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Share your story with The Washington Post.LONDON — A man traveling on a bus in Manchester, England, astonished fellow passengers Monday when his mandatory face covering turned out to be a live snake.“He had it wrapped around his face like a mask getting on the bus,” one woman, who did not want to be named, told the Manchester Evening News, adding that the spectacle was “definitely entertaining.”The 46-year-old said she initially believed the unidentified man “had a really funky mask on,” but noticed it was a large snake when “he let it crawl around the handrails."Photos taken of the incident show a male dressed in jeans and a T-shirt accompanied by what appears to be a boa constrictor, which serves as both a face mask and a scarf during the bus ride from Swinton to Manchester.On social media, some expressed alarm at the passenger’s apparent bid to keep in line with government restrictions, while others applauded the man for his creativity.“Imagine someone this time last year telling us this would be an actual situation. A week ago, Andrews declared that a citywide curfew will not be lifted until Oct. 26 — and then only if the novel coronavirus is almost eliminated.That would leave Melbourne’s 5 million residents confined indoors for 115 days, longer than the 92-day lockdown in Manila, 76 days in Wuhan, China, 58 days in Italy and 33 days across New Zealand.Read the full story here.President Trump returned to one of his favorite themes on the first Sunday of the NFL season, saying the sport is “boring as hell” in a campaign rally in Henderson, Nev.He made his point as he urged people to settle in and get comfortable, offering his rally as a diversion.That continued a theme sounded by the president’s son, Eric, who tweeted last week that “football is officially dead” after a report that Dallas Cowboys players had been given a “green light” to protest during the national anthem to raise awareness of social injustice and police brutality. “’We have some free time.’”Read the full story here.A staggering number of people are relying on alcohol at “high-risk levels” to cope with stress sparked by fears linked to the global health crisis, experts in England have warned, raising concerns that addiction support services may buckle under the pressure.According to the Royal College of Psychiatrists, more than 8.4 million people in England were drinking excessively in June compared to 4.8 million people in February.Research found that those between the ages of 35 and 54 were the most likely to be consuming more alcohol following the nationwide lockdown.The World Health Organization has urged people to stay sober amid the health crisis, warning that heavy alcohol consumption only fuels the risk of acute respiratory distress syndrome, one of the most threatening complications of the novel coronavirus.A recent survey of British adults revealed that 1 in 4 people reported feelings of loneliness during the pandemic as social distancing restrictions drove a wedge between colleagues, families and friends.“Social isolation and a lack of a human connection is a big factor behind why some people turn to alcohol as a coping mechanism, so clearly the pandemic continues to be really tough for many people,” Laura Bunt, deputy chief executive of the mental health charity We Are With You told the BBC.Bunt added that Britain as a whole had been grappling with alcohol issues since before the lockdown, and she called on the government to take action.The Department of Health and Social Care said it has increased funding for public health services including addiction.In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that by the end of June, 13 percent of adults had started drinking alcohol to help cope with stress sparked by the health crisis or had increased their alcohol intake.New York City’s lockdown in the spring reduced the spread of the coronavirus by 70 percent, but more consistency with mask-wearing would have brought it down even further, according to a forthcoming study from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.The city began closing public schools on March 15 and imposed stay-at-home orders for everyone except essential workers the following week. Around the bend was a still-hanging schedule for 2019.So the autopsy is coming for a club that never made sense of baseball’s oddest season.Read the full story here.LONDON ­— Almost 700,000 people have fallen off British payrolls since March as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, figures released Tuesday revealed.Data from the Office for National Statistics showed 695,000 workers lost their jobs from March, when the nationwide lockdown was implemented, to August, with younger people hit particularly hard by the crisis.At least 76,000 people between the ages of 16 and 24 have found themselves unemployed in the last year, a drop higher than that faced by any other age group.Figures from the May-to-July period show an overall increase in unemployment, with the rate climbing to 4.1 percent. Some properties won’t show an apartment if it is occupied, and others offer a tour of an occupied unit only if the tenant allows it.Here are some other examples.Read the full story here.The blow inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic on the world’s largest economies has been significantly worse than the 2009 financial crisis, according to a new report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.Nations in the Group of 20 — which includes China, Brazil, India, the United States and the European Union — saw an unprecedented 6.9 percent decline in growth between April and June of this year. Most teams will open the season without fans present, though a few will open their stadiums to a limited number of spectators.Here’s a rundown of where things stand for each NFL team.Read the full story here.The coronavirus caseload at two of the Washington region’s largest universities has jumped in recent days, while a small number of students at Maryland’s flagship university returned to the classroom Monday.Georgetown University reported about a dozen cases last week, according to the school’s virus dashboard.

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