‘Lockdown means lockdown’ | SA police fire rubber bullets to enforce rules

Police were filmed using heavy-handed tactics to enforce the 21-day national lockdown in Johannesburg on Sunday. Footage filmed in the Hillbrow area of the city highlights scores of police descending on crowded areas and enforcing social distancing aggressively. “Lockdown means lockdown,” yells one policeman as he throws a pair of women into the back of … Read more ‘Lockdown means lockdown’ | SA police fire rubber bullets to enforce rules

Like COVID-19, tuberculosis deserves more attention

Though #COVID-19 is drawing the world’s attention, other highly infectious diseases should also be brought to the forefront. For example, tuberculosis (TB). It exists is in every part of the world and there is no country where TB has been eliminated. In 2018, 1.5 million people died from TB and 10 million were affected by … Read more Like COVID-19, tuberculosis deserves more attention

Give it a rest! Corona-hit US finds time to put $15mn bounty on Maduro

Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro fired back at the US, which is offering a $15 million bounty for information leading to his arrest, dismissing the narco-terrorism charge as a smear to deflect attention from its coronavirus woes. Maduro came out swinging after the US Justice Department, in an almost unprecedented move, indicted the president of the … Read more Give it a rest! Corona-hit US finds time to put $15mn bounty on Maduro

Trump-Backed Drug Chloroquine No Better Than Normal Coronavirus Care, Study Finds

Hydroxychloroquine, a medicine for malaria that President Donald Trump has touted as a treatment for coronavirus, was no more effective than conventional care, a small study found. #Coronavirus #Covid19 #Hydroxychloroquine #Chloroquine Hydroxychloroquine, a medicine for malaria that President Donald Trump has touted as a treatment for coronavirus, was no more effective than conventional care, a small study … Read more Trump-Backed Drug Chloroquine No Better Than Normal Coronavirus Care, Study Finds

Coronavirus: Spain sees record 514 deaths in one day – BBC News

It’s another dark day for Spain with a total of 39,763 cases of coronavirus confirmed across the country. Another 6,582 infections have been announced in the past 24 hours and the number of deaths has now reached 2,696. The capital Madrid continues to be the epicentre of Spain’s pandemic, with 1,535 deaths. The north-east region … Read more Coronavirus: Spain sees record 514 deaths in one day – BBC News

Melbourne zookeeper lifts spirits with cheeky dance on livestream

Dancing Zookeeper of Melbourne, Australia In the UK, The Telegraph couldn’t wait to share this video and story about a dancing zookeeper in Melbourne, Australia: Melbourne Zoo began live-streaming some of its animal enclosures online so people could still tune in during the COVID-19 social distancing measures. The Zoo was forced to reduce the number … Read more Melbourne zookeeper lifts spirits with cheeky dance on livestream

Antony Gormley’s sculptural explorations of bodies and the built environment

His haunting human figures have peered from the tops of buildings around the world. Antony Gormley’s sculptures have fascinated those who stumble upon them, and charmed the thousands who flock to his exhibitions since his 1994 Turner Prize win. The British artist has now turned his attention to the architectural space that we live in, … Read more Antony Gormley’s sculptural explorations of bodies and the built environment

Why Is Socially Distancing Important? | Good Morning Britain

Subscribe now for more! http://bit.ly/1NbomQa As those in at-risk categories are told to self-isolate is everyone paying attention to the rules? We have Hussain Manawar whose father won’t listen and doesn’t want to stay indoors. Meanwhile, Sheila Ferguson who’s 72 and is self-isolating says it’s irresponsible not to stay inside. Also – what should the … Read more Why Is Socially Distancing Important? | Good Morning Britain

Stunt failed | Man licks his finger & touch rails for attention

An alleged failed attempt at satire has landed a Hong Kong-based hedge fund manager in hot water after a video showing him appearing to lick his finger and wipe it on a handrail went viral. Professional hedge fund manager and apparent part-time comedian, Joel Werner, claims the stunt was intended to draw attention to the … Read more Stunt failed | Man licks his finger & touch rails for attention

PM Boris Johnson outlines ‘drastic action’ in response to coronavirus spread | ITV News

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said “drastic action” now needs to be taken as he outlined new measures to try and combat coronavirus. In the first of the Government’s daily briefings, Mr Johnson said that “now is the time for everyone to stop non-essential contact and to stop all non-essential travel”. It comes as the … Read more PM Boris Johnson outlines ‘drastic action’ in response to coronavirus spread | ITV News