Gunman Kills 16 In Nova Scotia In Canada’s Worst Mass Shooting – Police say the gunman, 51-year-old Gabriel Wortman, appeared at one stage to have been wearing part of a police uniform. [alja]
3,158 Confirmed Coronavirus Cases In South Africa – With 54 Deaths – Health minister Zweli Mkhize has announced that South Africa has recorded 3,158 Covid-19 cases, an increase of 124 cases over the past 24-hours. [btech]
US Death Toll Hits 40,000; New York Set For Aggressive Antibody Testing; More Cash Soon For Small Businesses – The coronavirus death toll in the U.S. hit a new plateau, New York state will begin the nation’s most aggressive antibody testing campaign this week and some states are beginning to loosen restrictions as the nationwide effort to restore the economy began to take shape Sunday. [usat]
Trump Questions Whether China Started Outbreak Deliberately – The president warned Beijing will face consequences if it was “knowingly responsible” for the spread of COVID-19. [sky]
Jacob Zuma Fires Lawyer, Hires New Legal Team For ‘Biggest Trial Of His Life’ – Former president Jacob Zuma has sacked Daniel Mantsha, his lawyer of two years, and will be heading to his long-awaited corruption trial with Mabuza Attorneys, the JG Zuma Foundation said on Sunday. [n24]
Facebook And Google To Be Forced To Share Advertising Revenue With Australian Media Companies – Mandatory code being developed by ACCC will create ‘level playing field’ in media landscape, Josh Frydenberg says. [guardian]
Online Learning Versus Remote Learning – Here’s The Difference – Your child may have been learning online during the lockdown, but they aren’t necessarily engaged in ‘online learning’. [here]
Singapore Had A Model Coronavirus Response, Then Cases Spiked. What Happened? – Less than a month ago, Singapore was being hailed as one of the countries that had got its coronavirus response right. [cnn]
SA REPORT: Toward A Risk-Based Strategy For Managing The COVID-19 Epidemic: A Modelling Analysis – This paper examines South Africa’s strategic options for addressing the COVID-19 epidemic. Given the protracted nature of the risk posed by the epidemic, this paper seeks to address the need to identify a pathway forward that matches the health prevention approach with the maintenance of a viable economy. We publish it here in full. [dmav]
Ramaphosa Considers R1-Trillion Covid-19 Stimulus Proposal For SA’s Frail Economy – Targeted sectors under the stimulus package will include manufacturing, retail, hospitality and tourism because they are not currently considered to be essential service providers, resulting in their operations being shuttered during the lockdown. [dmav]
Novak Djokovic’s Opposition To Vaccination May Stop His Return To Tennis – Novak Djokovic says his opposition to vaccinations may get in the way of his return to competitive tennis. [guardian]
Joe Rogan Is Testing All His Podcast Guests For COVID-19 – Rogan’s access to at-home medical testing reveals a new normal for celebrities. [vice]
Row As Prince Harry Claims UK’s Coronavirus Crisis Is ‘Better Than We Are Led To Believe’ By The Media – ‘Unqualified’ Duke’s comments are branded ‘outrageous’ by health experts who say he is ‘deserting his country in its hour of need’. [dm]
Facebook Is Launching A Dedicated Gaming App To Take On Twitch, YouTube – Twitch and YouTube don’t have much competition when it comes to streaming platforms for the gaming community, but Facebook wants to change that with a new dedicated mobile gaming app. [verge]
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The Mafia Is Poised To Exploit Coronavirus, And Not Just In Italy – Earlier this month, there was a funeral procession in the Sicilian town of Messina, in defiance of a nationwide lockdown in Italy. [cnn]
Amazon Scans Warehouse Workers For Fevers Using Thermal Cameras – Amazon is changing how it identifies sick warehouse workers. [mash]
Sex Scandals, Amorous Secrets Of French Kings & Presidents Exposed In A New Book – While the new book apparently has quite a lot to say about the times of king Louis XV and President Francois Mitterrand, the author reportedly has “nothing scandalous to reveal” about the current occupants of the Elysee Palace. [sputnik]
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