NY Daily Deaths Drop, Italy Lowest Since March 19: Virus Update – New York State’s daily deaths fell for the first time, but Governor Andrew Cuomo said it’s too soon to draw conclusions. Italy reported its fewest fatalities in a single day since March 19. The U.K. faces a tighter lockdown if needed to halt the spread after cases rose to more than 47,000 and fatalities approached 5,000. Spain’s deaths from the virus fell for a third straight day. [bloom]
‘This Is Going To Be Our Pearl Harbor’ – Surgeon general warns USA faces worst week of coronavirus outbreak. [usat]
Warning Against DIY Treatments After Head Lice Drug ‘Stops Coronavirus Growing’ – Health authorities in Australia have warned the public against trying to treat coronavirus at home, saying that drugs which show promise in the treatment of the virus could be fatal. [metro]
British Prime Minister Admitted To Hospital Over Virus Symptoms – Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital for tests, 10 days after testing positive for coronavirus, Downing Street has said. [bbc]
Coronavirus Sparks A ‘War For Masks’ In Desperate Global Scramble For Protection – Several countries have accused the United States of trying to hijack their orders, but the details of who may have done what to whom are still murky. [cnn]
UK: Follow Lockdown Rules Or We Will Ban Outdoor Exercise, Health Secretary Warns – Heath Secretary Matt Hancock says he doesn’t want to further restrict people’s freedom, but will if the rules are flouted. [sky]
Robert F Kennedy: Search For Granddaughter And Her Young Son – Authorities are searching for Maeve Kennedy McKean, 41 – granddaughter of assassinated presidential candidate Robert F Kennedy – and her young son. [bbc]
Comprehensive List Of Funds And Relief Measures Available To Help SA Businesses During Lockdown – In order to give South African businesses and business owners the best chance of obtaining financial relief, here’s what help is at hand. [here]
Sweden Prepares For Possible Tighter Coronavirus Measures As Deaths Rise – Country, which has taken soft approach, has death rate higher than Nordic neighbours’ [guardian]
Cape Town Liquor Store Burgled And Looted – A 33-year-old man been arrested following the burglary and looting of a Shoprite liquor store in Langa, Western Cape on Sunday afternoon. [n24] No doubt…
Informal Settlements A Tinderbox Of Discontent, Warn Activists – The government faces a revolt from residents of informal settlements who are unable to obey the strict lockdown regulations. [tlive]
Brazil’s Super-Rich And The Exclusive Club At The Heart Of A Coronavirus Hotspot – Connection between Covid-19 and country’s globe-trotting elite highlights gulf between rich and poor in one of world’s most unequal societies. [guardian]
Apple Is Designing And Shipping Face Shields For Medical Workers – More than 20 million masks sourced to date. [mash]
Bronx Zoo Tiger Tests Positive For Coronavirus – A 4-year-old Malayan tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the COVID-19 bug after developing a dry cough, the Wildlife Conservation Society said in a statement Sunday. [nyp]
No Prizes For Guessing South Africa’s Worst Internet Provider – I think we all knew which company is going to romp home with the dubious honour of South Africa’s worst internet service provider. [here]
McLaren Boss Says F1 Needs Big Changes To Survive – Formula 1 is “in a very fragile state” as a result of the coronavirus crisis and needs big changes to survive, McLaren boss Zak Brown says. [bbc]
Workout App With Adriana Lima Is The Motivation You Need To Get Off The Couch – Okay, you’ve been on the couch for a week now. It’s time to get up and get it together with the ultimate workout app. [here]
20 Recipes For The Pasta, Rice, And Beans You’ve Hopefully Stockpiled By Now – Our best recipes for the two week’s worth of cans you’ve got on the shelf—plus, how to stock your pantry, if you haven’t already. [vice]
Goldman CEO Buys Two Jets For Bank In Break With Tradition – For years, there was an allergy inside Goldman Sachs to owning a private corporate jet. Top bankers had access to rides on planes shared with others, but didn’t want to erode their less-than-stellar image on Main Street with the unnecessary extravagance of having their own. [bloom] What a relief!
Retired Painter And Decorator, 71, Struggling With Lockdown Stabbed Wife To Death Then Killed Himself In Latest Coronavirus Killings – A retired painter and decorator has reportedly stabbed his wife to death before killing himself while struggling to cope with coronavirus lockdown, an inquest heard. [dm]
Disrupting The Disruptors: How Covid-19 Will Shake Up Airbnb – Airbnb created an industry and changed the face of many neighbourhoods. Now it’s facing the challenge of the coronavirus. [guardian]
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