Becoming a father inspired this Richmond man to undertake a 100-pound weight-loss journey
At his peak, Erik Fuentes weighed 315 pounds and wore a size 46 pants. He got serious about getting into shape when he learned he was going to be a father.Erik Fuentes, who lost more than 100 pounds bikes and runs on his regular route, in Rosenberg, Friday, April 24, 2020. His family motivated him to lose weight and become active. Now he's a fitness junkie, competing in Ironmans and marathons.
Tokyo — Fears of a second surge of coronavirus infections are forcing early-hit countries to rethink plans for re-opening as new cases come to light. China is now testing millions of people to catch new infections. South Korea has dispatched several thousand police officers in a renewed push for contact tracing.
Russia, meanwhile, is still facing its first wave. With more than 10,000 new cases reported each day, the country has the second-highest number of confirmed infections in the world, trailing only the U.S.
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The city where it all started, Wuhan, China, is on alert again. Over the next 10 days, authorities in China's coronavirus epicenter are testing every one of its 11 million residents after six new coronavirus cases were reported over the weekend.
Those were the first positive tests in Wuhan in 35 days, since the city celebrated the lifting of a 76-day lockdown on April 8.
A customer is served at Rona's Cafe on May 13, in Akaroa. New Zealand will move to COVID-19 Alert Level 2 in three stages starting from May 14. Domestic travel will resume from Thursday, while restaurants, cinemas, retail, playgrounds and gyms will be able to reopen with physical distancing and strict hygiene measures in place.
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A visitor wearing a face mask looks at French sculptor Auguste Rodin's iconic sculpture "The Thinker" at the Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery) museum in Berlin, Germany, on May 12, after the museum re-opened its doors to the public following a relaxation of lockdown restrictions due to the pandemic.
Catholics pray during a procession in honour of Our Lady of Fatima amid a nationwide quarantine as El Salvador's government undertakes steadily stricter measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, in San Salvador, El Salvador on May 12.
Military officers unload 5.6 tons of supplies to distribute for Insabi hospitals arrived at the Military Air Base on May 12, in Monterrey, Mexico.
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While it's true that you need fewer calories the more weight you lose, if you eat too little, you'll likely end up overeating later.The idea is that if you stop eating or don't eat enough, your body will do everything it can to preserve energy, including holding on to the weight you're trying to lose.
A crew member of the Australian cruise ship Greg Mortimer, dressed in protective gear as a preventive measure against the spread of the coronavirus, speaks to reporters after arriving at a hotel in Montevideo, Uruguay, on May 12. Crew members disembarked the new coronavirus-stricken cruise ship Tuesday, anchored off Uruguay's coast since March 27, after the Uruguayan government decided to transfer them to hotels to carry out their quarantine.
Audience sit apart in observance of social distancing measures inside a theater during the first live theater show in the country as the Czech government lifted more restrictions allowing public events up to 100 people if it's possible to keep the distancing, on May 12, in Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic.
Kenyan ministry of health medical workers prepare to take a swab from a truck driver during testing at the Namanga one stop border crossing point between Kenya and Tanzania, in Namanga, Kenya, on May 12.
Staff members of the Transports Publics Genevois (Geneva Public Transport), TPG, distribute protective face masks to passengers, in Geneva, Switzerland, on May 12. The Swiss authorities lifted second part of the lockdown. Classroom teaching at primary and lower secondary schools will again be permitted. Shops, markets, museums, libraries and restaurants reopen under strict compliance with precautionary measures.
Customers eat street food behind plastic sheets, in Bangkok, Thailand, on May 12. Small restaurants are one of the few businesses that have been allowed to open during an easing of restrictions in the capital city imposed weeks ago to combat the pandemic.
A reflection of the iconic Sydney Opera House is seen in the Park Hyatt Hotel, next to Circular Quay, on May 12, in Australia. There were no new coronavirus infections recorded in New South Wales for the first time since the pandemic began. 6,048 residents were tested in the 24 hours to 8pm on May 11 and NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said it was a major milestone in the state's fight against the virus.
Stranded people with their belongings stand in queues to enter the railway station on May 12 in New Delhi. India's enormous railway network was grinding back to life on May 12 with a gradual lifting of the world's biggest coronavirus lockdown.
A teacher, wearing a protective face mask, teaches to schoolchildren in a classroom at a private school during its reopening in Saint-Sebastien-sur-Loire near Nantes as a small part of French children head back to their schools with new rules and social distancing on May 12 in France.
In Wuhan Tongji Hospital, more than 100 representatives of the old, middle-aged and young nurses born in the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s reviewed the oath of Nightingale and celebrated international nurses' day in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China on May 12.
An army official addresses market workers who tested positive for COVID-19, during a testing operation on May 11 n Lima, Peru. Workers were given their results on the spot, and those with symptoms who tested positive were taken to another location, while those who were asymptomatic were asked to quarantine at home.
Helen Wadsworth, right, and her sister and co-owner Mary Wadsworth, left, of The Dorothy Butler Children's Bookshop in Ponsonby are cleaning and organizing the store in preparation for opening at level two on May 12, in Auckland, New Zealand.
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A Health Ministry worker takes the temperature of a worker at the "Ciudad de Dios," during a COVID-19 testing operation on market workers in Lima, Peru, on May 11. Workers were given their results on the spot, and those with symptoms who tested positive were taken to another location, while those who were asymptomatic were asked to quarantine at home.
Children sleeping after lunch at a kindergarten in Yongzhou in China's central Hunan province on May 11. China reported no new domestic coronavirus infections on May 12, after two consecutive days of double-digit increases fueled fears of a second wave of infections.
Passengers wearing protective face masks check schedules at the Gare Saint Lazare railway station in Paris, on the first day mask usage is mandatory in public transport, after France begun a gradual end to a nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus in France, on May 11.
People line up for a beer at a restaurant terrace as interiors of the restaurants still remain closed in Prague, on May 11. Bars, restaurants, cafes offering outdoor seating started to serve their first consumers since March 14, as the Czech Republic is taking a step to normalcy amid the coronavirus pandemic by easing more restrictions adopted by the government to contain it.
Visitors, wearing face masks, wait to enter the Disneyland theme park in Shanghai as it reopened, on May 11. With warmer weather and new coronavirus cases and deaths falling to near-zero, China has been reopening tourist sites such as the Great Wall and the Forbidden City palace complex in Beijing.
Children read holy Koran at their home prior to Taraweeh prayer during the holy fasting month of Ramadan as prayers by worshippers in the holy places are suspended due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, in Amman, Jordan May 11.
Workers wear masks as a protection against the spread of the new coronavirus as they leave from a day's work in Managua, Nicaragua, on May 11. President Daniel Ortega's government has stood out for its refusal to impose measures to halt the new coronavirus for more than two months since the disease was first diagnosed in Nicaragua. Now, doctors and family members of apparent victims say, the government has gone from denying the disease's presence in the country to actively trying to conceal its spread.
A member of the Municipal Civil Guard checks the temperature of a driver at a blockade on the border between the municipalities of Niteroi during the first lockdown day in the coronavirus pandemic on May 11, in Niteroi, Brazil.
A crewman of the Australian cruise ship Greg Mortimer throws a line as the ship arrives to port, in Montevideo, Uruguay, on May 11. The ship has been anchored off Uruguay's coast since March 27 and tomorrow the complete crew, part of it infected with the coronavirus, will quarantine at two hotels in the city.
People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of coronavirus walk along the Neuve commercial street during a gradual lifting of a lockdown, in Brussels, Belguim, on May 11. Belgium is taking a major step in the relaxation of its lockdown with the opening under strict conditions of its shops.
People practice social distancing inside an elevator prior arriving to their work places at World Trade Center, after the government announced that private and state companies will reopen their offices after almost two months of lockdown in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on May 11.
People attend a Mass in a cathedral in Seville, Spain on May 11. Some parts of Spain have entered the so-called "Phase One" transition from its coronavirus lockdown, allowing many shops to reopen as well as restaurants who serve customers outdoors.
A health worker takes the temperature of people riding a taxi van, at the main entrance of Sanaa, Yemen on May 9.
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In neighboring South Korea, authorities in the capital city of Seoul have ordered more than 2,000 clubs and bars to close again after a new cluster of more than 100 COVID-19 cases was traced to the popular entertainment district of Itaewon.
A gay man in his 20's, who later tested positive for the virus, is believed to have visited several clubs there.
More than 8,000 police have reportedly been deployed in Seoul to trace almost 11,000 people who were in the area, using mobile phone data and credit card transactions.
"If the government of Korea hadn't done this, then there would be 119 people out there infecting other people. So that actually gets to the point of tracing people," explained Dr. Jerome Kim, a leading epidemiologist in the country.
In Russia, meanwhile, there's been more tragedy on top of the still-mounting infections. A fire at a hospital in St. Petersburg killed at least four coronavirus patients this week — the second deadly blaze in just four days linked preliminarily to ventilator machines.
The pandemic has also hit close to President Vladimir Putin again: his spokesperson, Dmitry Peskov, has been hospitalized for treatment — the latest in a series of high-ranking officials close to the Russian leader to catch the virus.
And the pandemic has now hit close to President Vladimir Putin: His spokesperson Dmitry Peskov has been with the coronavirus. Peskov's wife has also contracted the virus.
In Japan, meanwhile, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the country is on a "steady" path to ending its epidemic. His government may lift the national state of emergency for much of the country as soon as Thursday — more than two weeks earlier than the current May 31 expiry date.
Tokyo, however, may remain under the emergency declaration. The capital has been hit the hardest by the pandemic, with nearly one out of three infections in Japan recorded in the city.
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