News — Coronavirus

We Tried 6 Alternative Ways To Get Around London

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The author, taking a scooter for a spin Most Londoners are settling into a routine of working from home, or finding unique ways to fill their days such as online improv classes. But over a million key workers with roles that are essential to public health and safety are still travelling to work each day. Although the congestion charge has been lifted making it easier for those with cars to stay safe, hundreds of thousands of NHS workers, teachers, food producers and others are using public transport each day. For absolutely essential journeys undertaken by people without cars, there are...

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How Europe Is Getting People Back To Work

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Get the latest on coronavirus. Sign up to the Daily Brief for news, explainers, how-tos, opinion and more. For nearly two months, the UK government has warned the public to “stay home” in order to curtail the spread of the coronavirus. Now, the emphasis is shifting toward getting people back to work. “We now need to stress that anyone who can’t work from home — for instance, those in construction or manufacturing — should be actively encouraged to go to work,” prime minister Boris Johnson said in an address to the nation on Sunday night.  Johnson’s announcement was short on...

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Saying ‘yes’ to my kids is helping me stay sane

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When my kids look back on this time in their lives, I hope they remember it as being fun or, at the very least, not so bad. My parenting style during quarantine is pretty similar to how it was when we were out and about in the real world, except these days my kids…tend to get whatever they want. (So long as it's within the realm of what I can offer them.) "Mom, can we have eggs, toast, pancakes, waffles and a bowl of cereal for breakfast?" "Sure, no problem." "Mom, you'll wash the dishes and clean up all the...

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7 top mobility VCs discuss COVID-19 strategies and trends

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As COVID-19 swept across the globe, no sector lay untouched, but perhaps no industry was more disrupted than transportation. Airlines slashed routes, public transit use plummeted, ridership on Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing platforms dropped and shared scooter companies pulled products from city streets. Meanwhile, e-bike sales bloomed and on-demand delivery, including services using autonomous robots, exploded. Transportation companies have been forced to adapt — quickly — to this new reality. Uber, for example, found itself in a position where it felt both right to lay off thousands of employees as it planned to inject $170 million into micromobility startup...

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5 Ways to Look After Your Mental and Physical Health During Coronavirus Quarantine

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The main thing that many of us are struggling with during the coronavirus quarantine is the feeling of uncertainty. The majority of us have never experienced a pandemic like this in our lifetime, and not knowing how it’s all going to pan out can leave us feeling anxious. However, one of the most effective ways to get through the coming weeks, is to focus less on the things we can’t control and more on the things that we can – such as how well we take care of ourselves during this difficult time. With that said, here are 5 ways...

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