New York City, Los Angeles Mayors Order Restaurants, Bars, Theaters Closed For Coronavirus – The mayors of New York City and Los Angeles, the two largest cities in the United States, on Sunday said they were ordering restaurants, theaters, bars and movie houses closed in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. [finpo]
Italy Reports 368 Coronavirus Deaths In A Single Day Despite Lockdown – Italy’s civil protection chief Angelo Borrelli also announced some 3,590 newly confirmed coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of infected people to 24,747. [vice]
SA Coronavirus ‘National State Of Disaster’ – Everything You Need To Know – Last night President Ramaphosa declared a national state of disaster in response to the coronavirus pandemic. [read]
Up To Four Months Self-Isolation For UK Over-70s – The government will also tell firms “if you produce a ventilator, we’ll buy it” amid fears of a potential shortage in hospitals. [sky]
Louis Vuitton Owner To Start Making Hand Sanitiser – Louis Vuitton owner LVMH will use its perfume production lines to start making hand santiser to protect people against the coronavirus outbreak. [bbc]
A Newborn Baby In London Has Become The Youngest Person In The World To Test Positive For Coronavirus – A newborn baby has reportedly become the youngest person in the world to test positive for the novel coronavirus. [busins]
Virgin Atlantic Boss To Plead For £7.5bn Airline Bailout From Government – Peter Norris is set to write to Prime Minister Boris Johnson for the colossal package as the airline industry is battered by travel bans across the globe to tackle coronavirus. [mirror]
Apple Puts Restrictions On Coronavirus-Themed Apps In Its App Store – The company says coronavirus-themed games will not be allowed. [verge]
Pope Francis Gives His Blessing To An Eerily Empty St. Peter’s Square – St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican is normally swarming with tens of thousands of visitors hoping to get a glimpse of Pope Francis as he delivers his Sunday remarks. [cnn]
Advice From London As SA Goes Into Panic Buying Mode – There’s so much reporting about Coronavirus, but not much advice going on out there. Especially for people in countries like South Africa, who are just behind the rest of the world, and could benefit from their experience. [prac]
Klein Karoo’s ‘Caracal’ Taking Bookings From September 2020 – Just 2,5 hours from Cape Town, the cliff-dangling, 4 bedroom (12-sleeper) mountain villa on Cabine du Cap’s 175 hectare estate, is this year’s dream getaway. [more]
Senior Journalist ‘Sexually Abused Boys Over Decades’ – Another former senior Media24 journalist has been accused of sexually abusing boys while he held senior positions in the media. [n24]
Bill Gates Leaves Microsoft’s Board – Bill Gates has stepped down from the board of Microsoft to spend more time on his philanthropic endeavors, the company announced Friday afternoon. [tc]
Spain’s King Renounces Inheritance And Cuts Father’s Income Over ‘Offshore Fund’ – Royal household responds after report named King Felipe as a beneficiary of an alleged offshore fund set up by his father in 2008. [guardian]
Super Rugby Suspension Will Lead To Job Losses, Says Dobson – After the Sharks vs Stormers match had played out at Kings Park on Saturday, visiting coach John Dobson spoke from the heart about the suspension of Super Rugby and the massive impact it is going to have on the game and on the livelihoods of so many people. [iol]
Emiliano Sala Crash: Pilot Flew Too Fast And Lost Control In Bad Weather, Report Says – A report concludes that the aircraft suffered an in-flight break up while being flown too fast for its design limits. [sky]
Two Suspected Rhino Poachers Shot Dead In KwaZulu-Natal Game Park – Two suspected rhino poachers have been killed in a shootout at the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park, KwaZulu-Natal Environmental Affairs MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube said on Sunday. [n24] Cheers…
See Landmarks And Cities Deserted Worldwide – From Venice to Beijing to Bethlehem, places that are usually packed with visitors are now unusually quiet as people practice “social distancing” to help limit the spread of coronavirus. [cnn]
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