CNN 17 Oct 2020

Broadway shutdown devastating for nearly 100K actors and crew


CNN's Vanessa Yurkevich speaks to Broadway employees who are out of work as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, leaving a devastating impact on theater production. Meanwhile CNN's Fredricka Whitfield speaks to Carson Elrod, the co-founder and organizer of Be An #ArtsHero, about the economic and humanitarian toll taken with the entertainment industry shutting down.

Opposition in Belarus says it will not give up on its call for a democratic transition, even as two prominent leaders are jailed for organising rallies.
Actors joined a rally at the Ministry of Education where teachers also gathered to protest against President Alexander Lukashenko's disputed re-election earlier this month.
Demonstrations started more than two weeks ago.
The government's efforts to crack down on protesters have not slowed the momentum.

Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen reports from Minsk, Belarus.
The Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced strict lockdown rules for the North East of England including more investment for the NHS and social care as winter looms.
New York City's mayor said Sunday that he has asked the state for permission to close schools and reinstate restrictions on nonessential businesses in several neighborhoods because of a resurgence of the #coronavirus. #NYC
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