordinate its efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus conspiracy theories on major social media sites. White…

Amazon removed 1 million fake coronavirus cures and overpriced products

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The FINANCIAL — The online retail giant removed more than 1 million fake and overpriced coronavirus listings from its online marketplace in an effort to stop sellers from profiting off fear. Facebook said it has banned misleading ads on coronavirus this week while Google has helped to promote official information from the WHO. Some Amazon sellers…

Face masks are selling out but do they really work?

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The FINANCIAL — The prices of masks are now rocketing as shops sell out but do they really work? China confiscated 31 million counterfeit face masks during the coronavirus outbreak. Amazon is warning sellers if they’re charging too much for face masks. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention doesn’t recommend that people who…