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Apple will reopen Beijing stores with limited hours
Other stores in China will remain closed during the coronavirus outbreak.Apple Stores in Beijing will open Friday, according to the stores' respective pages on Apple's site. The locations' hours will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time instead of the usual 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The company's other stores in China will remain closed. The store openings were earlier reported by Reuters.
Apple has been cracking down on coronavirus - related apps for days, but now it's clarifying just what it will accept on the App Store. The tech giant has posted an update clarifying its rules for COVID-19 app submissions, and they're unsurprisingly strict.
Apple is cracking down on apps related to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak that aren't from recognized institutions like governments or hospitals, iPhone developers say. A search for " coronavirus " or "COVID-19" on Apple 's App Store reveals few apps specifically centered around
Apple has beenfor days, but now it's clarifying just what it will accept on the App Store. The tech giant has an update clarifying its rules for COVID-19 app submissions, and they're unsurprisingly strict. The developers presenting apps should be "recognized entities" like government bodies, institutions (educational and medical), health-focused non-governmental organizations and companies "deeply-credentialed" in health. Apple will outright reject any entertainment apps themed around COVID-19.
The company is also encouraging developers to mark their coronavirus apps as time-sensitive to ensure a timely release. Governments, non-profits and accredited schools don't have to pay annual developer membership fees if they only intend to release free apps, Apple noted.
Apple isn't alone in keeping an eye out for harmful apps. Google recently said its existing Play Store policies. However, Apple's approach is considerably more targeted. It wants to eliminate the potential for bogus coronavirus apps where possible, even if that means dismissing apps from some well-meaning creators.
Coronavirus: the Minister of Culture Franck Riester tested positive
Franck Riester was tested positive for the coronavirus.
The Minister of Culture Franck Riester has been infected with the new coronavirus, his cabinet told AFP on Monday, stressing that he was "in good shape" and at his Parisian home. "The minister was tested positively today" after having manifested "symptoms," said the cabinet, noting that Franck Riester had spent several days last week in the National Assembly where several cases have been confirmed.
Questioned by AFP, Matignon said that "the rules for ministers are the same as for all French people". "For the government, the rules of prudence and barrier actions remain in order," we added from the same source.25 dead in France
Franck Riester had spent several days last week before the Assembly's Cultural Affairs Committee to present his bill on audiovisual communication. After the announcement of the first proven cases in the Assembly, he had indicated on Facebook that he would not participate during the weekend in events planned for his municipal campaign in Coulommiers (Seine-et-Marne). "The instructions of the health authorities after any contact with people infected with the virus are clear (...) These instructions must be followed by all," he said. Five deputies and two staff members of the National Assembly were infected with the coronavirus, including two elected officials who participated in the meetings of the Committee on Cultural Affairs.
The coronavirus caused four additional deaths in France on Monday, bringing the total toll to 25 dead and 1,412 confirmed cases, according to the official toll announced on Monday evening by the Director General of Health Jérôme Salomon. However, the official site "Santé publique France" simultaneously announced a toll of "30 dead". Questioned on this point during his press conference, Professor Salomon argued that he only reported "consolidated data". The number of cases is up 286 compared to the previous assessment.
Franck Riester is not the first government official in the world to be contaminated. Several senior Iranian officials are among those infected with viral pneumonia, including Massoumeh Ebtékar, vice-president responsible for women and the family, or the vice-minister of health, Iradj Harirchi.
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Apple has added a questionnaire to its digital assistant to help people worried about coronavirus figure out potential next steps.In a new update to the digital assistant, Apple appears to have added a questionnaire to guide those worried about if they are experiencing symptoms relating to the pandemic. Summoned by asking Siri "do I have coronavirus" the assistant will respond with the survey that uses yes and no answers to try and guide people on potential next steps.
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