Netflix Now Worth More Than ExxonMobil – Shares in the company moved 5% higher in early trading on Wall Street on Thursday to a new record high of $448 (£360), taking its market value to $196bn. [guardian]
Trump Says States Can Start Reopening While Acknowledging The Decision Is Theirs – The guidelines released by the president effectively mean that any restoration of American society will take place on a patchwork basis. [nyt]
China Increases Wuhan’s Official Coronavirus Death Toll By 1,290 Amid Lingering Mistrust Of Its Numbers – China has revised its official count of deaths from the coronavirus, adding some 1,290 deaths in Wuhan, the city where the virus first emerged last December. [time]
U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Tops 30,000, New Yorkers Told To Wear Masks – The U.S. coronavirus death toll – the highest in the world – surged past 30,000 on Wednesday after doubling in a week, while the hardest-hit state of New York ordered residents to wear masks in certain settings to combat the pandemic. [mav]
Only 9% Of Britons Want Life To Return To ‘Normal’ Once Lockdown Is Over – People have noticed significant changes during the lockdown, including cleaner air, more wildlife and stronger communities. [sky]
America’s $349bn Fund For Small Firms Runs Out – America approved an unprecedented $349bn in relief last month aimed at helping small firms through the coronavirus lockdowns. On Thursday, less than two weeks after the programme’s start, the money ran out, overwhelmed by demand. [bbc]
Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega Reappears To Call Coronavirus ‘A Sign From God’ – After more than a month in which he was not seen in public, Nicaragua’s president has reappeared, giving a speech in which he claimed the coronavirus was “a sign from God”. [guardian]
The Social-Distancing Deniers Have Arrived – Patience is in ever-shorter supply. No one is happy with the current situation. But some Americans see the yoke of oppression in public health efforts to keep people home, and they’re growing louder. [cnn]
Roger Stone, Longtime Trump Adviser, Denied Bid for New Trial – Federal judge says there is ‘zero evidence’ that Stone’s guilty verdict was tainted by anti-Trump bias. [guardian]
Check Out The Brand New Cheaper, Smaller iPhone – Introducing the new iPhone SE, a more affordable phone with the look of an iPhone 8, but with some sweet upgrades. [here]
Princess Anne Opens Up About Her Lifetime as a Royal – The only daughter of Queen Elizabeth talks philanthropy, family, and royal change. [vanfair]
Scientists Trial Cloud Brightening Equipment To Shade And Cool Great Barrier Reef – Exclusive: experiment uses a modified turbine to spray trillions of nano-sized salt crystals into the air from a barge. [guardian]
Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Are Pictured For The First Time In LA – Delivering food packages during lockdown for a non-profit in masks and gloves after Duchess wanted her husband to see the city ‘through the eyes of philanthropy’. [dm] #humbled
Five Creepy Things Found In Storage Units – While most of the world uses storage units to free up some much-needed living space, others have more nefarious plans. [here]
Oxford Scholar Arrested On Charges Of Stealing Ancient Bible Fragments: Police – An Oxford University professor has been arrested on suspicion of stealing papyrus biblical passages from an ancient collection held at the university and selling them. [beast]
Helena Christensen, 51, Flaunts Her Enviable Physique In Very Racy swimsuits – As she poses for sizzling shoot during coronavirus lockdown. [dm]
This Year’s Royal Wedding Is Officially Canceled – At first, Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi were stymied by Prince Andrew’s scandal, but now the pandemic is forcing them to call the whole thing off. [vanfair]
99-Year-Old Veteran Raises £14 Million For Healthcare Workers By Walking Around His Garden – Captain Tom Moore, a 99-year-old veteran, has raised £14 million ($17.3 million) for the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) by completing 100 laps around his back garden. [mash]
Yotam Ottolenghi’s Recipes For Lockdown – From spicy beans on toast to new takes on European classics, our resident star cook picks 10 of his favourite archive dishes made with store-cupboard staples (and a few twists of your own) [guardian]
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