Russian jeweler tries to tap zeitgeist with coronavirus-shaped pendants

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A small Russian jewelry company specializing in science and medicine-themed ornaments has launched a coronavirus-shaped pendant, a move that has drawn accusations of insensitivity by some. A model demonstrates a coronavirus-shaped pendant, which was produced by Dr.Vorobev jewelry company based in Kostroma, Russia in this picture obtained from a social media March…

Jamie Oliver issues important supermarket warning to shoppers amid coronavirus crisis

Jamie Oliver is a celebrity chef who has shared tips on how to cook at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. The chef recently gave an important warning about food shopping in supermarkets.Following government advice, most Britons will be spending a lot of time at home at the moment.Britons are only permitted to leave their…

Spider-Man to the rescue! Superhero jogger cheers kids in England

Jason Baird is seen dressed as Spiderman during his daily exercise to cheer up local children in Stockport, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, Stockport, Britain, April 1, 2020. REUTERS/Phil Noble TPX IMAGES OF THE DAYSTOCKPORT, England (Reuters) - The northern English town of Stockport has a new hero in the battle…

Harry Pottering around at home? Rowling to rescue bored kids in lockdown

LONDON (Reuters) - British author J. K. Rowling is hoping her much-loved Harry Potter series will work its magic on bored children stuck at home during the coronavirus lockdown. An undated handout photo shows tablet users looking a Harry Potter reading guide as J.K. Rowling has announced initiatives to help children, parents, carers and teachers…

Edinburgh festivals, including Fringe comedy showcase, canceled

LONDON (Reuters) - Edinburgh’s summer festivals, which include the International music and arts showcase and renowned “Fringe” comedy event, have been canceled for the first time in more than 70 years because of coronavirus, organisers said on Wednesday. Featuring 25,000 performers from more than 70 countries, the five festivals attract audiences of around 4.5 million…