UK: Mortgage Holiday And £330bn Of Government-Backed Loans Announced – Chancellor Rishi Sunak reveals new action as he says the UK has “never, in peacetime, faced an economic fight like this one”. [sky]
The UK Has Reported 1,950 Coronavirus Cases And 71 Deaths – Here’s what we know about how the virus is spreading across Britain. [busins]
Laura Ashley To File For Administration As Coronavirus Takes Toll – Fashion and furnishings firm says rescue talks were thwarted by outbreak. [guardian]
Surveillance Company Says It’s Deploying ‘Coronavirus-Detecting’ Cameras In US – Athena Security previously sold a system that it claims can detect weapons in video feeds. Now it says it’s applying a similar approach to spotting fevers. [vice]
Facebook To Give Employees $1,000 Bonuses Amid The Coronavirus Outbreak – Facebook told its employees it would pay each of them a $1,000 bonus to help with working remotely amid the coronavirus pandemic, the company said Tuesday. [cnet]
Putin Worries Coronavirus Could Screw Up His Constitutional ‘Coronation’ – Around the world, more than 5,000 people have died from COVID-19 and European countries are closing their borders one after another, but authorities in Russia—adjacent to both Europe and China—continue acting as if people here in the motherland have some kind of magical immunity. [beast]
SA Clocks 85 Covid-19 Cases, Including Eight Who Did Not Travel, And The Wuhan Group All Test Negative – South Africa has its first cases of local transmission of Covid-19 — in fact, there are eight confirmed cases with the total number rising by 23 to 85. Four of the 85 are toddlers. [dmav]
Gautrain Staff In Self-Isolation After Executive Tests Positive, Two Stations Chemically Decontaminated – Gautrain confirmed on Tuesday that an executive who travelled from France — and interacted with staff at the Bombela Operating Company offices in Midrand as well as Gautrain stations — had tested positive for Covid-19. [tlive]
Biden Sweeps Three States And Takes Commanding Lead, As Virus Reshapes American Politics – With a broad coalition, Joseph R. Biden Jr. defeated Bernie Sanders in Florida, Illinois and Arizona, in a rout that could add to pressure on Mr. Sanders to end his campaign. [nyt]
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]
Prince Harry ‘Trapped By Coronavirus With Meghan Markle’ In Canada After Borders Shut – Canadian PM Justin Trudeau is set to close the borders with Prince Harry understood to have returned to Vancouver in the nick of time – days before he may have been forced to postpone his abdication for ‘months’. [mirror]
Why Is South Africa Providing A Haven For An Arms Dealer Convicted Of War Crimes? – Dutch war criminal and arms trafficker Guus Kouwenhoven has found a haven in South Africa following a controversial failed extradition process. [dmav]
French Open’s New Dates In Late September Risk Boycott By Rafael Nadal – A leftfield decision by the Fédération Française de Tennis on Tuesday to move the French Open from May to September and hopefully away from the health threat of Covid-19 risks a boycott by the 12-times champion, Rafael Nadal. [guardian]
Tom Brady Leaves New England Patriots: NFL World Reacts – Tom Brady shocked the NFL world by announcing he’s leaving the New England Patriots, where he’s spent his entire 20-year pro career. [newsau]
Sonos Will Release A New App And Operating System For Its Speakers In June – Sonos says the new platform is necessary for hi-res audio support and more advanced features. [verge]
Jared Leto Was Busy Meditating In The Desert For 12 Days, Had ‘No Idea’ About Coronavirus – In possibly the most on-brand celebrity response to coronavirus yet, the actor revealed he’s been off the grid for 12 days—and “walked out yesterday into a very different world.” [beast]
Masturbation Meditation Works. Here’s The Proof. – I don’t know about you, but life’s recently felt like a fever dream of anxious days and sleepless nights. As terrifying news alerts bombarded my phone, though, only one thing gave me the kind of relief needed during a panic-inducing pandemic: meditation masturbation. [mash]
DON’T SAY WE DIDN’T TELL YOU…
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