The Vatican Museums will open up again on June 1 with all visitors wearing face masks and having their temperature checked before entry... ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The Latest: Vatican's Sistine Chapel reopens after 3 months  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Some 1,600 people reserved tickets in advance to see the Sistine Chapel on the first day the Vatican Museums opened to the public after a three-month coronavirus shutdown more
The Latest: Tennessee's Dollywood parks to open in mid-June  ABC NEWS · 1 day
The Dollywood Theme Park and Dollywood’s Splash Country Water Park in East Tennessee are preparing to open June 15 and June 16 for season pass guests and June 17 for... more
The Latest: Visitors tour Rome's newly reopened landmarks  ABC NEWS · 4 days
A long line of masked visitors is snaking outside the Vatican Museums as one of Italy’s biggest tourist draws reopens after a three-month coronavirus shutdown more
The Latest: Dutch museums reopen, masterpieces back on show  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Some of the most beloved museums in the world have reopened to the public in the Netherlands, with Rembrandt’s “The Night Watch” and Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” back on show more
The Latest: India keeps some areas shut down, others to open  ABC NEWS · 6 days
India is extending its ongoing lockdown in designated coronavirus containment zones until June 30 but will allow all economic activities to restart in a phased manner... more
UN agency warns pandemic could kill 1 in 8 museums worldwide  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Museums are starting to reopen in some countries as governments ease coronavirus restrictions, but experts warn one in eight worldwide could face permanent closure due to... more
The Latest: Moscow to ease some lockdown measures on June 1  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Moscow’s mayor announced easing lockdown restrictions in the city on June 1, сiting the slowing of the coronavirus outbreak in Russia’s capital more
The Latest: Pope leads more than 100 in prayer at Vatican  ABC NEWS · 5 days
 Pope Francis has recited a special prayer for the end of the coronavirus pandemic while surrounded by a representative sampling of people on the front lines more
The Latest: Nevada's shuttered casinos could reopen June 4  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has set a tentative June 4 date for reopening the state’s shuttered casinos, including the famous glitzy casinos of Las Vegas more
The Latest: Dutch bars, restaurants can reopen June 1  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The Dutch prime minister says the country’s bars and restaurants can reopen on June 1, with limited numbers of guests and social distancing more
The Latest: Some Canada schools to reopen part time June 1  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Canada’s Pacific Coast province of British Columbia is allowing schools to reopen on June 1 but on an optional and part time basis more
The Latest: Belgium allows more shops to open next week  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Belgian Prime minister Sophie Wilmes announced loosening of social distancing measures, allowing more shops to open next week and hosting friends or family members at home more
The Latest: Minnesota to let churches open at 25% capacity  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz is scrapping his 10-person limit on group gatherings and allowing churches to open at 25% occupancy if certain safety guidelines are met more
The Latest: Germany to lift EU travel warning on June 15  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Germany’s government says it plans to lift a travel warning for European countries on June 15 — but it may still advise against travel in some... more
The Latest: Turkey, Britain ease more virus restrictions  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Turkish airlines resumed limited domestic flights, restaurants welcomed sit-in customers and beaches and museums reopened as Turkey’s broadest easing of coronavirus restrictions came into effect more
The Latest: Pope greets people in St. Peter’s Square  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Pope Francis has cheerfully greeted people in St. Peter’s Square, as he resumed his practice of speaking to the faithful there for the first time since a coronavirus lockdown began... more
UK's Johnson in June pledge for rollout of contact-tracing  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The British government pledged to have a “test, track and trace” program for the coronavirus in place by June 1 more
Grand Canyon to fully open South Rim entrance in June  ABC NEWS · 1 week
The Grand Canyon is expanding access to its more popular South Rim entrance and planning to let visitors in around the clock next month more
Pinpointing the origins of Jerusalem's Temple Mount  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Integrating radiocarbon dating and microarchaeology techniques has enabled more precise dating of the ancient Wilson's Arch monument at Jerusalem's Temple Mount, according to a study published June 3, 2020 in the open-access journal PLOS... more
UK pledges June 1 rollout of contact-tracing amid criticism  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The British government has pledged to have a “test, track and trace” program for the coronavirus in place by June 1, and also sought to bring as many lawmakers as... more
New tools for analyzing microbial communities  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The June 2020 issue of Journal of Dental Research brings together a collection of the latest research on the oral microbiome. more
Social status, not size, determines reproductive success for female mountain gorillas  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Dominance rank among female mountain gorillas is not related to body size but does increase their reproductive output according to research publishing June 3, 2020 in... more
The Latest: Chicago's rate of positive tests remains concern  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Officials say Chicago cannot begin to loosen restrictions designed to limit the spread of the coronavirus before early June more
New York City eyes June 8 for first phase of reopening  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York City is on track to begin reopening June 8 as the state gradually loosens restrictions put in place during the... more
The Latest: Brief reprieve for Berlin's Tegel airport  ABC NEWS · 2 days
A plan to close one of Berlin’s two airports in mid-June has been dropped because passenger numbers are expected to rise as coronavirus restrictions ease more
Data gaps hamper monitoring of heavy metals that threaten Arctic communities  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Some Alaskan soils harbor elevated concentrations of heavy metals that can harm human health, but critical data gaps impede understanding of exposure risks for Arctic communities.... more
The Latest: U.S., Canada, Mexico extend border restrictions  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The U.S., Canada and Mexico have extended their agreements to keep their shared borders closed to non-essential travel to June 21 because of the coronavirus pandemic more
The Latest: Spain's govt seeks last state of emergency span  ABC NEWS · 3 days
 The Spanish government is seeking to extend the state of emergency it imposed over the coronavirus until June 21, when most remaining restrictions on movement and business will... more
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