The online retail giant Amazon opened a shelter for homeless people in its headquarters in downtown Seattle, as seen in Saturday footage. The shelter has been opened in partnership with a non-profit organisation Mary's Place in one of the company's office buildings. The Amazon offices and the shelter now share half of the building each. "It's a twenty-four-hour shelter. So we can stay here during like all through the day, plus we're supposed to because of the stay-at-home order," said Sophia, one of the guests at Mary's Place. The 63,000-square-foot (5,853-square-metre) facility is reportedly able to lodge 200 people per night, with around 50 families staying there to date.
Many government-run liquor shops which had opened after the coronavirus lockdown had to be shut down again in New Delhi on Monday as police struggled to uphold the physical distancing rule. Groups of people who gathered outside the outlets did not follow social distancing norms forcing the police to use mild force in some cases to disperse the unruly crowd. Ravi Jha, a liquor buyer explained the situation: "They have to seal the place properly and allow a limited number of people inside. But everyone is pushing inside and overcrowding here. If they all waited outside it would have been better, but all surrounded the shop," he said. The government has mandated four state-run agencies responsible for selling liquor to deploy adequate security at their shops in hopes that they will be able to stay open starting Tuesday.
San Francisco retail stores and businesses partly reopened its doors to customers with curbside pickup on Monday as part of California's Phase Two plan to ease coronavirus restrictions. Footage filmed on Monday shows some retailers placing their goods outside the stores for the curbside pickup while commercial activity is slowly trying to return to its normal pace. However, some of the business owners prefered to keep their outlets closed as broader shelter-in-place orders remain active. Makeshift counters set up at the entrance to several stores preventing customers from entering could also be seen in the video. Retail stores in San Francisco and other eight Bay Area counties of the California state are now permitted to sell goods for outside pickup as more than 1,5 million people have tested positive for the coronavirus in the US.