Government calls for ‘personal responsibility’ to limit spread of COVID-19 | ABC News

Health authorities say they’re confident in the Victorian Government’s ability to handle a fresh outbreak of coronavirus in the state. Deputy Chief Medical Officer Michael Kidd says the strategy of suppression adopted by Victoria is working, and that occasional outbreaks of COVID-19 are an expected part of it’s strategy. Professor Kidd gave a press conference … Read more Government calls for ‘personal responsibility’ to limit spread of COVID-19 | ABC News

Third victim of Reading knife attack named as David Wails | ITV News

The third victim of the Reading knife attack on Saturday has been named as David Wails. Mr Wails was a senior scientist at a global chemicals company and a friend of the other two victims. Joe Ritchie-Bennett and school teacher James Furlong were also confirmed to have died in the attack. Three others were injured … Read more Third victim of Reading knife attack named as David Wails | ITV News

Locust swarms destroy crops across India – BBC News

Swarms of locusts are causing havoc in agricultural areas in several parts of India. A single swarm can contain as many as 80 million of the insects and they have destroyed both crops and livelihoods in northern and central states. Officials are trying to see if spraying chemicals on crops will help deter the insects, … Read more Locust swarms destroy crops across India – BBC News

‘I opened a door’: D.C. man shelters dozens of protesters from police

D.C. resident Rahul Dubey gave refuge to around 60 protesters inside his home after law enforcement had pushed them down his street, firing chemicals at them. Read more: https://wapo.st/36UbXzn. SPECIAL OFFER: To thank you for your support, here’s a deal on a Washington Post digital subscription: $29 for one year http://washingtonpost.com/youtubeoffer. Subscribe to The Washington … Read more ‘I opened a door’: D.C. man shelters dozens of protesters from police

The Virus Pandemic Is Disrupting the Illegal Drug Trade

The novel-coronavirus pandemic is disrupting the illicit drug trade through increased border controls, reduced air traffic and supply shortages, though the outbreak’s economic fallout may lead to more people getting involved in the business, a United Nations-sponsored report warned. The upcoming opium harvest in Afghanistan may be hurt by virus-related labor shortages, and cocaine output … Read more The Virus Pandemic Is Disrupting the Illegal Drug Trade

Deadly gas leak at India chemical plant, hundreds hospitalised

At least 11 people have died and several hundred admitted to hospitals after a gas leak at a chemicals plant in India. Nearly 400 people were taken to hospital, of which 15 are in a critical condition. The incident at the factory of South Korean company LG happened after gas tanks were left unattended for … Read more Deadly gas leak at India chemical plant, hundreds hospitalised

Several dead and hundreds injured in Indian gas leak

At least five people have been killed and several hundred hospitalised after a gas leak at a chemicals plant on the east coast of India, police said Thursday. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN … Read more Several dead and hundreds injured in Indian gas leak

Hong Kong police seize homemade bomb, dangerous chemicals

Hong Kong police seized a homemade bomb and some poisonous and inflammable chemicals at an abandoned school in Kowloon Bay on Saturday. This is the 11th time the police have recovered homemade explosives in the city since the violent social unrest last year. #HongKong #police #China Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP … Read more Hong Kong police seize homemade bomb, dangerous chemicals

Americans Are Poisoning Themselves in Their Rush to Fight Virus

Poisonings related to cleaners and disinfectants surged in the U.S. last month as the global pandemic spurred a haphazard rush to disinfect everything. Calls to state and local poison control centers tied to cleaners and disinfectants rose 20% in the first quarter to 45,550, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and … Read more Americans Are Poisoning Themselves in Their Rush to Fight Virus

U.S. Not Testing Enough for States to Reopen, Experts Say

There is no argument that testing is the key to reopening the nation’s virus-shuttered schools and businesses. But a gap is opening over how much testing is enough — and many public-health experts worry the current level could cost lives and even set back efforts to reopen. #Coronavirus #COVID19 #CoronavirusUpdates The Trump administration says the … Read more U.S. Not Testing Enough for States to Reopen, Experts Say

‘Shoot them dead’: extreme Covid-19 lockdown policing around the world

As coronavirus lockdowns have been expanded globally, billions of people have found that they are now faced with unprecedented restrictions. We look at some of the extreme strategies governments are using to police their citizens – from teargas and death threats to beatings and chemicals Teargas, beatings and bleach: the most extreme Covid-19 lockdown controls around … Read more ‘Shoot them dead’: extreme Covid-19 lockdown policing around the world

Mass disinfection programmes have no real benefit, expert says

Dr Jason Wang is the director of the Center for Policy, Outcomes and Prevention at Stanford University. He says the use of disinfectant sprays may be of some psychological comfort to people but will not be medically effective against the coronavirus. Wang says some chemicals in the sprays are a health hazard and could cause … Read more Mass disinfection programmes have no real benefit, expert says

Fears over potential release of toxic gas from flooded Mataura paper mill

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Insectageddon | People & Power

Where are all the insects going? To anyone suffering from the over-enthusiastic attention of a cloud of mosquitoes or lamenting the effects of leaf-munching creepy crawlies in their back garden, it might seem like a ridiculous question, but it’s one that many scientists have been asking for some time now. Since the 1970s, according to … Read more Insectageddon | People & Power

Davos 2020: Are companies serious about cutting emissions?

The climate emergency was one of the dominant themes at this year’s gathering of political and business leaders in Davos. In this special programme from the World Economic Forum, we speak to the CEOs of chemicals company Solvay and industrial equipment & software firm Schneider Electric about their environmental commitments. Plus, we ask attendees if … Read more Davos 2020: Are companies serious about cutting emissions?