South Korea Extends Social Distancing Measures Ahead of Thanksgiving Holiday

South Korea extended its social distancing measures as it anticipates a surge in COVID-19 infections toward a thanksgiving holiday in September. “We fear a spike in outbreaks from increased movement around the Chuseok holiday,” Health Minister Kwon Deok-cheol said. Prime …

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U.S. Senate Unanimously Votes to Make Juneteenth a Federal Holiday

The United States Senate on June 15 unanimously voted to make June 19, or “Juneteeth,” a federal holiday. Democrats and Republicans in the Senate approved the “Juneteenth National Independence Day Act” (S. 4019), establishing June 19, the day that marks …

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