Bio-Hazard Warning After Truck Carrying Covid-19 Samples Hijacked In Port Elizabeth – The National Health Laboratory Services has warned the robbers and the public not to touch the samples, saying they may be highly infectious. [news24]
Fewer People Being Treated In Gauteng Hospitals For Covid-19 Since Last Week – This comes as the number of cumulative cases and fatalities continues to rise. The province has now recorded 136,879 cases and 999 deaths. [timeslive]
Ukraine Hostage Crisis: Lutsk Siege Ends After President’s Bizarre Video – A stand-off in Ukraine has ended with security forces freeing 10 hostages from a bus in the city of Lutsk and detaining the gunman, after a bizarre intervention by the president. [bbc]
One Of The Oldest Businesses On The Internet Just Got Sold For $9 Billion – Norway’s Adevinta is buying eBay’s (EBAY) classified ads business for $9.2 billion to create the world’s largest online classifieds company. [cnn]
Trump Steps Back Into Spotlight On Coronavirus – Facing lagging poll numbers, dwindling public confidence, and a shrinking window to turn it all around before Election Day, President Donald Trump returns to the White House briefing room. [time]
195 New Deaths, 8 170 More Covid-19 Infections For SA – This means South Africa’s coronavirus death toll now stands at 5368, with a majority of the deaths coming from the Western Cape (2717 deaths), Gauteng (1042), the Eastern Cape (945), and KZN (459). [iol]
Six Reasons Why Schools Must Be Open If We Are To Fight Covid-19 – Nationwide lockdowns and school closures have incredibly high costs for families and children. Limiting Covid-19 infections must be a top priority, but it cannot come ‘at any cost’. [dailymaverick]
Twitter Bans 7,000 QAnon Accounts, Limits 150,000 Others As Part Of Broad Crackdown – The company will classify QAnon as coordinated harmful activity in part because of a rise in harassment targeting high-profile critics of the president. [nbc]
Greta Thunberg To Donate Million-Euro Humanitarian Prize To Climate Causes – The 17-year-old climate change activist said the money she won with the Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity “will help me do more good in the world.” [huffpost]
Kate Moss, ‘Punching Bag’ Claims And Elon Musk Texts – Amber Heard Key Moments In Court – In another eventful day at the High Court, Amber Heard has made more allegations against her ex-husband Johnny Depp – and denied accusations of lying. [sky]
Cigarette Market ‘In Disarray’, Price War Looms, And More People Share Smokes – The ongoing cigarette ban has resulted in prices continuing to spike, while any benefits of the ban were mostly achieved under lockdown alert level 5, according to a recent study. [news24]
Surfer Dies In Kommetjie, Another Man Killed By Boat Trailer In Hout Bay – Two lives were lost in two separate incidents in Hout Bay and Kommetjie on Tuesday. [capetownetc]
This Group Wants Minority Communities To Form Own Country By 2024, With Cape Town As Capital – Like Helen Zille, the new civil rights group’s leader Heinrich Marx (60) also believes that there are too many “race-based” laws in South Africa today. [citypress]
KFC Will Test Lab-Grown Chicken Nuggets Made With A 3D Bioprinter In Russia – The chicken chain has partnered with 3D Bioprinting Solutions to create a chicken nugget made in a lab with chicken and plant cells using bioprinting. [businsider]
Top Tips For Telling Quality Cannabis From Bad Cannabis – You stopped drinking cheap wine years back, and the same should be true for the cannabis you toke, which is why it’s important to be able to tell good weed from bad weed. [here]
Super Rugby Is Dead – Super Rugby as we know it, is all but dead after SA Rugby chief executive Jurie Roux confirmed that Covid-19 and New Zealand’s desire to map out its own future has left the competition on life support. [dailymav]
Lala Kahle, Zizi – South African rugby has lost a gentle giant in Kaunda Ntunja. His commentary in isiXhosa poetically ushered in the Springboks’ first black captain and ‘popped champagne’ after Mapimpi’s magic. [newframe]
Kim Kardashian ‘Living Worst Nightmare’ With ‘Paranoid’ Kanye West ‘Holed Up In Wyoming’ – Fears are growing for Kanye West, who is reportedly “holed up” in a Wyoming bunker and trying to “lock everyone out”, including his wife. [newsau]
Charlize Theron Covers Up In A Chic Black Jumpsuit And Face Mask While Shopping For Flowers – She recently revealed that she had to undergo three surgeries after filming her latest release The Old Guard. [dmail]
DON’T SAY WE DIDN’T TELL YOU…
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