Shutdown

Lockdown to Shutdown: How COVID-19 Stifled Digital Rights in Zimbabwe

By Kudzai Chimhangwa On the morning of July 30, 2020, Zimbabweans awoke to the presence of heavily armed soldiers standing ready to crush anti-government protesters scheduled to take to the streets the following day. No one was permitted entry into the central business district. The official line was that protests were prohibited in an effort…

“Don’t Be A Sheep”: Washington Sheriff Voices Support For Restaurant Facing Shutdown, $100K Fine

By Tyler Durden One Lewis County, Washington Sheriff has had enough.  Sheriff Rob Snaza posted an interview to Facebook on December 23, where he questioned the science behind closing dining in Lewis County and voiced his support for a local restaurant that is in the midst of a standoff with the Governor. Spiffy’s Restaurant in…

"Don't Be A Sheep": Washington Sheriff Voices Support For Restaurant Facing Shutdown, $100K Fine

One Lewis County, Washington, Sheriff has had enough.  Sheriff Rob Snaza posted an interview to Facebook on December 23, where he questioned the science behind closing dining in Lewis County and voiced his support for a local restaurant that is in the midst of a standoff with the Governor.  Spiffy’s Restaurant in Lewis County, Washington, is…

Stocks Slide As NYC Mayor Warns ‘Prepare For Possibility Of Full Shutdown’

Stocks are leaking lower Monday morning, erasing some of this morning’s vaccine-induced (and possibly dollar- and Brexit-induced) bump,after NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio brought up the possibility of a “full shutdown” of NYC on Monday, the day that restaurants in the city were forced to close as new bans on indoor dining went into effect….

Germany Wants To Avoid “Yo-Yo Shutdown” Of Economy With 4-5 Months Of “Severe” Lockdown

By Tyler Durden Germany is among the latest large European countries to reimpose COVID-19 restrictions nationwide, alongside France, Germany and the UK as cases rise across the continent. While this has included shutting down pubs, restaurants, cafes and potentially crowded night venues, the latest restrictions stopped short of school closures or retail outlets. German officials…

Germany Wants To Avoid “Yo-Yo Shutdown” Of Economy With 4-5 Months Of ‘Severe’ Lockdown

Germany is among the latest large European countries to reimpose COVID-19 restrictions nationwide, alongside France, Germany and the UK as cases rise across the continent.  While this has included shutting down pubs, restaurants, cafes and potentially crowded night venues, the latest restrictions stopped short of school closures or retail outlets. German officials are now signaling to the public…

Brits “Working From Home” At Local Pubs Are Being Forced Elsewhere As UK Shutdown Looms

“You don’t have to go home, but you sure as hell can’t stay here…” As pubs in London start to shut down due to Covid yet again, they aren’t just kicking out their regulars, they’re also kicking out a group of workers who have made the local watering hole their “office” while they “work from…