The 17 locations include New York, Washington, CaliforMedium Duty Racknia, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Maryland, and Illinois, as well as Guam and Puerto Rico.
"Now is not the time to relax measures," said WHO's Europe director Hans Kluge in a statement.Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Namdar Zangeneh (C) attends the 6th Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting in Vienna, Austria, July 2, 2019. Ten non-OPEC oil producing countries led by Russia endorsed on Tuesday the decision by the OPEC to extend production cuts until next March. (Photo: Xinhua)
Top oil producers met on Thursday to discuss a possible cut in output after a collapse in demand due to the coronavirus pandemic and a Saudi-Russian price war causing the market to crash.The teleconference took place at 1400 GMT between OPEC, its OPEC+ allies including Russia and other key non-members, seen as the best chance of providing support to prices which are wallowing at near two-decade lows.Experts warn that without concerted action the commodity risks another steep sell-off.
But investors seemed hopeful on Thursday, sending oil prices rising.Last week US President Donald Trump claimed Russia and Saudi Arabia would step back from their stand-off and agree to slash output.
Then OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia called for an urgent meeting of producers "to try to reach a fair deal" to "stabilize the oil market" following a phone call between its Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Trump.
Thursday's meeting intended to conclude an agreement to cut production by between 10 and 15 million barrels per day, Kuwait's Oil Minister Khaled al-Fadhel said in an interview with the Kuwaiti Al-Rai Daily published Thursday."Therefore, it has been decided that facial masks will be compulsory for anyone stepping out of their house."
With masks running short around the world, however, one official told AFP that "face cover will be a more appropriate word.""Gamcha (a type of cotton cloth) or any cotton cloth which can cover your mouth can also be used," the official, Mrityunjay Kumar, media adviser with UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, said.
The health ministry on the weekend advised all residents in the nation of 1.3 billion people to cover their noses and mouths with homemade reusable face covers.It also released instructions online on how people could make their own masks.