The Olympic torch relay, which begins Thursday in northeastern Japan’s Aponia, could be a “coal mine canary” despite an epidemic to host the Olympics four months later, the Associated Press reported. It was just a year ago at the start of the relay that the Olympics were postponed, the first Olympics since 1896, for the first time due to a coronavirus epidemic. If the relay has problems, if COVID-19 cases occur, or if there are delays, it can send red flags about the feasibility of hosting the Tokyo Olympics.
A temporary emergency order issued on Tuesday barred insurers from using credit points to set personal property insurance rates in the wake of the COVID-19 epidemic in Washington. The order applies to private car insurance, as well as to the tenant և homeowner coverage, which, prohibits insurers from using credit history to determine premiums, rates or personal insurance coverage. The ban takes effect on any new policies or policy updates developed on or after June 20.
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