When religion gets creative: Drive-in mass and holy water from a squirt gun
India has extended its national lockdown until the end of May, and while it has had more confirmed cases of Covid-19 than China it’s had fewer deaths. The lockdown was extended following clashes between citizens and police. According to the Hindu, some rules will be relaxed with transport, hairdressers and online shopping deliveries resuming. The Hindu’s editors, however, are calling for vigilance as they say the death toll is likely to rise in the coming weeks.
Bicycles: Riding out of lockdown
Transport via two wheels is cheap, clean and allows mass travel while maintaining safe distances. From Bogotá to Berlin, cities around the world are betting on bicycles to get around once coronavirus lockdowns begin to ease.
France: Strikes over Macron pension reform cause severe disruption
Millions of transport workers, teachers, police and other professionals have started for a general walkout in France's biggest shutdown in years. The strikes will be a major test of President Macron's political strength.
Mother cannot use dead son's sperm to have grandchildren, court rules
Petithory Lanzmann wanted to transport her dead son's frozen sperm to Israel to arrange surrogacy or assisted reproduction. But the right to have children is non-transferable, says European Court of Human Rights.
India: Free Transport for Delhi women
Delhi plans to make all publicly funded transport means free for women as a safety measure. The argument is that affordable transport will encourage more women to join the work force and allow more women access to public spaces dominated by men.
Bus drivers and transport workers block street in Caracas
Transport workers unions block a main avenue of Caracas to demand better conditions for drivers and to protest lack of basic maintenance supplies.
South Korea to fine BMW $10 million over engine fires
BMW has recalled millions of cars worldwide with a faulty exhaust gas recirculation cooler. South Korea's Transport Ministry accuses the automaker of dragging its feet on the recall.
U.S. unveils tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese imports
The Trump administration on Tuesday raised the stakes in a growing trade showdown with China, announcing 25 percent tariffs on some 1,300 industrial technology, transport and medical products to try to force changes in Beijing's intellectual property practices.