Allstate and American Family Insurance have begun discounting car insurance premiums since many drivers aren’t using their cars as much due to stay-at-home policies aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus. Allstate said most customers can expect a 15 percent refund in April and May, along with holders of Esurance and Encompass policies, while American Family Insurance is returning $50 per vehicle.
The two insurers were the first major companies to institute a blanket refund program, while others, including GEICO and State Farm, are encouraging customers to contact them to discuss their policies based on their new driving patterns.Many insurers have also extended their grace periods for late payments before canceling coverage, and with company policies changing day-to-day in response to the crisis.
Police said a man attempting to sell THC wax was shot when he got into an argument with the people allegedly trying to buy it with fake money.
The incident happened Sunday afternoon along McFarland Road in Derry Township.
State police said the 20-year-old victim was at the location after arranging the sale when a vehicle pulled up with three people inside.According to police, one of the people, a 17-year-old named Brandon Thomas, aka Lil Drizzy, allegedly attempted to buy the THC wax with fake money that police said was purchased online from Wish.com.
Police said an altercation ensued and one of the suspects shot the victim in the groin.
The victim was taken to a Pittsburgh-area hospital for treatment.
The suspects have been identified as Thomas, Michael Sawyer, 28, and Helen Painter, 22.
All three are facing several charges.
- U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to intensive care as his coronavirus symptoms worsened, according to a statement from the government.
- Johnson was conscious when he was transferred to the ICU around 7 p.m. GMT. Johnson’s medical team made the decision to move him to that unit as a precaution in case he needed ventilation.
- Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will temporarily take over the prime minister’s duties while Johnson is hospitalized, the government said.
Giant Eagle is asking its guests to join in its efforts by:
• Considering the use Giant Eagle’s curbside pickup and delivery service whenever possible
• Sending only one member of their household to shop for their family
• Considering wearing masks and gloves while shopping in store
• Respecting appropriate six-feet-or-more social distance from other guests in store, and following all in-store social distance directional signage
• Considering the use of self-checkout and Scan Pay & Go options
• Using credit or debit as payment method when possible to limit contact with cashier
• Refraining from visiting the store if they are feeling ill
Last week, Giant Eagle announced they would be closing on Easter Sunday in order to give employees at day off.
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Dog groomers are not considered life-sustaining businesses and have been closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. That means many dogs that are regularly buffed and fluffed by a professional are missing their scheduled appointments.
Fear not. Sheltering at home does not mean your canine partner needs to be neglected. Now is the time to learn a few skills and pick up the slack for your groomer, who is sure to be booked once the virus abates. But where to learn? Look no further than YouTube.
With the exception of a few businesses open for pickup including Pennsylvania Macaroni Company, Strip District Meats, Cafe Raymond, Wholey’s, a florist, and a few others, it was a ghost town.Source: Photos: Silent Saturday Strip District | Visual Art | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper
Workers at grocery stores and warehouses deemed “essential businesses” amid the Covid-19 outbreak have expressed concern that showing up to work puts them at risk of contracting the disease. In recent days, a number of retailers have said they will provide workers with masks, but sourcing such protective equipment has proved difficult as hospitals and health workers also struggle to get their hands on such gear.Walmart, the largest private employer in the United States, has waited to secure protective gear to avoid limiting equipment that could go to strained health workers, Dan Bartlett, the company’s vice president of corporate affairs, told reporters. The company will need more than seven million masks each week for its employees, he said. The first shipment will arrive in one to two weeks.Walmart on Friday announced several additional steps it is implementing in an effort to lower the risk of spread in its stores.The company is reducingt the number of customers that can enter stores at one time, using floor markers to enforce social distancing and establishing designated entrance and exit doors. Walmart previously announced measures including paid leave for workers amid the coronavirus outbreak, employee temperature checks and limited store hours to allow for cleaning and restocking.
A man in Russia has shot dead five people for talking loudly outside his house late in the evening.
Police said the shooting happened in the village of Yelatma, in the Ryazan region about 200km (124 miles) south-east of Moscow.
The area is currently under lockdown due to the coronavirus.
Investigators say the man initially complained to the group from his balcony, and an argument broke out. He then opened fire with a hunting rifle.
The four men and one woman “died of their injuries on the spot” at around 2200 on Saturday, the Investigative Committee said.