Germany Slowly Eases Lockdown Measures – German Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced plans to slowly ease restrictions brought in to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. [bbc]
Macron Calls For Clinical Trials Of Controversial Coronavirus ‘Cure’ – Didier Raoult-backed drug ‘needs rigorous testing’ but medical specialists sceptical over treatment’s efficacy. [guardian]
What US Funding Cut Means For WHO’s Fight Against Coronavirus – Concerns have been raised over the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) future after US President Donald Trump announced a funding cut for the body amid the coronavirus pandemic. [n24]
Trump Says Peak Is Passed And US To Reopen Soon – President Donald Trump says the US has “passed the peak” of new Covid-19 cases and predicted some states would reopen this month. [bbc]
North Korean Defector Thae Yong-Ho Elected To South Korean Parliament – Win by former deputy head of Pyongyang’s embassy in London was one of few for opposition parties on victorious night for President Moon. [tele]
The Media Floodgates Finally Open On Biden Sexual Assault Allegation – A 27-year-old allegation circulating among Bernie Sanders supporters and propped up by Trumpworld, which Biden denies, was featured in the Times, Post, AP, and NBC over the weekend. For Never Biden adherents, it may not be enough. [vanfair]
Lonely Planet Closures Point To An Uncertain Future – As the travel publisher closes its Melbourne and London offices, a guidebook writer asks what’s next for an industry in crisis. [guardian]
Simple Tips For Getting Your Finances In Order During Lockdown – The national lockdown is putting a huge financial strain on many South Africans. Now may be the time to take a closer look at your financial affairs. [here]
Celeb Chef Loses Her Essential Services Permit After Dinner Delivery – Well-known South African chef and My Kitchen Rules South Africa contestant Luyanda Mafanya has lost her essential services permit after she tweeted about delivering prepared food during the lockdown. [busins]
2,506 Confirmed Coronavirus Cases In South Africa – With 7 More Deaths – Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has announced that South Africa has seen an increase in coronavirus cases, with the total now up to 2,506. [btech]
Austria Open To Running Formula 1 Race Behind Closed Doors – The Austrian government has said it will not “stand in the way” of the Formula 1 race at the Red Bull Ring going ahead behind closed doors at the start of July. [autosport]
Muslim Women Who Cover Their Faces Find Greater Acceptance Among Coronavirus Masks – Americans began donning face masks this week after federal and local officials changed their position on whether face coverings protect against coronavirus. [w24]
Vespa Fans Will Dig This Timelapse Restoration Video – The video seems to have struck a nerve with Vespa fans, racking up more than 3,5 million views in around three weeks. [here]
Douw Steyn Pledges R320m For Coronavirus Relief – Billionaire businessman Douw Steyn, through the Douw Steyn Family Trust and companies he founded, has pledged R320 million to assist coronavirus relief efforts. [f24]
Does Smoking PROTECT Against Coronavirus? That was the amazing claim from David Hockney but multiple scientific studies now suggest he might be on to something [dm]
Are Billionaires Really Self-Isolating On Superyachts? – When entertainment mogul David Geffen shared an image of his superyacht “Rising Sun” at sea alongside the caption “isolated in the Grenadines” last month, it’s fair to say the post ruffled a few feathers. [cnn]
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