Coronavirus Update: Sandton School Closed After Teacher Quarantined – Grayston Preparatory School in Sandton has closed for the day, following concerns that one of its teachers had contact with 10 people who recently returned from Italy. Three people in the group of 10 have tested positive for the coronavirus. [n24]
Four More Coronavirus Patients Confirmed In SA, Taking Total To Seven – Four more people have tested positive for the coronavirus in South Africa. [tlive]
Italy Expands Travel Restrictions To Entire Country To Contain Coronavirus – Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte put his entire country on lockdown Monday to combat the coronavirus, banning all but the most important travel and putting the final kibosh on social gatherings after Italians failed to take previous warnings to heart amid skyrocketing infections. [usat]
Israel Orders 14-Day Quarantine For Travellers Coming Into The Country – Israel will require anyone arriving from overseas to self-quarantine for 14 days as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday. [dmav]
Coronavirus: Virgin Atlantic Admits Flying Near-Empty Planes – Virgin Atlantic has confirmed it has been forced to operate some near-empty flights after bookings were dented by the coronavirus outbreak. [bbc]
More Than R45 Billion Wiped Off Sasol In A Single Day – Oil and chemicals company Sasol’s share price plummeted by almost 47% in a single day on Monday after the oil price all but collapsed. [f24]
Global Stock Markets Post Biggest Falls Since 2008 Financial Crisis – Coronavirus and oil price crash blamed as hundreds of billions wiped off values of indexes. [guardian]
Australia Sues Facebook For $529 Billion. That’s More Than The Government Makes In A Year – Facebook is being sued by the Australian government for allegedly violating the country’s privacy laws, with requested damages potentially reaching $529 billion. The Cambridge Analytica data scandal may have been years ago now, but its effects still linger on. [mash]
Harvey Weinstein Injured In Rikers Island Jail, His Publicist Says – Convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein fell sometime Sunday morning while at Rikers Island jail, his spokesperson Juda Englemayer told CNN. [cnn]
Harry And Meghan Make Final Appearance As Senior Royals – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have attended the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey. [sky]
Led Zeppelin Did Not Steal Stairway To Heaven Riff, Appeals Court Rules – Led Zeppelin have triumphed in a long-running copyright dispute after a US appeals court ruled they did not steal the opening riff in Stairway To Heaven. [bbc]
Why the U.S. Could Be Worse Off Than Italy With The Coronavirus – “The U.S. is a special case.” [vice]
Dolly Parton Wants A Second Playboy Cover – And They Should Say Yes – The musician wants to be on the cover for her next birthday, and it might be just what the magazine needs for its rebrand. [guardian]
Scientists Will Soon Be Able To Monitor Air Pollution Hourly From Space – NASA, South Korea, and the European Space Agency are working together on a “virtual constellation” of space-based instruments to document global air quality in unprecedented detail. [verge]
Pornhub Under Fire For Rape And Abuse Videos – An online petition accusing Pornhub, world’s biggest porn site, of profiting from videos of rape and sexual abuse has gained more than 350,000 signatures. [wio]
Should we Stop Dating Amid The Coronavirus? Experts Weigh In. – As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread, people are taking precautions like social distancing more seriously than ever. [mash]
DON’T SAY WE DIDN’T TELL YOU…
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